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Raggamuffin announced announced on Friday that they would be offering a reduced gate price ticket, unlike previous years, when they have added $20 to ticket price for walk ups. “Sales have been steady but we want a big walk up on the day too” says Festival Director Jackie Sanders.'
ADDED NZ Herald Online reports Raggamuffin crowds numbered about 20,000, down on last year's 30,000. "It's a big success. I would say it's the success story of the summer music festivals," said [Raggamuffin] spokeswoman Sandra Roberts. The story also notes Monday's Laneway Festival has sold out.
UPDATED: From 7 News: "A 20,000-strong crowd attended Raggamuffin's 5th anniversary concert in Rotorua on Saturday with a further 4,500 attending on Friday night, making the two-day music festival the great success story of summer. Promoter Andrew McManus was thrilled with the attendance, saying it was the "best Raggamuffin yet. Raggamuffin was the great success story of summer," says McManus. "We bought the hottest acts and the fans responded. We are looking forward to announcing the date for 2013 in the coming months."