The municipality of Lubao, Pampanga is home to the annual Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival event. Now on its 5th year, #LubaoIBMF2018 is set to continue on with its trademark summer experience that’s perfect for family and friends.

Happening on March 23 – 25, 2018 at Pradera Verde, festival goers can expect a total of thirty-one (31) exciting local and international balloons to paint the skies of Lubao.

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018
Date:March 23 – 25, 2018
Venue: Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
Facebook: LubaoIBMF
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm
Telephone:+6929 559 1719
Email: lubaoibf@gmail.com

Here’s what happened last year: LUBAO IBMF 2017: A Hot Air Balloon Musical Summer in Pampanga! (Click play and watch the video)

Lubao IBMF

The morning skies of Lubao, Pampanga will be painted by more than 30 gorgeous hot air balloons from France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Japan, Thailand, and more. This includes 8 balloons in special shapes that will surely amuse festival-goers. An exhibition of aerial shows will also be in place for those who enjoy fearless displays. On top of that, entertaining land-based activities are set up such as car shows, rides, Zoocobia, inflatables, Kite Flying, food festival, bazaars, and other solid stunts. The skyline will be graced by ultralight aircrafts during the day and then be lit up by glowing hot air balloons in the evening to illuminate the activity area as visitors have a great concert experience.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:
● 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM BALLOON FLIGHT SCHEDULE:
● Morning Flight: 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM (subject to wind and weather conditions)

ACTIVITIES:
● Rallycross ● Off Road ● Motocross ● Ultralight ● Motoparagliding ● Zookobia Inflatables ● Oculus Archery ● Target Airsoft ● Fireworks Display ●Rides: Ferris Wheel, Swing and Bungee Trampoline

 

Lubao IBMF

Aside from exciting activities, the country’s favorite love teams McCoy & Elisse and Maymay & Edward will also make special appearances! Featured musical acts such as DJ Kyoto, Autotelic, December Ave, Ben & Ben and Ransom Collective will surely get the crowds jumping and swaying. The festival also boasts performances from the country’s biggest artists including Ex Batallion, Silent Sanctuary, Michael Pangilinan, Moira, UDD, Bamboo, and Sarah Geronimo. It’s going to be an unforgettable summer experience!

 

Lubao IBMF

The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018 is organized by Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from Provincial Government of Pampanga.

 

HOW TO GET THERE:

Lubao IBMF

DRIVING VIA NLEX
●  Take the North Luzon Expressway and then take San Fernando toll exit
●  Turn left towards Jose Abad Santos Ave. (Formerly Olangapo – Gapan road)
●  Head towards the town Lubao, passing Gua-Gua – Sta. Rita Intersection and
Golangco intersection (brgy. Prado Siongco is the last barangay of Lubao before Bataan)
●  The venue is at the right side of the highway, before the Pampanga and Bataan welcome arch.

Lubao IBMF

VIA SCTEX
● Take SCTEX toll Plaza heading towards Subic
● Take Dinalupihan toll exit; then turn left to Lubao
● The venue is right after the Bataan – Pampanga welcome arch

VIA TPLEX /SCTEX
● Take TPLEX towards SCTEX Toll Plaza heading to Subic
● Take Dinalupihan toll exit; then turn left to Lubao
● The venue is right after the Bataan-Pampanga welcome arch

PUBLIC TRANSPORT FROM MANILA
● Ride Genesis, Victory Liner, or Bataan Transit bus going to Olongapo, Mariveles, or Balanga ask the bus conductor if they will pass by Lubao, Pampanga
● If the bus will pass Lubao, then ask the bus conductor to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place
● All bus liners takes a bus stop over in Lubao
● For Victory Liner, its a 15 minutes away from Pradera Verde

 

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TICKET PRICES:
● General Admission – Php300/day
● Entrance Ticket to Flying Area – P500/person; Limited slots only for safety reasons; Will be
announced on site
● Tethered Balloon Ride – P1000/person; Will be announced on site
● Children 2 1⁄2 feet and below are FREE

TICKET OUTLETS:
● Online: www.smtickets.com
● All SM Ticket Outlets Nationwide
● On-Site

 

Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018
Date:March 23 – 25, 2018
Venue: Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco, Lubao, Pampanga.
Facebook: LubaoIBMF
Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 6pm
Telephone:+6929 559 1719
Email: lubaoibf@gmail.com

 

Live an Awesome Life,

ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure:  We were media guest of the Lubao IBMF.  I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.