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Reggae moves to Riverstage

January 17, 2011
STRATHPINE: Reggae festival Ragamuffin will no longer be held at Pine Rivers Park after the Strathpine site sustained water damage during last week’s flood.
The festival has been renamed ``Reggae for Recovery’’ and will be a charity event to raise money for the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal.
It will be held at Riverstage on January 30 with the same bill headlined by Mary J. Blige, Jimmy Cliff and Maxi Priest.
The ticket price will be reduced from $130 to $99 and promoter Andrew McManus said he will also donate 10 per cent of profits from the three other Ragamuffin shows to the flood appeal.
``All our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families affected by the tragic events in Queensland,’’ Mr McManus said.
``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.’‘
When the national festival was first announced for Strathpine, Mayor Allan Sutherland predicted it would inject millions into the local economy.

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