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2016 Summer Concerts And Music Festivals To Catch


If pop makes you bop, catch:

Little Mix
May 20
Kia Theatre, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Anne, and Jade are coming to Manila to tour their latest album Get Weird! Expect the X Factor UK winners—and Cosmo UK Ultimate Women of the Year awardees—to perform their singalong-perfect tracks such as “Black Magic” and “Love Me Like You.”

If R&B is your cuppa tea, catch:

Jason Derulo with Redfoo
May 27
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City


Crazy for Jason Derulo hits such as “Talk Dirty,” “Wiggle,” and “Want to Want Me?” You’re in luck, because he returns to Manila this May with LMFAO’s Redfoo in tow.

If guy groups give you life, catch:

5 Seconds of Summer with Twin Pines
March 12
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

Aussie pop-rock sensations Luke, Calum, Ashton, and Michael head to Manila for their Sounds Live Feels Live tour, with Scottish indie rockers Twin Pines set to open for them. If you don’t think you’re too old to fangirl over these teen idols, by all means, get those tix!

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March 19
Smart Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City


K-pop junkies, rejoice! BEAST is holding its first Manila “fan meeting” this month, and it won’t just offer live performances—it’ll allow fans to get up close with the Korean pretty boys as well.

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If EDM gets you moving, catch:

Neverland Manila x Raveolution
April 2
McKinley West Festival Grounds, Taguig City


Get painted beyond recognition at this huge paint party featuring globetrotting acts Galantis, Dannic, Firebeatz, and Kura. Local pros Marc Marasigan, Ron Poe, Deuce, Kat DJ, Funk Avy, Katsy Lee, Callum David, Those Damn Nerds, Toons, Everyday People, Pong Santos, and Franco Zarate complete the lineup.

Chroma Music Festival
April 2

Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City


Also a color festival, Chroma promises insane sets by foreign headliners Timmy Trumpet, Stadiumx, and Tujamo, as well as Manila’s own beatmasters Ace Ramos, Mars Miranda, David Ardiente, Therese Garcia, Tom Taus, Funk Avy, Cathy Frey, Lucio Pua, and Sai Dy.

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Closeup Forever Summer
May 21
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City


Closeup’s annual summer rave says adios with its final edition this year, and closing off the event’s phenomenal three-year run are Belgian EDM greats Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike.

If indie's your jam, catch:

Wanderland Music and Arts Festival
March 5
Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Makati City


The annual outdoor gathering of indie music lovers returns for its fourth year, this time with a fantastic lineup of foreign and local acts including Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver, The Naked and Famous, San Cisco, Panama, Blackbird Blackbird, CRWN, Jess Connelly, Cheats, Chad Valley, Commandeur, Jensen and the Flips, and Curtismith.

April 28
Skydome, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City


The Florida-based alt rockers known among indie-loving communities for their emotive tunes will be giving fans the feels as they head this way this April.

Of Monsters and Men
May 12
World Trade Center, Pasay City

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The Icelandic five-piece behind the indie anthem “Little Talks” brings their brand of exultant indie folk to Manila for the first time this May.

If you want a little bit of everythang, catch:

Paradise International Music Festival
April 9
Paradise Grounds, Aseana City, Parañaque


The first Paradise International Music Festival boasts a lineup spanning hip-hop to EDM to pop to OPM: Kanye West headlines; Rudmental, Austin Mahone, and Afrojack are among the foreign acts; and Up Dharma Down, Hale, Itchyworms, Maude, Giniling Festival, Yolanda Moon, Clara Benin, and DJ Jessica Milner make up the local acts.

If an out-of-town music excursion sounds like da bomb for you, catch:

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival
March 4-6
Malasimbo Amphitheatre, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro


This yearly musical pilgrimage to the foot of Mount Malasimbo once again calls on fans of soul, jazz, and world music to party outdoors to sick sets by homegrown talents as well as acts from the UK, Korea, and Australia.

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Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival
March 24-26
Malasimbo Amphitheatre, Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro


For Holy Week, the Malasimbo group puts forth another shindig boasting funk, hip-hop, house, and electronic acts from all over the world; dance performances by talented crews, and a lights show that promises to be uh-mazing.

Summer Siren Festival
April 8-10
Crystal Beach, Zambales


This three-day fest lets you groove beachside to music by 30 all-local bands and DJs including Marc Marasigan, Travis Monsod, Ebe Dancel, Hale, Ace Ramos, Motherbass, Moonstar 88, The Zombettes, Katsy Lee, Cheats, Quest, and many more.

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