Two of the Philippines’ biggest music and art festivals, Wanderland and Malasimbo, are both happening this March! Here’s a one-stop primer to help you get ready for these two major music events.
Your Primer for Wanderland and Malasimbo 2019
Wanderland: Magic Awaits
Good music, stunning art, and pure magic come together for Wanderland 2019.
For the first time since its inception, though, Wanderland now spans two exciting days! Join the fun by heading to Filinvest City Events Grounds in Alabang on March 9 to 10.
Expect an electric atmosphere from the moment you enter the music festival grounds. Don’t worry if you come alone--the friendly crowd ensures that you’ll have new Wanderbuddies by the time you leave.
Wanderland 2019 Lineup
A total of twenty-two live performances and four Wanderartists complete the lineup for Wanderland 2019.
Two Door Cinema Club
Intertwined (Wanderland 2019 Champion)
Nathan & Mercury (Wanderland 2019 1st Runner-Up)
1-Day Regular Pass - ₱4,500+
2-Day Regular Wanderer - ₱7,000+
2-Day Star Wanderer (VIP) - ₱10,000+
For the convenience and comfort of Wanderers, the music festival’s organizers are teaming up with some of Alabang’s best hotels! Just be sure to present your wristband and ticket for validation when you check-in.
1. Crimson Hotel
*Official Residence for Wanderland 2019
Booking period: Until March 1 or until vacancies last
Stay period: March 9 - March 11
Room rates inclusive of free parking:
Deluxe: ₱4,800 (room only), ₱5,500 (with breakfast)
Premier: ₱5,500 (room only), ₱6,500 (with breakfast)
Spellbound Room Packages, inclusive of two regular day passes, two food and beverage coupons, welcome gifts, breakfast buffet for two, and free parking:
Deluxe: ₱18,000 (overnight), ₱24,000 (two nights)
Premier: ₱19,000 (overnight), ₱26,000 (two nights)
Premier Club: ₱21,000 (overnight), ₱28,000 (two nights)
Executive Club: ₱23,000 (overnight), ₱30,000 (two nights)
One Bedroom Suite: ₱25,000 (overnight), ₱32,000 (two nights)
For reservations, call (+632) 863-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Magic Stay at Crimson.”
2. Bellevue Manila
Booking period: January 14 - March 12
Stay period: March 6 - March 13
Overnight stay for two:
Main Wing: ₱4,500.00
Tower Wing: ₱5,000
3-Day / 2-Night stay for two:
Main Wing: ₱8,000.00
Tower Wing: ₱9,000
Both options come with free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfast for two.
Contact (+632) 771-8181 for direct reservation and booking.
3. B-Hotel Manila
Booking period: January 14 - March 12
Stay period: March 6 - March 13
Overnight stay for two: ₱3,000.00
3-Day / 2-Night stay for two: ₱5,000.00
Both options include free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfast for two.
Call (+632) 771-8181 for direct reservations and bookings.
4. Azumi Boutique Hotel
Booking period: February 1 - March 10
Stay period: March 08 - March 11
Option 1, promo code W2019: ₱3,500.00/night with Free Wi-Fi, complimentary pool access and breakfast for two (2)
Option 2, promo code W2019B: ₱3,000.00/night for a Queen Size Bedroom, though without breakfast
For reservations, go to http://azumi.ph/ and enter your stay dates or call (+532) 869-9888.
5. Vivere Hotel
Booking Period: January 28 - March 10
Stay Dates: March 9 - March 10
Deluxe room for two, includes breakfast buffet and complimentary shuttle service:
₱8,800 for two nights
Two-bedroom suite for four, includes breakfast buffet and complimentary shuttle service:
₱18,000 for two nights
For reservations, call (+632) 771-7777 or (+63) 917-653-1777. You can also email email@example.com. When making the reservation, be sure to send or present a copy of your Wanderland confirmation voucher.
Malasimbo: A Slice of Paradise
Since 2011, the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival has been bringing together awesome beats, international art, and striking Mangyan crafts. This year, though, the music festival is moving from the foothills of Mt. Malasimbo to a private nature reserve park. The new venue is close to the White Beach in Puerto Galera, making it a perfect place for watching the sunset from the shore.
This music festival also spans two days, from March 1 to March 2. Watch out for foreign and local talents, an all-new silent disco stage, and the return of the legendary Malasimboat parties!
Malasimbo 2019 Lineup
With over 40 talents slated to perform, Malasimbo will have more than enough good vibes and great music for all.
Robert Glasper (ft. Derrick Hodge and Justin Tyson)
IV of Spades
I Belong to the Zoo
Ian Lofamia Band
The Blue Rats (ft. RJ Pineda and Paul Marney)
Vic Facultad & Weather the Roots
Bins x Ayon
Tomas x Saint Guel x Local Sun
Xi & Dudu
March 1 (Fri): ₱2,000
March 2 (Sat): ₱2,500
2-Day Pass: ₱4,000
Malasimbo’s awesome new venue comes with a wider campsite for festival-goers to pitch their tents. There are also all-in packages to spare revelers from any hassle. These packages cover music festival tickets, environmental fees, and transportation. You’ll find both budget-friendly options and VIP-level packages to choose from.
For more reservation details and festival info, visit Malasimbo’s official site.
7 Quick Tips for Festival-Goers
Looking forward to world-class music festival fun at Wanderland or Malasimbo? Here are a few tips to keep inconvenience at bay.
1. Pack Well
Bring hand sanitizer, wipes, garbage bags, a flashlight, and some food and drink, aside from extra clothes and toiletries. Take a valid ID with you to the music festival, too.
2. Keep Your Valuables Around
Put your phone and your cash in hard-to-reach pockets. Your phone itself can also hold a bit of emergency money--just tuck a folded bill under the phone case.
3. Wear Sunscreen
Music festivals are fun; sunburns aren’t. Enjoy live performances despite the scorching sun by swiping on some sunscreen. Put on sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat for more protection from the elements.
4. Watch the Alcohol
You’re here to make memories, not to endanger yourself. If you’re going to drink, know your limits and stay hydrated.
5. Take a Power Bank With You
It’ll make keeping touch with your friends a lot easier, even if you use your phone heavily throughout the music festival.
6. Decide on a Clear Meeting Place
It’s common to lose sight of your friends a few times during music festivals. Pick a specific meetup spot to make it easier to find your companions.
7. Chat with Fellow Festival-Goers
This is especially helpful if you’re going to Wanderland or Malasimbo by yourself. You’ll have new friends and familiar faces to hang around or run to, if anything. Some solo revelers even find lifelong friends at these events!
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Excited? Bookmark this primer and start packing! The Wanderland and Malasimbo music & arts festivals both guarantee the experience of a lifetime.
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