After a three-year long wait, Wanderland Music & Arts Festival is officially back on track after announcing their first wave of artists for their highly-anticipated return set on March 4 & 5, 2023.
The Wave 1 lineup consists of 11 acts that span across the globe with different styles, flairs, and influences, so there’s plenty to be excited about.
Let us give you a rundown.
Phoenix makes pivotal return
Right off the bat–Phoenix, a pop-alternative band from France, was announced to headline next year’s season.
Phoenix has been well-loved by Filipino fans, many who have been following them since the early 2000s. The opportunity to catch the band’s electrifying sounds and infectious melodies live is a champion move and is something one simply cannot pass up–again.
Wanderland 2023 will mark Phoenix’s third visit to the country and we can only imagine what a spectacle it will be.
Soulful, swoon-worthy superstars
Fall into a dream-like state with soft, lush, and sentimental tunes from Men I Trust (CA) and Stephen Day (US). With carefully-curated melodies and thoughtfully-written lyrics, both artists lead the pack for music that’s perfect for embracing and romanticizing life.
If there’s something that could get you feeling like you’re on cloud nine, you’ve found your go-to’s.
Applaud to Asian acts
Wanderland also sets the stage for discovery and celebration of Asian music. Hailing from Taiwan are alternative-indie pop rock band, Sunset Rollercoaster, and singer-rapper, Leo Wang and making waves from South Korea are alternative K-Pop band, Balming Tiger and K-HipHop artist, George. They are all set to make their debut in the Philippines next year and we’re pumped to experience the diversity and exciting talent from our friends in the region.
It’s about time we make more noise for Asian music!
Locals with versatile sounds and vocals
No Rome, a homegrown artist now based in London, is known for his collaborations with The 1975, Charli XCX, and dijon, but don’t be fooled—his solo music gets you even more hooked through his mix of shoegaze, R&B, and electronic dream-pop guaranteed to fall into your last song syndrome list.
Blaster, who recently pursued a solo career from the band, IV of Spades, made headlines when he debuted DISKO FOREVER (Japanese Version)—yes, the song is completely sung in Japanese! If this is any indication of what an experimental journey his music holds, then we’re all ears (and dance shoes ready) for what he has prepared for his festival performance.
August Wahh has been establishing her name in the music scene not only locally, but internationally, having been invited to the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival and opening for artists like Daniel Caesar and RAC. If you’re looking to get into the vibe of neo-soul music, August Wahh is your girl.
The Sundown, based in Cebu and champions of Wanderbattle 2020, is finally making their way to Manila to bring their nostalgic anthems and tasteful Cebuano sounds on the Wanderland stage. As their name suggests, should we have them play the sunset slot?
It’s already a packed roster but it’s just the beginning of the greatest comeback of team Wanderland.
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March 4 & 5, 2023
Filinvest City Events Grounds, Philippines
Official Ticketing Partner, Tickelo
A festival by Karpos Multimedia