International Nesian Fest 2O13 set for this Saturday at Aloha Tower

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Seta "Setts" Aiolupotea
Event poster for 2013 Nesian Fest


(Honolulu, HAWAII) – Hawaii’s premier reggae radio station 93.1 Da Pa`ina is teaming with Hawaii Jr. Prep Football to present International Nesian Fest 2013 set for this Saturday, Jan. 19 at Waterfront at AlohaTower.

The eight-hour event starts at 2 p.m. There will be live entertainment starring musicians, dancers, and artists from around the Pacific, autograph signing by various sports athletes, a fashion show of local designers, food, retail booths and so much more!

Hawaii State Jr. Prep Football League commissioner, Robert Faleafine, shares: “We are very pleased to have the support from Nesian NINE and the International Nesian Fest 2013. This is going to be a great event and the donation to the league will help benefit a lot of youth.”

NesianFest is a benefit for Hawaii Jr. Prep Football League and Hawaii Sports Academy. A portion of the proceeds will go to them in order to support the work that they do with Hawaii’s youth.

The concert line up, which will run from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., will feature Hawaii’s own Nesian NINE, New Zealand’s hottest duo Adeaze, Island Reggae sensation from Utah Ray Leger, Hawaii’s Princess Ilona, Awa from New Zealand, Finn “the Groovah” from Utah, Zhen from California, Drew Deezy from California and Kalisi, Kawao, H-Trey, B.E.T from Hawaii.

Da Famili will be performing their hit jams “Can’t Function,” “Island Feeling,” and “Looking over Love.” DJs Jimmy Taco and Songe will be on the one’s and two’s spinning 80’s to Now! (The performers are subject to change.)

There will be an after party at Don Ho’s 10 p.m. 2 a.m. where there will be more live entertainment. The after party is open to 21 and up.

“I am not only excited about the opportunity to help the Hawaii State Junior Prep League, but I look forward to bringing these amazing talents to Hawaii,” said Stili Malepeai, Nesian NINE band manager. “Hawaii, being the melting pot of the Pacific, it’s only fitting to bring the best of the business together as one to celebrate our Polynesian Culture.”

Since forming in June 2008, Nesian NINE has achieved a number of accomplishments, among them having played with some of the biggest names in the music industry like Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight, Erykah Badu, KC and JoJo.


All ages are welcome to attend Nesian Fest. General admission tickets are $25 each, presale. At the door, tickets will be available for $40 each.

Tickets can be purchased at locations all over O`ahu: Papa Ole’s Kitchen (Hauula), Pacific Soul Tattoo (Ward Ave.), Polynesian Tattoo Factory (Ko’olau Center), Momentum Ink (Kapolei), Missing Polynesian (Aiea), Mainland Styles (Wahiawa), Limited Addiction – LTD (Kalihi) and Tita’s Grill (Kahuku).

For additional information about this event and for updates on the local and international celebrities that will be attending, please visit the Nesian Fest Facebook page, Follow Nesian Fest on Twitter and Instagram.

For additional information about the organizations that will benefit from this event, please visit and

Sponsorship opportunities are available for NesianFest. For more information, please contact Seta “Setts” Aiolupotea, Event Coordinator at 808-206-4963 or

(Source: Based on NesianFest Media Release)

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