Hawaii Five-0 season three premiere underway in Waikiki

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Thousands of fans packed Waikiki tonight for an evening of bright lights and big stars at the world premiere of the third season of Hawaii Five-0 at "Sunset on the Beach."

Reggae group Natural Vibrations will kick off the entertainment on the main Sunset on the Beach stage at around 4:30 p.m., and the stars of Hawaii Five-0 will begin walking the red carpet at 5:00 p.m.

Hawaii News Now will bring you live coverage from the Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 Sunset on the Beach premiere starting at 5 p.m., including all the red carpet action featuring Alex O'Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan and Grace Park. To watch, tune in to KGMB or check out the live-stream on our Facebook page at http://bit.ly/H50SOTB3.

Hawaiian 105 KINE radio host Billy V. will emcee the program, which includes performances by Halau Hula Olana and the Honolulu Boy's Choir before the cast of the show is introduced.

Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle are scheduled to make appearances at the Sunset at the Beach premiere, along with a number of CBS executives who will also be on hand for the festivities.

The first episode of season three, "La O Na Makuahine," is scheduled to air at just after 8 p.m. The episode sees the Five-0 team going after Wo Fat and Delano for the death of an important person, as well Steve trying to find a way to resolve issues between he and his "dead" mother once he finds her alive and well.

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During our live broadcast from the red carpet, Hawaii News Now will also be giving away a Hawaii Five-0 V.I.P. gift bag valued at $1,000 dollars, as well as a photograph signed by all the stars of the show. To enter, visit our Facebook page and click on the "Hawaii Five-0 Sunset on the Beach" tab, or click here.

Hawaii Five-0 Season 3 World Premiere at Sunset on the Beach:

Where: Queen's Surf Beach.

Stars begin to arrive around at 5:00 p.m.; world premiere about 8:10 p.m.

Alex O'Loughlin (Steve McGarrett), Scott Caan (Danny "Danno" Williams), Daniel Dae Kim (Chin Ho Kelly), Grace Park (Kono Kalakaua), Michelle Borth (Catherine Rollins), Masi Oka (Dr. Max Bergman), Taylor Wily (Kamekona), Dennis Chun (Sgt. Duke Lukela), Teilor Grubbs (Grace Williams), Brian Yang (Charlie Fong), and executive producers Peter Lenkov, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.


Available on the street and at Waikiki Shell and Honolulu Zoo. HPD will be in the area
to monitor traffic.

Natural Vibrations, Halau Hula Olana, Honolulu Boy's Choir, Aidan James, Kenny Endo, Hawaiian Blessing, Introduction of Cast and Crew.

Live Coverage:
Begins at 5 p.m. on KGMB and on our live-stream at http://bit.ly/H50SOTB3.

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