Dutch DJ Martin Garrix headlines music fest combining indie bands and EDM

Dutch DJ Martin Garrix (right frame) will be part of Close Up Forever Summer on May 16 at the MOA concert grounds. Coleen Garcia (left) is one of the Pinoy celebrities expected to grace the music fest.

Summer has always been the season for letting loose and getting close. These days, one of the best things about summer is a much-awaited day of youthful revelry by one of the most-loved brands in the country: Closeup Forever Summer, a music festival that’s all about being young, getting close, and staying fresh.

“Last year, Closeup organized the world's first crowd-sourced music festival, asking an audience through social media to choose what they wanted to see during the event. We weren’t too sure if we were going to do it again this year, but because the crowd asked for, here we are,” said Gem Laforteza, Senior Brand Manager for Closeup.

INDIE AND EDM IN ONE MUSIC FEST. “We asked what the people wanted and people were pretty much split on whether to have EDM acts or Indie acts at Closeup Forever Summer,” said Apples Aberin, Unilever’s Head of PR. “After seeing the results, Closeup has decided to take it to the next level, by combining indie and EDM in one music festival."

For an indie afternoon, Australian sibling-duo�Angus & Julia Stone�will be performing a folk-pop acoustic set. Angus & Julia Stone’s song “Big Jet Plane” lifted them to world consciousness, and won them Single of the Year at the ARIA Music Awards. They have toured Laneway in Singapore and Australia earlier this year and are set to perform in Coachella next month.

To headline the EDM night, one of the best and youngest DJs in the world, Dutch DJ/Producer�Martin Garrix�will take the stage. Ranked No. 4 in the world by DJ Mag, Garrix is best known for his track “Animals,” which he released when he was only 16 years old. He is currently set to release an album, collaborating with industry big wigs like Usher, David Guetta, Ti�sto and Ed Sheeran.


Prepping the EDM crowd for Garrix is the breathtaking�DJ Eva Shaw, formerly known as Bambi, resident DJ at Hakkasan who has performed in international music festivals including Ultra Miami.

Completing the line-up are sought-after local acts:�Sinyma,�Autotelic,�DJ Nix Damn P with Motherbass, and rising young artist�BP Valenzuela.

"As this year's Closeup Forever Summer promises indie acts in the afternoon and EDM in the evening, it’s perfect that Closeup can get you intensely close with intense fresh breath from day to night," said brand ambassador Coleen Garcia.

HOW TO GET THERE. Closeup Forever Summer is set on May 16, 2015 at the MOA Event Grounds. Tickets are on sale through SM Ticket Portals at P4,000 for VIP passes and P2,500 for Gold passes.

There’s a discount on the tickets if you buy them in pairs. You can get two (2) VIP passes for only P6,500 and two (2) VIP passes for only P4,000.





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