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:
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Join the Harvard Square Philippine American Alliance for the first Filipino American Festival at Cambridge's Harvard Square in honor of Filipino American History Month! This debut event will take place on October 9th from 11am-6pm and intended to bring the Filipino American community together by showcasing a panorama of our rich heritage and traditions through music, dance, and food to the local community.
Join in on the fun as artists like EZ Mil, Bryan Termulo, Garth Garcia, and Rachel Anne Wolfe are set to perform plus bands like Sounds of Manila and AAPI Comedy Jam come to round out the entertainment.
The Harvard Square Oktoberfest and Honk! Festival organizers invites one and all to march in the parade to "Reclaim the Streets," starting at noon throughout the Square, interested in focusing everyone's presence on the good works that you, our local partners, are doing. It will feature live music on multiple stages from different eras catering to a multi-generational crowd, international vendors of crafts and items including those uniquely from the Philippines and Asia, and festive beer gardens from both local and national businesses.
The Harvard Square Philippine American Alliance is a non-profit organization that believes in bringing the community together through cultural events that celebrate the core values of the rich and deeply rooted ancestry of the Filipino people. Our goal is to organize events on an annual basis in partnership with business owners and community leaders.
As younger generations of Filipino Americans mature, connectivity, exposure and interactions with people that share their cultural heritage is paramount to enriching overall community diversity, equity and inclusion efforts while promoting Filipino Americans through networking, outreaching, and researching to ensure the prosperity of every individual involved.
After the recent release of her latest single, "Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita, Filipina breakout artist, Gigi De Lana is headed back to the U.S. for the Gigi De Lana and The Gigi Vibes Domination: The U.S. Tour 2022. Fans got a taste of her artistry at the recent Star Magic Tour last month, but now they'll be getting the full experience.
Her track has already reached over 1.2 million streams on Spotify and on its way to 11 million views on YouTube. Her fiery and passionate live onstage presence will be sure to surprise the crowd again on this upcoming tour. Joining are her band, The Gigi Vibes and special guest Carlo Aquino.
The rising artist started her journey as a singing contestant -- a "kontesera" in the Filipino vernacular -- De Lana drew global attention during the pandemic when she just posted numerous covers of classic and modern pop songs on YouTube with her band and became an internet singing sensation.
In a span of one year since being managed by Rise Studio and Star Magic, De Lana has released a chart-topping single (Sakalam), co-starred in a lead role opposite Gerald Anderson in her first series, "Hello, Heart", released her self-tltled album, performed at the 1MX Music Festival in Dubai, launched a successful Domination Tour that started in Manila, then to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bahrain, joined the Star Magic tour in the U.S., and now, through iWantTFC, TFC, ABS-CBN Events and MYX will bring her Domination Tour to the U.S.
"Gigi De Lana and The Gigi Vibes Domination: The U.S. Tour 2022" will start on October 15 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale CA, on October 21 at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and on October 16 at the South San Francisco HS Theatre in South San Francisco, CA.
Isn’t it sad when your favorite band has a show you can’t go to because you’re in another city? Thankfully, this won’t be a problem for Lola Amour fans, as they’re taking their Fallen Concert tour to different cities around the country!
Catch the band not only performing in Makati, they're also set to perform shows in Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Pampanga, and Cebu. This comes after kicking off their tour last July at the Ayala Malls Circuit Activity Center.
Their next stop is at the Ayala Malls Capital Central in Bacolod this September 10. Admission is completely free, and fans can check out the mechanics of the meet and greet on the Ayala Malls Capital Central Facebook page. Joining the band are special guests, Dizzy on Swings and &ND for the Bacolod leg of the tour.
In Cagayan de Oro, they’ll be joined by Soulthrll. For fans in Metro Manila and Metro Cebu, catch them throughout October and those watching their U.P. Town Center show, Leanne & Naara and Arthur Miguel will also be taking the stage alongside Lola Amour. The last leg of the Fallen concert tour will happen in Pampanga on November 12th.
The set list is sure to have fan favorites like “Fallen,” “Maybe Maybe,” “Pwede Ba,” all included, but catch the band performing their new song, “Dahan-Dahan.” The tour marks a milestone for the band, which is something that lead vocals and guitarist Pio Dumayas acknowledges.
Cover Photo Credit: Lola Amour Instagram
OPM artist, Rico Blanco is preparing for another performance this fall, but this time at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on September 11th. The anticipated concert will be a night of hits, nostalgia, and a showcase of musical talent. He teams up with KDR Music House to help bring back the music scene. Grab your tickets starting at PHP 500 for a one of a kind performance.
Rico Blanco will be bringing a few guests on stage with him including singers Zild Benitez, and Ebe Dancel as part of the lineup. He hopes to help bring back the experience of live music. "The pandemic situation is still around, and we’re starting to somehow live with it, [changing] our lifestyles a lot to accommodate and to be safe. There’s a lot of uncertainty. I feel that concerts [are] a product of habit, you know? Going out is a habit, the lifestyle of going out, going to restaurants and concerts is a habit.”
The concert marks the first show in years that the artist is staging as a full-set solo concert. He is known for his hits like “Umaaraw, Umuulan”, “Your Universe”, “Yugto” and more.
Cover Photo Credit: KDR Music House Twitter
On the rise arist, Joji announces his new album, entitled SMITHEREENS, set for release on November 4th, 2022 via 88rising. SMITHEREENS – already one of the most anticipated new albums of the year – is the follow-up to Joji’s 2020 sophomore album Nectar and features the worldwide hit single “Glimpse of Us,” which has gone Gold since its release in June 2022.
The song also garnered Joji’s highest-ever Billboard Top 100 chart position at #8 and has over 520 million global streams to date. “Glimpse of Us” is Joji’s highest charting single at radio to date. The record has also gone Platinum in both Australia and Canada, while remaining in the top 3 on the Spotify Global and U.S. charts for a month. SMITHEREENS is now available for pre-order.
Also available today is new song “YUKON (INTERLUDE)”, which offers another taste of SMITHEREENS and was written and produced by Joji himself alongside Isaac Sleator. Accompanying the track is a psychedelic and mind-bending visual directed by the visionary duo and longtime Joji collaborators BRTHR (pinkpantheress, Lana Del Rey, The Weekend). The visual is Joji’s first music video appearance in nearly 2 years.
The good news for Joji continues, with his full North American tour selling out within minutes when it went on sale this June. The tour has now sold over 110,000 tickets throughout the country.
The Japan-born singer and producer Joji is one of the world's most enthralling, enigmatic artists with over 12 billion streams to date. Joji's sophomore album, Nectar, debuted at #1 on Spotify's inaugural US Weekly Top 50 Albums chart, #1 on Billboard's Independent albums chart, and #3 on the Billboard 200. Nectar debuted at #1 in Australia and in the top 10 in New Zealand, Canada, UK, and Norway. Joji’s hit song “Run” has been RIAA-certified Gold, and he made his national television debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in 2020.
Cover Photo Credit: Joji Instagram
The Pistahan Parade and Festival in San Francisco recently brought Filipinos together in the Bay Area. It also celebrated the next generation of Filipino artists globally as they paraded together on the MYX Float. Those who made an appearance include: Edward Barber, Kiana V, AC Bonifacio, Kyle Echarri, Gigi De Lana, Ashley Mehta, Russ Coson, Janine Berdin, SAB, Lian Kyla, Larren Wong, and Angela Ken. Check out the photos from the parade!
See them hold up the Philippines' flag and share smiles all around. This is also the first time where some of the US-based artists met artists from the Philippines. It goes to show how music is a universal language that touches all parts of the world.
To get in the spirit of the 29th Annual Pishtahan, everyone had a great time on the MYX Float while fans were able to catch their favorite artists in-person or see them perform live. Adding to the excitement, MYX Global had a booth where we gave away a custom BumpBoxx prize!
We don't know about you, but we're already excited for the next one and can't wait to see who also comes on board!
Who's ready to meet your favorite stars of Star Magic as they begin their US tour? The first date is in Brooklyn, New York this August 6th. They took off from Manila a couple of days ago and made the trek from Asia to the States. Check out these pics of the young and fresh crew looking excited to put on a great show not only in NY, but also San Francisco and Los Angeles August 13th-14th.
This batch of travelers included Donny Pangilinan, Belle Mariano, Maris Racal, Charlie Dizon, Janine Berdon, Andrea Brillantes, Gigi De Lana, Eric Nicolas, and Carlo Aquino. For coming off almost half a day's trip the crew are all smiles!
Want to see them live in NY, SF, or LA? Grab your tickets now!
The alternative rock band, Lola Amour is gearing up for their Fallen Concert Tour at the Ayala Malls Circuit Activity Center this July 30th! Fans can expect the band to perform their bittersweet hit “Fallen,” as well as other hit songs like “Pwede Ba” and “Maybe Maybe.” In addition to performing their hits, they're bringing special guests along like Clara Benin and Leanne & Naara.
This is a concert OPM lovers can’t miss. All the details are available on the Ayala Mall Circuit social media page where fans can find information on general admission tickets, VIP passes, and a chance to meet Lola Amour! Fans simply have to either present an accumulated purchase receipt worth Php500 dated from July 23-30, purchase an exclusive Fallen shirt, or buy Php250 worth of Lola Amour merchandise.
Lola Amour's single, “Fallen” has been generating a lot of buzz in the past few weeks. It entered Spotify’s Top 100 songs in the Philippines, and continuously climbed the chart then was also added to the steaming platform's Viral Hits Philippines playlist with the band featured on its cover.
To prepare yourself for the concert, watch them perform the live version of “Fallen” over and over again on the “Looking Back” Documentary/Online Show. Their heartfelt rendition of the song effectively sends its message across – that things can get complicated once you confess your romantic feelings for someone. Lola Amour's vocalist and songwriter Pio Dumayas shared, “The song isn’t about falling in love. It’s about settling for walking in circles because the only way out doesn’t lead to a good place.”
With their unique sound, relatable lyrics, and infectious energy, it’s easy to see why so many fans love Lola Amour. Don’t miss out on the chance to watch them perform live! Make sure to drop by Ayala Malls Circuit this July 30 for their Fallen Concert Tour. Visit this link to learn more.
Cover Photo Credit: Warner Music
With your favorite Star Magic talent soon visiting the US, see how they prepare for this unique tour! The event is to showcase the brightest stars of this generation celebrate and 30 years of Star Magic. It'll be 2-hours full of entertainment from singing, dancing, and meeting your favorite artistas. What makes this anniversary concert tour special is how there's something for everyone. See numbers joining generations of talents together for one night. 20 stars. 3 cities. 1 amazing show. Get your tickets now!
Watch behind-the-scenes and get a sneak peek of rehearsals to make this show happen. In this first episode, learn about the history of Star Magic and stars throughout the years.
Then catch episode 2 and see who's joining the crew for the first time on the road.
TOYCON PH returns for a grand homecoming July 8-10th at Megatrade Halls, 5/F of the SM Megamall Building B. Organized by VLAC Event Management Inc and co-presented by Lazada and Smart Signature, the fan-favorite iconic center piece, the Voltes V robot makes its return alongside the collage of other colorful characters.
It’s been few years since the community of pop culture fans and collectors have come together so this year's event marks a reunion. For many, this long drought without any gathering to celebrate our common love for all things creative, innovative and collectible has gone on way too long. TOYCON started as a gathering of people of like minds, and this year as it has been every year, it is a collaboration of many to put together the biggest pop culture event in the country and in South East Asia.
WHAT NEW FOR THIS YEAR’S CONVENTION?
Plus there's so much to expect at this year's event. Check out some of the highlights to look forward to
MYX Global is happy to partner with TOYCON and help bring creativity to life alongside other media partners, ABS-CBN, 106.7 Energy FM, Inquirer.net, CNN Philippines and FPS PH. This year's con also wouldn't be possible without the help from Vans, Yori, Funko Funatic Philippines, Warner Brothers, and The Linden Suites, but also event partners Anime Alliance, Ex-Link Events, Komiket, PICOF, and the Philippine Toy Group Association.
For all event details, visit www.toyconph.com or Like ToyConPh on Facebook and Twitter and to purchase tickets, visit SMTickets.com and the TOYCON 2022 store on Lazada.
The man behind many of your favorite songs from artists such as Jeremy Passion, AJ Rafael, and Melissa Polinar, just to name a few, is hitting the stage at the Peppermint Club in Los Angeles for his first Headlining Show on July 15th. Jesse Barrera is taking the stage with Albert Posis and Friends for a jam-packed evening of great vibes and music.
The Producer and Songwriter announced the show via Instagram and mentioned that he would be bringing up a bunch of surprise guests to the show. If you know Jesse's body of work, then you know the possibilities of "surprise guests" are endless. Opening up for Jesse that night is the ROYALJAG and That Band Honey.
You can get more details and purchase tickets to the show HERE. As we wait for the live show, make sure to stream some of Jesse's latest work below.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Jesse Barrera Instagram