Wanderland Festival’s annual WanderBattle is a go! This year, five bands and six visual artists are up for a lineup slot during the famed music festival. Previous winners of this highly competitive yet fun-loving contest include The Ransom Collective in 2014, Strange Creatures in 2015, Oh, Flamingo! in 2016, and Lola Amour last year.

The Battle Begins

WanderBattle started off with 10 semi-finalists for each category: Moonwlk, Rob and the Hitmen, One Click Straight, MAW, Devices, Basically Saturday Night, Atticus and the Finch, La Luna, Carousel Casualties, and xxxxx for Wanderband; Aldwin Zapanta, Ashley Limjoco, Humbly, Christian Cardenas, JP Pining, Kaye Domingo, Nico Sarreal, Rai Hamid, Rups Kiddo, and Sam Bumanlag for Wanderartist.

Voting for the next round began on October 18 and ended four days later, October 22. Mechanics were simple—50% comes from the judges’ scores and the other 50% is taken from the amount of Facebook reacts on their video performance. Thousands of likes and shares from family, friends, and fans bombarded the videos to show their support. With all the calculations completed, we have our finalists!

*Drum Roll*

Our WanderBand finalists are Rob and the Hitmen, Devices, One Click Straight, Basically Saturday Night, and Carousel Casualties; our WanderArtist finalists are Humbly, Sam Bumanlag, Aldwin Zapanta, Christian Cardenas, JP Pining, and Rai Hamid! Congratulations to everyone who entered the finals. We’re ready to see you all battle it out on the stage!

Finalists from both categories will be battling it out in front of our very eyes on Friday, November 24 at STKD Zeppelin in Pasig City. On top of that, special performances from previous crown wearers Lola Amour and The Ransom Collective, and Warner Music Philippines’ Leanne & Naara will be serenading us throughout the night. Tickets fall at PHP200 with service charge.

Catch <S>andwich, IV of Spades, Lauv, FKJ, and the winner of WanderBattle at the sixth annual Wanderland Music & Arts Festival. Purchase your tickets now and we’ll see you on March 10, 2018 at the Filinvest City Grounds!

Featured image from Wanderland’s official Facebook page