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Coachella Feels With Wanderland


 Wish granted! Thanks to Globe Telecom, I had the opportunity to blog about a music festival. It’s not just a simple, small-time event…it’s an annual, major kind of thing. I love attending music-filled happenings (Coachella music fest is still on my bucket list), as I enjoy those moments of discovering fresh talent and watching legends play live. What I love about Wanderland 2017 is not just being given special access to feature it here on the JME blog, but the new location that is very close to (my) home. The Filinvest City grounds was so perfect for Wanderland! Moreover, I […]


Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO Marching Band, Drum Battle, and Show Competition


 It was our first time to cover Bakood Festival and it was a great opportunity to watch marching bands from different provinces and region of the country as they gallantly paraded their costumes and uniforms for the whole day in the streets of Poblacion in Bacoor, Cavite last Saturday. The Marching Bands Parade was part of the Bakood Festival 2016 MUSIKO and Bacoor’s 345th Founding Anniversary celebration highlighted with the Drum Battle, Show Competition, and Awarding Ceremony attended by town head Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla. This blog was part of the social media and online sites who were invited by Edwin Guinto of the […]


Fashion + Music amped #ManilaXperience in Makati


 Manila X Founder and Creative Director John Lozano’s inspiration to give every Filipino an access to fashion and to help them discover and embracing their individuality with the help of music came to life with the staging of Manila X Festival last June 4, 2016. Four themed fashion shows were styled by duo Rain Dagala and Em Millan, Bang Pineda, John Paul Dizon and Myrrh Lao To. Hip retail website Zalora also held its own show. Manila X Festival was under the helm of Paolo Valenciano, each fashion show were scored by live musical acts from The Juans, Thyro and Yumi, […]


OPPO F1’s Selfie Expertise gets the spotlight at OPPO Music Fest


 The OPPO Music Fest, headlined by OPPO endorser Sarah Geronimo, Up Dharma Down, Marc Marasigan, Victor Pring, Marga on the Mic, Kat DJ, and Deuce Manila’s Patty Tiu,brought to the fore the selfie expertise of the F1 last Friday, March 18 held at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds in Makati. Our field writer went there early to catch the happenings before and during the music fest. And of course, one major attraction for the crowd was a replica of the OPPO F1 camera phone, which was attached to a giant selfie stick – the biggest one used in a festival in the […]


Plus63 music fest debuts in time for Sinulog 2016 weekend celebration


 Named after the Philippines’ country code, Plus63 music fest debuted first wave at Cebu International Convention Center Grounds in Mandaue City last January 16 as Cebu province celebrates Sinulog 2016. Crowds flocked CICC grounds from 3PM to 4AM and all dance and rock to the beat and music of Plus63 performers which included local band Powespoonz, DJs The Zombettes and Mark Marasigan, and headlined by Steve Angello. I arrived at the venue past 12 midnight and bought a ticket for PHP 1,200 sold on the day itself. The ticket price was higher compared from the tickets sold for early birds. […]


Resorts World Manila kicks-off yuletide season with Grand Fiesta Manila 2015


 The premier entertainment, hotel stay, and leisure destination, Resorts World Manila kicks-off the celebration of this year’s yuletide season with Grand Fiesta Manila 2015 which promises a whole lot of fun and exciting events and happenings culminating on the New Year’s Eve Grand Countdown to be held at the newly opened Marriott Grand Ballroom. Stephen Reilly. Chief Operating Officer Resorts World Manila, welcomes everyone to the celebration of Grand Fiesta Manila 2015, already on its 6th year, as they pay homage to Bacolod‘s renowned MassKara Festival with the theme ‘The Many Faces of Holiday Thrills‘. The non-stop excitement starts with a […]

The Festival Founders of Art BGC The NextACT One Festival during the press conference at Mind Pod 2, Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City.

One Festival to bring colors and sounds to the landscape of Bonifacio Global City


 Some will paint the walls, some will lead the beat and everyone is invited to partake in the festival at Bonifacio Global City Dubbed as “Art BGC The NextACT One Festival” this 2015, it is an annual cultural activity initiated by Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. (BAFI) in partnership with an L.A. based art consultancy, Le Basse Projects, head sponsored by Globe Telecom. The Festival founders prepared new blasts on its third year promoting the value of arts and culture among the Filipino and international community in the city, dated May 22 to 30. Highlighting the murals, film, and music, different schedules […]

2015 Guam Live International Music Festival

Nick Jonas and Tinashe to perform at the 2nd Annual Guam Live International Music Festival


 The Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB) is pleased to announce singer, songwriter and performer Tinashe and multi-talented artist Nick Jonas are confirmed to perform for the 2nd Annual Guam Live International Music Festival slated for June 5-6, 2015 at Paseo Stadium in Hagatña. The Rising Star The stunning 21-year old star, Tinashe brings a distinct and dynamic vision of R&B punctuated by hip-hop attitude, pop flavor, rock swagger and electronica spark. This specific and unique mixture of genres can be traced back to her childhood in Los Angeles and her father’s Shona Heritage from Zimbabwe.   Tinashe’s released Aquarius, her debut […]

The 5 of the members of Orchestra of the Filipino Youth who performed during the Earthday Jam 2015 Presscon.

Earthday Jam Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary with Earthday Jam 2015 event on April 24 in the streets of Bonifacio Global City


 Celebrating its 15th year anniversary, Earthday Jam Foundation Inc. further clarified the highlights and objectives of the Earthday Jam 2015, in a press conference, April 14, at Gerry’s Grill, Greenbelt 3, Makati City “We are now on our 15th year and have been recognized as the longest running free environmental music tribute in the world,” said Lou Bonnevie, President of Earthday Jam Foundation and executive producer of the event. According to her, it all happened through the relentless campaigns, with supports from concerned groups like artists, government and private sector agencies, by which, aside from disseminating information regarding the nature’s […]


Imperial Festival 2015 ushers the Wooden Goat with A World of Luck at Resorts World Manila


 The Year of the Wooden Goat (also known as the Year of the Wooden Sheep or Ram) takes on the center stage as Resorts World Manila brings Imperial Festival 2015, A World of Luck to everyone. Resorts World Manila (RWM), the country’s pioneering integrated resort, invites everyone to enter A World of Luck starting today and throughout the whole month of February as it offers a chance for everyone to get lucky by bringing good fortune to its loyal patrons. Whether it’s through the real fortune cookie where the lucky winner literally goes home with a cool fortune or one of […]


’80s hit ‘Bituing Walang Ningning’ goes musical and in search for the next multi-media female artist


 The ‘80s classic ‘Bituing Walang Ningning‘ which catapulted legendary actresses Sharon Cuneta and Cherie Gil to full stardom – and of course, not to forget the classic movie line, “You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying-hard, copycat!“, made this Emmanuel H. Borlaza one of the pillars in Philippine cinema movie trends, produced by Viva Films, released in 1985. 30 years after, now Viva Communications, Inc. and Resorts World Manila signed a landmark partnership agreement to produce a first of its kind musical production scheduled to be staged in the second quarter of 2015 at RWM’s world-class Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT). Bituing Walang […]

GIORDANO WORLD WITHOUT STRANGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL. Kean Cipriano of Callalily performed a duet with Gracenote's vocalist during the music festival.

Celebrating life with Giordano World Without Strangers Music Festival


 It was a celebration indeed when Giordano Philippines staged World Without Strangers Music Festival last week at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati where the best OPM rock band played alongside the crowd charged with high spirits echoing music, love and celebrating life as one that particular moment. The bands Callalily, Sponge Cola, Urbandub, Franco, Up Dharma Down, Gracenote, Techy Romantics, Taken By Cars, Kala, Autotelic, Join The Club, Cygnet, Maude, Hidden Nikki, and Yolanda Moon, all ignited with guitar-riff driven and heart-pumping songs for eight straight hours hosted by the Boys Night Out. The highlight was when Rico Blanco performed his latest single, […]

PANGLAO UNDERWATER MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY WINNER. 12-year old Gary Emmanuel tanlip wins 2nd place in the recently concluded Underwater Macro photography Competition during the 1st Panglao International Dive Fiesta in Bohol.

12-year old Boholano wins in the Underwater Macro Photography Competition during the 1st Panglao International Dive Fiesta


 12-year old Gary Emmanuel Tanlip won 2nd place  for the Underwater Macro Photography Competition held during the first-ever Panglao International Dive Fiesta which happened simultaneously last June 12-15, 2014 in Panglao Island, Bohol. Tanlip won a recognition certificate plus Php 15,000 in cash. The 1st and 3rd prize goes to Bong Mangcao and Andre Montenegro receiving recognition certificates and Php 25,000 and Php 10,000, respectively. Tanlip was the youngest divers among the 13 participants in this competition. The Underwater Macro Photography Competition was represented by top macro photographers and together with Panglao‘s Marine Biologist in order to justify the thrust of Panglao […]

WANDERLAND MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL. Get FREE Wanderland ticket plus a chance to WIN a SAMSUNG GALAXY S5.

Create your Spotify #WonderfulAllStars playlist and get a FREE Wanderland ticket plus a chance to WIN a SAMSUNG GALAXY S5!


 Wanderland Music Fest is drawing near and if you haven’t heard of the music festival yet, you’re missing a lot, we are telling you that! Wanderland Music & Art Festival is happening on May 17th at Globe Circuit Ground in Makati. Haven’t been there? That’s where  the old Sta. Ana Racing Track along JP. Rizal. It is such a perfect venue with a 2,000-square-meter canopy area. Aside from the Globe Circuit Events Ground, the other entertainment venues are the Circuit Theatre, a 1,500-seater performing arts venue that will showcase the Filipino’s world-class talent and feature “Broadway-type” of entertainment, and the Circuit Lane which will feature an interactive walk with a multi-purpose […]

GLAIZA DE CASTRO. Kapuso actress had a blast at 7107 International Music Festival. (Photo borrowed from GMA-7).

Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro showed off her rocker chic personality during Red Hot Chili Peppers performance at 7107 concert


 It was during the start of the first song of American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers that we realized that we were hanging out on the same platform with GMA-7 Kapuso actress Glaiza de Castro and we thought the quirk lady in front of us was just a regular concertgoer inching her way to see the one-of-a-lifetime performance of Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer – collectively known as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Glaiza was in her high spirit and she was just stunned just like the rest of the crowd when the band started to play their first […]

SUCCESSFUL GIG. Red Hot Chili Peppers and the 7101 International Music Festival.

Red Hot Chili Peppers and the 7107 International Music Festival


 If it’s meant to be, then it is really meant to be. Just like what the old adage says and true to that, one of our dreams came true when we stepped into the grounds of Global Gateway Logistics City for the 7107 International Music Festival to witness and photographed one of 90‘s greatest alternative/funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. Lady luck must have been on our side ‘coz days before this big musical event in Clark‘s history, we would constantly hear songs of Red Hot Chili Peppers played on somebody else’s music box, little did we know that we […]

FIREWORKS. 5th Pyromusical competition begins with ensemble of fireworks from the Philippines' best.

5th Pyromusical competition begins with ensemble of fireworks from the Philippines’ best


 With an opening number entitled ‘Love is in the Air‘, the Philippines’ best performance proved once more why it continues to win prestigious awards such as People’s Choice Award at the 2011 Globelfest Pyromusical Competition in Calgary, Canada, and the Best Show and Zeus Trophy in last year’s Les Grand Feux Du Casino Du Lac-Leamy (Sounds of Lights) in Gattineau, Ottawa, Canada – all by the Platinum Fireworks, Inc. who is also the organizer and co-producer of this celebrated event happening every Saturdays from February 15 to March 22, 2014 at 7:00 and 8:00 PM at the Seaside Boulevard in […]

THE BIGGEST OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL IS COMING. SMART Music & SPINNR present the biggest outdoor music festival, EXCEPTION.

SMART Music & SPINNR present the biggest outdoor music festival, EXCEPTION


 On December 14, 2013, Saturday, get ready for  the second installment of the Philippines’ first and biggest outdoor music festival—SMART Music & SPINNR present EXCEPTION MUSIC FESTIVAL.  The event is a project of BIG FISH International—the country’s leading dance event-organizing company. Set to take place at the Circuit Event Grounds in Makati City, the festival will feature some of the most major global artists in Electronic Dance Music (EDM) today.  Headlining acts are Chicago-based group Krewella, who have recently gained popularity around the world for their club anthems, “Alive” and “Live For the Night”; the legendary songwriter and producer, Chicane, will also be performing his best known hits […]