Raggamuffin 2011 @ Parramatta Park


In response to the devastation in Queensland, Andrew McManus Presents today announces that all profits from Brisbane's Raggamuffin concert, now a charity event called "Reggae For Recovery - Flood Relief Benefit Concert" - will be donated to the people of Queensland through the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. Due to extensive water damage at the original venue, the show has been moved from Pine Rivers to Riverstage in the City Botanic Gardens on Sunday 30th January.

In addition, Andrew McManus Presents is donating 10 per cent of profits from this year's Raggamuffin shows in Melbourne , Sydney and Adelaide to the Premier's Flood Relief Appeal. In Perth , 10 per cent of profits will be donated to the Carnarvon Flood Relief Fund.

Promoter Andrew McManus is saddened by the shocking floods in his home state of Queensland .

"All of our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families affected by the tragic events in Queensland . Let's hope we can raise a substantial amount of money to ease some of the pain and to aid in the rebuilding of Queensland ."

All tickets have been reduced to $99.

Raggamuffin Melbourne will be moved from The Melbourne Showgrounds to Raggamuffin's original home of the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl. The Myer Music Bowl is in a very central location with fantastic transport and accessibility. It's important to provide fans with an intimate venue especially one that our supporters have enjoyed so much over the years.

Raggamuffin Adelaide will be moved from Memorial Drive to Adelaide 's most intimate and loved venue, the Thebarton Theatre.

Headlining the festival, are nine-times Grammy Award winner and recipient of four American Music Awards Mary J. Blige and the artist who took reggae to the world, Jimmy Cliff, plus Maxi Priest, Sean Paul, The Original Wailers, The Black Seeds, Ky-mani Marley and The Red Eyes. Plus local hosts & DJs will be keeping the party pumping between sets.

To make a donation to help in the Flood Relief efforts, visit the QLD Premier's Flood Relief Appeal site: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html

You can help spread the word on this cause by joining the Flood Relief Appeal facebook page & sharing with your friends


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