To celebrate its 20th year as a global brand, Macbeth has put together a 20-band lineup music festival carefully selected across different genres with a passion focused on highlighting both the main and underground music community. The event also marked the apparel brand’s 10th anniversary in the country.
It was a day to remember, fans and patrons were treated to a successful show dubbed Macbeth Music Festival: The 20th Anniversary Show. It was s a concert and a fashion show where the brand unveiled its latest collection.
Thousands of OPM band fans and fashion lovers packed the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City on October 8.
The show had two connecting stages that gave a unique runway with back-to-back music experiences for the audience.
Rouge, an all-female band, opened the show with its lit performances, followed by Imbue No Kudos, Shotgun Combo, Lilith, Divina, and Written by the Stars. Other OPM bands were also present at the show, such as CHNDTR, Snakefight, Sucketseven, Fragments, Fastpitch, Even, Hilera, and Chocolate Factory. The Soapdish and Mayonnaise bands, also celebrating their 20th anniversary, serenaded the crowd with their nostalgic songs and massive hits.
After the iconic band Sandwich performance and before the fashion show started, a tribute LED clip for Jamir Garcia was shown. Garcia, the late vocalist of Slapshock, had a massive part in Macbeth’s milestone here in the Philippines.
Macbeth set the pace with new collections launched at its first Fashion Show Concert event during Philippine Fashion Week. It showcased its three collections: Denim Collection; Rock Collection; and the 20th Anniversary Collection.
While the 30 models were on the catwalks, the Macbeth All-Stars and Superbands also added some spice as they slay the runway with their head-banging track carefully selected to pay homage to the years when Macbeth started.
Included in the tracklist were “Know Your Enemy” by Green Day, “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind, “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia, and “In Too Deep” by Sum 41. These songs were played during “Denim Collection”.
For Macbeth All Stars “The Switch,” “Swing Swing” by The All-American Rejects, and “That’s What You Get” by Paramore were played.
Next on the list were “Misery Business” by Paramore, “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance, “One Step Closer” by Linkin Park, “My Friends Over You” by New Found Glory, and “Last Resort” by Papa Roach played during “Rock Collection”.
Directed by Benjie Estanislao of the Chongkeys and headed by the Marketing Manager of Macbeth, Rhome Yu. The jampacked show was punctuated by performances by Rico Blanco, Urbandub, and Chelsea Alley.
Behind the successful show was RAD Event headed Harold Solomon, the CEO of REC-Rakista, who is also known to be the mastermind of the biggest OPM rock concerts in the Philippines like the “Rakrakan Festival.”