Category Archives: Concerts & Music Festivals

APO’s Jim Paredes and Boboy Garrovillo headline all-star OPM Valentine’s Day concert

The icons of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) will be performing at an all-star Valentine concert entitled “All Heart” to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Plenary Hall on February 14, 2023, Tuesday, at 8:30 pm.

Joining APO’s Jim Paredes and Boboy Garrovillo for a night of romantic reminiscing are Neocolors’ lead singer Ito Rapadas, Afterimage frontman Wency Cornejo, and Roselle Nava and Raymond Lauchengco.

The singers’ repertoire will be composed of their own greatest ballads that have become the soundtrack of real people’s love lives, relationships and even weddings. These include the APO’s “Panalangin” and “Ewan,” Wency Cornejo’s “Magpakailanman,” the Neocolors’ “Say You’ll Never Go,” Roselle’s “Bakit Nga Ba Mahal Kita?” and Raymond’s “So It’s You,” among many other hit songs.

The musical numbers will be interspersed by video interviews of real-life couples and the spiels of former DJ Joe D’Mango of the popular “Love Notes” radio program. These videos and spiels were especially produced for the concert.

“All Heart” marks the first time that all the six singers are gathering for a Valentine concert. The show will certainly be a perfect V-Day treat for music lovers regardless of age, status or gender.

Tickets to “All Heart” are available via Ticketworld https://premier.ticketworld.com.ph/shows/show.aspx?sh=ALLHEART23.

All roads lead to Cebu this February 18 for PLUS63 Music and Arts Festival

If you are planning to visit Cebu soon, be sure to make it on the weekend of February 18! While the “Queen City of the South” captures a traveler’s gypsy heart with its beaches, unique dishes, getaways, and exciting activities, it is also the venue for the long-awaited comeback of PLUS63 Festival! An annual music & arts festival, it gathers international and local acts at the SM Seaside Complex.


Book a flight on a Friday morning and upon arriving in Cebu, visit the stunning beaches of Bantayan, Malapascua, or Mactan where you could swim, snorkel, dive, or island-hop. In the evening, visit Cebu’s street food markets—including those in Carbon Night Market, Sugbo Mercado, The Market in Mandaue, and Tinda Locale. Have a taste of Ginabot, Tuslob buwa, and Lechon, among others which are perfect when paired with boiled young coconut rice called Pusô.


Saturday, February 18, is THE date for PLUS63 Festival. After a two-year hiatus, it is back with a stellar line-up headlined by singer-producer-rapper-comedian Joji (who boasts of over 5 billion streams to date) and R&B siren Kehlani (currently on a world tour promoting her latest album Blue Water Road, and will be capping off the said tour at PLUS63 Festival). They are two of this generation’s most accomplished artists. Also in the line-up of performers are Davao’s rising electro-pop star Paul Pablo, Cebu-based pop-rock bands, The Sundown and Sansette, and Cebu’s crowd favorite DJ Short. Be sure to score tickets from http://www.PLUS63Festival.com, http://www.SMTickets.com and www.InsigniaTickets.com for a three-month installment, zero interest option via Atome.


After that memorable Saturday Night at the PLUS63 Festival, continue the lively vibe at NUSTAR Resort and Casino, a premier five-star hotel offering world-class gaming, entertainment, events, and exclusive shopping. The day after, you can go island-hopping or basking in the island’s sand bars which you probably thought never existed. If you are a self-confessed sun-worshipper, take a side trip to Oslob, Moalboal, or nearby Mactan.


From unique cuisine, beaches with crystal clear blue waters and powdery white sand, and the warm welcoming vibe of Cebuanos, Cebu has evolved into a destination for wanderlusts. Now, with the multicultural, multi-genre sonic PLUS63 Festival happening on February 18, this city meets the sea festival is a one- of-a-kind event where the curious and free-spirited, creative souls celebrate their passion for music and the arts.


PLUS63 Festival Cebu has previously been headlined by world-famous acts like Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Kid Ink, Dada Life, and LANY. Now, you don’t want to miss it, do you?!


PLUS63 Festival Tickets are available at www.PLUS63Festival.com. Prices are at PHP 1,500 (GA FIELD), PHP2,500 (GA), PHP5,000 (VIP), and PHP 60,000 for 6 pax (VVIP). For VVIP tables, you may reach out to hello@PLUS63Festival.com.

120 MINUTES OF MINHO MAGIC

A sea of cheers and pearl aqua light sticks filled the MOA Arena last January 28 to herald the fan meet of SHINee member, Choi Min-ho. Better known as Minho, the South Korean singer, screen actor and songwriter entertained his adoring fans for over 120 minutes with music, missions and must-know new trivia about the man of the hour.

“It’s been a while and it’s making my heart flutter”, shares the heartthrob. And the years not seeing Minho onstage was evident as his fans were very receptive to his stage antics together with local host, Sam Oh. From wearing a barong, the recreating scenes from various K-dramas, to fan ticket raffles and more, how fortunate indeed were those present at the venue to witness the evening’s ceremonies. Of which he blushes, “I’m so excited for this first fan meet in the Philippines”.

Beyond the games, Minho eagerly shared his solo tracks onstage. Mixing his palpable energy and engaging lyricism, the SHINee member talked about his tracks – namely “Heartbreak” and “Runaway” and how he is proud performing them for admirers of his music. “I’m very happy that the first fan meet outside Seoul is in the Philippines”. And with that, we can feel his warmth towards the loving Shawols present. Assuring the fandom’s request for a possible return show with his groupmates to happen again in Manila.

After the 2 hour program, we can safely say that it truly was a lucky choice for his fans to see him live.

Choi Min-ho Live in Manila was produced by Ovation Productions

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A Good Afternoon with the Good Boy, Kim Seon-Ho

Kim Seon-Ho was recently in Manila for his sold-out fan meet and the Korean actor did not disappoint. All smiles and exuding with charm, the leading man dubbed as “Good Boy” thrilled audiences with fun games, interactive moments and all around good time. With his signature smile he quips, “Magandang araw, na-miss ko kayong lahat.”

In true Pinoy fashion, the local fans went all out with their cheers and high energy for the actor. To which, the Korean celebrity was visibly at awe with the love he was given. “I’m happy thanks to you. I will cherish this day for the rest of my life”, he shares. From fans dressed in wedding gowns, to hanboks, to lighted personalized signs and more, the supporters of Kim Seon-Ho showed up to the party donning their personal flair.

Onstage, Kim Seon-Ho opened up with some surprising facts. He likes bibingka and adores pancit. He finds the Pinoy game sipa interesting. He even shares Tagalog phrases with ease. Indeed, his adoration for our culture is evident. He too was very generous with his interactions. Shaking hands with fans offstage, acknowledging the players who joined him for the various segments and laughing at the funny banter with host, Kring Kim.

Alas, the show must end. But not before presenting Kim Seon-Ho a touching tribute video. The emotive piece was one of the highlights of the program as it brought out the feels from the fans and Kim Seon-Ho as well. “Salamat po. I had a very good time”, he shares.

What a good show for our good boy.

The “2023 Kim Seon-ho Asia Tour in Manila: One, Two, Three. Smile” was presented by PULP Live World.

Trot singer Young Tak announces PH visit this February

(Manila, Philippines: Monday, January 30, 2023) Highly acclaimed trot singer and Korean superstar Young Tak is coming to the Philippines, as announced by global concert promoter Live Nation Philippines. The South Korean singer, songwriter, actor and television personality’s first Manila visit is happening on February 6 and 7, 2023, for a series of shows and promo appearances.

Debuted in 2007 as a ballad singer with his first album ‘Young Tak Disid,’ Young Tak started his career by releasing the trot album ‘Nuna You’re Perfect’ in 2016. In 2020, he became well-known by placing second in the TV Chosun and South Korean reality TV audition show for a singer who performed trot music out of 17,000 participants. The trot is a popular genre of Korean music characterized by its repetitive rhythms and vocal inflections.

In the same year, Young Tak received accolades as the Newcomer CF Star Award at the 2020 MTN Broadcast Advertising Festival; Rising Star Award at the 2020 Trot Awards; nominated as Best Trot Song for “Jjiniya,” won the Hot Trend Award and Best Songwriter Award at the 2020 Melon Music Awards.

His 2020 hit single, “Jjiniya,” has reached 4.5 million views on YouTube and serves as a sneak peek at the excitement his 2023 shows will bring. Young Tak’s latest album MMM released in 2022, was his first full record in over 17 years.

‘Hello Love, a Valentine Getaway’ by Kuh Ledesma and Isabella on Feb. 11

On February 11, a Saturday, experience a unique pre-Valentine event titled Hello Love, a Valentine Getaway, headlined by the original Pop diva herself, Ms. Kuh Ledesma and her daughter Isabella.

This Valentine Getaway is happening at the Hacienda Isabella, nestled near Tagaytay City and an ideal way to celebrate the special day away from the hustle-bustle of urban life.

Feel the love amid the cool breeze brought about by the ridges and forests of the scenic mountains, as the guests are treated with a sumptuous dinner buffet spread out in an open air garden setting while being serenaded and entertained by the unrivaled and rare appearance of the mother-and-daughter singing tandem.

What makes this unique from the previous mother-and-daughter concerts together?

It’s the very idea that both are staging it in “the season of love.”

“Valentine’s Day is not only for lovers or romantic love. We will also share songs with different perspectives on love and life. I have gone through so much in relationships… the ups and downs have taught me good experiences and Godly wisdom. My heart is bursting with the desire to share.

“It is also unique because it is unusual for concerts to be celebrated outdoors and almost in the place where we as artists reside. It is intimate because we are truly at home in Hacienda Isabella. Even the people assisting us are dear and close to us—the production people, the waiters, the housekeeping staff, and also our chef,” Ledesma described it.

For the Pop Diva, she and her daughter chose to perform in a more intimate setting as opposed to more and more artists doing it in arenas and big venues these days.

“This Valentine’s season, it will be a welcome respite to have a show far away from all the busy and frenetic city living. Hacienda Isabella’s homey and relaxed atmosphere and cool weather will [definitely] give the audience a different kind of Valentine’s Day experience,” she said.

On the other hand, Isabella, described Ledesma as someone who gave her the spotlight rather than living under the shadow of a singing icon. To date, the singer-songwriter and recording artist leads worship services from time to time on Sundays at the Hacienda Isabella. She expresses her passion for arts through painting and is currently helping to publish a booklet of prayers called Pray Away written by Rita Marie Abiog.

Hello Love, a Valentine Getaway takes pride in its beautiful backdrop with sculpted and well-lit trees, a real moon, and the sprinkled stars lighting up the skies.

After dinner and show, guests can also opt to spend the weekend at Hacienda Isabella’s cool and homey ambiance via its luxurious room accommodations.

Here are the special package rates:

A room for two guests is at P4500 per person, which includes dinner and the concert (premium table), overnight stay, after-concert pica-pica, and breakfast.

Room for three or more people: P3500 per person, which includes dinner and concert, overnight stay, after-concert pica-pica, and breakfast.

If guests opt for dinner and concert only, it’s at P2000.

Dinner is at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8pm.

For more information, please call +639202868895 or +639178139065.

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Clark Aurora Music Fest returns this April 2023

After the massive success of the inaugural Clark Aurora Music Festival last June 2022 that gathered more than 150,000 attendees, the Philippines’ largest music festival is bringing back its magic this year.

Looking to escape the summer heat while still enjoying a wonderful festival? EP!C Events is once again ready to bring you the BIGGEST names in the OPM scene, giving you nothing but awesome live music, breathtaking views, and sheer excitement.

The Clark Aurora Music Festival this coming April 15 and 16 2023 promises to be even more spectacular than ever. This year’s lineup consists of a combination of various genres, from rising stars to the most sought-after artists of today – Ben&Ben, December Avenue, Arthur Nery, Adie, MRLD, Lola Amour.

Moreover, Ely Buendia, Parokya ni Edgar, Kamikazee, Sponge Cola, Silent Sanctuary, and Mayonnaise are also expected to join the fun and bring superb and high-caliber music festival experience like no other.

Another thing worth looking for in this upcoming festival is the BIGGER and BRIGHTER batches of hot air balloons which will be displayed and light up Clark’s skyline, providing the perfect backdrop for a memorable weekend of music.

It’s going to be a huge weekend of music and a hot air balloon display, peeps! So, mark your calendars and get your tickets for the Aurora Music Festival! This is one event you won’t want to miss! See you there!

Clark Aurora Music Festival is presented by EP!C EVENTS and EGGSTOP in cooperation with Clark

Global City, Clark Development Corporation and The Medical City Clark.

Tickets go on sale starting January 26, 2023.

Visit our website for tickets http://ticket.clarkaurorafest.com/

www.smtickets.com and all SM Tickets outlets and via Shopee https://shopee.ph/aurorafestival

Thanks to our Major Sponsors: Barenbliss, Aquaflask, San Miguel Brewery, Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog.

For inquiries, please call 09812390349 or message

AOMG’s Follow the Movement Tour in Manila: Ain’t No Party Like an AOMG Party

Written by Ava Sumortin
Photos by Althea Planta

Think of K-hip hop and R&B, and some of the best artists that come into mind are part of the AOMG crew. Starting the new year with a huge party, record label AOMG brought their [Follow the Movement] AOMG World Tour to Manila. Woo, Lee Hi, Loco, Gray, Yugyeom, and Simon Dominic held a four-hour concert on Jan. 15 at the New Frontier Theater, delivering a party like no other.


Rapper Woo started the show as he opened with “R.I.P.” He had fun with the crowd and smiled when the crowd chanted, “Woo! Woo! Woo!” He continued his set with “Chik Chik Pok Pok,” “Pop It,” and “Chingiz Khan.” There were a lot of memorable moments that night, but one of the songs that made an impact, in my opinion, was Woo’s “Me” from his 2022 EP “comma.” He said this song’s lyrics are honest and that he wanted the crowd to feel what this song is about. While he was singing “Me,” the lyrics flashed on the screen behind him. Even though I was in the middle of a crowd, it still felt very intimate.


Singer-songwriter Lee Hi was next to grace the stage. With her soothing and unforgettable voice, she started her set with “ONLY” and “BREATHE,” mesmerizing the crowd with her powerful vocals. Lee Hi showed her range with songs like “Savior,” “Rose,” “No One,” “1, 2, 3, 4,” “H.S.K.T.,” and “Red Lipstick.” She switched between ballads and upbeat songs and even rapped some parts of her songs. She also encouraged the crowd to sing along with her, a challenge Filipino fans never backed down from.


Rapper Loco was the third artist for that night, and he started with “MBTI,” a surefire way to get the crowd on their feet and jump around. He said he spent a couple of months in Cebu to learn English and that it was his first time in Manila. Loco’s stage was intense, and he kept the crowd hyped with “Party Band” and “OPPA.” He also performed “Too Much,” “Like Water,” “Don’t,” and “Somebody!” In between songs in his set, Loco asked if he could play “Say Yes,” a song from drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo. He said he heard this song is very popular in the Philippines. Loco smiled as the crowd sang the chorus, and he said he will practice the song and promised to come back later to sing it with everyone. Loco’s set was exhilarating, and the crowd loved interacting with him.


Singer and rapper Gray was the next to perform, and he took the stage with “Dream Chaser.” He also performed “Show Window,” “TMI,” “Summer Night,” “Close 2 U,” “Baby Don’t Cry,” and “Make Love.” At one point Gray said, “You guys are crazy.” “You are reacting so well. I’m so thankful,” he added. When Gray performed “Lose Control,” he also played the melodica and encouraged the crowd to sing with him. The theater lit up with phone flashlights when Gray sang “U.” Loco joined Gray on stage to perform “Just Do It” and “Late Night,” finishing Gray’s versatile set.


It has only been a few months since Yugyeom held his first solo concert in Manila in August 2022, but Filipino fans, of course, could never get enough of him and came out in full force to support him. Yugyeom started his set with “I Want U Around.” He also performed “Take You Down” and “Lights.” “I miss you, guys. You are amazing,” Yugyeom said. “I’ve been to the Philippines with GOT7 before, but this feels new because I came with my AOMG crew.” Loco and Yugyeom sang “All About U,” while Gray shared the stage with Yugyeom and they performed “Running Through the Rain” and “All Your Fault.” Yugyeom also sang his newest release, “Ponytail.”


Rapper Simon Dominic, despite being the last performer of the night, is an artist that you will never forget after seeing him perform. He entered the stage with “Dax4” and followed it up with “Simon Dominic,” making the crowd shout the spelling of his name. He greeted the crowd with, “Ako ay si Simon Dominic. Magandang gabi po!” He also sang “POSE!,” “Room Type,” and “ya ain’t gang.” Woo, Loco, and Gray individually joined Simon D to perform different songs, including “GOTT,” “At Night,” and “Comfortable.” The remix of Jay Park’s “MOMMAE” was also part of Simon D’s set. His charm, wit, and talent were undeniable, and everyone couldn’t help but be amazed at how he carried himself on stage. He bantered with the crowd and the translator, and he even kept one fan’s playful banner, holding it throughout his set. Another fan asked him to design their next tattoo. He memorized Filipino phrases and often said the crowd was “maganda forever,” and in turn, fans taught him one word: pogi.


After Simon Dominic’s set, Loco asked the crowd to sing “Say Yes” with him again. He was prepared this time, and he also took a video of the crowd singing. He was all smiles.


The six artists took the stage, eager to perform for the crowd again, this time with their crew. Their set included “119 REMIX,” “Upside Down,” “TTFU,” “Party for the Night,” “ON AIR,” “We Are,” and “Who You,” and they took selfies with fans and signed autographs for them. Loco and Simon Dominic even ran to middle area of the theater.


The whole night was fun and intense. Even though the show was four hours long, everyone was craving for more. Fans were still energetic as they showed their love to the artists on stage, while the crew went around and interacted with the crowd. After hours of non-stop beats, dancing, and incredible visuals and production, we still didn’t want the party to end. Once you follow the movement, there’s no turning back.
[Follow the Movement] AOMG World Tour 2023 in Manila is presented by PULP Live World.

ENHYPEN WORLD TOUR ‘MANIFESTO’ in MANILA shows are OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!

The 3-day show of ENHYPEN WORLD TOUR ‘MANIFESTO’ in MANILA is OFFICIALLY SOLD OUT!

Without a doubt, ENGENEs are at a fever pitch for the arrival of ENHYPEN to the Philippines with their much-anticipated massive world tour. Their dedication to the group is truly overwhelming and is expected to shock the Mall of Asia Arena, the venue that will house this sensational world tour, on the first weekend of February 2023!

ENHYPEN members, JUNGWON, HEESEUNG, JAY, JAKE, SUNGHOON, SUNOO, and NI-KI, debuted on November 30, 2020, with 1st Studio Album BORDER : DAY ONE. This album achieved the biggest first week sales for a single album among K-pop groups to debut the same year and became their gateway towards inevitable stardom.

ENHYPEN had a clear sign that their success is destined to happen. Within two months of their debut, the group won four “Rookie of The Year” awards proving that they are the breakout boyband to watch out for. Less than two years later, the band proved they’re the new powerhouse of K-pop, as they became double “Million-Sellers” in the shortest period of time (since debut) in K-pop history with 1st Studio Album DIMENSION : DILEMMA (released in October 2021) and 3rd Mini Album MANIFESTO : DAY 1 (July 2022)..

There’s no stopping ENHYPEN from conquering the global K-pop scene and this upcoming world tour is a strong testament to the success that they and their fans have been manifesting!

The Philippine stop was previously set for 2 days but because of the clamor of the fans, a Day 3 show has been added. Now, all three schedules have reached their full capacity – making it a full-blown weekend dedicated to all ENGENE! See you all at the Mall of Asia Arena on February 3 – 5, 2023 for the ENHYPEN WORLD TOUR ‘MANIFESTO’ in MANILA. Show times are as follows: February 3 – 7PM, February 4 – 6PM, February 5 – 5PM.

Blue & Boyzlife Live in Manila 2023

Renowned pop group BLUE, the group behind the hit songs All Rise, Best in Me, One Love, If You Come Back, Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word and U Make Me Wanna, is coming back to Manila this 2023 and they’ll be bringing Boyzlife – Keith Duffy of Boyzone & Brian McFadden former member of Westlife. The concert will be held at the outdoor Circuit Makati Event Grounds on February 2023.


ZS Entertainment World presents
BLUE & BOYZLIFE
Live in Manila
February 11, 2023
Circuit Event Grounds

TICKET PRICES
Gold – Php3,770
Silver – Php1,620

Book your tickets via SM Tickets outlets and online

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