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Extra VIP Tickets Released for Raggamuffin

Media Release: Tuesday 16 September

Extra VIP Tickets Released for Raggamuffin

Additional VIP tickets have just been released for reggae festival Raggamuffin VIII in Auckland on Saturday 13 December.

Due to high demand, a second VIP lounge has been created ensuring fans won’t miss out on a deluxe Raggamuffin experience.

VIP ticketholders will be able to move between the two VIP lounges throughout the day with both including elevated views across to the stages, exclusive entertainment, dedicated bars and catering, and VIP bathrooms.

The last release of VIP tickets are strictly limited and go on sale on Wednesday 17 September and are priced at $189 (+ service fee) each. General admission tickets are still available at $129 (+ service fee) each.

Raggamuffin VIII takes place on Saturday 13 December outdoors at The Trusts Arena in Henderson, Auckland.

The one day festival is headlined by British reggae royalty UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey Virtue with iconic hip hop acts Cypress Hill and Ice Cube.

The line-up also includes Kingston reggae revolutionist Chronixx, leading Pacific reggae artist Fiji, Jamaica’s Etana, dancehall musician Gappy Ranks – who will play a set with New Zealand’s own P-Money - NZ Pacific Music Award lifetime achievement inductee Che Fu & The Kratez, reggae favouritesSons of Zion and Katchafire, alongside Aaradhna with full band, Sammy Johnson featuring Brownhill,House of Shem Tomorrow People and Mai FM’s DJ Sirvere.

Raggamuffin VIII will also feature a vibrant village market area, with entertainment curated by reggae/dancehall sound system JAfA MAfiA Crew + guests including Silva, Jah Red Lion, Israel Starr and MC Hlats.

Raggamuffin has also traditionally supported New Zealand youth charities and Raggamuffin VIII will once again be supporting Y for Youth which provides vital assistance to a range of New Zealand youth organisations.

Raggamuffin VIII takes place on Saturday 13 December at The Trusts Arena, Auckland. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster 0800 111 999 For more details

Raggamuffin has been staged in New Zealand every year since 2008 and in that time has featured many of the biggest international names in reggae, R’n’B and hip hop including three of Bob Marley’s sons, Shaggy, Mary J.Blige, Toots and the Maytals and Lauryn Hill.

By providing sustained funding, Y for Youth minimises the burden of fundraising and competing for grants for youth organisations, enabling them to use their resources more effectively and scale capacity to impact a greater number of youth. Y for Youth’s mission is to become the leader in providing sustained funding for organisations and programmes that educate, motivate and mentor youth. for more information.


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