SM MARILAO STAGES FIRST MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR YOLANDA

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NOVEMBER 21– Hope was the reason and inspiration behind the music festival held recently in SM City Marilao.

The benefit music festival, dubbed as ‘Northern Lights’, staged celebrity appearances and performances to raise funds in the extended housing aid through the SM Cares Housing Project for the locals left destitute by the Yolanda disaster back in late 2013.

“There are many things that need to be done even after two years since Yolanda devastated the provinces in the Central Visayas Region” shares SM Marilao Mall Manager Bernadette Velasco. “Northern Lights, with its figurative meaning of guidance and beauty in adversity, hopes to foster support for the survivors of Yolanda” Ms. Velasco added.

Backed by colorful, animated visual set on futuristic stage; Jennifer Lee, Tom Taus and Ron Poe steer the energy right with exclusive house music mixes that set crowd into stupendous arm-waving and strobe-frenzied dancing.

Opening songs chosen by most of the artists had a thematic message of hope and soaring lyrics of peace and love delivered by the likes of Rico Blanco and Gloc 9. Band artists like Never the Strangers and Jensen and the Flips, on the other hand, gave a surprising renditions and moving interpretations of popular OPM songs.

Along with big names in the music industry, Northern Lights Music Festival likewise profiled home-grown bands and budding artists in Bulacan that warmed up the crowd with their fervor and fresh music.

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Northern Lights Music Festival is one of the many exciting activities in SM Bulacan Malls. The project was also carried out in SM City Baliwag last May 30, 2015.

“This Music Festival (Northern Lights) is a merry addition to the Christmas Celebration in Bulacan. We hope that this will bring Christmas cheers to everyone” said SM Marilao Mall Manager Bernadette Velasco.

Close to 8,000 people attended the event. Capping off the festival was a grand pyrotechnic and light show.

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SM’s “Northern Lights Music Fest” gives hope to Yolanda victims

By Emil G. Gamos

MARILAO, Bulacan, Nov. 22 (PNA)—Hope springs eternal for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda and it rocks.

Rockstar Rico Blanco and Glock 9 together with other well known local artists raised a different kind of storm—a storm of hope—for the victims of super Typhoon Yolanda while entertaining a big crowd who attended the benefit music festival “Northern Lights” at the SM City Marilao.

“Hope was the reason and inspiration behind the music festival,” Blanco said

SM Marilao Mall Manager Bernadette Velasco, said the music festibal became a centerstage of hope and love through the performances of local bands to raise funds in the extended housing aid through the SM Cares Housing Project for the locals left destitute by the Yolanda disaster back in late 2013.

“There are many things that need to be done even after two years since Yolanda devastated the provinces in the Central Visayas Region,” Velasco said.

“Northern Lights, with its figurative meaning of guidance and beauty in adversity, hopes to foster support for the survivors of Yolanda”  Velasco added.

Backed by colorful, animated visual set on futuristic stage; Jennifer LeeTom Taus and Ron Poe also steered the might with energy and exclusive house music mixes that set crowd into stupendous arm-waving and strobe-frenzied dancing.

“This Music Festival (Northern Lights) is a merry addition to the Christmas Celebration in Bulacan. We hope that this will bring Christmas cheers to everyone,” she said.

Gladiz May S. Latiza, SM City Marilao public relations manager, said that the opening songs chosen by most of the artists had a thematic message of hope and soaring lyrics of peace and love delivered by the likes of Rico Blanco and Gloc 9. Band artists like Never the Strangers and Jensen and the Flips, on the other hand, gave a surprising renditions and moving interpretations of popular OPM songs.

“Along with big names in the music industry, Northern Lights Music Festival likewise profiled home-grown bands and budding artists in Bulacan that warmed up the crowd with their fervor and fresh music,” Latiza said.

She added that the “Northern Lights Music Festival” is one of the many exciting activities in SM Bulacan Malls. The project was also carried out in SM City Baliwag last May 30, 2015.

Close to 8,000 people attended the event. Capping off the festival was a grand pyrotechnic and light show.

Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado hailed the initiatives of the SM Malls management for “uniting people for a good cause that will surely bring hope and new leash on life for the typhoon victims.”

“Bulakenyos know how it feels to be hit by natural calamities and we are very grateful to those who aided us in our times of need.This is one way of giving back by sharing to those who needed it,” he added.—EMIL G. GAMOS (PNA)

 

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