BY LORETTA BRIGIDIA MANELE
REGGAE music lovers will once again have the chance to see American reggae band, Big Mountain perform live this weekend.
The band is expected to arrive in the country tomorrow before they bring Solomon Islands fans into fun filled reggae vibe frenzy when they play live on Saturday, 6.30pm at Heritage Park Hotel’s car park area.
This will be Big Mountain’s second time to perform in the country after coming over in May 2016, the same year they released their first album “Perfect Summer” after 14 years.
Fans and those who haven’t seen them perform before now have the chance to see Big Mountain and hear their reggae songs loved by fans worldwide.
Tickets on sale are the; early Bird limited tickets at $175, and the $250 ticket which comes with two free Solbrew drinks and a snack bag.
For diehard fans, you can purchase the $700 VIP ticket which comes with an incredible package.
The VIP ticket includes a meet and greet with Big Mountain, cocktail at Club HP, one hour selected beverages and finger food with the once in a lifetime experience to enjoy the show at the VIP stage.
Heritage Park Hotel said the tickets can be purchased at their front desk, at ITA Hardware, Print Wise at Kukum, Paoa FM and DJ Graphics.
The major sponsor of the show is Our Telekom and other sponsors are Solbrew, ttv, The Island Sun, Print Wise, Paoa FM, Fangs, QQQ, Meatlovers and Umikaban.
In 1986, the band was formed in San Diego, California and called themselves “Rainbow Warriors”.
By 1991, they changed their name to “Big Mountain” and their remake of Peter Frampton’s Baby, I Love Your Way in 1994 was a top 10 hit single in US charts, reached No. 6 on the US Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the Mainstream Top 40 and No.2 in the UK.
The song produced from their album “Unity” was also the soundtrack of Reality Bites, a 1994 American comedy-drama film by director and actor, Ben Stiller.