Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is celebrating its 5th year anniversary in Puerto Galera, with two fun-filled weekends that will surely be the talk of the town. The first weekend, March 6 to 8, will be dedicated to music and art. Headlining the event is Ky-Mani Marley (son of the late Bob Marley), Fred Wesley, and the New J.B.’s, Taylor McFerrin, French Kiwi Juice, and GOCOO + GORO.
The second weekend—March 13 to 15—introduces a new concept, the Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival. This caters to a younger audience, with a focus on hip hop, house, and electronic music, enhanced with dance performances and state of the art light shows. Among the musical acts are DJ Kentaro, DJ Mitsu The Beats, Philippine All Stars, and more!
So, what are you packing in your bag this weekend? Here are a few essentials you shouldn’t forget:
1. A trusty and trendy pair of flipflops
With all the different attractions during the three-day weekend, you will probably be walking around a lot, so you’ll need a sturdy yet comfy pair on your feet.
2. Cute sunglasses
A music festival staple: fashionable specs.
Aviators, price available upon request, Sunnies Studios
You’re going to be under the sun all day, so don’t forget to protect your skin. We suggest you reapply every two to three hours!
Bioderma sunblock, P2,250, available at Watsons
4. A camera
Make sure to snap photos of the amazing art pieces at the Sculpture Garden, which were created by mostly Filipino contemporary artists. If you have a GoPro, you might want to carry it around, too!
5. A comfy outfit
So, have you planned your outfit already? Remember: you don't have to compromise comfort for style. It's a whole-day event, so you will want to wear something that you can move around in. And even thought it's the universal music festival outfit, you don't have to wear a crop top if you don't want to. Here are some outfit ideas!