Tour Announcement: Wyclef Jean Headlines Raggamuffin Tour - Jan. 25-31 2010

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          Andrew McManus Presents


     WYCLEF JEAN (THE FUGEES)

     SHAGGY    JULIAN MARLEY

BLUE KING BROWN   SLY & ROBBIE    

STEEL PULSE  SEAN KINGSTON

HOUSE OF SHEM



Media Release


Sunday October 18, 2009


Over the last two years, the overwhelming

success of the reggae festival Raggamuffin, has

enthralled fans across Australia and New Zealand.   Those fans will be delighted to hear it’s

happening all over again with Raggamuffin 2010 announced today. For the third consecutive

year, Raggamuffin is set to take summer stages by storm.


Free your gnarly dreadlocks and release your inner-groove

because Australia’s biggest Reggae

music festival Raggamuffin

is about to blaze its way through Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and

Melbourne!


Featuring an all-star line-up including ex-The Fugees front man WYCLEF JEAN, JULIAN

MARLEY, son of Bob Marley and Grammy Award winner SHAGGY, reggae fans will be

feeling more than alright as they soak up six fantastic hours of reggae riddims. 


Headlining Ragamuffin in 2010 is Wyclef Jean.  Best known as a Grammy winning artist who

has sold over 30 million records and toured the world, both with The Fugees and as a solo

artist will be performing songs from his brand new album, “Music Theory”.  Since his successful

collaboration with Shakira on “Hips Don’t Lie” Wyclef has embarked on a new chapter in his

ever-evolving career. His talents as a producer and collaborator have led to a myriad of

successful projects over the past two decades including recordings with Bono ("New Day"),

writing and producing Carlo Santana's "Supernatural," which won the Grammy for Album of the

Year, and Whitney Houston's "My Love Is Your Love”.   The new album promises to be the

best yet and a live performance – a not to be missed opportunity.


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Raggamuffin promoter Andrew McManus says, “This year’s Raggamuffin is going to be bigger

than ever and promises an amazing day of music.  We are excited that an artist the calibre

of

Wyclef

is going to be joining the line-up.   Festival goers are going to be in for something

special!”


Following the April 2009 release of “Awake” Julian Marley will be performing to celebrate the

music and message of all the family who have come before.  His soulful vocals, hypnotic beats

and the roots-reggae sound combined with street energy hip-hop deliver a smooth combination

that is very much his own.    


After 20 million album sales, 11 worldwide Top Ten singles, and a Grammy award, SHAGGY

is still on the grind! The ska classic ‘Oh Carolina’ introduced the world to Shaggy and hits like

‘It Wasn’t Me’ and ‘Angel’ from his juggernaut album ‘Hotshot’ consolidated him as one of

Jamaica’s finest musical exports – and that’s saying something! Shaggy is doing his part to make

good music, make a difference and prove that the ‘World Is Just One Big Yard!!’


International platinum selling artist SEAN KINGSTON will get the crowd grooving to an

awesome selection of his feel-good anthems.   A vibrant fusion of pop, doo-wop and reggae,

Kingston’s “Beautiful Girls” single made history as one of the fastest ascents up the Billboard

Hot 100 charts ever, eventually climbing to number 1.    The collection of pop-fueled songs that

make up the new album “Tomorrow”, will be sure to get the crowd on-song.


STEEL PULSE, the UK’s only Grammy Award winning Reggae group have explored various

styles since they started out in 1975 but when it comes to the message they have remained

close to their roots and always continue their commitment to deliver the positive messages

through spiritually up lifting music.


Australia’s own BLUE KING BROWN is a welcome addition to the 2010 line-up.  Hailed by

Santana as “the voice of the street and the band of the future” this 8 to 11 piece powerhouse

band will bring their cross-generational grooves and socially conscious sound to prove that they

are one of Australia’s greatest acts.


On their first Raggamuffin tour SLY & ROBBIE, the modern masters of rhythm will bring

their own brand of reggae to the bill in 2010.  Sly & Robbie met in the 70’s while playing in

different groups, they clicked musically and have been living and creating their own rhythm ever

since.


Hailing from Aotearoa, New Zealand HOUSE OF SHEM will once again deliver Raggamuffin

fans an unforgettable performance with their rare mix of power and harmony within their own

unique blend of traditional and contemporary reggae styles, no doubt giving the legends of

reggae a run for their money. 


Along with everyone’s favourite reggae tunes, there will be hip-hop, funk, dub and soul to keep

everyone grooving, as well as plenty of places to chill out. As they say in Jamaica, it’s going to be

bashy!


These eight great artists provide a veritable musical reggae feast. Check out

raggamuffin.com.au for all the details.


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TOUR DATES ARE:



January 25


PERTH:  ME BANK STADIUM













January 29 


SYDNEY: VENUE TBC






January 30


BRISBANE:  RIVERSTAGE 










January 31


MELBOURNE:  SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL




www.ticketmaster.com.au  136 100




the Arts Centre Box Office – theartscentre.com.au    1300 182 183











TICKETS ON SALE 9am WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 28


Earlybird Discount ticket prices of $110 each will be offered to Sydney,

Melbourne and Brisbane fans until Christmas Eve!  After that date they go

back up to the regular price of $120.




For Media Enquiries:


Sydney

Petrina Convey: (0410) 427 161  petrina@xposedmedia.com.au 


Brisbane & Melbourne

Leonie Conley: (02) 8353 7100 or (0416) 927 584  leonie@klick.com.au


Perth

Julian Tompkin 0407 092 782  julian@sunsetevents.com.au  



We are proudly bringing this festival to you with the support of the following Presenting Partners:


4ZzZ, Scene, PBS, Beat and ozreggae.com, 96FM, X-Press Magazine


ampresents.com           raggamuffin.com.au








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