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Celebrate Malasimbo’s 10th Year With Music Discovery, Conversations, and More

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2020 is happening at the end of the month, and we can’t wait

It’s that time of year again: Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is upon us, and we can hardly wait! Established in 2011 in Puerto Galera by Hubert D’Aboville, the festival has been home to creative and artistic souls for the past ten years with musicians such as Joey Ayala, Up Dharma Down, and Radioactive Sago Project having performed at the festival.


Malasimbo has always opened up to a diverse community of performers, artists, bands, and music lovers, and this year, it has found a home at the La Mesa Eco Park.  Malasimbo has always championed the environment, and so it’s only fitting that it celebrates its 10th year at one of the last few green spaces left in the metro.


Here’s what you can expect at the festival’s 10th year celebration:


1. Various art and wellness programs. You can experience the healing effects of music using resonant tools and musical instruments, which will help you connect to the earth and nature. There will also be meditation, yoga, dance, and journaling sessions during sunrise and sunset. 





2. A music business conference and a silent disco stage. At the Drilon Orchidarium, artists from the music industry together will have the chance to exchange conversations with music lovers. In the evening, the same place will transform into a silent disco stage. 




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3. Performances at La Mesa Eco Park’s amphitheater. The lineup features a mix of international and local acts with Snarky Puppy’s Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles and Mike Love headlining the festival. Other artists include Laneous, Canadian keyboardist Anomalie, Colombian jazz pianist Jesus Molina Quartet, Uncomfortable Science, and Intergalactix. Local music artists include Brigada, Yosha, Kadangyan, Leanne & Naara, Marga Jayy, Project Yazz, Talata ni Tala, Malana, Tago Jazz Collective, and more. 





4. 10% of the tickets sold (or a minimum of Php 250,000) will be donated to Bantay Kalikasan. The festival will be for the benefit of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s environmental arm. Through the help of donors, volunteers, and partner agencies, Bantay Kalikasan reforested 1,522 hectares within the watershed. It was also able to transform the 33-hectare land into a natural park with an eco-academy facility.  


Malasimbo 2020 is happening from February 29 to March 1. Two-day passes are at Php 8,000 and one day pass is at Php 4,500. Get tickets at malasimbo.com. For updates, follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram