2019 has been an amazing year for live music and it looks like 2020 will be another year full of exciting shows for the Pinoy music fans! Almost everything we could’ve asked for—from intimate shows by our favorite local artists to massive festivals and concerts featuring the artists ruling the world stage—is coming. Concerts in Manila will surely be on fire!

This year, some of the classic and biggest artists both local and international will take the Philippine stage in the upcoming concerts in Manila— from Khalid and Avril Lavigne to Malasimbo 2020 and Wanderland Festival.

Check out these fist-pumping concerts in Manila this 2020!

INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

1. NCT Dream

When: February 29, 2020

Where: New Frontier Theater

NCTzens, brace yourselves because the leap year just got a little more exciting for you! NCT Dream, the third sub-unit of K-pop idol group NCT, will be coming to Manila on February 29! NCT is a boy group formed and managed by SM Entertainment. Dream is one of its sub-units, and follows a “graduation” system wherein new members graduate from the sub-unit when they turn 20. Its members are Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Chen Le, Jisung, and Jaemin. 

Tickets: P10,000, P7,500, P8,000, P5,000

For more details, check out NCT Dream’s page.

2. Green Day

When: March 14, 2020

Where: SM Mall Of Asia Arena

As much as we want to wake you up when September ends, we are now waking you up to tell you that the American punk rock band Green Day is coming to Manila this year for the first time. They are the geniuses behind the hits “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Basket Case,” “21 Guns,” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”! This is one of the most coveted Manila concerts.

Green Day in Manila Tickets: P9,850, P9,100, P8, 600, P8,100, P7,600, P7,100, P4,600, P4,100, P2,200

For more details, check out Green Day’s page.

3. Khalid

When: April 2, 2020

Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

One of the most exciting upcoming concerts in Manila this year is Khalid’s. He is making his way back to Manila in 2020 for his “Free Spirit World Tour.” His best hits include “Location” and “Young Dumb & Broke,” and he’s also got a collaboration titled “Eastside” with Halsey, “Lovely” with Billie Eilish, and “Beautiful People” with Ed Sheeran. 

Tickets: P8,450, P7,950, P7,450, P6,950, P6,450, P5,850, P3,850, P1,850

For more details, check out Khalid’s page.

4. Alanis Morissette

When: April 6, 2020

Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

The 7-time Grammy Award-winner Alanis Morissette will be bringing her 2020 World Tour to Manila this April as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of her Jagged Little Pill album. It’s been a while since the ’90s icon was in the country for a concert. Her last was in 1996 so for sure, it’ll be a great comeback. 

Tickets: P12,700, P11,700, P9,700, P7,700, P4,700, P2,700

For more details, check out Alanis Morissette’s page.

5. Boys Like Girls

When: April 16, 2020

Where: New Frontier Theater

Boys Like Girls is returning to Manila for a one-night performance of their LIVE! Album. Their last show here was in 2008 and we’re pretty sure that they’re looking forward to having their eardrums burst from their fans’ screaming!

Tickets: P4,000, P3,800, P2,600, P3,000, P2,300

For more details, check out Boys Like Girls’ page.

6. Tori Kelly

When: April 20, 2020

Where: New Frontier Theater

Two-time Grammy Award-winner Tori Kelly will be swinging by Manila in April for the very first time for her “Inspired by True Events World Tour.” The American Idol alumna is best known for her songs such as “Unbreakable Smile,” “Nobody Love” and “Never Alone.”

Tickets: P4,250, P3,500, P2,250, P1,500, P1,000 

For more details, check out Tori Kelly’s page.

7. PULP Summer Slam XX: Judgement Day

When: May 16, 2020

Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena 

Metal fans here’s something to get you excited! British heavy metal band Iron Maiden will be making their Philippine debut as they headline PULP Summer Slam XX: Judgement Day. Also performing here are Death Angel, Dragonforce, BABYMETAL, and KING 810.

Tickets: P12,720, P10,600, P8,480, P6,360, P3,710.

For more details, check out PULP Summer Slam XX: Judgement Day’s page.

8. Avril Lavigne

When: May 20, 2020

Where: Araneta Coliseum

Get your mascara and eyeliner because punk is making a comeback courtesy of pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne. She is coming back to Manila as part of her Head Above Water World Tour. Avril is known for her hits “Complicated,” the carefree “Sk8er Boi,” and the rebellious “Girlfriend.” This is definitely one of the most exciting concerts in Manila this 2020!

Tickets: P8,925, P7,875, P6,825, P4,725, P43,675, P2,625, P1,050

For more details, check out Avril Lavigne’s page.

9. 98 Degrees

When: May 21, 2020

Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

98 Degrees are ready to set the Philippines’ hearts on fire with stops in Cebu, Davao, and Manila this May. They will be bringing their greatest hits to Manila in May. They are best known for their hits such as “I Do (Cherish You),” “The Hardest Thing” and “My Everything.”

Tickets: P8,500, P6,980, P6,350, P5,990, P5,400, P4,945, P3,975, P3,635, P1,890

For more details, check out 98 Degrees’ page.

10. (G)I-DLE

When: June 13, 2020

Venue and Ticket Prices: TBA

K-Pop girl group (G)I-DLE is coming to Manila for their 2020 world tour “I-LAND: WHO AM I.”

(G)I-DLE debuted in May 2018, and includes members from all over the region: Miyeon, Soojin, and Soyeon from Korea; Minnie from Thailand, Yuqi from China, and Shuhua from Taiwan.

For more details, check out (G)I-DLE’s page.

11. Billie Eilish

When: September 5, 2020

Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

Billie Eilish is set to bring her Where Do We Go? World Tour to Manila this September. 

Global chart-topper Billie Eilish is bringing her highly-anticipated “Where Do We Go? World Tour” to the Philippines, performing her first-ever concert in the country. The 18-year old singer made history as she’s the first artist born this millennium to achieve both a No. 1 album and single and is now the third female solo artist in the 31-year history with multiple songs topping the Billboard Alternative Songs airplay chart (alongside Alanis Morrissette and Sinead O’Connor). 

Tickets:  P12,250, P11,550, P9,500, P8,500, P7,550, P7,000, P4,750, P4,000, and P2,550

For more details, check out Billie Eilish’s page.

LOCAL ARTISTS

12. TWO-gether Again: Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez

When: February 14-21, 2020

Where: The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort & Casino, 1 Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City

The ex-husband and wife Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandes may no longer be together but they remain friends and will be two-gether again for an 8-day concert! The two singers are not just popular in the Philippines but also worldwide because of their heart-touching love songs. Dubbed as the Concert King and Queen, the two artists are in-demand both in the Philippines and abroad.

Tickets: P7,500, P5,500, P3,500, P2,500, P1,500, P1,250

For more details, check out Starmedia Entertainment’s page.

13 Ely Buendia: A Night at the Theater The Repeat

When: February 20, 2020

Where: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila

Because “A Night At The Theater” concert was a success last December, the musical Pinoy rock icon Ely Buendia is gearing up for a repeat performance on February 20! He will be joined by the whole cast of the 2018 hit “Ang Huling El Bimbo: The Musical.”  

Tickets: P7,500, P6,300, P5,500, P4,600, P3,200, P1,800

For more details, check out TicketWorld.

14. And The Story Begins (Basil Valdez, Lani Misalucha, Ryan Cayabyab, and the Manila Symphony Orchestra String Ensemble)

When: February 28 – 29, 2020 

Where: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila

“And The Story Begins” joins the A-listers in the Philippine music scene together in one concert. The Philippines’ Premiere Balladeer Basil Valdez, Asia’s Nightingale Lani Misalucha and the Philippines’ National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab will perform together in Newport Performing Arts Theater.

Tickets: P9,500 , P8,500, P7,200, P5,500, P3,200, P1,500

For more details, check out TicketWorld.

15. Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, & Music 

When: February 29, 2020

Where: CCP Open Grounds, Buendia Ave. cor. Macapagal Ave., Pasay City

More than six stages and 120 artists in one big event will take the Manila concerts scene to the next level (again). The performers include Grace Note, Philia, The Republicats, Pedicab, Skychurch, Imago, 6Cyclemind, Chicosci, Typecast, Teeth, Greyhoundz, Wilabaliw, Slapshock and many more.

Tickets: P400, P500, P600, P1,500, P2,000

For more details, check out Rakrakan Festival’s page.

16. Ebe Dancel

When: February 29, 2020

Where: Metrotent Convention Center

Believe it or not, this is the first time Filipino artist Ebe Dancel is having his own solo concert! The former Sugarfree vocalist is performing his songs with The Manila String Machine on February 29. The show is to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band and all of their songs, so there’s a high chance that he’ll play OPM classics like “Burnout,” “Makita Kang Muli,” and “Tulog Na.”

Tickets: P3,500, P2,500

For more details, check out Ebe Dancel’s page.

17. Malasimbo 2020

When: February 29 – March 1, 2020

Where: La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City

Expect a full-blown stage on the 2-day Malasimbo Festival with performances from Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Laneous, Anomalie, Matteo Mancuso, Mike Love, Jesus Molina Quartet, Uncomfortable Science, Brigada, Project Yazz, and Talata ni Tala!

Tickets: P8,000, P4,000

For more details, check out Malasimbo’s page.

18. Wanderland Festival 2020

When: March 7-8, 2020

Where: Filinvest City Event Grounds

Foals, Nick Murphy/Chet Faker, Joji, Niki, Ben&Ben, Bruno Major, IV of Spades, Omar Apollo, ((( O ))), Ali Gatie, Stephen Day, George, August Wahh & crwn, Banna Harbera, Flu, Ysanygo, Morobe, The Sundown, No Rome, Cosmo’s Midnight,​​​​​​​ Urbandub, and The Paper Kites are all lined up to perform at the 8th Wanderland Festival. 

Tickets: P5,000 P7,000, and P12,000

For more details, check out Wanderland Festival’s page.

19. Gary Valenciano

When: April 18-19, 2020

Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum

Gary Valenciano is taking his final bow at his last major solo concert, making this one of the most awaited upcoming concerts in Manila. According to his son Paolo, the family now prioritizes Mr. Pure Energy’s health, as he is diabetic and survived his recent battle with cancer after also undergoing a bypass surgery. But they clarified that this is not the last Gary V. concert but the last major solo production. Gary V. would still like to pursue their dream collaborations with other artists.

Tickets: TBA

For more details, check out Gary V’s page.

When you’re attending concerts in Manila, it’s better to be early at the venue. The best way to avoid being late is to book budget hotels near the area. This will also come in handy after the concert so you can rest well after screaming your hearts out to your favorite artists.

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If the United States has Coachella, the Philippines has its own version of music festival—the Wanderland Festival.

Wanderland Music Festival is an annual tradition of showcasing live music and art. Wanderland prides itself on bringing in anticipated international indie bands with homegrown indie acts on the same stage to cater to a wide music taste. 

Since its first staging in 2013, Wanderland Music and Arts Festival has steadily grown into what is now a two-day celebration of music and arts showcasing live performances from local and international indie legends and up and comers, making it the premier music festival in the Philippines.

 

Wanderland 2020 Schedule

March 7 & 8, 2020

Venue

Filinvest City Events Ground, Alabang, Philippines

Wanderland 2020 Lineup

A whole new ballgame awaits as the Wanderland Festival returns on its 8th year. Expect a back-to-back slam of live music and live art with the theme sports and athletics. Wanderland 2020 event is getting bigger and better so brace yourself for the superb Wanderland 2020 lineup!

1. Joji

In 2013, George Miller a.k.a. Joji, wasn’t known for his music. He was known as a popular comic YouTube personality called Filthy Frank.

The half Australian, half Japanese singer and producer’s music blends melancholic themes and soulful vocals over trap, folk, electronic, and R&B.

In October 2018, Joji’s first full-length album BALLADS 1 was released and currently has over 1.2 billion streams. It debuted at number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart, making him the first artist from Asia to do so.

2. Foals

Foals is an English rock band from Oxford, formed in the late 2000s. The band’s line-up consists of lead vocalist and lead guitarist Yannis Philippakis, drummer and percussionist Jack Bevan, rhythm guitarist Jimmy Smith and keyboardist Edwin Congreave.

Some of their hits are “What Went Down,” “Late Night,” and “My Number.”

3. Sabrina Claudio

Sabrina Claudio is a 23-year-old R&B-rooted singer and songwriter who favors ballads that are low-key and aching in nature.

At 17, her parents believed in her talent that they moved the family from Miami to Los Angeles to allow her to pursue her passion.

She began releasing video covers on YouTube and Twitter first before recording her own singles. It was only in 2016 when she released her greatest hits “Runnin’ Thru Lovers,” “Orion’s Belt,” and “Confidently Lost” on SoundCloud.

Now, she has already released her sophomore album, Truth Is— her fourth release in two years. The album is riddled with intimate ballads about emotional dishonesty, sensual envy, and undying loyalty inspired by the experiences of others. 

4. Ben & Ben

Ben&Ben is a folk/rock band, with the following as members: Poch Barretto on electric guitar; Jam Villanueva on drums; Agnes Reoma on bass; Patricia Lasaten on keyboards, Toni Muñoz and Andrew de Pano on percussion; Keifer Cabugao on violin; and the twins Paolo and Miguel Guico on guitar and vocals.

This 9-member band is taking over the Philippine music industry by storm because of their songs that touch the hearts of their listeners.

They are the ones behind the songs “Maybe the Night,” “Kathang Isip,” “Pagtingin,” and “Masyado Pang Maaga.”

5. Ari Lennox

Courtney Shanade Salter, popularly known as Ari Lennox, is an American singer and songwriter from Washington, D.C. She is the first woman to be signed to J. Cole’s record label, Dreamville Records. In 2016, she made her commercial Dreamville debut with the Pho EP and followed up in 2019 with her first album, Shea Butter Baby, which hit the Billboard 200 chart at number 104.

Some of her great hits are “Shea Butter Baby,” “Whipped Cream,” and “Up Late.”

6. IV of Spades

This band definitely makes heads turn because they all look like they exited a time machine from the 1970s and found themselves in the middle of the 2010s. Their old-school style stands out as much as their funky, falsetto-filled songs do.

The 3-member band is composed of Blaster Silonga, Badjao De Castro, and Zild Benitez. Its former vocalist, Unique Salonga, left the group in 2018.

Some of their famous singles are “Mundo” and “Hey Barbara.”

7. Raveena

Raveena Aurora, also known as Raveena, is an Indian-American singer and songwriter. Her debut EP, Shanti, was released independently in 2017. Her first album, Lucid, was released independently in 2019 and distributed through Empire Distribution.

The 25-year-old singer creates music that is comforting but nuanced, balancing cultures by  mashing up contemporary R&B with traditions from the South Asian diaspora. With her music, Raveena aims for a “complete expression of the self.” 

8. Bruno Major

Bruno Major is a British R&B singer-songwriter. His music is mostly blissful, soulful, romantic and the perfect cure for any matters of the heart.

Some of his greatest hits are “Wouldn’t Mean a Thing,” “Like Someone In Love,” “Easily,” and “Places We Won’t Walk.”

9. Omar Apollo

Omar Apollo is known for his laid-back retro-soul and R&B sound and first emerged in 2016, posting songs like “Brakelights” online. 

He grew up in Hobart, Indiana, where he spent his youth skateboarding and received his first guitar at age 12 as a gift from his parents and taught how to use it by his uncle. It was in high school when Apollo recorded his own songs and worked at home on his laptop. He dropped out of college in 2015 and dedicated his time to music drawing upon an eclectic mix of influences including David Bowie, D’Angelo, Cuco Sánchez, and others. 

In 2018 he released his debut EP, Stereo, which featured songs in English and Spanish. Included on the album were the singles “Ugotme” and “Erase.”

10. Novo Amor

Ali John Meredith-Lacey, popularly known as Novo Amor, is a Welsh multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, sound designer, and producer. His music is a blend of indie pop and folk.

He released his first work in 2012 but became prominent after the release of his debut EP Woodgate, NY in March 2014. Since then, he has released multiple singles as Novo Amor, as well as collaborative work with Ed Tullett.

11. Flu

Unlike other band histories, Flu was formed when three of the members came together to fulfill the requirements of their music production class. 

Members Deus Vergel de Dios (vocals), Dieter Bautista (bass), John Rae Rebano (guitars), Luigi Aganinta (guitars), and Randall Enriquez (drums) play an intoxicating mix of soul, funk and R&B and disco—think feel-good music.

12. Ysanygo

In the music industry, it isn’t often that you come across a duo that makes “no-genre” music, but in the Philippines, siblings Ysa and Ygo Ferraz, also known as Ysanygo, are doing just that.

The siblings think that it might be difficult for the audience to distinguish if it’s an Ysanygo song because of the different genres. But they make it a point to have this certain lick or hook that binds everything together to make the song Ysanygo like hand claps or finger snaps.


Wanderland 2020 Tickets

Regular Wanderer: Early Entry – PHP5,500 (entrance strictly 2pm)

Regular Wanderer – PHP7,000

Star Wanderer (VIP) + Perks – PHP12,000 (express entrance, exclusive star wanderer kit, access to the viewing deck, VIP toilets, private bar, two free drinks)

Regular Wanderbuddies (Team of five) – PHP30,000

Star Wanderbuddies (Team of five) – PHP50,000 (express entrance, exclusive star wanderer kit, access to the viewing deck, VIP toilets, private bar, two free drinks)

You can book your Wanderland 2020 tickets at wanderlandfestival.com.

If you’re planning to stay near the Wanderland Festival’s venue, book your budget hotels at www.zenrooms.com.

 

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