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Summer Concerts And Festivals For Every Music Fangirl

It's official: This summer is an AWESOME time for music.

1. If you like girl pop singalongs, catch:

Charli XCX
April 18
Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City

The ultra-edgy up-and-comer behind hits such as “Boom Clap” and “I Love It” (with Icona Pop) is coming to Manila! Sing it with us: “Boom clap, you make me feel good / Come on to me, come on to me now!


Demi Lovato
April 30
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

The former Disney star makes a pitstop in Manila to promote her 2013 album Demi, which includes “Heart Attack,” “Made in the USA,” and the ridiculously catchy “Really Don’t Care.”

Katy Perry
May 7
Philippine Arena, Bulacan

KP returns to the PH to promote her 2013 album Prism, which spawned the hits “Roar,” “Birthday,” “Dark Horse,” “Unconditionally,” and “This Is How We Do.” We hope her dancing sharks come along, too!

2. If you’re crazy for boy bands, catch:

One Direction
March 21 and 22
Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City

Say what you will about these British lads, but you can’t deny that they’re super fine—no wonder tickets to their first show quickly sold out last year! No need to worry, Directioners: They’ve since added another date to their Manila stop.

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Backstreet Boys
May 5
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

Yes, ladies: The Backstreet Boys are still at it! Get some throwback kilig going by singing along to your childhood crushes as they come to Manila to promote their latest album, In a World Like This. NICK CARTER 4EVER!

3. If you want to indulge all your #hugot feels, catch:

The Script
April 17
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

Sing along to the Irish pop rockers’ hits such as “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved,” “Breakeven (Falling to Pieces),” “For the First Time,” and “No Good in Goodbye,” and feel your heart ache with every wistful line.


Sam Smith
May 10
Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay City

The multiple-Grammy winner with the heart-wrenching hits makes his first-ever Philippine trip for his In the Lonely Hour World Tour. Can you imagine hearing “Lay Me Down,” “Stay with Me,” and “Leave Your Lover” live? #LASLAS

4. If you’re itching to hear sick EDM beats—with a side of indie—catch:

Closeup Forever Summer
May 16
Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City

Closeup’s annual music festival returns with Dutch EDM star Martin Garrix as headliner! This year, there’s something in store for indie fans, too, as Australian brother-and-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone also takes the stage.


5. If you want to experience the indie festival vibe, catch:

Wanderland Music & Arts Festival
April 25
Globe Circuit Events Ground, Makati City

The annual outdoor gathering of indie fans returns this year headlined by American hip-hop sensation Kid Cudi. Enjoy sets by other foreign acts such as RAC, Augustana, The Jungle Giants, Youngblood Hawke, and Lewis Watson, plus witness the comeback of OPM pogi rockers Hale.


6. If you like grooving to R&B and jazz, catch:

Dream Fields Music Festival
May 30
Evia Vista Land, Dasmarinas, Cavite

This just in! “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke will headline the debut of this brand spanking new music festival in Cavite, with the rest of the lineup soon to be announced.

7. If you’re a huge fan of homegrown acts, catch:

Summer Siren Festival
April 17-19
Crystal Beach, Zambales

This festival boasts an all-local lineup which includes thirty of the country’s biggest and up-and-coming bands and DJs. You get to enjoy three days’ worth of great music, and experience “glamping” (glamorous camping) at a fantastic beach location while you’re at it!


8. If you want to enjoy good music on the cheap, catch:

Owl City
May 8
Bonifacio High Street Central Plaza, Taguig City

The electronica act behind “Fireflies,” “Vanilla Twilight,” and “Good Time” (with Carly Rae Jepsen) has announced on his Facebook page that he’s coming to Manila to do a show that’s absolutely FREE. G? G!

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