Review: Raggamuffin Festival

By Kristin Macfarlane


Kiwis love Kiwi reggae.

Another Raggamuffin is over and there was plenty of support for not only the international acts, but the Kiwis too. 

Acts on The Village Stage performed to a full and enthusiastic crowd throughout the day.

Support for the Kiwi reggae bands was fierce no matter which stage they were on.

Once all performances on The Village Stage were over fans flocked to the main field to watch the remaining acts on the Main Stage.


Rebelution were high energy and introduced New Zealanders who didn't know who they were to their California-style of hybrid reggae.

Ali Campbell showcased his thrusting dance moves, Toots and the Maytals did their classics and the headliner Lauryn Hill disappointed many judging by the amount of people leaving during her performance.

Personally, I wanted to hear her classics - the songs we all know and love - in their original form. Her band was amazing and her back up singers were impressive to watch.

Despite some sound issues, the festival overall was a great day out for Raggamuffin fans and Rotorua.


- Rotorua Daily Post

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