40,000 OPM fans gather at Cast Away Music Festival 2019

POSTED BY: Lionell Go Macahilig
2019-03-27 14:24:00 PHT

A crowd of 40,000 people from all over the province of Bulacan and nearby places once again shook the Cast Away Music Festival 2019 held in SM City Baliwag. The biggest music festival in SM City Baliwag featured performances by Side A, True Faith, and Freestyle.

This year's of the music fest breaks 2018's attendance of at least 35,000 music fans, all of which partied to the tune of songs performed by OPM bands Rivermaya, Orange and Lemons, and Urbandub. Ebe Dancel, Sugarfree's former frontman, also joined the festivity last year.

“It is with great joy that we continuously experience the outpouring success of Cast Away Music Festival here in SM City Baliwag. The 40,000 attendees prove that love for OPM never fades, and keeps getting bigger and bolder with the coming years. To keep up with this warm response, we commit to making every Cast Away bigger and unforgettable for our shoppers,” shares SM City Baliwag Mall Manager Arch. Andrew Cristobal.

Notably, the festival coincides with Side A’s 33 breakthrough years in the music industry. The band took back its audience to the 1980s as they sang some timeless hits that marked the band’s evolution through the years. Forevermore, Di Bale Na Lang, So Many Questions, and Tell Me were among the songs played, giving the audience a major nostalgia.

Along with the big names in the music industry, Cast Away's success was made possible with a complete backdrop of superb sound system, spectacular lights, and exciting stage effects all featured in one music festival.

Honored as the 2018 Silver Awardee for Innovation in Entertainment Events at the prestigious Asia Pacific Stevie Award, the Cast Away Music Festival conquers Luzon by storm as it embarks on 13 select SM Supermalls all over the region, including the biggest malls in Bulacan. The succeeding legs of the music festival are set to happen in SM City Marilao on March 29 with Up Dharma Down and Six Part Invention, and SM City Valenzuela on April 6 with Michael Pangilinan and Callalily.

Cast Away is one of the many exciting events to look forward to this summer at SM Supermalls in Bulacan. Apart from the music festival, SM Center Pulilan is also holding the biggest battle of the bands competition with the elimination round happening until April 14, 2019.