PEP Ultimate Guide to Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2019 (Part 2)

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English rock band The Kooks—composed of Luke Pritchard (vocals/rhythm guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar/synthesizer) and Alexis Nunez (drums)—will be performing on the second day of the 2019 Wanderland Music & Arts Festival happening on March 9 and 10 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds, Muntinlupa City.


In just two weeks, over 20 local and international musical acts will be performing their hits at the 7th edition of Wanderland Music & Arts Festival.

Karpos Multimedia and Globe will be staging the biggest edition of the highly-anticipated concert festival happening on March 9 and 10 at the Filinvest City Event Grounds, Muntinlupa City.

This year's theme: MAGIC.

Indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club will headline the first day of Wanderland 2019.

OPM artists and bands confirmed to perform on the first day of Wanderland 2019 are Intertwined, Autotelic, Reese Lansangan, and UNIQUE.

International acts Charlie Lim, Joan, Gabrielle Aplin, SG Lewis, Honne, and JMSN will bring their music to Filipino fans on the first day of the music and arts festival.

Meanwhile, below is the full list of artists performing on the second day of 2019 Wanderland Music & Arts Festival:

DAY 2 (MARCH 10)

NATHAN & MERCURY - 3:00PM

Nathan & Mercury was hailed 1st runner-up at the San Miguel Wanderband 2019 last January.

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The four-man band will be opening the second day of Wanderland 2019.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Fools" and "Swing" 

DAYAW - 3:30PM

Dayaw is an 11-member Manila-based band formed in 2012. The band is known for its harmonic schemes by fusing worldbeat, jazz, and rock music.

The band is composed of Royce Baronia (percussions), Ryan Barros (percussions), Kaloy Aganinta (percussions), Dale Adeva (synthesizers), Luigi Aganinta (guitars), Iwag Maninantan (flute), Ryan Barros (percussions), Dieter Bautista (bass), and Ena Mori (keys).

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Third World" and "Tabasco"

CLARA BENIN - 4:10PM

Indie acoustic singer/songwriter Clara Benin made her debut in the local music scene in 2015.

The 24-year-old OPM artist is known for her debut EP Riverchild and first full-length album Human Eyes.

Both were released in 2015.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Closure" and "Araw At Gabi"

ADOY - 5:00PM

ADOY is a four-member band from South Korea known for its "lo-fi beats, nostalgic lyrics about an idyllic youth, and smooth vocals."

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The band is composed of Juhwan (vocals, guitar), Zee (synthesiser), Dayoung (bass), and Geunchang (drums).

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Wonder," "Young," "Love," and "Grace"

MAC AYRES - 5:45PM

Mac Ayres is a 21-year-old singer, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Sea Cliff, New York.

His full-length debut album Something to Feel was released in September 2018.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Get You Again," "Easy," "Under," and "I've Always Been"

SANDWICH - 6:30PM

Filipino rock music icon Sandwich is set to return to the Wanderland concert stage following its energetic set in last year's edition.

The band—composed of lead vocalist Raimund Marasigan, guitarists Diego Castillo and Mong Alcaraz, bassist Myrene Academia and drummer Mike Dizon—will be celebrating its 21st anniversary this year.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Sugod," "Kagulo," "Betamax," and "Parang Walang Nangyari"

CLAIRO - 7:15PM 

Claire Cottrill, popularly known as Clairo, is a 20-year-old Massachusetts-based recording artist.

She rose to fame in 2017 when her song "Pertty Girl" went viral on Youtube. At press time, the video has 28 million views.

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SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Flamin Hot Cheetos," "Better," and "4EVER"

PREP - 8:10PM

British band PREP—composed of Llywelyn Ap Myrddin, Tom Havelock, Guillaume Jambel, and Dan Radclyffe—is returning to the Philippines four months after its successful sold out show at 19 East in November 2018.

This will be the band's third time to perform for their Filipino fans. PREP first visited the country in 2017 for Terno Recordings' Christmas Party that was also held at 19 East.

Now, the London-based quartet is gearing up for its biggest Manila performance yet. 

The four-man band debuted in 2016 through its EP titled Futures. The group is known for its eclectic mix of funk, jazz, R&B, and electronic music.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Cheapest Flight," "Sunburnt Through the Glass," "Who's Got You Singing Again," and "Futures"

ALINA BARAZ - 9:00PM

Ohio-based songstress Alina Baraz will be bringing her own flavor of R&B at the Wanderland music and arts festival.

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Alina debuted in 2013 with her single "Drift." Her first EP album Urban Flora was released two years later.

She is currently promoting her sophomore EP album, The Color of You.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Alina said she grew up listening to vocal powerhouses like Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys.

But her ultimate musical infuence is Corinne Bailey Rae.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Drift," "Pretty Thoughts," "Fantasy," and "Buzzin"

MASEGO - 10:00PM

Micah Davis, popularly known by his stage name Masego, is a Jamaican-American artist best known for producing "TrapHouseJazz" music.

The 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist debuted in 2016 with his EP albums The Pink Polo and Loose Thoughts.

In September 2018, he released his first-ever full-length album titled Lady Lady.

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Tadow," "Lady Lady," and "Old Age"

THE KOOKS - 11:00PM

English indie rock band The Kooks is Wanderland 2019's closing act.

The band—composed of Luke Pritchard (vocals/rhythm guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar/synthesizer) and Alexis Nunez (drums)—was formed in 2004 in Brighton.

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So far, the band has released five albums including Inside In/Inside Out (2006), Konk (2008), Junk of the Heart (2011), and Listen (2014).

The band is currently promoting its latest album Let’s Go Sunshine (2018).

SONGS TO LISTEN TO: "Naïve," "Always Where I Need to Be," "Down," and "Fractured and Dazed"

Tickets are available via SMtickets.com and through wanderlandfestival.com 

Ticket prices 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+


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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