TAGFEST | Get Ready for a new Filipino fest this May
Tag 91.1 is pleased to announce the launch of a new annual Filipino Festival – TAGFEST this May!!!
Tag91.1 is the official Radio Partner for the event.
Filipino Rock Band Paroyka Ni Edgar will return to the UAE with their headline show at the inaugural TAGFEST on 12th May, 2017.
This music fest will feature Filipino stars such as Gloc-9, Ebe Dancel, Marion Aunor, PNE and Sandwich and more to come in the coming weeks. The festival will see a wide range of F&B options and unique activities targeted to the Filipino market and is going to be a fantastic family event.
Stick around for more updates about artists, date and venue coming your way!
ARTIST LINEUP FOR TAGFEST 2017
PAROKYA NI EDGAR
Twenty-three years have done very well for Parokya Ni Edgar. With hit after hit from the 90s all the way to the present, it is no wonder why the band is being regarded as the Philippines’ most formidable rock act. From their early years where Buloy, Sayang and Halaga became anthems of at typical Pinoy’s high school and college life, they have evolved and matured with their music — however still holding true to their novelty and comedy rock identity. The newer listeners of PNE are treated to singles from The Yes Yes Show, Mr. Suave and The Order Taker, to the more recent Pangarap Lang Kita, Ang Parokya and One Hit Combo which were in collaboration with fellow Filipino artists. This year, Parokya Ni Edgar released their latest studio album entitled Pogi Years Old that features songs written by lead singer Chito Miranda base on his own experiences.
While the members hailed from various groups, they sure have created their own solid fanbase as the band that is collectively known as Sandwich. Their brand of music can be classified to alternative, rap and hard rock, as well as nu metal. Sandwich has succeeded in invading the Philippine mainstream music scene in the noughties with singles like Sugod, Sunburn and Betamax.
These days, Sandwich busies themselves with local and foreign gigs. Most notable in the the past years were their participation in the Hollywood Bowl with Black Eyed Peas’ Apl de Ap in 2012 and headlining of the 2014 P-Fest UK.
He may be best known for being the former frontman and composer of Sugarfree, lending his vocal genius to songs such as Burnout, Hari Ng Sablay and Dear Kuya (the latter being a song about a brother who works abroad). But since his departure from his band of eleven years, Ebe Dancel has embarked on a solo career that allowed him opportunities to collaborate with artists and organizations. He may have furthered his popularity to a wider audience with latest hits such as Bawat Daan, though he is not one to forget where he came from. In fact, he is currently promoting a string of gigs where he will be singing Sugarfree favorites as well.
One can say that this award-winning rapper ushered in the new breed of Filipino rappers to this generation. Gloc-9 gained praises not only of the legends of Pinoy hip-hop but also the best of the best in the country’s rock and folk music.
It is thus easy to understand why his songs that mostly touches social issues and patriotism such as “Lando”, “Katulad Ng Iba” and “Magda” (just to name a few) have gained fans from basically all walks of life. He is likewise well-known for making his own spin on remakes of Pinoy favorites, as well as collaborations with an assortment of Philippine musicians.
The only rose among the power packed line-up, Marion Aunor stands out with her own brand of music. She first caught our attention with her debut single entitled “If You Ever Change Your Mind” which she composed herself.
Three years hence, she has already established herself in the Philippine music industry with a sting of popular songs she has written and sang, as well as being more visible in live and televised performances.
WHEN: May12, 2017
Where: World Trade Centre