Raggamuffin is NEXT Saturday 23 January at Rotorua International Stadium featuring Ms Lauryn Hill with Sly & Robbie, Wyclef Jean, Steel Pulse, Julian Marley, Shaggy, Sean Kingston, Katchafire, Sola Rosa with Iva Lamkum, Sweet & Irie and much more!
Please note that due to legal action by the band 'Herbs', the band
previously billed as 'Pacific Herbs' will not be performing at Raggamuffin
Here are some pointers for the big day: -
What to bring: Sunscreen, sun-hat, blanket, cash (in case eftpos machines
go down) ID for those over 18, smiles and good vibes!
What not to bring: Glass, cans, alcohol, chilly bins, umbrellas, deck
chairs, professional cameras, zoom lens, unsealed drinks, weapons or
anything that could be used as such, illegal substances, gang patches or
colours. Please note that there will be bag searches before entering the
stadium. No pass-outs will be issued and no smoking is allowed in the
seated areas or grandstand.
Food and drinks: A whole range of tasty foods will be available to purchase
on the day. Small quantities of unopened/sealed drinks and non-commercial
food such as sandwiches and fruit will be allowed into the stadium and there
will be free water top-ups, so bring an empty water bottle or purchase a
bottle of eco friendly Good Water.
Bars: The venue caterers - http://www.compass-group.co.nz/ - are in charge
of the bars and food outlets and are required to wristband anyone over 18
years of age wishing to purchase alcohol or enter the bar area. Wristbands
will be available at six convenient ID outlets inside the venue. The bars
will operate with vouchers only - no cash. Water and other non-alcoholic
drinks will be available at other outlets around the venue for cash. The
bar will only serve up to 4 drinks per transaction. Vouchers will cost $5
each and can be purchased separately or in books of 4 ($20 value). They can
only be used at the bar not at the food outlets. The vouchers are
non-redeemable after the bar closes and the bar will close at the start of
the evening's final act.
Children: must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver at all times. There
will be a fun kid's zone complete with a face painter, a bouncy castle, Supa
Slide and other fun activities, for children to hang out in until 5pm.
Whilst there will be security in this area we cannot accept responsibility
for unaccompanied children. If you do get separated from your child there
will be a lost children and items area in the media tower on the main
field... which is also where the police will be based.
Approx show running times:
The Raggamuffin Village area will open at 10 am and can be accessed from the
main gate and gate 3 only. The gates into the stadium and the bars open at
11 am with the first band starting at 11.30 am and the official finish is at
10.15 pm. The (subject to change) running order for bands will be emailed
to our Raggamuffin Subscribers (to join please see www.raggamuffin.co.nz)
the week of the show and will also be on the website.
Signing tent: This year we are providing a chance for you to meet the
Raggamuffin stars and to obtain autographs. Our Mai FM MC's will announce
the times from the stage but these times will be approx 2.00 pm and 4.15 pm
at the Raggamuffin merchandise marquee in the village area. Different
artists will be in attendance at each time.
In the breaks between bands DJ Dubhead - www.myspace.com/djdubhead and the
Paepae Soundsystem will alternate their time on the turntables alongside
radio Mai FM MCs Brent Mio and Sonny Kahika. Also in between the main stage
acts will be a host of talented performances on the MAI FM stage in the
village and market area by the bar - (program still TBA - see
www.raggamuffin.co.nz for more details).
For accommodation options please contact Tourism Rotorua -
Transport and Gate Entry:
Free buses will be operating for ticket holders - see
http://www.eventsandvenues.co.nz/stadium.htm for information on bus routes.
The bus will stop in the drop off zone located in the Westbrook Shopping
Centre directly behind the ticket holder's entrance. If tickets haven't
sold out prior to show day there will be ticket sales at gate 2 and 3.
Public Parking: The venue has organized parking which will be available at
Westbrook Rugby Fields and Rayboard Park for a cost of $10.00. Westbrook
Primary School will also have parking available for $5.00. For people
wishing to be dropped off or picked up the Westbrook Shopping Centre will be
the pick-up/drop of zone.
Ticket Prices: From 9 am on show day the ticket boxes at gate 2 and gate 3
will be open for door sales - unless tickets sell out beforehand!
Remember if you buy tickets before show day you can save.
Prices up until 22nd January are:-
$109 GA (or group deals* - buy 10 and get $10 per ticket discount!) / $135
reserved seating / $250 Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) / *$25
extra child ticket (3 - 15 years)
$185 Corporate Lounge tickets (top floor of the grandstand with own bar,
menu and facilities)
Door prices on show day will be -
$120 GA/ $150 reserved seating/ $280 Family/ $30 extra child ticket (3 - 15
years) / $200 Corporate Lounge tickets.
*Please note that group deals are not available on show day and extra child
tickets must be purchased with a family ticket.
Venue pick-ups will be from the Fenton Street Convention Centre in Rotorua's
city centre 9 am - 5 pm.
Tickets available from: Ticketmaster - www.ticketmaster.co.nz
<http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/> , ph 0800 111 999 and all Ticketmaster
Raggamuffin supports the Samoan relief fund: On the purchase page of the
Ticketmaster website there is an option to donate $1 per ticket to the
Samoan relief fund (via the bank trust fund). If you choose to do this,
Andrew McManus Presents will match your $1 with another! Our thoughts and
prayers are with all those affected by the tsunami.
Raggamuffin goes green: Raggamuffin aims to become a fully recyclable event
and was one of the first Rotorua events to recycle paper and plastic.
In 2009 approx 5.5 tonnes was recycled from approx 10 tonnes of waste at a
1% contamination rate. In 2010 Raggamuffin is working with the Rotorua
District Council and Castlecorp to greatly increase the amount recycled.
Please help us to keep NZ beautiful.
Information on the day: An information area will be located at the
scoreboard - look for the Good Water outlet and 'Information' sign inside
the venue. If you need assistance outside the venue look for one of our
information people who will be dressed in bright green t shirts with a
question mark on the back.
A lost children and items area is located the media tower on the main
field... which is also where the police will be based. St John's ambulance
will be based at either side of the stage.
A venue map will be available in the Friday 22nd edition of the Rotorua
Daily Post, on the website next week, or at the venues information area on
For more information on the festival please visit: www.raggamuffin.co.nz and
register online to win Raggamuffin prize packs!