Lukas Graham Live in Manila 2023

Danish pop group Lukas Graham, will be returning to Manila for their headlining show at New Frontier Theater this October. The group consisting of lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lukas Forchhammer, bassist Magnus Larsson, and drummer Mark Falgren. Notably, the group performed in Manila back in January 2019. Lukas Graham in Manila 2023 will be produced by Midas Promotions and KDR Music House.

Midas Promotions, and KDR Music House presents
Live in Manila
October 22, 2023 – 8pm
New Frontier Theater

VIP – Php4,925
Orchestra – Php4,175
Loge – Php4,070
Balcony 1 – Php3,655
Balcony 2 – Php3,105

starting September 29, 2023 – 12nn
via Ticketnet outlets and online:

Megaworld Cinemas Presents TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR Film Screening in the Philippines

Megaworld Cinemas is thrilled to announce that it will screen the highly anticipated concert movie “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” in the Philippines. Fans of the global superstar will have the opportunity to relive some of her most iconic moments on the big screen, as the film documents her incredible journey through the various eras of her music career.

Participating Megaworld Cinemas include Uptown Cinemas and Venice Cineplex in Taguig City; Newport Cinemas in Pasay City; Eastwood Cinemas in Quezon City; and Lucky Chinatown in Manila.

Tickets are priced at P550. Guests can secure their tickets via

The concert film will be showing on the following dates:
Week 1: October 13, 14, 15,
Week 2: October 19, 20, 21, 22,
Week 3: October 26, 27, 28, 29
Week 4: November 2, 3, 4, 5

“We are excited to bring this screening to Taylor Swift’s dedicated fan base in the Philippines. She has a massive following in our country, and this film is a way for us to celebrate her incredible journey through the years. It’s a must-see for any music enthusiast,” said Brix Valdenarro, AVP & Head of Megaworld Lifestyle & Entertainment Group.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is the retail and commercial development arm of Megaworld Corporation, one of the Philippines’ largest real estate companies, and the leading lifestyle mall developer. The Retail Asia Awards 2023 Marketing Initiative of the Year awardee’s mission is to make happiness and meaningful connections a lifestyle for its communities as the country’s premier developer of lifestyle destinations with exceptional designs, offerings and experiences.

For more updates on the latest happenings, visit or call our hotline at 8-462-8888.

Concert Roundup: Horns Up With Thrash Metal Legends Testament, Death Angel, And EXODUS Live In Manila

Metal heads once again bonded by blood in a day of reckoning for the Manila leg of the Bay Strikes Back. The tour features legendary thrash metal acts: Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel. This happened last September 21 at SM North EDSA Sky Dome.

From Mabuhay Gardens, California to Manila, Philippines. Bay Strikes Back is a tour that started last 2020 in Europe and resumed in 2022. Luckily, since they are touring Asia—and with the help of its promoter PULP Live World— three foundations of thrash metal were able to visit the Philippines to serve live heavy, fast, and loud music.

While Summer Slams haven’t been around for years, and its last event called “Judgement” was canceled due to the pandemic, PULP Live has created an avenue for metal heads to raise their horns up once again. And also, spoiler alert: the longest-running Metal festival in Asia will be back on its OG spot, Amoranto Stadium on March 23, 2024, entitled “PULP SUMMER SLAM XX Worlds Collide.”

Death Angel

A streak of two green lights marks the start of the show. Prominent enough for everyone to focus on the stage as Rob Cavestany played the intro lead of Death Angel’s symphonic track “The Ultra-Violence.” The crowd later unleashed chaos when they performed “Evil Priest.” This caused bangers to form a moshpit.

Paying homage to his home country, Ted Aguilar was also spotted banging with his ripped Juan Dela Cruz shirt while playing.

They did follow the energy by playing songs from the album “Ultra-Violence” with tracks “Mistress of Pain” and “Voracious Souls.” After that, songs “Seemingly Endless Time,” “Absence of Light,” and “The Dream Calls for Blood” were offered to the metal heads in attendance.

Death Angel is known to be a Filipino-American metal act. Of course, seven songs aren’t enough for such a homecoming, and also a prolonged Manila gig in 2020. Which might be a motivation for how they technically played 11 songs from their discographies. Soon enough, “Humanicide,” and “Aggressor” followed.

“Because of music and mutiny we still win” is what Mark Osgueda stressed while growling his last words to close down their set in Manila. The band played “Thrown To The Wolves.”


Intricate instrument setups created reasons for rest and smoke breaks among the moshers. But as soon as Queen’s “We Will Rock You” played you know that it is once again show time.

Volcanic smog might be the cause for dark skies but that doesn’t stop EXODUS from playing. It took them more than 40 years to play in the Philippines. That may also be the reason why Filipinos never missed pulsating tunes starting with “The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves).”

A crash course on havoc was introduced next with such songs as “A Lesson In Violence,” “Blood In, Blood Out,” “The Years of Death and Dying,” and “Deathampetamine.”

Guitarist Gary Holt also showed off his shredding skills by rocking his ESP and LTDs. This is while repping his “Kill The Kardashians” statement shirt.

“Blacklist,” Piranha,” “Prescribing Horror,” “Bonded By Blood,” and “Toxic Waltz” then followed. They also had a successful run in creating the first wall of death of the night.

“We’ve never been in the Philippines,” frontman Zetro Souza stressed. He adds that “There is only one way to fucking end an EXODUS in Manila. That is with ‘Strike of the Beast.’ ”


The “Legacy” is still alive.

Testament started their set by reverberating their mellifluous chugging cue track “Catacombs.” Just like its title, “Rise Up” made the audience stand, and bang to their riffs.

Their new drummer Chris Dovas exhibited percussion perfection with his rattling double bass drum set. The band played “The New Order,” “The Preacher,” “The Pale King,” and “Do Not Resuscitate.”

Strikingly, concertgoers went chaos to their songs “Children of the Next Level,” “Practice What You Preach,” and “Souls of Black.”

Thrash is known for speed and precision. What better way to see a live version of a Testament song than by witnessing people run in circles as fast as they can for the song “The Formation of Damnation.” The sphere later changed its form to square with “Over The Wall,” and “Into The Pit. Needless to say, the second wall of death that night followed.

The night ended with Testament’s song titled “Disciples of the Watch.”

The Manila leg of Bay Strikes Back featuring Testament, Death Angel, and Exodus is presented by PULP Live World
Words by Aram Lascano

Spend the night in Shrek’s Swamp, now on Airbnb

Once upon a time, a very chatty donkey agreed to swamp-sit for Shrek. Before he hits the road again, Donkey is inviting guests near and far, far away to sleep like an ogre in Shrek’s Swamp, only on Airbnb.

Located among the hills of the Scottish Highlands, Shrek’s Swamp is a stumpy, secluded haven fit for a solitude-seeking ogre – and for the first time ever, a handful of his biggest fans.

“Shrek’s Swamp is lovely. Just beautiful. The perfect place to entertain guests,” Donkey said. “You know what I like about it? Everything. The overgrown landscaping, the modest interiors, the nice boulders, all of it. I can’t wait for guests to experience this muddy slice of paradise for themselves.”

With Donkey in charge, guests will have the chance to live their own versions of the layered ogre life for two special, starry nights (minus the torches, pitchforks, and intrusive Duloc Knights).

About the stay

A former refuge for fairytale creatures, Shrek’s Swamp brings a whole new meaning to the term ‘treehouse.’ With its clever use of forestry, charmingly rustic interiors and iconic outhouse, the swamp is certain to offer an experience unlike any other.

For £0 a night – a nod to the priceless refuge Shrek’s Swamp has provided fairytale creatures of all kinds – ‘brogres’ will be able to request to book an exclusive two-night swamp stay* for up to three guests October 27-29.

During their stay in this spectacularly secluded swamp-scape, guests can:

-Relax in the ambiance of “earwax candlelight”
-Kick their feet up with a parfait (everybody likes a parfait!)
-Swap stories around the fire until late in the night
-Enjoy a stack of freshly made waffles in the morning
-And of course, enjoy the ultimate privacy of Shrek’s trusted outhouse (you know the one)

How to book

Onion and ogre enthusiasts can request to book Shrek’s Swamp beginning October 13 at 6 p.m. BST / October 14 at 1 a.m. PHT at Guests are responsible for their own travel to and from Scotland.

To honor good childhood memories that last a lifetime, Airbnb will make a one-time donation to the HopScotch Children’s Charity, which provides some of Scotland’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged children with respite breaks through nurturing and dynamic holiday trips.

*This two-night stay is not a contest. Please note, the bathroom is located 20 meters from the main living area in a standalone facility. The property is independently owned and operated by Ardverikie Estate.


Well-loved OPM singers make the season of hope happier and brighter through “YuleStars: A Christmas Concert Series” to be held at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Makati City on November 30 (Thursday), December 1 (Friday) and December 2, 2023 (Saturday). All shows start at 8:30 pm.

Dubbed as a “Christmas musical spectacle,” the series will feature Joey Generoso and Angeline Quinto on November 30, with Ice Seguerra as special guest; Jose Mari Chan, Christian Bautista and Roselle Nava on December 1; and Ogie Alcasid and Nina and special guest Ice Seguerra on December 2. The singers have lined up a repertoire of their best-loved songs and all-time favorite Christmas carols.

The concert series is truly meaningful as it will also serve as a fundraising activity to generate resources for the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association Inc. (PMAAAI), to fulfill its mission to help the less fortunate members of the organization, including the members’ dependents in the areas of death benefits, hospitalization and educational assistance.

Tickets can now be purchased online at

Jamie Miller Makes His Debut in the Philippines for a Solo Fan Meet in Manila

International pop sensation Jamie Miller, the singer-songwriter behind the hit “Here’s Your Perfect”, is set to visit the country to finally meet his Pinoy fans!

The British singer will be performing live this coming September 30 at 5PM for his first ever Manila fan meet at Ayala Malls U.P. Town Center Activity Center, which the mall announced last Saturday, September 16.

In 2021, Jamie’s song “Here’s Your Perfect” pushed him into the spotlight, garnering over 380 million streams, charting at number 100 on the Spotify Top 200 and securing the second spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart. The single’s streak continued as it spent 13 weeks on the Billboard Global 200 EX Chart and 2 months in the Global Top 100 on YouTube Music.

On July 19, Jamie released a new version of his single Maybe Next Time featuring OPM artist Moira Dela Torre.

His new EP, The Things I Left Unsaid, has been announced for release on October 4 via BMG.

Alongside this announcement, Jamie has shared his latest singles No Matter What and Empty Room, following the success of Maybe Next Time, which has amassed over 30 million streams globally across platforms with its original and alternate versions.
Special thanks are extended to partners, Seda BGC and Philippines Airlines, serving as the official accommodation and airline sponsors for Jamie Miller.

Jamie is represented in the Philippines by NYMA in partnership with his management EN Management. NYMA is the talent management arm of KROMA Entertainment.

Dutdutan 2023, Asia’s wildest and biggest tattoo exhibition and music fest happening this weekend

Asia’s wildest and biggest tattoo exhibition and music fest, Dutdutan 23, is on a roll to bring you a weekend of the finest skin art, the sickest musical performances, and the most anticipated urban culture show in the Metro!

A two-day exclusive event to feature the baddest ink works as well as legendary inkers at work, Dutdutan 23 is set to gather the biggest guns in the local and international tattoo scenes on September 30 and October 1, 2023 at the World Trade Center.

Presented by Tribal Gear, The Lower Left, and PHILTAG, Dutdutan 23 will be housing scores of tattoo booths and the usual horde of artists, collectors and ink enthusiasts from all over the country and the world. Flying in for the big show is Tribal Gear founder Bobby Ruiz, with badass graffiti master and street artist Huit of France, and notorious inkers Carlos Macias and California Ames. An exhibition of amazing pieces from The Lower Left Manila will also be setup to fill everyone in with the brands’ unique artistry.

Not to be missed is Dutdutan’s tattoo competitions which have always been the highlight of the show. A battle of creativity and skill, infamous inkers defy limits and showcase skin art at its finest. So if you’re looking to get inked up by the best of the best, then you’ll want to hit up Dutdutan 23.

Always been and always will be a huge hit at Dutdutan, Tribal’s Bikini Contest returns with a vengeance – only sexier, kinkier and wilder! Leaving almost nothing to the imagination, competition will surely be fierce.

Giving a leg up for music inclusivity, an intensely electric show awaits Dutdutan 23’s massive crowd regulars on both nights. Audiences are in for a treat as renegade band (hed) PE, a.k.a. Planet Earth shoots everyone with a dose of “G-punk”, a fusion of punk rock and Gangsta rap. See them perform some of their best, most mosh-worthy tracks. A livewire roster of music icons will be performing, including Greyhounds, Wilabaliw, and Urbandub. Also taking the spotlight are performances by word blacksmith and true poet Gloc-9, groundbreakers and master storytellers Flow G and Skusta Clee.

A raving festival of ink and music in a full-on urban lifestyle experience – all these and more at this year’s Dutdutan 23!

K-POP Girl Group IVE and PUMA Collide in a 2000s Time Warp: Teveris NITRO Campaign Unveiled

Global sports brand PUMA marks its first campaign with K-Pop girl group IVE with the release of the Teveris NITRO, PUMA’s 2000s tech-inspired sneaker engineered with ultra-comfy NITRO™ cushioning, as well as exclusive and signed IVE photocards.

Following the announcement in June this year that the renowned K-pop sensation under Starship Entertainment has joined the brand as its APAC brand ambassador, PUMA has unveiled its highly anticipated drop of the sneaker line, featuring IVE as the face of the collection.

Inspired by PUMA’s 2000s running range, the Teveris NITRO draws on performance aesthetics to create everyday footwear with a sporty edge. Incorporated at the midsole, NITRO foam provides top-level cushioning, a responsive stride, and a lighter-than-air feel.

PUMA’s latest campaign features IVE in a Y2K-themed concept shoot. The members of the girl group step into the spotlight against an iridescent backdrop that showcases a dreamy, pastel aesthetic, perfectly complementing the campaign’s theme. Together with the 2000s-inspired sneakers, PUMA is taking its audience on a stylish leap into the past while embracing the future of fashion, capturing the very essence of the campaign.

SEA & Taiwan Exclusive Gift with Purchase

To make this release much more special, PUMA is also offering exclusive collector’s items to IVE fans from Southeast Asia and Taiwan. With every purchase of PUMA items worn by IVE, consumers will receive a set of 6 PUMA x IVE autographed photocards*. Each photocard set features individual selfies and signatures from all 6 members which consumers can get for a limited time only.

A Campaign Close to Heart: PUMA x IVE Collection Collaborates with Local Content Creators

PUMA is set to feature top-tier local content creators to further drive the PUMA x IVE campaign in respective countries across SEA.

Staying true to the campaign’s Y2K theme, PUMA is producing concept shoots and videos with homegrown fashion, beauty, and lifestyle influencers such as Christine Samson, Jessica Yang, and Rei Germar, enveloped in dreamy pastel concepts that accentuate the Teveris NITRO collection, as well as extend the campaign’s narrative across all markets. Keep your eyes peeled as we reveal the final product of the concept shoot in October! By tapping into nostalgia and youthfulness, the brand hopes to transport the audience back to their youth while celebrating the Y2K trend with a touch of authenticity.

The new Teveris NITRO will be released on September 21 at PUMA 2F Glorietta 3, L2 Main Wing Shangri-La Plaza, GF Eastwood Mall, GF Venice Grand Canal Mall, McKinley Hill, L1 Ayala Center Cebu, and authorized retailers PUMA SM North Edsa, Gateway, and Foot Locker (Glorietta, Festival, Cebu, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Gateway, Trinoma). It will also be available on

Disney Princess in Concert – Philippine Tour this November 2023

For generations, the music of Disney’s princesses has been the soundtrack to our lives. Now, for the first time in forever, these beloved songs come to life on stage in Disney Princess – The Concert! MANILA will be on November 18 & 19, 3PM & 8PM at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater, CEBU on November 22, 8PM at the Waterfront Hotel Cebu City and DAVAO on November 21, 8PM at the SMX Convention Center Davao. Presented by Disney Concerts and Wilbros Live.

Be our guest as a quartet of Broadway and television stars celebrate the music from every Disney Princess in an unforgettable show, alongside their magical Music Director and enchanting Prince. Your every dream will come true as larger than life animation and theatrical effects immerse the audience in pure Disney magic, while these acclaimed stars sing your favorite songs and share their exclusive, hilarious, and heartfelt behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen. We invite you to relive your VHS glory days, dress up in your favorite royal attire, and share the joy with your loved ones. Be part of our world at Disney Princess – The Concert!

Songs to include “How Far I’ll Go,” “A Whole New World,” “Colors of the Wind,” “Part of Your World,” “Almost There,” “Let It Go” and more!

Tickets will go on-sale on September 30, 12NN via and TicketWorld outlets for Manila, and and SMTickets outlets for Cebu and Davao. For more information, follow @WilbrosLive on FB, Twitter and IG.

Program will last approximately 2 hours, including one 20-minute intermission.

*This production features Broadway performers appearing as themselves. Costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event.

It’s a date with Piolo Pascual at Newport World Resorts

Starring in Newport World Resorts’ concert scene this October is the country’s ‘Ultimate Heartthrob’ Piolo Pascual. From capturing hearts through the silver screen, audiences will swoon yet again over his charming performance live on stage. Pascual is set to star in a one-night concert billed as a showcase of his enchanting vocals, magnetic appeal, and captivating music at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on October 20, 8 PM.

From leading in hit blockbusters and primetime TV shows to his foray into music, the sought-after superstar has already accomplished numerous feats. Earning the adoration of music lovers all over the country, the certified platinum recording star popularized tracks such as “Paano Ba ang Magmahal” from the movie “The Breakup Playlist,” “One More Chance,” “Kailangan Kita,” and “Timeless”.

A man of many talents, Pascual has a long list of successful pursuits in the industry. On top of acting and singing, he broadened his creative horizon in film production, record label management, and live theater. He co-founded an indie film outfit in 2009 and launched a record label in 2021 to support talented and undiscovered artists. Recently, the award-winning actor played the titular character in the musical retelling of the Jose Rizal novel, Noli Me Tangere. With a combined talent and charisma, there is no doubt why the unfailing love of his fans, both old and new, keeps on growing.

Get ready to fall head over heels for Piolo Pascual at the Newport Performing Arts Theater on October 20. Tickets are now available at all TicketWorld and SM Tickets outlets: P8,500 (PLATINUM), P7,500 (SVIP), P6,500 (VIP), P5,000 (GOLD), P3,500 (SILVER), and P1,500 (BRONZE). For inquiries, contact JhayR dela Cruz at 0917 818 9847, Raf Sangco at 0917 807 9387, and Jimmy Iglesias at 0917 872 8734.

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