A crowd of over 2,000 people descended on Garapan Fishing Base Friday night for the Indigo Music Festival that featured the music of Maui-based reggae band Maoli, as well as Guam’s One Rhythm and Steppahs.
Brought to the CNMI by the Roil Soil Marketing, it was billed as the largest music festival that has been hosted on Saipan since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020.
According to Roil Soil Clothing owner, Shayne Villanueva, they already pre-sold 2,000 tickets and more people were buying them at the door.
He said this was his fourth or fifth time hosting a concert like this in the CNMI, with the last one held in 2019 before the pandemic, with groups such as Jordan T, Bo Napoleon, Samu, Leahmusicx & Shannon, and 4for4. He said he tries to host a festival every year and hopefully will feature another one in the next few months. This year’s bands were chosen for their popularity and their fans in the CNMI.
“Personally, I’m a fan, so I love their music so I’m very happy,” said Villanueva.
Aside from Roil Soil Marketing, the event was also sponsored by the Marianas Visitors Authority, among other supporters. (Angel Li)