Set your sights on a realm never before seen as the strangest of experiences and boldest of imaginations take reign at Wanderland Magic. Brace yourselves as we transcend into a dimension where the impossible is reality — now on its seventh year, Wanderland is brewing up its first ever 2-DAY FESTIVAL on March 9 & 10, 2019 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds.
With the necessary ingredients concentrated and blended into Wanderland: a heap of freshly picked artistic entities in the form of 22 live music acts and 4 live artists, a drop of blood, sweat,and tears from Karpos, and a dash of wishful thinking from it’s community : the Wanderers.
Here’s the lineup for this year’s festival and our tips so you can have a great time…
THE LINE UP. Headlining the festival’s music act are English rock bands The Kooks (UK) and Two Door Cinema Club (UK) performing into and about passion as it is music to one’s ears. Being with Wanderers since day 1 is Honne (UK), in yet another electrifying performance. From the (US) and with love are JMSN, Mac Ayres, SG Lewis, and Joan bring the variety in contemporary pop; synth, electronic, alternative, and indie, a spectrum that Wanderer’s will be bound to sing along. In instrumentality and musical scope, Masego (US) and Prep (UK) create that enchantment in the coolest of fires and most lavish of lullabies.In a power house of female energy, Alina Baraz (US), Gabrielle Aplin (UK) and Clairo (US) take the stage with the vocal prowess spanning contemporary R&B, indie-folk all the way to the waves of lo-fi. Shining light on South Korea’s Adoy (KR) and Singapore’s Charlie Lim (SG),with their groove characterized by a city-pop synth that speaks to and about the youth. Championing our homegrown independent music scene are Sandwich, UNIQUE, Reese Lansangan, Clara Benin, Autotelic, and Dayaw taking from the mystics of a Filipino midnight to the raging waves of our seas and into the very heart wherein the Filipino sound lives.
In addition to the roster, was the fruit of Wanderbattle’s first ever reaching unto new grounds as Cebu artists collided with Manila artists and paved way in awarding this year’s Wanderbattle 2019 champions and representing Cebuanos; Intertwined. From Manila comes Wanderbattle 2019 first runner up Nathan and Mercury to complete the Wanderland Magic musical acts. Coloring in the artistry and further illuminating the space taking over at Wanderland Magic is found in awarding this year’s 4 Wanderartist winners: Venazir Martinez, Frances Dandan, Raco Ruiz, and Joshua Panaligan.
THE EXPERIENCE. Wanderland is not just a festival. It’s an experience. Aside from wanting to see the artists, Wanderers keep coming back year after year for the unique experience that only Wanderland can give. Packed with an amazing line-up, a well-planned festival, and a community of people who appreciate music and arts, Wanderland will surely be something you’d want to keep coming back to.
LOCAL ARTISTS. More than the music, there will also be live art done by local artists.
THE COMMUNITY. Known as the Wanderland Community, the festival has brought together friends and strangers for a day of music revelry. This is where people come in as strangers and leave as friends so if you’re coming to Wanderland alone, don’t fret! With such an electric crowd each year, you’ll be sure to find your own set of Wanderbuddies because not a single Wanderer ever gets left behind.
All these create the magic that yearly fortifies Wanderland as more than just a music festival.
Every year the Wanderland community grows larger and louder, and with that, comes a number of ticket options:
1-Day Regular Wanderer (PHP4,500+) on sale on January 26, 10AM until March 10 or until supplies last
2-Day Regular Wanderer (PHP7,000+)
2-Day Star Wanderer/VIP + perks (PHP10,000+)
2-Day Regular Wanderbuddies Bundle (5 tickets) (PHP30,000+)
2-Day Star Wanderbuddies Bundle (5 tickets) + perks (PHP40,000)
HURRY—only LIMITED Wanderbuddies bundles are available until February 8, 2019.
*All ticket prices are exclusive of ticket service charge.
*Star Wanderbuddies tickets & bundles are exclusive at wanderlandfestival.com
Live an Awesome Life,
ABI of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We were media guests of Wanderland. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.