27 April, 2012

Samoa Celebrates 50 Years of Independence with Reggae Royalty

Samoa’s 50th Independence Day Celebrations promises to kick off in true laid back style with renowned British reggae/pop group UB40.

The group will be performing at an outdoor concert in Apia Park, Samoa on the 1st of June.

One of the most successful reggae bands in the world with a career spanning 3 decades and over 70 million records sold worldwide, the UB40 concert will be one of the first official events of the 50th Independence celebrations for Samoa.

Samoa Tourism Authority believes the band and the destination is a match made in heaven.  “If Samoa was a song it would be a UB40 track.  UB40 epitomises laid back cool and really speaks to Samoans, many of which grew up with their music”, says Samoa Tourism Authority.

“Lonely Planet once wrote that if relaxation was an Olympic event, Samoa is where you would come to train.  What better soundtrack to have on while relaxing than UB40?” says Samoa Tourism Authority.

The concert is expected to be a sold out event.