Written By: Ronaele De Dios
It was a day to remember as Macbeth celebrated their 20th anniversary worldwide and its 10th anniversary in the Philippines. They treated their supporters with a successful Macbeth Music Festival: The 20th Anniversary Show (Concert + Fashion Show). Thousands of OPM band fans and fashion lovers packed the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig City on October 8, 2022. The brand has created a 20+ band-line-up across different genres focused on the mainstream and underground music communities, merged with a fashion show.
The show has two connecting stages that gives a unique runway with back-to-back music experience to the audience. Rouge, an all-female band, opened the show with their 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 rendered their one-of-a-kind rock n’roll performances, which graced the attendees. The Soapdish and Mayonnaise bands, also celebrating their 20th anniversary, serenaded the crowd with their nostalgic songs, which everybody enjoyed.
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 sets the pace with new collections launched at its first Fashion Show Concert event during Philippine Fashion Week. They showcased their three collections, the (1) Denim Collection, (2) Rock Collection, and the (3) 20th Anniversary Collection. While the 30 models are on their catwalks, the Macbeth All-Stars and Superbands also added some spice as they slay the runway with their head-banging track list that were carefully selected which pays homage to the years when Macbeth started. Included to the song list are the following: Know Your Enemy by Green Day, Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind, Torn by Natalie Imbruglia and In Too Deep by Sum 41 played during “Denim Collection”.
For Macbeth All Stars “The Switch” they played Swing Swing by The All-American Rejects, and That’s What You Get by Paramore. Next on the list are 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”. For Macbeth All Star “Mix Jam” they played Ever Long and My Hero by Foo Fighters, followed by the song list for the “20th Anniversary Collection” such as The Anthem by Good Charlotte, What’s My Age Again? by Blink-182, and Still Waiting by Sum 41. All the songs used were from the eras of 90’s and 2000’s which is the root of Macbeth.
The Jampacked amazing performances by Rico Blanco, Urbandub, and Chelsea Alley, left a mark as one of the memorable moments for the attendees, ended the show.
Aside from the concert and fashion show, Macbeth also invited their partners Ducati Philippines, and endorsers for Macbeth Machines line Multi Awarded International Racers — TJ Alberto (Access Plus Racing/Ducati), Norman Agojo, and Jay Taruc (Newscaster One PH and Ride PH Host) that also attracts the attention of the attendees and enjoyed taking selfies with the cool drift cars and motorcyles during the event. There were also different personalities and celebrities spotted at the venue, and they were given a chance to be part of the exclusive mini-press conference during the music festival.
Behind this successful RAD event is Mr. Harold Solomon, the CEO of RAKISTA (REC Productions), who is also known to be the mastermind of the biggest OPM rock concerts in the Philippines, the “Rakrakan Festival.” The RAKISTA (REC Productions) team organized this collaborative “Macbeth Music Festival: The 20th Anniversary Show (Concert+Fashion Show)” directed by Mr. Benjie Estanislao and headed by the Marketing Manager of Macbeth, Ms. Rhome Yu.
The event was also sponsored by Ducati and Eurotel, who also participated during the event, and the attendees excitedly mobbed their booths.
It was a mixed emotion for both RAKISTA and the MACBETH team as they ended the show with a triumph and the whole team was grateful to all the people who came and witnessed the celebration of MACBETH’s 20 rocking years.