Get ready for a double-evening dose of reggae when Trench Fest Guam, presented by Budweiser, takes over Tamuning. The Guam Greyhound Park will light up for the two-day festival featuring five visiting reggae bands and four local bands. Music is just one part of the festival, with several local product and food vendors also taking part in the event. Two of the bands -- The Green and Iration -- are returning to Guam to perform, but they've both since released new albums, Nicholas Santos, festival creative director says.
Other acts, including Fortunate Youth, Jordan T, and Josh Heinrichs & Skillinjah will make their Guam debut at the festival.
"We're looking forward to a lot of new music," Santos says.
Trench Fest was borne of the common dream between cousins with their clothing brands OBROS Inc. and GuamStyle mixing with the music scene in the mainland.
"Concertgoers, event managers, producers and entertainers alike found themselves in the back of our tents, experiencing Guam's culture and way of life," Santos says. "We've asked some of them to come home with us and Trench Fest 2015 was born."
Trench Fest was named after the Marianas Trench, the heart of the Pacific Ocean that our island calls home, he says.
"With many undiscovered secrets of its own, the trench is the perfect symbol of our mission," Santos says.
The festival's mission is to bring awareness and give back to the ocean environment by engaging its crew and the community in a post-festival beach cleanup and to bring well-known artists as well as new upcoming talent together in a positive setting.