PEP Ultimate Guide to Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2019 (Part 1)

by Nikko Tuazon
Feb 19, 2019
Indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club—composed of Alex Trimble (vocals, rhythm guitar, beats, synths), Sam Halliday (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Kevin Baird (bass, synths, backing vocals)—headlines the first day of  Wanderland Music & Arts Festival. This music fest will take place from March 9-10, 2019 at Filinvest City Event Grounds, Muntinlupa City.
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In just a few weeks, Karpos Multimedia and Globe will be staging the biggest edition of Wanderland Music & Arts Festival.

This year, the 7th edition of the highly-anticipated concert festival will take place on March 9 and 10 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds, Muntinlupa City.

Over 20 acts from here and abroad will be performing at the magic-themed music and arts festival.

Below is the full list of artists performing on the first day of 2019 Wanderland Music & Arts Festival:

DAY 1 (MARCH 9)

INTERTWINED - 3:00PM

San Miguel Wanderband 2019 champion and Cebu-based band Intertwined is one of the opening acts of this year's Wanderland Music & Arts festival.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: Jazz-infused covers including "Gone Under" by Snarky Puppy, and their winning original piece "Feels Good" at the concert.

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AUTOTELIC - 3:30PM

Indie-alternative rock band Autotelic—composed of Josh Villena on guitars and vocals, Kai Honasan on keyboards and vocals, Neil Tin on guitars, EJ Edralin on the synth, Timothy Vargas on bass guitars, and Gep Macadaeg on drums—are set to return to the Wanderland stage this March.

The band was one of the finalists of the 2014 edition of Wanderband competition.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Laro," "Takipsilim," and "Languyin."

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REESE LANSANGAN - 4:00PM

Indie artist Reese Lansangan will also be making a comeback at the Wanderland stage.

The 27-year-old singer/songwriter is best known for her 2015 debut album Arigato, Internet!

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Home," "For the Fickle," and her latest single is called "Islands"

CHARLIE LIM - 4:30PM

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Singapore-based neo-soul singer Charlie Lim is one of the Asian acts invited for the music festival.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "I Only Tell The Truth," "Bitter," "Conspiracy," "Light Breaks In," "Light Breaks In," and "Circles."

UNIQUE - 5:20PM

Unique Salonga is set to return to the Wanderland stage, this time as a solo artist.

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The 18-year-old singer/songwriter performed at last year's edition of the music and arts festival with his former band, IV of Spades.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Midnight Sky" and "Cha-Ching."

JOAN - 6:00PM

Arkansas-based indie pop duo from JOAN—composed of Alan Thomas and Steven Rutherford—is best-known for their infectious '80s-influenced songs.

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The band's debut EP Porta was released in July 2018.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Stop and stare, "Tokyo," "I Loved You First," "Love Somebody Like You," and "Take Me On."

GABRIELLE APLIN - 6:50PM

English singer-songwriter Gabrielle Aplin rose to fame in 2012 with her U.K. chart-topping hit "The Power of Love."

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Since then, she has released two albums English Rain (2013) and Light Up the Dark (2015).

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Please Don't Say You Love Me," "Sweet Nothing," and "My Mistake."

SG LEWIS - 7:50PM

U.K.-based singer-songwriter SG Lewis will set the mood for the second-half of the music festival's first day with his ambient dance-oriented tracks.

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The 24-year-old Liverpool-based artist debuted in the music scene in 2016 through his EP Yours.

In April 2018, he released his full-length debut album Dusk.

SONGS TO LISTEN: "Warm," "Blue," "Shivers," and "Holding Back."

HONNE - 8:40PM

English electronic music duo Honne—composed of James Hatcher (producer) and Andy Clutterbuck (singer, producer)—are gearing up for their sophomore performance at the Wanderland stage.

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This is the band's third consecutive year to perform in the Philippines. The electronic duo made their Wanderland debut in 2017.

Honne returned to Manila on July 2018 and headlined Karpos Live with Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Warm On A Cold Night," "Coastal Love," "Location Unknown," and "All In The Value."

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JMSN - 10:00PM

Christian Berishaj (also known as JMSN) is best known for his R&B-inspired funk tracks.

The American singer-songwriter, record producer made his own name in the music scene in 2012 with his debut album Priscilla.

Sine then, he has released five more studio albums including Pllajë, JMSN (Blue Album), It Is., Whatever Makes U, and Happy Velvet.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Alone," "Love & Pain," "Cruel Intentions," and "Thing U Miss"

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB - 11:00PM

Indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club—composed of Alex Trimble (vocals, rhythm guitar, beats, synths), Sam Halliday (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Kevin Baird (bass, synths, backing vocals)—will finally return to Manila after two years.

The band first shared the stage with Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, Swedish singer Zara Larsson, and American singer-songwriter Daya and the In The Mix music festival in 2017.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Cigarettes in The Theatre," "Undercover Martyn," "Sleep Alone," and "Costume Party"

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LIVE ART AND MORE

Aside from the local and international bands performing at the festival, the seventh edition of Wanderland Music and Arts Festival has a lot to offer.

Young Filipino visual artists Vena martinez, Raco Ruiz, Frances Dandan, and Joshua Panaligan will be doing live art/mural paintings at the venue while the concert is ongoing.

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There are also magic-themed booths available for the attendees. Previous editions of the concert had velcro walls, a gaming area, giant inflatable slides, jousting, archery, wall climbing, and many other activities.

There's is also a big chance for meet and greet with your favorite band. The organizers of the music festival will announce the mechanics in the coming days so make sure to follow their social media accounts.

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Concertgoers can also expect to see various food stalls at the venue so you and your friends could go on a picnic if you want.

Ticket prices to the 2019 Wanderland Music & Arts Festival are as follows:

  • 1-Day Regular Wanderer - PHP4,500+
  • 2-Day Regular Wanderer - PHP7,000+
  • 2-Day Star Wanderer - PHP10,000+
  • 2-Day Regular Wanderbuddies Bundle (5 tickets) - PHP30,000+

For more information, visit http://wanderlandfestival.com/




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Indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club—composed of Alex Trimble (vocals, rhythm guitar, beats, synths), Sam Halliday (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Kevin Baird (bass, synths, backing vocals)—headlines the first day of  Wanderland Music & Arts Festival. This music fest will take place from March 9-10, 2019 at Filinvest City Event Grounds, Muntinlupa City.
PHOTO/S: Courtesy of Karpos Multimedia
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