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NIGHTWISH brings Human :||: Nature World Tour at the Skydome next week

PULP Live World will start 2023 with a Heavy Metal explosion as we proudly bring for the first time to the Philippines the iconic Finnish Symphonic Metal band, NIGHTWISH Live in Manila for one night of
majestic Metal madness this March 29, 2023, 8PM at the SM North Edsa Skydome!

Forged in fire at a hidden camp at Lake Pyhäjärvi in Kitee, Tuomas Holopainen, the band’s keyboardist, spawned NIGHTWISH. His vision turned into a massive ensemble that made a phenomenal mark in the
industry with their debut album Angels Fall First reaching the number 31 spot on the Finnish charts, while their single, “The Carpenter” made it to the Top 10.

NIGHTWISH’s historic chronicle continued with more chart-topping albums such as Oceanborn (1998), Wishmaster (2000), and Century Child (2002) to name a few. The EP Over the Hills and Far Away released in 2001 dominated the charts for nearly a year. While their 2004
album, Once, sold more than one million copies. This hour-long masterpiece gave the band’s listeners fresh tunes with magnificent orchestral and choral arrangements, and became their gateway to conquer the United States.

As a pioneer of Symphonic Metal, the band has achieved legendary status today. Since its inception, the band has successfully released nine studio albums selling over 10 million records worldwide. NIGHTWISH is also inaugurated into the Finnish Music Hall of Fame, becoming the 11th
member of the honorary gallery and is considered Finland’s most successful band. They are also one of Europe’s most famed bands of all time, receiving more than 60 gold and platinum awards, having
released six Number 1 albums and thirteen Number 1 singles throughout their career.

Now, NIGHTWISH members, Floor Jansen (Vocals), Tuomas Holopainen (Keyboards), Emppu Vuorinen (Guitars), Troy Donockley (Uileann Pipes), Kai Hahto (Drums), and Jukka Koskinen (Bass Guitar) are geared to wow Manila with their symphonic melodies and multi-dimensional Metal tunes as they play their iconic hits and latest tracks from their newest album, Human :||: Nature. This ninth album proves that they’re not yet done surprising fans with highly-creative releases as this is their first gigantic double release that highlights both Heavy Metal and enchanting orchestral sounds.

Brace yourselves for yet another legendary show from PULP Live World! We’ll surely be blown away by an epic and out-of-the-ordinary live music experience at NIGHTWISH LIVE IN MANILA happening on March 29, 2023 at the SM North Edsa Skydome. Doors open at 6PM and the show starts at 8PM. Grab your tickets at Ticketnet outlets nationwide and online via

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


Tees & Prints Printing Business Solutions Corp. will jumpstart their collaborative event called PROJECT CULTURE this March 18 at Brooklyn Warehouse, 2291 Recto Avenue, Manila. It will be an exciting day of celebrating clothing business, music, and fashion.

This will be a clothing convention that aims to provide the finest printmakers in the country and create a community with a vision for industrialization and the exportation of local fashion and clothing brands.

PROJECT CULTURE’s objective is to provide a fun and safe space for business-to-business partners to know each other better.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without music. That is why we are giving you the prominent in the past, present, and future ranging from bouncing beats to hard-banging music. It will be headlined by MASTAPLANN, QUESO, AND OMAR BALIW.

The performance stage will also double as a fashion runway. It will be a moving artwork that exhibits the creativity of our garment designers. #projectCULTUREph #ToolsforCulture

A Fusion of Modern Clothing Culture

The shirts convention have the vision to empower independent local brands ranging from streetwear to sportswear, and also promote original Filipino culture via different genres of music stored for the event. This aims to welcome anyone who is starting a business in the brand and fashion industry. This is, of course, with the goal to harmonize with the past, present, and future generations of creatives who share the same goal of providing innovations in the clothing lifestyle. Some of the renowned garment decorators invited are Imprint Customs, Drifit Customs, Prime Gears, Kaeskwela and Leds Clothing alongside them are notable clothing lines like Hypebeat, No Rich Parents, Peachy, and Prolific.

A Variety of Music Genres

Apart from the goal of synthesizing suppliers to create a business-to-business relationship with our clients, this concert will be headlined by notable bands representing these renowned brands in the country featuring QUESO, MASTAPLANN, and OMAR BALIW. The lineup includes THE DIEGOS, COFFEE BREAK ISLAND, BIRD., JUICE BOX, ROAD 8, BUZZER BEATERS, and KALOOKAN DUB KOLLECTIVE.

Fashion Show

Experience functional art with PROJECT CULTURE. An exhibition of garment designers ranging from sustainable to fast fashion.

Ben&Ben, Zack Tabudlo, Ebe Dancel and more to headline Zark’s Fest 2023

After a hugely successful debut in 2019, Zark’s Fest returns this summer with their biggest offering in live music and comfort grub.

Presented and produced by Zark’s Burgers, a popular burger joint in the Philippines, and organized by GNN Entertainment Productions, the hybrid festival promises to treat its patrons with an exciting music lineup, more inclusive programming, a dedicated space for lifestyle, crafts, and arts merchants, and most especially, a hearty serving of American comfort food, the Zark’s way.

Headlining the festival are the award-winning and best-selling Filipino band Ben&Ben and 2021/2022’s most-streamed solo artist Zack Tabudlo. The Manila-based food and music festival are also set to feature some of the most prominent names in the local music industry, including Ebe Dancel, Urbandub, Sandwich, The Itchyworms, BINI, Kiyo, SOS, Autotelic, Any Name’s Okay, Lola Amour, Hey June!, and Eli & Six The Northstar.

“We’re coming out stronger this year with a more diverse lineup and activities,” says Zark’s Burgers CEO Zark Varona. “Make sure to pack your sunscreen as Zark’s Fest brings a festive experience in the best possible way. We’re scaling up our game with headline-worthy music representing various genres and demos, and we’re also holding the event in a bigger, outdoor venue that allows people to move freely around the site and celebrate food, arts, and crafts with their family and friends. What we have is something game-changing and special, and I hope more people will get to experience that.”

This year’s edition ups the ante of the festival format by doubling down on the experience with fair-themed booths and a more family-friendly vibe. “Our goal is to create a safe space where everyone is welcomed and included,” Varona explains. “Hopefully with Zark’s Fest, we’ll be able to deliver a music-filled destination for people from all walks of life.”

Tickets to Zark’s Fest will go on sale, starting Monday, March 13 at 12 noon via

Check out the ticket prices:
VIP (P2,500)
Express lane, dedicated restroom, 1 free drink, exclusive VIP area near the stage, Zarkada kit

Regular (P1,500)
General admission

Early Entry (P800)
Entrance is strictly until 2pm only

David Foster returns to Manila for an eight-show residency at the Theatre at Solaire

Solaire Resort Entertainment City presents an unforgettable night with legendary hitmaker David Foster

as part of its 10th anniversary celebration. “David Foster and Friends, Live at The Theatre at Solaire”
is the first of its kind – an eight-show residency happening on March 21 to 26, 2023 wherein fans and the audience can expect to hear some of David Foster’s greatest hits sung and interpreted by his guest artists.

David Foster’s career has spanned over 4 decades which has garnered him the title of “THE HITMAN”, having written and produced many chart-topping songs that have propelled several artists to star status and have gone down the music industry’s history as legends, such as Whitney Houston, Madonna, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé.

Together with David, show-goers will also hear singer and actress Katharine McPhee who became a household name after her successful run on the 5th season of American Idol. Her first single, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow/My Destiny,” debuted at #2 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Sales chart, while her 2007 self-titled album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 propelled by the gold-certified single, “Over It”.

Another artist joining Foster is Pia Toscano who was one of the frontrunners on American Idol’s Season 10 run for her powerhouse voice and head-turning looks. Toscano performed alongside Jennifer Lopez in her Vegas Residency, “All I Have”, and regularly tours with David Foster and Andrea Bocelli.

Also joining McPhee and Toscano is Daniel Emmet who appeared on America’s Got Talent with his spellbinding and commanding operatic voice. His wide range of expression spans musical genres from rock to pop, to opera, all the while singing in seven languages.

“David Foster and Friends Live at The Theatre at Solaire” will also feature Martin Nievera (all shows) and Morissette (except for the March 23, 8PM show and March 25 & 26, 3PM matinee shows).

But your tickets now at Ticketworld.

HONNE scheduled for a Philippine tour this May 2023

Your beloved alt pop duo, HONNE, are coming home after 4 years! The MAY 2023 ASIA TOUR Philippines shows will take place on Wednesday, May 10 at the Araneta Coliseum, Friday, May 12, at the University of Southeastern Philippines Davao, and Sunday, May 14, at the Waterfront Hotel Cebu. As part of their Asia Tour, fans will be able to catch a glimpse of their favorite duo in Taipei, Manila, Davao, Cebu, Singapore as well as Kuala Lumpur.

“South East Asia is our second home. We love visiting and playing shows there so so much. That’s why we are incredibly excited to announce our May 2023 Asia tour. It’s been too long so this will be a really special one. Loads of music you’ve not heard live yet and obviously your old favourites too 🙂 Can’t wait to see you soon. Andy & James xx”

Promoted by AEG Presents Asia and Ovation Productions, tickets to HONNE MAY 2023 ASIA TOUR PHILIPPINES are priced from PHP850. Local pre-sale will take place from Tuesday, February 14 at 10AM local time to Thursday, February 16. General on sale will take place on Friday, February 17 at 10AM via (Manila) and (Davao and Cebu).

Maniac World Tour: Stray Kids Live in Manila 2023

South Korean K-pop group Stray Kids will be returning to Manila for their headlining concert titled “Maniac World Tour” which will be at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 2023. The group held a fan meeting event last January for a clothing brand. MANIAC World Tour is the group’s second concert tour in support of their 2022 extended plays (EPs), Oddinary, Circus and Maxident

Pulp Live World presents
Maniac World Tour
Live in Manila 2023

March 11, 2023 – 6pm
March 12, 2023 – 5pm

Mall of Asia Arena

Royalty Standing – Php16,500
Royalty Seated – Php16,500
Standing – Php12,500
Lower A – Php12,500
Lower B – Php11,000
Upper A – Php 7,500
Upper B – Php6,500
Gen Ad A – Php3,500
Gen Ad B – Php2,500

Tickets go on sale this February 12, 12NN via SM Tickets outlets and




The most awaited ultimate fan-gathering returns this March at Araneta City. 2023 PPOPCON brings the biggest P-pop groups and fans together for a two-day celebration this March 18-19 at the New Frontier Theater and Araneta Coliseum.

Now in its second year, 2023 PPOPCON recognizes the perfect opportunity to amplify the ever-growing P-Pop community through fan engagement and entertainment. Packed with fanbase games & activities, booths, official merchandise selling, to meet-and-greets, performances and surprises, plus the culminating concert at the Big Dome – fans can expect an unforgettable experience only PPOPCON offers.

2023 PPOPCON continues to promote a safe, enjoyable avenue for thousands of local and international fans to connect with each other and bring them closer to the hottest PPOP groups of today. Don’t miss this chance to rise and make history one more time!

Tickets are available for purchase with a 10% discount when you buy until February 3, 2023!

For more information, follow them at @PPOPCONVENTION on all social media platforms. For inquiries, you may send a message to More info at

KAIA brings back the fun in pop music on the performance video of “Turn Up”

fter earning rave reviews for their Y2K-indebted track “Dalawa,” KAIA marks another creative triumph for P-Pop with the release of another banger under Sony Music Entertainment.

The Filipino girl group’s new single “Turn Up” unabashedly displays their signature brand of sass while reviving the bold, explosive sounds of early 2010’s dance-pop.

The release of “Turn Up” comes with a music video (performance version) directed by Denny Lee and Jake Jung. The visuals find KAIA performing the track with a synchronized choreography.

“Because it’s upbeat and danceable, we thought a party concept will best for it, so people could have fun whenever they hear Turn Up,” KAIA shares in a collaborative statement. “We want our listeners to feel good as they vibe with the song.”

The catchy track was written by KAIA themselves, and helmed by acclaimed K-Pop producer Lee Oh Won, who has done impressive work for international artists such as Stray Kids, SHINee’s Taemin, TVXQ, SB19, and more.

As pointed out by the five-member act, “Turn Up” is an escapist anthem about setting one’s worries aside for the time being and taking pleasure in moments that call for fun and adventure.

“We got so busy stressing out about things that we couldn’t control,” says the Blah Blah quintet. “This song somehow encourages listeners to break away from the mold, live in the moment, and let their body groove into the music. Sometimes all you need is to disconnect from the outside world and be yourself.”

“Turn Up” will also be part of KAIA’s debut EP to be released in the coming months. The song will be performed live at the Pinoy Pop Convention 2023 (PPOPCON), an ultimate fan gathering and celebration of Filipino pop culture and music.

KAIA’s “Turn Up” is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide. Watch the music video (performance version) here

Binge-watch anytime, anywhere with the all new Smart Livestream App

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is boosting the live events experience once more as it launches the all new Smart Livestream App.

Previously known as the GigaPlay App, this latest iteration from Smart comes with a convenient and versatile video streaming experience, exclusive to subscribers. The all new Smart Livestream app will showcase top sports (FIBA, NBA, Gilas, UAAP, PVL) as well as the latest premium live events.
Downloadable on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Smart LiveStream App features epic live content that is optimized to stream seamlessly on the Philippines’ fastest and best Mobile Network as recognized by Ookla. It is set to transform your mobile phone into an empowered sports and concert arena like never before.      
The app is available to all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Bro, Smart Infinity, and TNT subscribers. Users will only need to turn on their mobile data to access all exclusive content to experience high-quality videos, anytime and anywhere.
“Through the all-new Smart LiveStream App, we offer epic live experiences to our subscribers so that they are able to watch and witness their favorite athletes, teams, artists, and performers right at their fingertips,” said Francis E. Flores, SVP and Head of Consumer Business Group – Individual at Smart.   
Stream concerts and sports events in real-time 
Smart LiveStream App will stream the ongoing seasons of the NBA and PBA as well as the games of the final four teams of the current UAAP season. Catch the ongoing 47th season of PBA Philippine Cup and the 2022-2023 NBA season via NBA TV live as the games happen. 
Smart LiveStream App users can also look forward to watching the live games of the FIBA Basketball World Cup which will be held in the Philippines in 2023. 
For concert lovers, Smart LiveStream App will also stream via pay-per-view (PPV) some of the biggest and most anticipated concerts in the country.  

Watch Jingle Ball featuring performances by Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Charlie Puth and more
Catch this year’s Jingle Ball on Dec. 10 at 8AM Philippine time live on the app featuring performances from Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Charlie Puth, Backstreet Boys, The Kid LAROI, AJR, Demi Lovato, Lauv, Ava Max, Dove Cameron, Jax, and JVKE live from Madison Square Garden in New York. 

To enjoy the full suite of content on the Smart LiveStream App, subscribers can register to Double GIGA Video 99 which comes with a total of 17 GB —2 GB Video Every Day (14 GB) for Smart Livestream App, YouTube, Netflix, and iWantTFC plus 3 GB, and FREE Unli Allnet texts for 7 days.   
Smart subscribers can also stream video on-demand on the app so they may relive the most memorable events and highlight plays or binge-watch anytime, anywhere. 
Learn more about Smart LiveStream App at


Multi-platinum selling pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer release their highly anticipated fifth studio album, 5SOS5. With 5SOS5, the band has ascended to the next level musically. The 19-track album showcases the band’s multi-faceted artistry and growth over their 10-year career, highlighting their dynamic pop-punk sound paired with reflective and intimate lyrics, with the majority of the new album written by the band and Michael Clifford leading on production.

The release of 5SOS5 includes their brand new single “Bad Omens’’ as well as previously released tracks “Blender”, “Take My Hand”, & “Me, Myself & I”, which gave fans an eagerly awaited preview of what to expect from the album. On Vulture’s list of most anticipated fall albums, they write: “Early singles ‘Complete Mess’ and ‘Me Myself & I’ promise more of the group’s signature power-pop sound, while adding a little synth-pop flair.”

5SOS5 also includes the band’s smash hit “COMPLETE MESS”, an anthemic single that took airwaves by storm as the #2 most added at Top 40 Radio with 100+ stations in the first week. The single was hailed by critics, with Rolling Stone (Australia) writing: “its nascent arrival showcase[es] the group’s evolved sound as they balance an expansive vibe with contemporary pop sensibilities … considered compositions and mature sound showcase a new version of 5 Seconds of Summer, but not one that is so far removed from what made them icons in the first place.”

In celebration of the release of 5SOS5, 5 Seconds of Summer played an exclusive global livestream “The Feeling of Falling Upwards” last night from the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in London. The band performed a set of reimagined versions of songs from their 11-year catalogue, plus brand-new songs from the new album, accompanied by an orchestra and choir. Watch the band’s live performance of brand new single “Bad Omens”

5SOS5 is the band’s first album to be released independently via BMG. The deluxe CD and digital versions of the album include 19 tracks with cassette and vinyl formats also available. Complete track listing is below.


Easy For You To Say
Bad Omens
Me Myself & I
Take My Hand
You Don’t Go To Parties
Best Friends
Red Line