Dreamcatcher returns for Manila show this August

Dreamcatcher, the face of rock in K-pop, is comprised of 7 members JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Handong, Dami and Gahyeon. Fondly called by their fandom InSomnia as Deukae, they fuse mysterious horror and fantasy themes with slick dance- pop, rock, and metal. They rose quickly into the K-pop mainstream with a series of EPs in 2017 and 2018 mainly focusing on 7 nightmares/fears represented by each member.

After the success of the Nightmare series, they embarked on a new chapter with the Apocalypse series starting with their second full album, “Apocalypse: Save Us”. The album boasts 14 songs including solos from each member.

The title track “Maison” is an electrifying synth-rock sending out the strong message of saving the environment. This got them their first music show win in their career, and a second one too!

“Apocalypse: Follow Us” with its title track “Vision” was the second installment in the series. The dark and edgy electronic rock song expressed Dreamcatcher’s vision of the apocalyptic future if we continue to fail to care for the environment.

The culmination of the Apocalypse series comes with their recent release, their 8th mini-album, “Apocalyse:From Us” with its J-rock-sounding title track “Bon Voyage” and truly what an awesome way to bid farewell to the Apocalypse series than with “Bon Voyage” getting them their 3rd and 4th music show wins.

Random Minds ensured every InSomnia goes home happy as they maximized the show’s fan benefits. Choose your desired ticket wisely as tickets will go on sale on the 2nd of July at 10AM via TicketNet outlets nationwide and online via

LOGE PHP 9,072

DREAMCATCHER: Under the Moonlight in Manila is the first show under Random Hits Live series, a series of shows that will showcase your favorite local and international artists singing unique setlists. A show that will let you feel the artist’s passion up close and in person.

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iKON back in Manila for 2023 Take Off World Tour

Brace for impact as iKON lands back in the Philippines to bring their massive world tour, 2023 iKON WORLD TOUR TAKE OFF IN MANILA this August at the Araneta Coliseum!

Since their inception in 2015, iKON is known as a powerhouse group that gave life to hit songs such as “Love Scenario” and “Killing Me” among others. Over the span of their career, they have released 18 singles, 4 studio albums, and 4 extended plays. This and their wide discography speak so much of the members’ talents – bringing hits that topped charts and amassed several accolades in a short amount of time.

Now, they are back stronger than ever with the latest album ‘Take Off’. ‘Take Off’ is also the first album that they have released since signing under their new agency, 143 Entertainment. The album comes along with the title track ‘U’ which was composed and written by Bobby. Its music video now has over 9.1 million YouTube views. ‘Take Off’ features nine other songs; Tantara, Rum Pum Pum, Like a Movie, Driving Slowly, Never Forget You, All the Way Here, Fighting, and Kiss Me. This same album has also broken iKON’s sales record as it gained over 90,000 copies sold on its first day of release. The record was previously held by their fourth mini-album, ‘FLASHBACK,’ which had over 70,000 units sold during its first week. iKON’s latest album only took one day to surpass ‘FLASHBACK’s first-week sales.

In 2023, nothing can stop members JAY, SONG, BOBBY, DK, JU-NE, and CHAN from conquering the world through a massive tour they have launched as a promotion of their newest album. This tour started in Seoul, South Korea, and spans major countries in Asia, US, and Europe.

Each time they shout their intro “Get ready, It’s Showtime!”, iKON definitely puts their best foot forward in giving an awesome show beyond expectation. In 2018, they did a sold-out show in the Philippines with the tour “iKON Continue Tour” and just last year, they flew back to the Philippines as the headliner of “K-Pop Masterz 2”. Without a doubt, they carry this same energy as they continue to explore their music and identity as a group.

iKONICs, everything is all set for iKON’s return so make sure you’re all present to welcome them once again with the hottest energy and warmest cheer in the world! Catch them LIVE at the 2023 iKON WORLD TOUR TAKE OFF IN MANILA on August 5, 2023, 6PM at the Araneta Coliseum. Secure your tickets starting July 16, 12NN at Ticketnet outlets nationwide or online via www.ticketnet.com.ph.


Royalty A, B – Php15,000
VIP Standing A, B – Php12,000
VIP Seated – Php12,000
Regular Standing A, B – Php10,500
Lower Box A – Php8,500
Lower Box B – Php6,500
Upper Box A – Php5,000
Upper Box B – Php3,500

*Ticketing charges apply.

This show is powered by 143 Entertainment, ACM, and Philippines’ Live Show giant and K-Pop Concert Pioneer, PULP Live World and Happee Hour. PULP Live World is also proudly bringing this iconic world tour to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore.

For further show updates, keep your eyes glued on PULP Live World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You may also visit www.pulp.ph for further show details.

APO Hiking Society kicks-off 50th anniversary celebration with concert

The Apo Hiking Society, proponents of Original Pilipino Music (OPM), kick-off their year-long 50th anniversary celebration with a concert entitled “Apo Hiking Society 50 Years, The Concert.” The awe-inspiring show will be held on July 15 and 16, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday) at state-of-the-art Hyundai Hall proscenium theater of Areté in Ateneo de Manila University.

The concert is a homecoming as the APO trace their roots to the Ateneo de Manila where the musical group was formed and initially performed at school events. Upon the members’ graduation from college, all of them were set to pursue different paths. But three of them– Jim Paredes, Danny Javier and Boboy Garrovillo– persisted and Philippine music has become more vibrant because of their choice.

In an interview, Boboy said that 1973 was the year their school-based group was supposed to break up. “Fifty years ago, we were going to say goodbye to our friends through a concert.”

Jim revealed in a post on social media that 1973 was not the end but the start. “We actually started even earlier. But we decided to count our years from 1973 when we as a very little known group held a farewell concert…Boboy was going into farming. I was leaving for Turkey for an AISEC job and wander around the world after. Lito de Joya, the 4th APO was going to take over the family business. Danny had gotten a job in a network.”

Jim also said that despite an ongoing typhoon, people flocked to the venue (Meralco Theater) and gave them standing ovations. “Showbiz beckoned,” said Boboy, “and it infused our personal and professional lives as artists.”

The career of the APO has spanned recording, television, concerts and film. They have produced 27 albums and have become instrumental in inspiring the next generation of Filipino singers and bands. APO as a trio retired in 2010 but continued to be active in the entertainment scene individually.

Danny passed away in October 2022, two months before Jim and Boboy sang before an SRO crowd at 19 East which signaled another chapter in the APO’s continuing musical journey. As Boboy reiterated, “There is a new beginning after 50. Life begins at 50.”

For “APO Hiking Society 50 years,” Jim said that he and Boboy promise “surprise and delight and originality with musical memories, spiels, show stopping numbers and new cool stuff.”

Joining them on stage for the two night-concert are Hangad, the Company of Ateneo Dancers (CAD) and special guests. The July 15 concert is co-presented by Maryknoll College Batch ’74, for the benefit of the Miriam College Endowment Fund Scholarship Program and the “May Puno! May Buhay!” tree-planting project.

For tickets, log on to ticket2me.net or contact mobile number 09568138042.

Adie, Zack Tabudlo, and Sunkissed Lola joins Cebu Aurora Festival 2023

If you think the fun ended last April at Clark, think again.

Aurora Festival is back with a bang, promising to bring you an extraordinary live music experience and celebration of the OPM icons. So, this time around Titos, Titas and GenZ peeps, ready na ba kayo? We’re going to party hard at the Queen City of the South!

This September 16, 2023, the #CebuAuroraFest2023 is locked and loaded to captivate music lovers with an unforgettable experience, showcasing the best of local talent and the vibrant music festival atmosphere in Cebu! After all of the amazing scenes and moments last November 2022 at the 1st Cebu Aurora Fest and April at the Clark Aurora Music Festival, it’s about time to bring top-tier kind of magic to music aficionados in Visayas!

The Cebu Aurora Music Festival is happening on September 16, 2023 (Saturday) at OPEN PUREGOLD LOT AT FORMER MARRECO, BRGY. POBLACION MANDAUE, CEBU.

The #CebuAuroraFest2023 will feature a lineup of iconic OPM artists and legends. Ely Buendia who’s fresh from the Eraserheads US Tour, Bamboo who has a timeless repertoire of hits, and Silent Sanctuary to give you all #feels at the festival grounds!

Moreover, if you miss her superbly captivating voice, Armi Millare will also be there to hype everyone up and it’s her first festival ever as a solo artist! And if you think it stops there, the stellar lineup also includes young, viral, and sought after artists of today such as Zack Tabudlo, ADIE and Sunkissed Lola!

Cebu Aurora Festival will pay homage to the legends who have shaped the Philippine music scene and will also feature the hottest bands in Cebu like Missing Filemon and Phylum to bring an electrifying Bisrock live music experience like no other.

Indeed, prepare to be swept off your feet as these performers take the stage and bring their classic hits to life, ensuring an electrifying atmosphere for all attendees.

These talented artists are known for their exceptional live performances, promising to leave the audience in awe with their energy, passion, and creative talent.

The Cebu Aurora Festival has gained recognition as the biggest OPM festival in the country. Drawing music enthusiasts from all walks of life, this grand celebration of Filipino music and culture has become a must-attend event for all fans. The festival’s commitment to promoting OPM and providing a platform for talented artists has helped elevate the local music scene to new heights.

We encourage all music enthusiasts to secure their tickets early, as this highly anticipated event is expected to sell out quickly.

Cebu Aurora Music Festival is presented by EPIC EVENTS, EggStop, Mr Macchiato.

Co Presented by Cebu Pacific Air, Major Sponsor Horoyoi.

Excited to get tickets? Visit this link: https://ticket.cebuaurorafest.com and https://smtickets.com/

Buy your tickets now!

For inquiries, please call 09456445926 or message our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/CebuAuroraFest

DHRUV performing in Manila next month

Philippines, be ready to be mesmerized because breakout artist and viral sensation, DHRUV, got all his eyes on you as he takes Asia on a musical ride this July and Manila is one of his stops!

PULP Live World excitedly announces DHRUV IN ASIA 2023: LIVE IN MANILA happening on July 25, 2023, at 8 PM at The Podium Hall. This show is expected to bring out all the good vibes and awesome grooves that we’ve all been wanting from DHRUV!

Dhruv Sharma, known as DHRUV, is an Indian Singapore-raised young pop artist. He started his musical career back in 2019 and though this seems still fresh for an artist in the music scene, DHRUV has already taken everyone by storm with his viral hit that made him known as a rising artist to watch out for. His debut single “double take” is one of the most streamed songs of 2022. It’s a smooth R&B track about falling in love with a best friend that went to No. 1 in the Philippines and Thailand. This same song is also one of the most used soundtracks on Tiktok. Videos featuring the song have clocked 285.6 million views, and on Spotify alone, the song has more than 212 million streams.

In 2022, DHRUV has released his first ep rapunzel, his tribute to his childhood memories, and his perspective on young love, and life. DHRUV’s music is heavily influenced by Bollywood songs that his father sang a lot at family gatherings. His exposure to Western pop music was through CDs bought at a local CD shop. He has started to bravely incorporate messages of queer love into his music as a proud queer person. All of his songs are relatable no matter what age or gender his listeners are as he intends his music to be a comfort and a friend for everyone.

Now that his career is skyrocketing with expected success and recognition, DHRUV announces an Asia Tour this 2023. This is a fresh journey for him to connect with his international fans. With his viral hits and new tracks, Manila fans could expect to be drowned with nothing but great music and love in this show.

There’s no denying that DHRUV really got us on a hook with his musical ingenuity so, come and meet him at DHRUV IN ASIA 2023: LIVE IN MANILA on July 25, 2023 at The Podium Hall. Doors opens at 6PM and the show starts at 8PM. This show is powered by PULP Live World. Secure your tickets starting April 16, 12NN via SM Tickets outlets nationwide or online thru www.smtickets.com.

Ticket is priced at *Php 2,800 for VIP Standing Pit.

*Ticketing Charges Apply

For further details and updates, please stay tuned to our social media accounts, PULP Live World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and visit our website www.pulp.ph

Super Junior Fan Party in Manila 2023

The beloved KPOP group, Super Junior, will be returning to Manila for their first ever fan party in the Philippines, presented by Wilbros Live & Applewood. The show will be held at the Araneta Coliseum, making it their first return at the Big Dome in over 12 years.

Wilbros Live and APPLEWOOD presents
Fan Party in Manila
July 21, 2023 – 7:30pm
Araneta Coliseum

VIP Standing – Php13,125
VIP Seated – Php13,125
Lower Box Premium – Php11,550
Lower Box Regular – Php10,500
Upper Box A – Php8,400
Upper Box B – Php6,300
General Admission – Php3,675

-July 23, 2023 (12noon – Philippine Time)
Available via Ticketnet outlets and online at www.ticketnet.com.ph


NCT DJJ visits Ayala Malls Glorietta this weekend

Get ready to dive back into the vibrant world of K-Culture as Ayala Mall’s Feed Your Seoul continues its exhilarating journey to bring the hallyu wave to the Philippines. An ongoing initiative, Ayala Malls has become a go-to for all things South Korean. From the captivating sounds of K-pop to the tantalizing flavors of Korean cuisine, Feed Your Seoul promises to be bigger, better, and more electrifying than ever before!

To the World This is NCT
With an irresistible blend of sweet vocals and alluring R&B melodies, NCT DOJAEJUNG has taken the K-pop scene by storm. As their successful debut album, “Perfume,” leaves a lasting impression on fans, the excitement continues to build as they prepare to grace the Philippines with an upcoming press conference at the Glorietta Activity Center on June 25. Providing an intimate glimpse into their captivating musical journey, fans will have the chance to see the charming group up close. Ayala Malls Zing Plus members can get exclusive access to the event by presenting their Zing Plus membership (1 Zing Plus membership is equal to 1 event pass), available only while supplies last.

Multitude of Exciting K-Culture Activities
There are a lot more thrilling K-activities in store for Glorietta’s discerning patrons, kickstarting with the launch of K-Park at the roof deck of Glorietta 1. Step onto the streets of Seoul with authentic Korean installations that deserve a spot in your social feed, or satisfy cravings for authentic Korean flavors. From mouthwatering samgyeopsal and comforting jjajangmyeon to delightful street foods like tteokbokki, K-Park has everything covered to tantalize everyone’s taste buds. And for the perfect accompaniment, savor the rich and aromatic coffee offerings at Paik’s Coffee and Bakery.

Always on the lookout for the latest Korean products? Look no further than the Korean Products Festival on June 28-29 at the Palm Drive Activity Center. Whether you’re aiming to take your skincare game to the next level, adding dainty accessories to your collection, or stacking up on your go-to K-snacks, this festival is a must-visit destination to discover the trendiest and most sought-after Korean items.

A decade has passed since the debut of the biggest boy group today. To mark this monumental milestone, Glorietta will be hosting a BTS 10th Anniversary fan party on July 7 to 9 that commemorates the extraordinary journey of these global icons. Prepare to be immersed in a purple world with exclusive exhibits, interactive experiences, and special surprises to celebrate BTS and the dedicated Army fandom.

The Best of Food, Beauty, and Fashion K-Brands at Glorietta
The K-Wave has also made its way to the Filipino palate, with Korean cuisine becoming a must-have for foodies and casual diners. The irresistible craving for Korean barbecue, famously known as samgyeopsal, has grown, and what was once just seen sizzling tantalizingly on K-drama scenes can now be savored through a plethora of options at Glorietta; namely Unlimited Samgyup, Saemaeul, Mr. Korea, Jin Joo, Kaya Korean, and Myeong Ryun.

Transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Itaewon and visit EATaewon, or indulge in a delightful array of delicious bites at Gorae Hotdog, Itaewon Corndog, and Marizzang when you’re in the mood for a light snack. To add the perfect finishing touch, treat yourself to the luscious and creamy delights of the Korean classic dessert, bingsu, at Hobing and Wooyoo. You can also bring a taste of Korea to your home by way of the Korean grocery store, No Brand.

Achieve radiant and flawless skin with a range of premium products from esteemed Korean brands, such as Innisfree, The Saem, The Face Shop, Nature Republic. Elevate your beauty routine further with the renowned makeup offerings of Banila Co. Complete your Korean-inspired look with stylish accessories from N.Cat, adding a touch of charm and elegance to your ensemble. Lastly, channel the fashionable vibes of your favorite K-pop idols by adorning yourself in the exact same trendy outfits from Penshoppe and Bench.

Let the Korean Wave sweep you away into a world where Seoul meets Manila like never before! Get ready to Feed Your Seoul as Ayala Malls brings another season of unparalleled excitement, cultural immersion, and unforgettable memories from the best of Korean food, fashion, K-pop, and a whole lot more!

For more information and announcements, visit https://www.ayalamalls.com/ or head to Glorietta’s social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/iloveglorietta/ and

Newport World Resorts inks partnership with Cornerstone Entertainment

Further elevating its world-class thrills and entertainment, the country’s premier integrated resort recently sealed a partnership with premier Filipino multimedia entertainment agency Cornerstone Entertainment, introducing an array of epic surprises to this year’s concert scene. The joint venture unleashes the best of Filipino talent by bringing in a series of concerts from all-time favorite OPM stars.

Newport World Resorts Senior Director for Corporate Sponsorship and Entertainment Ana Chua and Cornerstone Entertainment Vice President Jeff Vadillo during the contract signing event.

Beginning the second half of 2023, four (4) concerts are lined up to take center stage at the award-winning Newport Performing Arts Theater. On August 4, get ready to live, laugh, and love in the feel-good concert from the extraordinary duo of OPM legend Rey Valera and singer-comedienne K Brosas. By September 23, the vocal supremacy of Asia’s Soul Supreme KZ Tandingan reigns supreme in a one-night electrifying show. On October 20, the Philippines’ Ultimate Heartthrob’, Piolo Pascual, will be leaving audiences mesmerized with his top-notch performances. Come December 22, celebrate the holiday spirit with timeless tunes from The Philippines’ Certified Big Band Crooner, Richard Poon.

Escape the ordinary at Newport World Resorts, you know you want to. For more information on Newport World Resorts’ entertainment offers, visit www.newportworldresorts.com and follow @newportworldresorts on Facebook and Instagram, and @nwresorts on Twitter. Make the most of your visit and sign up for an Epic Membership or download the Newport World Resorts Mobile App for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Lapillus second mini album, “GIRL’s ROUND Part. 2” out this week

Lapillus will release their second mini album “GIRL’s ROUND Part. 2” through various online streaming platforms and officially begin their promotional activities.

This second mini album, which is the second part of the “GIRL’s ROUND” series, contains Lapillus’ relentless determination. The girls who continuously showed their adventurous side since their debut, have even put in more powerful energy and are planning to meet their listeners with their title song, “Who’s Next”.

Aside from this, the album contains “Marionette”, “ULALA”, Paper” and the english version and instrumental version of “Who’s Next” which will show the even more widened musical spectrum of Lapillus.

As Lapillus being a group who has left a mark to the public with their powerful presence on stage, with attention growing on their new change, these are the key exciting points about their second mini album.

Music Industry “Who’s Next?”…Lapillus is Back

Lapillus announced the coming of a full spirited rookie with their debut song “HIT YA” and relayed their confident statement as they loaded and launched their dreams with “GRATATA”. As they’re a step closer to their goals, as they sing “Who’s Next” with a confident attitude, they plan to announce their leap forward as the frontiers of the new generation girl group.

‘Who’s Next’ is a hip-hop dance song with exciting grand beats and self-love lyrics. It will give courage to the listeners with Lapillus’ unique energy and the charming unique vocals of the members even enhanced the song’s charm. Lapillus who will comeback with even more deep and colorful charms, will prove “Who’s Next” in the music industry with this promotion.

An upgraded “Hexagon Group”

With this new album, Lapillus will prove their being as a full “Hexagon Group” and show off their leveled up skills. The girls built up their own identity as they performed making it seem like all the parts of their choreography were the killing parts, adding more fun with the formations changing constantly which built even more expectations.

Lapillus conquered the atmosphere with their stable live vocals, facial expressions, and stage manners that didn’t seem like a rookie’s. The girls will comeback with an even more proud side as they include their confidence. As they add more colorful techniques and fully packed performances, as they preview their infinite potential, curiosity is growing for their upcoming stage.

A different level of global popularity “Exciting various promotions”’

Lapillus shows off their global popularity as they have actively promoted not only locally but also internationally. They have successfully launched in the Philippines in just 3 months after their debut. Interviews with local networks, guesting in popular variety shows, and even getting appointed as the ambassadors of the province of Ilocos Sur, they achieved remarkable accomplishments.

Moreover, in their first guerilla fan meeting held in Mexico, they gathered more than 2000 fans. They also attended the “Lo Nuestro Awards 2023”, a Latin music awards show, as the representative of K-POP to present an award showing their continuous growth.

Lapillus who will now stand up from the rookie of the 4th generation as the hottest girl group, will release the “GIRL’s ROUND Part. 2” this coming 21st at 6 PM (KST) on various online streaming platforms.

Successful fanmeet for Win Metawin’s Manila return

One of the most beloved Thai actors in the world, Win Metawin, visited the Philippines for his solo fanmeet last June 11, 2023 at the New Frontier Theater.

In 2020, he became popular with Bright Vachirawit in his debut BL drama “2gether The Series”. He captipated women all over the world with his refreshing and cute bunny face.

Here are some memorable experiences with Win Metawin during the fanmeet night!


Win never fails his fans with the romantic excitement during his song number. Win said the he was glad to be back in the Philippines again. He also said that he missed his filo fans so much.


Win prepared three sandwiches for the fans. He mentioned that he did not know how to cook but still he will prepare 3 sandwiches for the fans to take home it (We didn’t know if the filo fans will eat or put it in acrylic frame lol)

He fondly named the sandwiches: My Love, Babe Vegan and My Girlfriend.


Win said that 2gether The Series was the most memorable acting project. He mentioned that because it his first series of his life. He got the chance to meet the filo fans.

Win also asked, if he was given the chance to have a Philippine project, he wanted to work with Anne Curtis whom he met in New York and she said that Anne was so nice.


Win Metawin is so much thankful that he was included in Forbes’s 30 Under 30 Asia List of the 300 Young Entrepreneurs. It is so much hono. At first when I saw that on Twitter, I thought it was fake. So much thankful, he said. The Forbes list also includes K-Pop girl group NewJeans, Korean actresses Lee Yoo-Mi of All of Us Dead and Kim Hye-Yoon of Snowdrop. Win also wanted to try a role of psycho and he said “pretty challenging for me if I had the chance to do that

His memorable thing that fans did to him was when they visit them personally his graduation in Thailand.


Win said to Filo fans to be grateful and appreciate the present moments – sometimes we work a lot we prepare the future but we forgot to appreciate the present moments.

In his last message, He said, I love you guys, I am always happy to be back here. Thank you for coming tonight. Thank you for having a good time with me. I hope one day, I’ll have the chance to come back again.


You made an impact to all us, making the impossible – WINPOSSIBLE

Special thanks to PULP LIVE WORLD and Happee Hour
Words by Regie Marquez
Photos by Paul Chuapoco