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Raggamuffin Festival Seeks Charity for 2016 Event

New Zealand’s largest reggae and urban music festival, Raggamuffin is opening up the opportunity for a charity to be part of the 2016 event.

Raggamuffin IX will be held in February 2016 at The Trusts Arena in Auckland. One per cent of ticket sales will be donated to a selected charity with additional profile and fundraising opportunities available during the event.

This will be the third year that a charity has been part of the Festival. Raggamuffin VII and VIII supported Y for Youth as its charity of choice with more than $40,000 in funds from ticket sales and collections and thousands of dollars in value in raising awareness.

Raggamuffin New Zealand spokesperson Brotha D (Danny Leaoasavaii) said the Festival is now looking to align with a new charity.

“Raggamuffin is committed to providing an exciting event with outstanding talent, but we’re also conscious of the community and as part of our social conscience we want to align with a charity and show our support in a very practical and positive way.

“We’re opening up the opportunity to charities involved with stopping violence to women and to those who assist children seeking better opportunities.

Applications to be the Raggamuffin charity for 2016 are now open. Applicants must not have received a Government grant or support in the past three years, must be a registered charity and be involved in stopping violence against women or supporting children or young people.

This opportunity is for the February 2016 event only and the successful charity will also have the opportunity to profile itself at Raggamuffin IX and raise additional funds through donations. Festival ticketing agency Ticketmaster will manage the donations process.

Applications close on Friday 26 June and the successful charity will be selected by a panel including representatives from iwi and the Pacific Island community. Full details can be found at or email

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