First line-up announced for Raggamuffin 2016

Pioneering reggae icon Eddy Grant and five time Grammy Award winner CeeLo Green will headline New Zealand’s premiere reggae and urban festival Raggamuffin.

The popular summer festival will take place at The Trust Arena in Auckland on Saturday February 20.

The one-day event will also see the likes of Sly & Robbie, Inner Circle, Maxi Priest, Junior Marvin’s Wailers, Spawnbreezie, Boo Yaa T.R.I.B.E, Three Houses Down and Tomorrow People take to the stage.

Heading the reggae offering is the legendary Eddy Grant, whose hits are cemented in reggae’s Hall of Fame – from his 1968 Number One hit ‘Baby Come Back’ to chart-toppers ‘Electric Avenue’, ‘War Party’ and ‘Gimme Hope Jo’Anna’. 

More acts are to be announced for Raggamuffin and a competition to find an opening act for the Festival will be launched in November.

This is the second year Raggamuffin has been held in Auckland, after making the move from Rotorua.

Pre-sale tickets are available from Monday 27 July. Early bird tickets are on sale to the general public from Monday 10 August until Monday 24 August through Ticketmaster.