The Philippine scene for local concerts and festivals is a no-brainer crowd getter. But let’s be real – sometimes price points can be quite a turn off, especially when International Acts are concerned. I mean — yes we are sort of used to paying tens of thousands for a one-night experience when really we could be getting more for the same price or less. Shocking isn’t it? But apparently, our neighbouring friends have a cheaper alternative. And more often than not — it just makes more sense to make a complete vacay out of the whole experience!
Of course, it might be true that you spend more than the price of a regular concert ticket in Singapore after you add in accommodation and expenses (plus — “pasalubongs”), but the experience you get to live with that is priceless. The next time you want to make a quick trip within the region, why not go whilst you visit a couple of festivals that could very well be one for the books.
WE THE FEST
We The Fest is the yearly summer festival of music, arts, fashion and food in Indonesia (Jakarta). It started in 2014 with only a 2 day festival — but has then moved forward to a three-day event.
The festival already has seen performances from internally-known acts like Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, Big Sean, Mark Ronson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, CL and many more. With over 50,000 festival-goers from around the globe for last year’s celebration — We The Fest is a whimsical experience, everyone should enjoy and explore.
Happening again this coming July 20-22, 2018 at Jiexpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. You can BUY TICKETS on the link provided.
GOOD VIBES FESTIVAL
Good Vibes Festival is the counterpart of We the Fest but in Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands, Malaysia. Apart from almost the exact same line-up, Good Vibes is known to step it up a bit with the inclusion mash-up of their own local acts including Kyoto Protocol and Zamaera.
They’re also one of the very much affordable festivals out there that offers a variety of options that includes accommodations that truly is a sweet package. Prices start from RM 1,100 that includes a 2 -night stay at boutique hotels that’s situated near Genting.
The festival is set to happen on July 21 – 22, 2018 and you can purchase your tickets here.
Clockenflop is a festival by the sea that serves up a myriad of different genres. One of the long-standing festivals that is already in its 11th cycle, this three-day festival is continuing to grow bigger each year with more acts and artists featured.
Line-up hasn’t been released yet but it’ll be a good thing if you get your hands on their early bird tickets (which will also help you save up some cash). Set to happen this coming November 9-11, 2018 at the Central Harbourfront. Tickets can be bought here.
Scheduled dates are on December 13-16, 2018. Pre-selling tickets for the early bird rate are already available. Check it out here.
SUNNY SIDE UP FEST
Sunny Side Up Fest brings together a mix of international headliners, artists and DJs from a variety of genres in one stage including Ellie Goulding, Jonas Blue, Tokimonsta, Phoenix and Snakeships.
It is a festivity consisting of two consecutive days — divided into two installments, one in July and one in August. The first party on 21 July will be headlined by Nick Murphy fka Chet Faker, with other artists Basenji, Moon Boots, Seabass and more. The second party will be on 12 August (a headliner hasn’t been announced yet).
Located in Bali, at the Potato Head Beach Club a bucket-list destination when in Bali. There area supposed limited number of early bird general admission passes . You can purchase your tickets for day 1 here.