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The Pacific Music Awards Trust are extending their celebration of Pacific music, by working with the Raggamuffin Festival. On Thursday 31 May two major events celebrating Pacific music will be held at the TelstraClear Events Centre – the 2012 Pacific Music Awards and the "Raggamuffin Roadtrip" concert.

The Pacific Music Awards Trust and the Raggamuffin Festival are working together to co-ordinate these events and to ensure they complement each other on 31 May. Both will feature the best Pacific music talent from New Zealand and around the world.

This is the beginning of a potentially long term relationship between the Pacific Music Awards and the Raggamuffin Festival. Key outcomes of this relationship will be the continued acknowledgment and support for Pacific music, recognition for the success of Pacific music artists both locally and overseas; and performance opportunities for Pacific music artists.

The Pacific Music Awards will bring together the best Pacific music talent. This year the performers include David Dallas, Adeaze, Kas Futialo, 2PouzFynist and MzJ – representing the 2012 finalists. There will a special collaboration to pay tribute to the 2012 recipient for the Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be led by Malcolm Lakatani. Throughout the night guests can also expect a few surprise performances and appearances.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticket Direct – with adult tickets available for $30

(ph: 0800 224 224, Please note a booking fee may apply).