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Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival


Mar. 10 to 12; Malasimbo Amphitheatre, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro; for more information, follow the event’s Facebook and Instagram @malasimbofestival and on Twitter @malasimbofest

It’s that time of the year again for one of the best festival experiences this side of the world! This year’s Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival features a lineup that include Afro-Cuban jazz pianist and Quincy Jones’ protégé Alfredo Rodriguez, Australian soul jazz performer Jordan Rafei, and the outstanding Canadian electronic music artist Tennyson.

Local musical talents include Apartel, Jeck Pilapil & Peace Pipe, Brass Pas Pas Pas Pas, Similar Objects, CRWN, Curtismith, RH Xanders, Skarm, Moophs, and Microphone Mechanics.

This year’s festivities will also feature a silent disco, where music is transmitted via headphones. Participants can choose among three competing DJs and dance to their music of their choice. International and local DJs include Lefto, Kristian Hernandez, Br3aking Silence, The Diegos, Mark Zero, Manolet Dario, and many more.

The festival will proudly continue to host the iconic art installations of Agnes Arellano, Wawi Navarroza, Ling Quisumbing Ramilo, Olivia d’Aboville, and many more.

A six-day yoga retreat at the Malasimbo grounds will be happening from Mar. 8 to 13, with Australia yogi Cameron Brown a.k.a. MC Shureshock, who will also partake in hosting the event.

Tickets are priced at PhP2,245 for Friday Pass; PhP3,245 for Saturday Pass; PhP2,745 for Sunday Pass; PhP6,495 for 3-day Festival Pass; PhP25,980 for Group Package (3-day Festival passes + one for free)