Don’t miss the 2016 Western Union Ohana Cup and Rugby League Festival at Aloha Stadium on Friday and Saturday, August 19 - 20, 2016.
Presented by Grand Pacific Events and the Hawaii Rugby League this spectacular two-day festival kicks-off with a Polynesian Cultural and Rugby League Festival on Friday afternoon with a not-to-be missed pre-game concert that evening featuring Willie K, Kapena and Nesian Nine produced by leading local entertainment company Capone Productions. Saturday is game day with non-stop International Rugby League action as Team Tonga battles Samoa, Fiji takes on Canada and the New South Wales Police go up against Oahu’s own Hawaii Chiefs.
The 2016 Western Union Ohana Cup and Rugby League Festival is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Western Union and The Hawaii Tourism Authority.
ESPN 1420 AM will again broadcast live the main slate of games on August 20, 2016 as well as streaming live audio of each of the matches via their website at ESPN1420AM
A portion of this year’s event will benefit R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) an initiative by Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui that provides an organizational framework for after-school programs focusing on students in grades 6 to 8 throughout the state.
Friday: August 19, 2016 - Ohana Cup Jam Session/Concert:
4:00 p.m. - Gates Open
5:00 p.m. - Team Recognition/Meet & Greet/Captain's Run & Flag Raising
5:30 p.m. - Tahitian Drumming and Dance Ensemble
5:45 p.m. - Samoan Dance Group
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.- Kapena
7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Fijian Dance Ensemble
7:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Josh Tatofi / Hawaiian Halau
8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Nesian Nine
9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. - Willie K
Saturday: August 20, 2016 - Ohana Cup and Rugby League Matches
2:30 p.m. - Gates Open
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - National Anthem (All Six Nations plus Hawaii Pono'i)
*4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - New South Wales Police vs. Hawaii Chiefs
*6:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. - Canada vs. Fiji
*8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Tonga vs. Samoa
*Each teams version of the haka performed prior to the start of their respective game.
Ticket prices are as follows:
$40 (Includes General Admission to Concert and Game)
Adults - $25
Military (with ID) - $20
Children 6 -12 years old - $15.
Children ages 5 and under - Free
Tickets will also be available at most Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) offices on military bases across the island
For more information about tickets please call 808-483-7123.