Sponge Cola To Hold “Sea Of Lights” Concert On March 29, 2019

This year, Sponge Cola will be celebrating another great year of being one of the premiere OPM rock bands in the industry – and in true Sponge Cola fashion, they’re bringing their songs, both old and new, straight to their audience through their one-night intimate concert “Sea of Lights” on March 29, 2019 at the Power Mac Spotlight Circuit Makati at 7PM.

Since they started, the band (composed of frontman and lead singer Yael Yuzon, guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, bassist Gosh Dilay, and drummer TedMark Cruz) has been delivering non-stop hits that are already integral to many Sponge Cola supporters and OPM fans alike. Their catalog spans all their multi-awarded albums, which include certified hits such as “Jeepney,” “Gemini,” “Nakapagtataka,” “Bitiw,” “Tuliro,” “Puso,” “Tambay,” “Kunwari,” and so much more. They have no doubt been a part of the journey of many Filipinos, may it be through teleserye soundtracks or their life soundtracks.

This journey continues with the upcoming release of their latest album “Sea of Lights,” a collection of songs that celebrates the sound and musical style that the band is known for, while also experimenting with new sounds into the mix. The album includes songs such as the previously released songs “Phantoms,” “Paliyabin Na Ang Lahat,” “Meron Ba?,” “Promises (feat. Karylle),” and many more songs that will be performed live for the first time in concert. As a bonus, concert-goers will also receive a limited edition physical copy of the album.

The concert will not only feature songs from their latest album, but will celebrate their greatest hits, together with intricate and well-planned production numbers that will be a delight to all attendees. Joining the band in concert will be special guests Leanne and Naara, I Belong To The Zoo, and Karylle. Directed by Paolo Valenciano, the “Sea of Lights” major concert will be on March 29, 2019 at the Powermac Spotlight, Circuit Makati.

A limited amount of tickets are available for PhP 1750 (Online Price) / PhP 1850 (Special Early Bird Price) / PhP 2250 (Door Price), and are available for purchase at all SM Tickets outlets. Special thanks to concert sponsors Powermac Spotlight, Lyrics, Bugsy’s, and Imperial Blue Whisky.

Watch out for the release of the music videos “Meron Ba” and “Promises (feat. Karylle), and the “Sea of Lights” album soon, under Universal Records.

WESTLIFE ‘The Twenty Tour’ Celebrating 20 Years of Hits

WESTLIFE is back and in full swing with The Twenty Tour! Celebrating their 20th anniversary with 14 number one hits, the band brings their much-awaited reunion tour to Asia including MANILA on July 30, 2019 at the Araneta Coliseum.

‘The Twenty Tour’ is Westlife’s fastest selling tour of all time. The band sold an incredible 400,000 tickets in just 48 hours. The shows will see the global pop kings perform their greatest hits and all 14 of their UK No.1 hits including ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘If I Let You Go’, ‘My Love’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘A World Of Our Own’, ‘Unbreakable’, ‘Mandy’, and ‘You Raised Me Up’.

Being the UK’s top selling album group of the 21st century, Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian have also returned with their highly anticipated first new single in eight years, ‘Hello My Love’, which is written and produced by superstar hitmarkers Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac.

Westlife have sold over 55 million records worldwide, and are the only band to have their first 7 singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall the band have had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, behind only Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have had 33 No.1 albums worldwide and as a live act have sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide.

Presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets to WESTLIFE – ‘The Twenty Tour’ in MANILA will be on-sale beginning March 30 viaTicketNet.com.ph and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide.

Limited Seats Added For LAUV In Manila

Fast-rising synth-pop artist and producer Lauv, who recently sold out the Manila leg of his 2019 Asia Tour, has officially announced that due to insistent public demand, a new Upper Box section with limited seats will be added to his much anticipated live concert on May 20 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

This will be Lauv’s third and biggest show in the Philippines to date, following a mall tour series back in 2017 and a music festival performance in 2018.

Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, general on-sale of the newly opened Upper Box section starts March 25, while few more tickets to the previously announced Cebu show on May 20 at Waterfront Hotel Cebu City are still available.

In January, Lauv surprised fans with the release of brand new single “i’m so tired” with Troye Sivan. The instant hit has now over 115 million streams on Spotify, soared up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart within a week of its release, and quickly rose to Top 13 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Lauv’s first ever Top 15 single in the United Kingdom. Other top recent Lauv collaborations include Julia Michaels for “There’s No Way,” DJ Snake for “A Different Way,” and Travis Mills for “Question.”

This past summer, Lauv performed his breakthrough hit, “I Like Me Better,” on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The single reached the Top 10 of Top 40 US radio, and top 10 airplay hits around the globe including Australia, Germany, New Zealand & more. A major highlight of 2018 was the launch of his compilation album, “I met you when I was 18.” Since its release, “I Like Me Better” has gained more than 653 million Spotify streams and skyrocketed to be a certified six times platinum single globally. The song has spent a total of 13 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists Chart, and it has gone double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia, and platinum in other multiple markets. Lauv has now surpassed well over 2 billion cumulative streams worldwide as he continues to write and produce polished, power pop.

The 2019 Asia Tour even gets better as 4-time Juno Awards 2019 nominee and pop iconoclast bülow joins Lauv as special guest on his two major shows in the Philippines. The German-born singer just released her new track “Sweet Little Lies” via Republic Records, Wax Records, and Universal Music Canada. bülow has previously released Damaged Vol. 1 and Damaged Vol. 2 – each instantly resonated with critics and new fans alike. Damaged Vol. 1 included “Like This Guy,” “Lines,” and fan favorite “Not A Love Song,” which to date has clocked over 83 million streams.

Lauv’s 2019 Asia Tour live in Manila and Cebu is presented AEG Presents and Ovation Productions. Ticket price for the new section at the Smart Araneta Coliseum is P1,590 and will go on sale March 25, 2019 10am via www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. Ticket prices for the Cebu show at Waterfront Hotel are P3,700/ 3,170/ 2,640/ 2,115/ 1,590/ 795 available via www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets. For more info, call (02)911-5555 / (02)470-2222 or follow Ovation Productions online.

Shanti Dope Drops Much Awaited-New Single ‘Amatz’

Coming off of his roller-coaster year 2018, rap phenomenon Shanti Dope is ready to drop a much-awaited new track. Since the release of his “Materyal” EP in December 2017, Shanti has enjoyed universal success – bringing in over 40 million Spotify streams for his smash hit “Nadarang” (with its accompanying music video garnering over 26 million hits on YouTube), touring the whole Philippines and multiple states in the US, and collaborating with OPM sensations IV of Spades, and international stars such as Krayzie Bone (of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) and Mimi on the track “Crazy”, as well as appearing on the track “Almost Love” with singer-songwriter Sabrina Carpenter.

This 2019, Shanti is dropping what is sure to be another hit with his newest track ‘Amatz.’ The song, produced by long-time collaborator Klumcee, features what fans have come to love with the rapper-songwriter with an infectious hook and having lyrics close to his life, while also featuring a new Oriental flavor that will keep fans and new listeners wanting more. And after the year that has been, the 17 year-old showcases an evolved style, now having more hard-hitting verses to his track.

Talking more about the track, producer Klumcee says “The song Amatz’ message is about having a natural high – being one with nature, and an awareness about our environment in society, which is bombarded by synthetics and chemicals. We made a conscious effort to make it sound like a banger so that a lot of people would enjoy and feel the vibe and message behind the song.” Asked more about what is in store for Shanti this year, the collaborator says that “as always, you should expect the unexpected [from Shanti] this coming year.”

‘Amatz’ marks the beginning of a new era for Shanti Dope, and with its release, all points lead to another fiery-hot year for this young and relentless rap phenomenon.

Amatz will be available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon on March 22, 2019, under Universal Records.


Gloc-9’s Maleta (feat. Julie Anne San Jose) debuts at Number One

OPM Rap Icon Gloc-9 continues to make his mark in the industry with yet another fresh collaboration which made its debut at the top of two iTunes Philippines charts.

The track is non other than Maleta, a collaboration with the talented singer-songwriter Julie Anne San Jose, who is also an artist under Universal Records Philippines. This marks the first time the two OPM giants are collaborating on an original track, as they have previously performed together in various television shows and events in the past. Timely too, after Julie dropped a fiery-hot performance of Gloc-9’s verse on the Parokya Ni Edgar classic Bagsakan (feat. Francis M and Gloc-9) during a spot number of the GMA-7 musical variety show Studio 7. 

Prior to its release, the track was already Number 1 on the list of iTunes Philippines Pre-Ordered songs, which inevitably led to its top debut on not one, but two charts on iTunes Philippines – namely the All-Genres Chart and the Hip-hop/Rap Chart.

Talking about the song, Gloc says “Goodbye song ko ito sa rap na ginawan ko ng kwento na parang relationship sa isang babae (this is my goodbye song to rap, which I likened to being in a relationship).” Though this is in reference to thoughts about staying in the rap scene, there seems to be no stopping the rap icon from putting out fresh music that still resonates with long-time fans and new fans alike. 

Maleta is released as a single ahead of Gloc-9’s upcoming EP which is expected later this year. The track will be included along with “Lagi,” a collaboration with fast-rising Pinoy rap artist Al James, which has now garnered over 4.2 million views on YouTube. Aside from this, Gloc also penned and appeared on the track “Pamaypay” with R&B singer and Tawag ng Tanghalan-alum JKris,  and has had various collaborations with Shanti Dope, which clearly indicates his support in grooming the next big acts in OPM and the Hip-Hop scene in the country.

Maleta is now available for streaming on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, and Amazon Music. Watch out for its music video soon!

Alert! There are only 5 DAYS LEFT before RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2019!

Have you got your tickets already? Well, you better secure ‘em well or else, there would be no Rakrakan Festival for you… and we don’t want that to happen.

As the big day is nearing, the noise goes louder than ever as RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2019 sets its foot for two amazing days of Peace, Love, and Music on March 1 & 2, 2019 at the Circuit Makati Events Ground! 120 OPM bands and artists, 6 stages, skateboarding competitions, live art exhibitions, merch and food bazaars—need we say more?

I guess it’s time to condition our bodies for the weekend (our artists are preparing already as well!) before we go all-out smashing and moshing to the performances of each artist!

On DAY 1 we have JUAN KARLOS, UP DHARMA DOWN, MAYONNAISE, SPONGE COLA, MOONSTAR88, FERN., GEO ONG, THIS BAND, GLOC 9, GRACENOTE, HALE, QUESO, TYPECAST, MOJOFLY, BRWN, BARBIE ALMALBIS, SHANTI DOPE, 6CYCLEMIND, IMAGO,BECAUSE, MILESEXPERIENCE, MARYZARK, BETTER DAYS, LIONS & ACROBATS, INTERTWINED, ANG BANDANG SHIRLEY, ABSOLUTE PLAY, BRISOM, LOLA AMOUR, ROUGE, STICK FIGGAS, SHE’S ONLY SIXTEEN, KJWAN, QUEST, RIOT, BITA & THE BOTFLIES, TANYA MARKOVA, OVER OCTOBER, JOIN THE CLUB, CHNDTR, MAY, SUD, JUST HUSH, AGSUNTA, BENNYBUNNYBAND, SLEEP ALLEY, FREESTLYLE, SANDIWA, MADELINE, SIDE A, DRIVE ME TO JULIET, NOT INFORMED, THE LATE ISABEL, RED LIGHT GO, DOTTY’S WORLD, THE VOWELS, THEY ORBIT, WOOPIS, ISABELE DE LEON, and MIGZ HALECO!

On DAY 2 we have SLAPSHOCK, DECEMBER AVENUE, FRANCO, I BELONG TO THE ZOO, ULTRACOMBO, EVEN, CHICOSCI, COLN, SANDWICH, HILERA, AUTOTELIC, URBANDUB, MUNIMUNI, CATFIGHT, SUNFLOWER PROJECT, 123 PIKIT, BASTI ARTADI, CHOCOLATE FACTORY, SAYDIE, SUBCULTURE, BROWNMAN REVIVAL, SWITCH, WILABALIW, PHILIA, PEDICAB, BAD BURN, THE CHONGKEYS, VALLEY OF CHROME, SKYCHURCH, VIE, WUDS, WRITTEN BY THE STARS, JEJAVIEW, FASPITCH, BANDA NI KLEGGY, SHOTGUN COMBO, ATTHISMO, ROCKSTEDDY, GINILING FESTIVAL LION & THE SCOUTS, MORPHINE KINGS, REBORN, ENGKANTO, DICTA LICENSE, REGGAE MISTRESS, PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS, ARCADIA, EMBERCOER, COLLIE HERB, HAPPY 3 FRIENDS, KADANGYAN, MANILA UNDER FIRE, MR. BONES AND THE BONEYARD CIRCUS, RUNBYNINE, SALVATION ARMY, SAGIP ADIK FOUNDATION, SLOWDOUGH, JURRASIC PARDS, and THE REPUBLICATS!

Just remember to follow what’s instructed on our Do’s and Don’ts so everyone could have a fun and memorable time at the event!

Now if you still don’t have your tickets, don’t waste time no more and buy now as we are so close to being sold out! Tickets are available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide. Prices are as follows:

1 DAY PASS:

Pre-Sale: PHP 400

Door Price: PHP 500

VIP: PHP 1500

2 DAY PASS:

Pre-Sale: PHP 700

Door Price: PHP 1000

VIP: PHP 2000

Day 1 or Day 2? Ugh, decisions are time-consuming. We say go for Day 1 AND Day 2! Don’t miss it!

Rakrakan Festival 2019: Peace, Love, and Music” is presented by Rakista Radio and Red Horse Beer Muziklaban; co-presented by Dickies; with Official Venue Partner, Circuit Makati.

Visit www.rakrakanfestival.com for all details.

The country’s biggest, loudest, and most exciting all-OPM festival is BACK! RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2019: PEACE, LOVE, AND MUSIC!

As Rakrakan Festival makes its way back, this year we are going to have two days of peace, love, and music with back-to-back performances from 120 OPM bands and artists! And just like last year, we will be having 6 stages divided into 3 stages per day. For DAY 1, we have CENTER STAGE, MOVE STAGE, and INDIE STAGE! And for DAY 2, we have SLAM STAGE, MOSH STAGE, and PEACE STAGE! I know you’re all excited for the complete lineup so here you go!

On DAY 1, performing on the INDIE STAGE we have MILES EXPERIENCE, BETTER DAYS, BRWN, LIONS & ACROBATS, INTERTWINED, ANG BANDANG SHIRLEY, BRISOM, LOLA AMOUR, SHE’S ONLY SIXTEEN, BITA & THE BOTFLIES, OVER OCTOBER, BENNYBUNNYBAND, SANDIWA, NOT INFORMED, SLEEP ALLEY, MAY,  ABSOLUTE PLAY, RED LIGHT GO, THE LATE ISABEL, and THE VOWELS, THEY ORBIT! Performing on our CENTER STAGE we have JUAN KARLOS, SPONGECOLA, HALE, GLOC 9, SHANTIDOPE, JUST HUSH, BECAUSE, STICK FIGGAS, QUEST, GEO ONG, AGSUNTA, FREESTYLE, SIDE A, BARBIE ALMALBIS, MIGZ HALECO, DOTTY CHAN, RIOT, MOJOFLY, and FERN! And on our MOVE STAGE, catch performances by MAYONNAISE, THIS BAND, MOONSTAR88, GRACENOTE, QUESO, TYPECAST, 6CYCLEMIND, IMAGO, ROUGE, KJWAN, TANYA MARKOVA, JOIN THE CLUB, WOOPIS, DRIVE ME TO JULIET, CHNDTR, MADELINE, MARYZARK, SUD, and RED HORSE MUZIKLABAN CHAMPION!

On DAY 2, performing on our MOSH STAGE are SLAPSHOCK, FRANCO, ULTRA COMBO, URBANDUB, BASTI ARTADI, COLN, CHICOSCI, WILABALIW, ROCKSTEDDY, GINILING FESTIVAL, EVEN, SAYDIE, PHILIA, VALLEY OF CHROME, FASPITCH, 123 PIKIT, REBORN, DICTA LICENSE, and RED HORSE MUZIKLABAN CHAMPION! On our SLAM STAGE, watch performances from WUDS, PHILIPPINE VIOLATORS, CATFIGHT, SUNFLOWER PROJECT, SUBCULTURE, BAD BURN, MANILA UNDER FIRE, SHOTGUN COMBO, ATTHISMO, HAPPY THREE FRIENDS, MORPHINE KINGS, MR. BONES & THE BONEYARD CIRCUS, ARCADIA, EMBERCORE, VIE, JURASSIC PARDS, SWITCH, SKYCHURCH, THE REPUBLICATS, and RUNBYNINE. And on our 6th and final stage – PEACE STAGE, catch performances by DECEMBER AVENUE, I BELONG TO THE ZOO, AUTOTELIC, MUNIMUNI, CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BROWNMAN REVIVAL, THE CHONGKEYS, BANDA NI KLEGGY, PEDICAB, HILERA, LION & THE SCOUTS, REGGAE MISTRESS, COLLIE HERB, ENGKANTO, KADANGYAN, WRITTEN BY THE STARS, SAGIP ADIK FOUNDATION, SLOWDOUGH, JEJAVIEW, and SALVATION ARMY!

And to enjoy a safe and hassle-free music festival, here are some reminders and DOs and DON’Ts for you;

REMINDERS:

  • On the event day, tickets are available at SM Tickets for P530. If you buy your tickets at the venue, price is P500.
  • Don’t buy tickets from unreliable sources and scalpers. Tickets will be scanned. Buy your tickets in the official ticket booth at the venue or at SM Tickets ONLY.
  • There will be special entry passes for VIP holders. Check layout map at rakrakanfestival.com.
  • Minors from age 13-17 years old should be accompanied by an adult. All minors will wear a special tag and will not be served beer.
  • 13 years old below is not allowed to enter the event.
  • Make sure to be on your best and most comfortable attire to enjoy the festival.
  • Better to come early to avoid long lines! With this, you can also have more time to scout and visit the whole area including the bazaars. You may also get a chance to grab more freebies from our event partners and sponsors.
  • There are limited parking spaces, so be “Rakers” and commute your way to Circuit Makati, Event Grounds.
  • Refer to www.rakrakanfestival.com for band schedules and festival map so you know where to go.
  • Dangerous items are not allowed such as firearms including sharp or pointed objects.
  • There will be a baggage area for your belongings. Numbers will be provided to claim your items after the event.
  • The organizers has the right to request for proper identification when age is in doubt.
  • The organizers has the right to refuse admission if needed.
  • The organizers will not be responsible for any loss of property before, during, and after the event.
  • Drugs and other prohibited substances will be surrendered to the police.

VIOLATORS WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EJECTED FROM THE EVENT.

DOs DON’Ts
Bring your Rakrakan Festival ’19 – Peace, Love, & Music ticketBring a full-charged cellphone and powerbank.Bring an ID (para sa baby face J) Extra Shirt para laging fresh.Extra cash for the Food and Merch bazaar.Get your free beer upon entry.Refer to rakrakanfestival.com for the band schedule, festival map, and other activities.   Like, share, and follow us on all of our social media accounts.Use the hashtag #RakrakanFestival2019 #PeaceLoveMusic #RakfestDay1 #RakfestDay2 Bring food, alcoholic, beverages, bottled water.Bring a cigarette packBring vape.Bring any weapons and sharp or pointed objects.Bring pets.Bring signages and banners that are too big.Bring illegal drugs or any other prohibited substances.Bring DSLR (DSLR Access is for VIP Ticket holders only).Re-entry  

So do you have your tickets already? If not then you gotta run to your nearest SM Tickets outlet and avail a 1 DAY PASS for only P400! Still having a hard time deciding? Well, secure a 2-DAY PASS already for only P700! Enjoy the festival with the whole barkada, too, by availing the BARKADA PROMO for only PHP2000 inclusive of 6 TICKETS! So what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now and don’t miss out on one of the country’s biggest OPM festival RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2019: PEACE, LOVE, AND MUSIC!

Rakrakan Festival 2019: Peace, Love, and Music” is presented by Rakista Radio and Red Horse Beer Muziklaban; co-presented by Dickies; with Official Venue Partner, Circuit Makati. Visit www.rakrakanfestival.com for more details.

This is NOT a drill: It’s a SNEAK PEEK of the complete band line-up for RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2019!

As we rock out another amazing year for OPM, we will make noise again as we celebrate RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2019 for two days of Peace, Love, and Music! That’s right, TWO DAYS of solid performances from our finest artists on March 1 & 2, 2019 at the Circuit Makati Events Ground.

RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL 2019 is still going to be a massive production set-up complete with 120 OPM bands and artists, 3 stages per day for a total of 6 stages, skateboarding competitions, live art exhibitions, merch and food bazaars, and more fun activities!

Excited about the complete lineup? Surely, you’ve seen our band countdown for Rakrakan Festival already and here’s a quick recap, giving you guys a sneak peek! On DAY 1 catch performances by Juan Karlos, Hale, Spongecola, Quest, Gloc 9, Shanti Dope, Just Hush, Because, Stick Figgas, Geo Ong, Agsunta, Side A, Freestyle, SUD, Gracenote, Imago, This Band, Queso, Typecast, 6cyclemind, Rouge, Kjwan, Mayonnaise, Tanya Markova, Join the Club, Barbie Almalbis, Maryzark, Better Days, MilesExperience, and BRWN!

On DAY 2 catch performances by Slapshock, Urbandub, Faspitch, Rocksteddy, Giniling Festival, Basti Artadi, Franco, Chicosci, Wilabaliw, Sandwich, Valley of Chrome, Saydie, Arci Munoz’s band Philia, December Avenue, Muni Muni, I Belong To The Zoo, Dicta License, Banda Ni Kleggy, Chocolate Factory, Brownman Revival, Wuds, Autotelic and Cong TV’s band coLn as they perform their first ever gig at Rakrakan Festival! But wait there’s more—ULTRA COMBO with members Raymund Marasigan, Buddy Zabala, and Marcus Adoro will be joining us for the first time, too!

Well, that’s just 46 out of 120 artists! If this won’t hype you up then I don’t know what else will! You gotta stay on the lookout as we’re down to our last 35 bands/artists to complete the final lineup.

And if this one hell of a line-up doesn’t faze you still, remember that Rakrakan Festival is always a complete package and we’re also offering awesome pocket events for you to maximize your Rakrakan experience such as skateboarding competitions, live art exhibitions, a jam-packed merch bazaar, meet-and-greets (for VIP holders), plus exciting activities from our dear sponsors!

Tickets are now available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide! Prices are as follows:

1 DAY PASS:

Pre-Sale: PHP 400

Door Price: PHP 500

VIP: PHP 1500

2 DAY PASS:

Pre-Sale: PHP 700

Door Price: PHP 1000

VIP: PHP 2000

So, have you decided yet? Day 1 or Day 2? Better yet, go for Day 1 AND Day 2! Don’t miss it!

Rakrakan Festival 2019: Peace, Love, and Music” is presented by Rakista Radio and Red Horse Beer Muziklaban; co-presented by Dickies; with Official Venue Partner, Circuit Makati. Visit www.rakrakanfestival.com for more details.

The country’s biggest, loudest, and most exciting all-OPM festival is BACK!

Cheers to another year for OPM! In celebration for this momentous occasion, we are bringing back RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL as we become BIGGER, LOUDER, and BOLDER! Oh, we just can’t get enough OPM in our veins, don’t we? Well, get ready to make history AGAIN as we celebrate Peace, Love, and Music with astounding back-to-back performances from our roster of OPM’s finest artists on March 1-2, 2019 at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds! Yep, you read it right—TWO DAYS of Rakrakan Festival this year because one day just won’t be enough to satisfy our OPM cravings.

It would still be a massive production set-up complete with 120 OPM artists, 6 stages (with 3 stages per day), skateboarding competitions, live art exhibitions, a merch bazaar, carnival games—name it!

What’s the complete band line-up, though? Well, you gotta stay on the lookout as we drop ‘em in the days to come! We’re still spicing things a bit to give you one hell of a rock n’ roll experience that will leave you a week-long festival hangover!

And if 6 music-filled stages aren’t enough to satisfy of an OPM fan, “Rakrakan Festival 2019: Peace, Love, and Music” offers these pocket events to maximize the Rakrakan experience:

  • Skateboarding Exhibition and Competition –a staple since 2013, the skateboarding exhibition and competition feature a free-for-all skateboarding area for attendees, with freebies and prizes at stake for contest participants in several categories including Best Run and Best Trick.
  • Street Art Contest – five street art teams will endeavor to bring their creativity to life in this activity; winning teams will be judged based on their originality, style, and design. In addition, a “freedom wall” will be setup for all guests who wish to express their creativeness and leave their impression for future generations of OPM supporters.
  • Merch Exhibit – currently the largest congregation of indie merchandisers in Metro Manila, with over 70 brands participating annually. Festival-goers will find everything here from tees and tank tops to shorts and jeans, jackets, socks, jewelry, footwear, artworks, sunglasses, pins, caps, toys, and plenty of other goods at very affordable prices!
  • Peace, Love, and Music” efforts shall also be undertaken in cooperation with several advocacy groups such as LoveYourself, Peace & Equity Foundation, United Nations (Philippines), Global Peace Youth, Act for Peace, and more in order to educate the audience regarding awareness of several advocacies about social issues in the country.
  • Side activities such as face painting and henna tattooing, brand-sponsored games, information drives, and artist meet-and-greet (for VIP ticket holders) will be there to complement the whole festival experience. Note this! Rakrakan Festival goers wearing WHITE will be given a free baller upon entrance while goers wearing RED will be given a free rose as a symbol of love!

Tickets are now available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide! Prices are as follows:

1 DAY PASS:
Pre-Sale: PHP 400
Door Price: PHP 500
Door Price: PHP 500
VIP: PHP 1500


2 DAY PASS:
Pre-Sale: PHP 700
Door Price: PHP 1000
Door Price: PHP 500
VIP: PHP 2000

Global Pop Star RITA ORA Coming to Manila

For the first time, British singer-songwriter Rita Ora will be coming to Manila on March 10, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater (formerly KIA Theatre), as part of her upcoming World Tour 2019 that will include stops in Europe, Asia and Australia.


 
The global pop star is also due to release her second studio album, ‘Phoenix’ out on November 23 via Atlantic Records, which includes the chart topping single ‘Let You Love Me’. It has been a momentous year and a half for Rita – following a sold out European tour and an incredible summer playing to millions of fans with over 33 live dates, her latest five hit singles have amassed over 1.3 billion Spotify steams worldwide. Global hit, ‘Your Song’, written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac has reached more than 352-million streams alone – it is also her biggest hit in Europe and was a Top 10 smash in the UK singles chart.
 
Following on from this, she released a global Top 10 hit ‘Lonely Together’ – a collaboration with Avicii. Her single ‘Anywhere’ earnt a #2 spot in the UK. Further collaborations with Liam Payne for the the Fifty Shades Freed Soundtrack ‘For You’ became her fourth Top 10 hit, as well as her girl-power anthem ‘Girls’, which saw Rita team up with Cardi B, Bebe Rexha & Charli XCX to achieve yet another global success. Other hits by Rita include ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ and ‘Body on Me’ featuring Chris Brown.
 
Presented by Wilbros Live. Tickets to RITA ORA – LIVE IN MANILA go on-sale on Friday, November 9th via TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555. For more information, follow Wilbros Live on social media.