88rising’s Head In The Clouds Manila music festival already boasted one of the top festival lineups that we’ve ever seen, and now the company has just added more popular homegrown acts to the setlist! The newest additions to the music and arts extravaganza are: Paradise Rising’s Manila Killa, rising R&B hitmaker Denise Julia, iconic P-Pop group SB19, and 88rising artist August 08.
Announced by 88rising and Live MNL last August, the Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival is presented by Globe with GCash as major sponsor and will take place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2022 at SM Festival Grounds Parañaque City. The festival will feature a stellar lineup of world class headliners including Joji, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, eaJ, and YOASOBI. The festival will also include live performances from BIBI, MANILA GREY, Warren Hue, Ylona Garcia, GUAPDAD 4000, ATARASHII GAKKO!, MILLI, Zack Tabudlo and many more. Special guest is Grammy-winning hitmaker and electronic producer ZEDD. 88rising and HITC MANILA also plan to announce more acts as the festival approaches! You can buy tickets and passes here.
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Announced by 88rising and Live MNL last August, the Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival is presented by Globe with GCash as major sponsor and will take place on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10, 2022 at SM Festival Grounds Parañaque City. The festival will feature a stellar lineup of world class headliners including Joji, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, eaJ, and YOASOBI. The festival will also include live performances from BIBI, MANILA GREY, Warren Hue, Ylona Garcia, GUAPDAD 4000, ATARASHII GAKKO!, MILLI, Zack Tabudlo and many more. Special guest is Grammy-winning hitmaker and electronic producer ZEDD.
For a two-day general admission pass of P12,888, fans will gain access to these artists (over 20 scheduled performers) who will take to the stage and play for 45 to 55 minutes each. That roughly translates to about 18 hours of premium experience over the course of two days. Those who opt to buy the VIP pass at P15,888 willl get plenty of value for money to watch and enjoy every performance: early entry via their dedicated VIP entry lanes to access the main stage and second stage, designated VIP restrooms, additional shade and seating areas, access to exclusive food & beverage vendors and select festival merchandise for purchase.
And because Head In The Clouds is much more than a music festival, fans will also be treated to specially-curated food as well as immersive and Instagram-worthy installations that should keep them engaged in between performances. The Head In The Clouds experience, of course, is much more fun when enjoyed in the company
of close friends, siblings and relatives. As a year-ender barkada get-together, it really doesn’t get any better than this. Tickets now on sale, passes can be purchased HERE.
Since its widely-acclaimed debut in the US back in 2018, 88rising’s Head In The Clouds festival has emerged as one of the most anticipated annual events for fans of both music and the arts. The festival is unique in the sense that it specifically specializes on Asian music and culture from all around the around. No surprise it was eventually hailed as the “Asian Coachella.” Every staging of Head In The Clouds, has in fact, received unanimous praise. In 2018, the very
first HITC festival was hailed by The Bull’s Eye as “an unforgettable experience…one of the best musical events” of the year. Reviewing in 2019, the Los Angeles Times High School Insider noted that “the festival, which isn’t just about music, more garnered 25,000 people — more than double the amount” of the previous year.
In 2021, a year after the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, Uproxx hailed Head In The Clouds as “Los Angeles’ next great music festival while just recently, Concert Updater said the festival, “simply lived up to the hype.” “Everything from the music, the food, the crowd, and the overall experience was absolute perfection,” the site further posted in its review of the festival that took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California last August.
Filipino fans will now get the chance to experience what everyone else in the US was raving about. This year, Head In The Clouds is expanding its horizons and taking all its euphoria to Southeast Asia with two separate dates in Jakarta and Manila happening this December.
88rising, the pioneering and internationally-renowned music and media company amplifying Asian talent and culture, and Live MNL announced the 2022 Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival lineup in Manila. From December 9th through 10th, one of the biggest events of the year is taking place at SM Festival Grounds Parañaque City. Grab your tickets starting Wednesday, October 5th at 10am Manila time. 2-day GA passes are priced at Php 12,888 and 2-day VIP passes are Php 15,888.
So if you're wondering who's coming to Manila as part of the HITC lineup, you'll see a few of your favorites from headliners Joji, Jackson Wang, NIKI, Rich Brian, eaJ, and YOASOBI to also live performances from BIBI, MANILA GREY, Warren Hue, Ylona
Garcia, GUAPDAD 4000, ATARASHII GAKKO!, MILLI, Zack Tabudlo and many more. If that wasn't enough, check out special guest Grammy-winning hitmaker and electronic producer ZEDD.
Last month, Head In The Clouds hosted 70,000 people over two days at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in its fourth year in Los Angeles, California. 88rising earlier announced Head In The Clouds Music & Arts Festival will travel to Indonesia later this year, marking the debut of the festival in both Indonesia and the Philippines. “I am so excited to perform at the inaugural Head in the Clouds Manila. I missed y’all and it’s time to bring it to the Philippines,” says headliner Rich Brian.
Check out the full lineup below:
Very Special Guest
Mark your calendars because 88Rising's Head in the Clouds is coming in hot this summer. The annual music festival features musical artists across the Asian diaspora including some of your favorite Filipino artists. Part of this year's newly announced lineup are Fil-Aussie Ylona Garcia, Fil-Am Yeek, and London-based Filipino No Rome. The event is set to take the stage in Pasadena, California at Brookside at the Rose Bowl on August 20th - 21st.
Register now at LA.HITCFESTIVAL.COM for first access to 2-DAY passes and presale begins Thursday, May 26 at 12pm PT.
Ylona Garcia: the Filipino-Australian actress, singer, songwriter began her career in entertainment at 13-years old. She currently is working on new tunes to showcase a different side of her musical journey and take her music global.
Yeek: the New Jersey born and Florida raised Fil-Am is an early adopter of the "genre-bending" space and breaking through as a DIY musician. He's a creative in every sense dabbling in music, film, fashion, and art.
No Rome: Born in Manila and now based in London began making music at a young age. His name is an ode for his laid-back electronic pop songs. Now signed with Dirty Hit Records also home to beabadoobee and The 1975, No Rome has collaborated with The 1975, Charlie XCX, and released his debut album It's All Smiles.
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keshi released a new track in October called, "SOMEBODY" a year after the one year anniversary of his last project, always. The song is the first single and music video from his upcoming, debut studio album. After the track released, he took the stage at 88 Rising's Head in the Clouds Festival in Los Angeles earlier this month with NIKI to perform “right here” and eaJ of Day 6 to perform “pillows” to over 30,000 fans.
"SOMEBODY," co-produced with Eli Rizk, brings out keshi's edgier side, but balances it with a perfect equilibrium between lo-fi and pop sound with a touch of 832. You can expect to hear keshi's harmonies along with his artistry. “With "SOMEBODY" and the upcoming album as a whole, I felt like it was time to shift the tone to something more well rounded. It all exudes a newfound confidence that I think fans will be refreshed to hear and see in all the new videos,” keshi tells us.
Along with releasing his latest single, keshi teamed up with Mindset and Dive Studios for the keshi x Mindset podcast collection. The platform is dedicated to normalizing the conversation of human experiences through authentic stories. keshi talks about everything from who he is as Casey Luong and his upbringing, what he did before music, and answers some fan questions. He's featured in 8 episodes so time to grab some headphones and listen away!
When keshi broke into the scene with his 2018 project, The Reaper, it earned him early recognition for shaping the lo-fi discourse that’s flanking pop music. VICE said, “the rawness that underpins keshi’s sound keeps fans coming back for more.” The Houston, Texas native gained popularity in the lofi-hip hop/study beats community and continues to have success in that genre. He wrote, produced, engineered and played all the instrumentation on his EP projects (Skeletons (2019), Bandaids (2020), and Always (2020)), which describes the cycle of a relationship.
Since then, keshi has been gaining more traction in mainstream like appearing on the 88rising-curated Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: The Album for his song “War With Heaven," YSL's special guest at their Venice show and he's currently tour with LANY. keshi wants to be remembered as an artist and he's on his way there. “I think the biggest goal for me right now is to create a record that will outlast me."
Get to know him as an artist and jump into his mindset in this recent MYXclusive with VJ Samm where they chat about songwriting, his album, and more!
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