The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce the third Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival on Sunday, May 29, 2016 made history with more than 7,000 people in attendance. The Governor Flores Memorial (Ypao Beach) Park in Tumon was filled with visitors and local attendees, along with about 3,000 delegates from the Festival of Pacific Arts (FestPac).
The Sunday festival kicked off with Guam’s up and rising progressive rock reggae band The John Dank Show, followed by The Mana’o Company, Micah G, Kolohe Kai, Fiji, Common Kings, Jay Park, Pia Mia and Collie Buddz. Local rappers Tyler “Trips” Tanaka, Kev the Kid and DJ Pogi also made a special appearance on stage.
Headliner Pia Mia returned to Guam Live with her new set and hit the stage with billboard hits such as “Do It Again” featuring Chris Brown and Tyga, and will.i.am’s “Boys and Girls.” Accompanied by Chamorro cultural dancers, she also serenaded the crowd to the popular Chamorro song, “Hagu,” by Flora Baza Quan and dedicated the performance to her grandmother who recently passed away. The night ended with Collie Buddz, Common Kings and Fiji collaborating on stage and a surprise fireworks display courtesy of the Guam Visitors Bureau.
“The tremendous turnout in our third year of Guam Live is a testament to the support of our sponsors, visitors and island residents for this GVB signature event,” said GVB President and CEO Nathan Denight. “This is just one of the many ways tourism works for the community in bringing not only visitors to our shores, but phenomenal artists who can inspire our people to continue to dream big. We thank everyone, including our FestPac delegates, for coming out on Sunday to enjoy the music and performances from our amazing talent. Stay tuned for the announcement of the date for the 2017 Guam Live International Music Festival in the coming months.”
The 2016 Lotte Duty Free Guam Live International Music Festival is presented by United Airlines, Dusit Thani Guam Resort, Docomo Pacific, 76 Circle K, Guam AutoSpot, Pacific Islands Club, The Stations of KUAM, and Heineken. The GVB signature event is also brought to you by Pacific Star Resort & Spa, Hilton Resort & Spa, Monster Energy, Lotte Hotel Guam, KwikSpace, Pepsi, and Sixt Car rental. Additionally, special thanks is given to Jamaican Grill, Skyy Vodka, Patron Tequila, Jack Daniel’s, Fence Masters, and Uno Magazine.