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G Music Fest: A symphony of Pinoy music, tech, creativity, plus sustainable practices

Globe is elevating the Pinoy festival experience with its 4th G Music Fest on September 16 at the Ayala Circuit Makati Open Grounds. As part of the much-anticipated annual G Day celebration, this year’s event promises an unforgettable blend of music, creativity, and technology, all while championing sustainability.

With this comeback, G Music Fest transforms itself into a music and creator festival where music meets creativity, old meets new, and where digital meets real.

Attendees will be treated to performances from G Music Fest’s first-ever all-local lineup, a dynamic mix of OPM legends and rising stars in partnership with Warner Music and Sony Music. The festival boasts a stellar all-Filipino lineup of artists such as Urbandub, The Itchyworms, December Avenue, I Belong To The Zoo, Lola Amour, Dilaw, Bini, PLAYERTWO, Paul Pablo, Sugarcane, Mayonnaise, Ace Banzuelo, Nobita, Munimuni, Joem, Syd Hartha, and Drag Race PH sure to give a musical experience that will resonate with every generation.

“Our vision for this year’s G Music Fest is to create a space where music, creativity, technology, and sustainability converge. We want to celebrate the rich tapestry of Pinoy talent while also showcasing the innovations that make such celebrations possible,” said Peter Ramirez, Globe Rewards Senior Manager and G Day Program Lead.

Diving deeper into the realm of creativity and community building, the Creator Hub is set to be another festival highlight. Visitors can immerse themselves in DIY experiences, including a Live Mural Show, Gudi Drip Studio, and a Busker Stage. The paint-and-sip activity through Drip Splash also promises a fusion of art and relaxation, making it a must-try for all.

The festival aims to push the boundaries of digital art, offering everyone a chance to interact with installations such as Sketch To Life, the Digital Art Tunnel, Caption Cam, and the Immersive Art Cube, celebrating the fusion of art and technology.

G Music Fest will showcase the future of technology with Globe’s 5G applications. Guests may also enjoy immersive AR/VR games via 5G Pixel Play. Partnerships with brands like BENCH and MYX Global will further elevate the experience, offering engagements like the DJ lounge.

While enjoying the music, festival-goers can also indulge in a gastronomic journey with a diverse range of food options that will be available at the event: Better Than Ice Cream (BTIC), Kurimu, Pocofino, Jamba Juice, Pancake House, Yellow Cab, Pickup Coffee, Shakeys, and Army Navy. Plus, with official alcohol partners Coca-Cola and San Miguel Brewery, the festivities are sure to be in high spirits.

G Music Fest also aims to set a new standard in implementing sustainable practices in events. Not only does it aim to limit the use of single-use plastics among vendors, but it is also promoting a BYO (Bring Your Own) initiative for festival-goers, with water refilling stations brought by Klean Kanteen scattered across the venue.

Globe also formed a collaboration with Ayala Logistics through Integrated Waste Management, Inc. (IWM), to ensure proper waste segregation, collection, and post-processing with priority for diverting wastes away from landfills through recycling and recovery, as well as deploying gender-neutral and water-efficient portalets.

Festival-goers will also have a cleaner transport choice with Globe deploying electric shuttles to and from the venue through its official shuttle partner, Global Electric Transport (GET). Pickup points will be at Alabang Town Center, One Ayala, and TriNoMa starting 10:00AM.

Join G Music Fest on September 16 in celebrating passions, creativity, and connections. It’s a day of music, art, and memories you won’t want to miss.

To learn more, visit glbe.co/GMusicFest23.

Globe cements partnership with AcadArena, kicks it off with CONQuest 2023

Globe is leveling up its stake in the gaming world through its partnership with AcadArena, home of Southeast Asia’s campus gaming. Together, the partners are building a community of gamers aspiring to be leaders in esports, games technology and pop culture.

To kick this off, Globe is all set to empower gamers of all kinds at CONQuest 2023, the biggest gaming and pop culture convention in the Philippines set to unfold at the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex from June 2-4, 2023.

CONQuest promises to be a thrilling spectacle featuring top streamers, influencers, shoutcasters, cosplayers, esports athletes, voice actors and musical acts. International sensations Valkyrae, Pokimane, Lilypichu, Michael Reeves, and Tuonto are poised to share the stage with Korean indie rock band The Rose. Matching them step for step are Filipino powerhouses VeeWise, RikuPH and a host of other local figures.

The festival is gearing up to be an experience like no other, especially for Globe customers. Through the partnership with AcadArena, subscribers can get exclusive perks such as 10% discounts on tickets and chances to win tickets from different tiers, from day passes to coveted Premium passes, using their Globe Rewards points on GlobeOne.

Globe users can also enjoy express lane entry simply by showing their proof of SIM registration. They also get the privileged opportunity to lay claim to special CONQuest 2023 merchandise.

For a hassle-free trip, Globe customers can ride the shuttle service from SMX to three selected Ayala Malls using Globe Rewards points. On top of these treats, they also get the opportunity to score an academic scholarship and a CONQuest Premium Pass for a chosen student leader.

Globe plans to ignite the venue of the much-anticipated event with an immersive, experiential booth that will reward gamers for their life’s wins. From getting freebies when they donate their Rewards points for a cause to indulging in free arcade plays and memorable meet ups with their favorite streamers, the Globe gaming community is in for an action-packed, unforgettable weekend!

“We in Globe are very much thrilled to once again present and enable AcadArena’s CONQuest, especially as it becomes a space for all types of gamers, with the event going beyond just games and esports and expanding into music and pop culture. It’s a perfect match as we aim to strengthen the Philippines’ gaming community and provide festival goers with the most reliable mobile network in the Philippines.,” said Ralph Aligada, Head of Globe Games and Esports.

Ariane Lim, AcadArena COO shared, “With CONQuest getting bigger each year, we at AcadArena are very excited to see the festival goers in the activities and events that they will be able to experience. Our presenters, led by Globe, always give new gaming experiences each year, with 2023 shaping up to be the most novel one yet. We look forward to bringing our festival goers the best that AcadArena and Globe can offer.”

To learn more about the event and the different promos available, check out the GlobeOne app.

Globe brings weekend madness this March with Wanderland and Arctic Monkeys LIVE!

Best weekend ever? It’s possible this 1st weekend of March. As live music makes a huge comeback this year, Globe in partnership with Karpos Multimedia, is giving music enthusiasts a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the most anticipated tours and festivals of 2023 with two amazing shows happening in March: Wanderland Music and Arts Festival and Arctic Monkeys.

Wanderland: The Comeback
After a pandemic-induced hiatus since 2019, the biggest music festival in the Philippines is making a grand return on March 4 and 5 at the Filinvest City Events Grounds in Muntinlupa City. Headliners French band Phoenix and Canadian superstar Carly Rae Jepsen will be bringing their infectious pop music to the festival, as part of a smashing lineup with the biggest acts from here and across the world. Supporting acts include FKJ, Bobby, Dashboard Confessional, ((( O ))), Raveena, Sunset Rollercoaster and more.

Arctic Monkeys
English rock band Arctic Monkeys will finally set foot in Manila to perform their top hits including songs from their latest album, “The Car”, as the band headlines their first concert in the Philippines, also at the Filinvest City Events Grounds in Muntinlupa City on March 6, a day after the epic Wanderland comeback. “The Car” is the award-winning band’s seventh studio album that deftly blends funk, orchestral rock, lounge and baroque pop.

To let customers and music-lovers enjoy these ultimate concert experiences, Globe is giving its subscribers up to 20% off on Wanderland tickets, and a chance to win tickets by registering to promos through the GlobeOne app. They are also providing rides on eco-friendly buses going to and from the venue via their Globe Rewards points.

For more details about the upcoming concerts and mechanics of the promos, visit Globe’s official social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Globe Celebrates 917 with an #ExtraGDay

The iconic 0917 is now more than just a mobile prefix for Globe subscribers. Over the past years, Globe has taken 0917 or September 17 as an opportunity to treat its customers to exciting experiences, rewards, and surprises. It is one way that Globe thanks its customers for their loyalty and support, a celebration that transforms ordinary days into something extraordinary.

This year, Globe is back with a bigger, larger than life 917 GDay celebration full of all things EXTRA for the whole month of September. The focal point of this year’s 917 GDay celebrations is the G Music Fest, which will take place on September 17, 2022. The G Music Fest is going to be an exciting whole day festival that will feature the best talents in music, entertainment, culture and art. This year’s G Music Fest will be a hybrid event, with the live experience hosted at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds, Ayala Malls Circuit, Makati, and also streamed online through Globe VH Metaverse.

“The past couple of years have been incredibly challenging for everyone. Now that the world is slowly opening up and we can enjoy life together face-to-face, we’re excited to once again bring all the uplifting, lighthearted experiences that our loyal customers may have been missing and needing,” said Globe Marketing Head Pia Colby.

Seventeen local and international acts are slated to entertain live and online audiences, including Thai indie-pop, neo-soul singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit and Kpop act BugABoo, a six-member South Korean girl group, for whom the G Music Fest will be their first live Philippines performance. Other confirmed musical acts are homegrown talents The Juans, Kaia, Matthaios, Unique, I Belong to the Zoo, JOEM, Lola Amour, Arthur MIguel, Paul Pablo and many more surprise guests.

As the G Music Fest is about extraordinary experiences, Globe has also invited celebrated contemporary artist-designer Leeroy New, to showcase his larger-than-life art installations. New, who hails from General Santos City, has had his works showcased at, among others, the Singapore Biennale, Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, and more recently at Palais de Tokyo, Biennale of Sydney, Honolulu Triennale, and Somerset House. He was also selected to build an installation for Burning Man 2020. Another artist who will share his talent is TRNZ, who ventures into the world of NFTs. His past work has been exhibited in Hong Kong, Europe, South Korea, Jakarta, Los Angeles & New York, with an upcoming exhibition in Paris. TRNZ is the exclusive artist of Superordinary Friends, a collection of unique avatars each holding iconic food items. These limited edition illustrations combine quirky visual appeal with nuanced storytelling and will be launched in October.

Adding to the excitement, festival goers will also have the chance to own their first Non-Fungible Token (NFT) through Globe’s partnership with MetaverseGo!. The two brands have joined forces to create Gudi, a unique NFT in celebration of 917 #ExtraGDay and can be redeemed using Globe Rewards points.

Complementing the top-tier musical line-up and larger-than-life installations on the festival grounds is Globe Passion City where festival goers can use their Globe Rewards Points to enjoy fun & immersive Gaming (GGWP), Korean (Kmmunity Ph) and Anime (Sugoi Society) activities and merch collections.

Digital natives will also get to enjoy exciting activity booths and win vouchers from their favorite apps TikTok, Tinder, foodpanda, Kumu, and many others. Specially curated festival grub and pours, and exclusive 0917 merchandise are also available for guests to enjoy.

These are just some of the wonderful things one can expect at this year’s G Music Fest, and Globe still has a lot more surprises up its sleeve. Now in its third year, G Music Fest was born during the pandemic to inspire optimism and recognize every Globe customer’s continued patronage of the brand. Past performers include American pop rock band LANY, and proudly homegrown talents Kiana Valenciano, Ben & Ben, UDD, and SB19 among others.

“A lot of things have changed since the pandemic hit, but a lot of things have remained the same. We continue to be grateful to our customers and we’ll never tire of making wonderful, extraordinary experiences for them. We look forward to meeting everyone at the G Music Fest on 9-17, and we promise you an #ExtraGDayEveryday,” Colby added.

The G Music Fest Festival Pass pre-selling period is from September 2 – 9, 2022 and the regular sale period is on September 10 – 17, 2022. Festival Passes may be redeemed for just 15 Globe Rewards Points via the Globe One app or a special price of P917.00 via Tickelo during the pre-selling period, and 30 Globe Rewards Points via the Globe One app or P1,500.00 via Tickelo during the regular sale.

For the complete list of partners, performers and activities, please check out the New Globe One app or visit http://glbe.co/GDay.

Globe partners with SoundCloud for more of the world’s best and fresh music

Globe is opening the door to a larger and more diverse music library and expanding the space where Filipinos can find and enjoy all sorts of music in the world as it ties up with SoundCloud, a next-generation music entertainment company, as its first exclusive telco partner in the Philippines.

SoundCloud is the premier platform for music discovery. Its role in connecting Filipino music lovers and an influential community of creators echoes Globe’s commitment to bring the best of music and audio content from big and emerging artists around the world to its loyal subscribers,” said Rina Siongco, Globe Head of Get Entertained Tribe.

“We are excited to partner with Globe to bring Filipinos easier access to enjoy SoundCloud’s full catalog anywhere, anytime, while empowering the local creator community to build and grow their careers on the platform.” said Tine Nitsch, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, SoundCloud.

With the world’s largest catalogue of over 300 million tracks from emerging creators to global superstars, Globe customers have plenty of choices to stream what’s new, now and next in music culture and directly connect and engage with SoundCloud’s community through Globe’s prepaid promo Go+99 with GoLISTEN. For only P99, prepaid subscribers can enjoy 8GB of data on SoundCloud and 8GB more on all other music streaming services. Creators can instantly upload and share their audio on the platform anytime for the opportunity to be heard and get discovered. Registered creators without a paid subscription can upload up to 180 minutes (3 hours) of audio to their profile at no cost, while paying subscribers can enjoy 360 minutes (6 hours) of unlimited upload time.

Postpaid subscribers and prepaid WiFi customers can have seamless and uninterrupted music sessions on SoundCloud, see what’s next in music and discover new genres and artists through GPlan and HomeSURF, which have bigger data allocations for the app.

About Globe Telecom, Inc.
Globe Telecom, Inc. is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and publicly listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet, and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement universal sustainability principles. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region.

About SoundCloud
SoundCloud is a next-generation music entertainment company, powered by an ecosystem of artists, listeners, and curators on the pulse of what’s new, now and next in culture. Founded in 2007, SoundCloud is an artist-first platform empowering artists to build and grow their careers by providing them with the most progressive tools, services, and resources. With over 300 million tracks from 30 million creators heard in 190 countries, the future of music is SoundCloud.
To get started, download the SoundCloud mobile app on Android or iOS from the Google Play or Apple App Store, or on the web at www.soundcloud.com. To know more about Globe’s Go+ promos and other enabling prepaid offers, visit http://glbe.co/soundcloud.

Watch & Share the Good Vibes: HONNE, Vance Joy, BEKA, SB19, many more to perform at G Music Fest 2021

At a time when daily routines may have become repetitive and mundane, we look forward to events that remind us of the good old days. In this year’s G Music Fest, Globe is bringing back some of the feels with a wide roster of local and international artists, including HONNE, Vance Joy, BEKA, SB19, and many more.

G Music Fest is an annual event hosted by Globe, in line with its 917 Day celebration held every September. The much anticipated music festival will be broadcasted for FREE on Globe’s official Facebook Page.

On September 25, fans will be greeted by their favorite music artists in the exclusive event “Up Close” starting at 5:30pm – 8:30pm, while on September 26, both local and international acts will perform their famous hits and debut Philippines-exclusive performances at the G Music Fest 2021, starting 4:00pm – 10:00pm.

Bianca Wong, Head of Globe’s Feel Valued Tribe shared, “Globe provides Filipinos with novel ways to make it a #GDayEveryday. One of the ways to do so is to build meaningful connections through shared passions like music.”

The full line-up of G Music Fest this year include English electronic music duo HONNE, singer-songwriter BEKA, Australian artist Vance Joy, local pop band Silent Sanctuary, indie-pop bands December Avenue and Alamat, indie musical artist I Belong to the Zoo, Filipino rock band The Juans, and SB19—the very first Filipino and Southeast Asian act nominated at the Billboard Music Awards.

To enjoy the concert, subscribers can redeem 2GB worth of free data through the new GlobeOne App. After registering, the free data can be redeemed under the Rewards section of the app.

“Globe Rewards looks to make this year’s 917 celebration a platform for rallying Filipinos during this time of collective need through upliftment, bayanihan, and leveled-up rewarding experiences. We encourage everyone to be a part of it,” Wong added.

In line with 917’s goal to uplift and make a difference, local indie artists I Belong to the Zoo have raised a donation in support of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) through Globe Prepaid. Supporting PAWS is an advocacy personal to the group.

Globe Customers can do the same by donating their Rewards points to any of Globe’s community partners on the new GlobeOne app.

The new GlobeOne Super app is now available for download on the Google Play Store for Android users and on the Apple App Store for iOS users.

Mark your calendars for this year’s G Music Fest at https://glbe.co/GMusicFest2021

To know more about Globe Rewards, you may visit: www.globe.com.ph.

Glastonbury Festival global ticketed livestream event happening this weekend, streaming in the PH on May 23rd

Having been forced to cancel the Festival for a second consecutive year, Glastonbury will host an exclusive global livestream from Worthy Farm on Sunday, 23rd May – for the first time in their history enabling music fans wherever they are in the world to join together and share the experience of the Festival and its idyllic natural surroundings.

Filmed across the Festival’s Worthy Farm site at landmarks including the Pyramid Field and the Stone Circle, the event will see a range of artists giving their time to perform in support of the Festival as part of an uninterrupted film production. The lineup includes Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, IDLES, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, Wolf Alice, plus DJ Honey Dijon. Newly announced guest performances include George Ezra and Roisin Murphy.

A share of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Glastonbury’s three main charitable partners, Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid, as well helping to secure the Festival’s return in 2022.

The ground-breaking, five-hour extravaganza will be interspersed by a spoken word narrative, written and delivered by some very special guests, guiding Festival-goers on a journey through the sacred valley in Somerset.

Tickets are priced at PHP1,535.00. Get yours now at karposmm.com/glastonbury.

Emily Eavis said: “After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online livestream, which will present live music performances filmed across Worthy Farm at landmarks including the Pyramid and, for the first time ever, the Stone Circle. It will feature a rolling cast of artists and performers who have all given us enormous support by agreeing to take part in this event, showing the farm as you have never seen it. There will also be some very special guest appearances and collaborations. We are hoping this will bring a bit of Glastonbury to your homes and that for one night only people all over the world will be able to join us on this journey through the farm together!”

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Shot by acclaimed Grammy-nominated director Paul Dugdale, the hugely ambitious production will take viewers on a journey of the world famous Glastonbury site, which typically greets more than 200,000 people each June. The show will be co-promoted and produced by the pioneering UK livestream business Driift, who have hosted globally successful livestreams for artists including Laura Marling, Nick Cave, Biffy Clyro, Niall Horan and Kylie Minogue.

Glastonbury Festival: Live at Worthy Farm Philippine broadcast is brought to you by Globe and Karpos Multimedia.

Guapdad 4000, !llmind join forces anew for latest single, ‘She Wanna’ for PARADISE RISING, 88rising’s sub-label with Globe

Manila, Philippines– Hot on the heels of “How Many,” their warmly received debut single for PARADISE RISING, Guapdad 4000 and !llmind are back with a new song, “She Wanna.” The song, released this Wednesday, March 10, also features fellow Bay Area native P-Lo, who co-produced the track alongside Mansa.

With “She Wanna,” Guapdad 4000 and !llmind are sticking to their musical roots behind a bouncing beat that pays homage to the Ying Yang Twins’ iconic 2005 Atlanta classic, “Wait (The Whisper Song).” Speaking about how the song came together, P-Lo says, “Me and Guap made this song in about 30 mins, everything just came out and we were pretty much laughing the whole time.”

The video for “She Wanna,” directed by Chris Simmons, is an absurd, comedic riff on ’70’s sitcoms, with Guap portraying a scammy patriarch in a suburban home.

Speaking about his collaboration with !llmind on their upcoming album, 1176, Guap says: “If !llmind had a power it would be to shapeshift, he can do anything! Something like this comes in handy when you need to tell the full spectrum of your story like I did in this music. I had no idea we would stumble upon something this magical though but I guess I should have known that linking up with my Filipino brother would enhance my superpowers! Enjoy it scamily.”

!llmind adds: “Guapdad is literally one of the most talented artists I’ve ever come across. I know that sounds generic but there really is no better way to describe him. I had such a blast working with him on this project and even though we’re from opposite coasts, we are similar in so many ways. He brought the best out of me on this project and made my job easy. The music is crazy!”

Executive produced by !llmind, 1176 takes a peek behind the curtain as Guapdad narrates his life up to now, touching on everything from his Filipino upbringing to life with his family in Oakland. Developing the ideas, he sketched out with his last album, the star-studded Dior Deposits, 1176 centers firmly on Guap telling his own story, with the help of some of his close friends Buddy, P-Lo and Tish Hyman.

The result is a more focused body of work that retains Guapdad’s signature humor throughout, but also harnesses it as a storytelling device to convey the pain and struggle that lies underneath his experiences. Speaking on Dior Deposits, The New York Times called it “slickly whispered absurdist posturing that’s just this side of sketch comedy,” and Guap’s mastery of humor is alive and well on 1176, but his quick wit also gives way to poignant reflections on his life, and his community’s story at large.

1176 comes out March 19 via 88rising’s sister label PARADISE RISING in partnership with Globe, making Guap and !llmind the first artists to release a full-length project through the young label which is dedicated to uplifting artists of Filipino descent.

PARADISE RISING is the result of a collaboration between the Philippines’ telecommunications leader Globe, and 88rising, a pioneering music and media collective synonymous with elevating Asian talent from East to West.

The label will serve as a platform to establish a presence for Philippine artists in the West and globally through music distribution, music rights management, and artists development.

Listen to “She Wanna” here http://bit.ly/streamshewanna, watch the music video here http://bit.ly/shewannamv, see album info below and stay tuned for more from Guapdad 4000 coming soon.