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Concert Round-up: Kodaline + Manila = Damn Good Time at Karpos Live

Kodaline captured the hearts of Filipino music fans even before their debut on the local stage at Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2018. The band finally came back to the country after their 2019 show for the Manila leg of their Asian tour. This time, in true Karpos Live fashion, the Irish alternative rock band and their fans had a damn good time on Sept. 14 at the Filinvest Tent.

Local band The Ridleys opened the show with “Summertime.” The four-piece indie alternative-folk band, who tell stories through their songs, took us on a journey with their set as they performed “DYWTBM,” “Milkyway,” “Aphrodite,” “Meaningful Silence (Our Song)” and “Icarus.”
Kodaline then took the stage with “Wherever You Are,” the lead single from “One Day at a Time.” From their latest studio album to their first, the band’s set also included “Brand New Day” from their debut album “In a Perfect World.”

The Manila crowd was ready for it all as Kodaline performed the more upbeat “Ready” next. When the post-chorus to “Brother” came on, everyone in the venue sang along. It was a perfect scene for an emotional song about friendship. After the song, vocalist Steve Garrigan said, “That’s beautiful singing.”

The first few lines of “Sometimes” also hit home because the crowd also sang along: “I’m not looking for an answer. I just hope these words will help whoever’s listening if someone cares to listen in.” In contrast to the upbeat “Sometimes,” piano ballad “High Hopes” was next in the band’s set. It was another heartbreaking song and listening to it feels like a punch in the gut. Kodaline are known for their heartfelt lyrics, and these two songs are no exception.

Steve then asked the crowd to turn their phones’ flashlights on when he introduced the next song, “The One.” He explained that he wrote this song for a friend’s wedding. The fans sang along to the super kilig song, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some couples got engaged during the song’s performance.

More crowd favorites such as “Moving On,” “The Answer,” and “Love Like This” were also included in the setlist. Kodaline collaborated with Norwegian DJ and record producer for “Raging,” and the band also covered the song that night. “Love Will Set You Free” from their 2015 album “Coming Up for Air” was the last song before the encore.
While waiting for Kodaline to take the stage once again, the Manila choir sang “All I Want.” The members of the band were clapping for the crowd when they appeared, and they performed two more songs for their encore: “Everything Works Out in the End” and “All I Want.”

“You guys are one of the best crowds we’ve ever played for,” Steve said as he thanked the fans for an unforgettable night.

The show was all about what we’ve always loved about Kodaline — the uplifting/heartbreaking lyrics that never fail to connect with their fans and the sound that is undeniably Kodaline.

Kodaline in Manila 2023 setlist

Karpos Live: Kodaline was presented by Karpos Live, a concert series by Karpos Multimedia.
Words by Ava Sumortin
Photos by Seth Valenzuela
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Karpos Live Acts You Shouldn’t Miss!

It has been a great year so far for live music, and with less than four months left in the year, there’s still so much to anticipate. Kodaline, george and youra, Se So Neon and Benny Sings are some of the artists that Filipino music fans have been waiting for, and Karpos Live is bringing them to our shores. Here’s when and where to see these international acts live.

Irish indie rock band Kodaline first visited Manila in 2018 as headliners of music and arts festival Wanderland. Kodaline, known for their honest lyrics which range from uplifting to heartbreaking, also had their first solo Philippine show in 2019. The quartet will be back for a damn good time at Karpos Live. Ready to feel all the feelings while singing “All I Want” and “High Hopes”? Catch the band’s show on Sept. 14 at the Filinvest Tent.

george and youra

South Korean indie artists george and youra will share the stage for Karpos Live’s first joint show of the year. george first wowed the Filipino crowd at Wanderland 2023, and he will be returning with new songs from his album “FRR,” released in April. Singer-songwriter youra, one of K-indie music’s most promising acts, will make her Philippine stage debut. Mark your calendars! george and youra will perform at the Filinvest Tent on Oct. 17 for the Manila leg of their Asian tour.

Se So Neon

Another indie act finally coming to Manila is South Korean alt-rock band Se So Neon. Their 2020 EP “Nonadaptation 비적응” was included in Pitchfork’s and Paste Magazine’s best rock album of the year lists. The duo (vocalist Soyoon and bassist Hyun-jin) also recently released their single “Kidd.” Experience the sound that is distinctly Se So Neon on Nov. 18 at the Filinvest Tent.

Benny Sings

Dutch singer-songwriter Benny Sings is set to perform in the Philippines for the first time. Marking his two decades in the music scene, this artist also released his latest album “Young Hearts” early this year. Prepare for a night with Benny Sings and his music: a fusion of alt-pop, R&B and a bit of hip hop and jazz. He will be performing at the Filinvest Tent on Nov. 28.

Karpos Live is a concert series by Karpos Multimedia. Karpos Live tickets are available on tickelo.com.

Written by Ava Sumortin

Laufey’s Magical night in Manila

Last May 30, 2023 marked Laufey’s first show in Manila and it was definitely a hit! Tickets were immediately sold out just hours after the tickets went for sale on April 14, 2023.

Filinvest Tent Alabang immediately got filled with Laufey’s fans as soon as the gates opened. The crowd went wild as soon as the singer stepped on stage. She started her set with “Fragile”, a song from her album “Everything I Know About Love.”

Laufey sang “Valentine” after and had the audiences swooning over her vocals. The crowd sang along and filled the venue with their voices.

Artist Laufey sang “James” next and followed it with “Dear Soulmate.” She even addressed her Filipino fans as her soulmates! She sang “I Wish You Love” next before asking her twin sister Junia Lin to take a photo of her on stage with the crowd as her background. The mention of Junia alone made the crowd go wild as she’s also loved by the fans.

Laufey sat in front of the grand piano on stage and sang “Let You Break My Heart Again.” This song is one of the crowd favorites. Along with “Valentine”, “Let You Break My Heart Again” is one of the songs by Laufey that went viral and got so much attention online.

She sang “Misty” next, an unreleased song. Laufey sang a snippet of it and quickly cut the song short to tease the crowd. Next song was “Like The Movies.” This was the last song she played on the grand piano.

Laufey sang “Falling Behind” next. She explained that this song is about feeling left behind as everyone around her is in love but her. “Street by Street” came next and she explained that this is a song she wrote to reclaim the city she once used to avoid because of a heartbreak.

She sang “Beautiful Stranger” next and followed it with “Best Friend.” A song she wrote about her best friend, also known as her twin sister.

Laufey sang another unreleased song entitled “Bewitched” before performing her latest release “From The Start” for the very first time. This got the Filipino fans feeling special as this was her first live performance of said song ever.

She bid her farewell after “From The Start” and this got the crowd shouting for more. Laufey returned on stage for two encore performances. She sang one more unreleased song entitled “Promise.” A very heartfelt song about still wanting to go back to a past lover.

The last song she sang was “Magnolia.” She said that this song brought the Laufey community together and that she didn’t expect that this song is what would make the fans together as one.

Laufey also labeled her Manila show to be one of her biggest concerts yet.

This show would not be made possible if not for the countless fans and the very dedicated teams involved just to make this show happen.

Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Yohbel Valenzuela
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Korean rapper PH-1 has been making waves in the music industry since his debut in 2015. Known for his unique blend of hip-hop, R&B and soul, he has quickly amassed a following of fans both in Korea and internationally. Recently, PH-1 made his way to the Philippines for a highly-anticipated show, which was met with great excitement from fans.

The concert presented by Karpos Live and held at the Filinvest Tent, was a showcase of PH-1’s talent and charisma, as he performed his popular hits such as “Donut” and “365&7”. The audience was clearly enamored with the rapper’s skillful rhymes and smooth vocals, as they sang and danced along to every song.

PH-1 easily was able to connect with his Filipino fans through his music and his lively stage presence. He even took the time to interact with the crowd, thanking them for their warm welcome and expressing his gratitude for their support.

The multi-talented artist’s show in the Philippines is just one of many stops in his career as a rising musician. He has been steadily gaining recognition over the past few years. His unique style and sound have also caught the attention of both Korean and Filipino audiences,
Overall, PH-1’s show in the Philippines was a memorable event for both the rapper and his fans. It was a testament to the power of music to bring people together, regardless of language or nationality. As PH-1 continues to make a name for himself in the industry, it is clear that he will have many more opportunities to share his talents with the world.

Words by Manila Concert Scene
Photos by Karpos Live

HYBS performs at Karpos Live in Manila this July

Karpos Live, the intimate concert series of Karpos Multimedia, has just announced a new show featuring rising Bangkok-based indie-pop duo, HYBS.

Their return to Manila comes just four months after their performance at Wanderland: The Comeback to a very excited and welcoming audience.

Formed in 2021 after finally pursuing their dream to build a music career, Alyn and Karn quickly rose to the scene with their debut single, ‘Ride’, which has gathered over 48 million Spotify streams to date. Their first album, ‘Making Steak’, released in 2022 has already amassed almost 100 million streams worldwide.

With the love and support they’ve gained in just three years, HYBS has already proven their potential to reach rockstar status–and this is only just the beginning.

It isn’t hard to love the songs they create. Their laidback tunes that combine 80’s and 90’s retro-pop with R&B is music to our ears. With soundscapes inspired by The Beatles and PREP, we wouldn’t mind listening and dancing to more.

But if there is something that truly makes the duo shine and leave an impression to a listener, it is their charming, cheery, and eccentric personality that seeps through their music and is greatly evident in real life.

It is what has kept them in our minds since Wanderland–so we’re clearly eager to get into the immaculate HYBS vibes again.

Karpos Live Presents: HYBS
July 14, The Filinvest Tent, Alabang

Tickets go on sale May 21, 10AM via tickelo.com.
VIP (limited to 200 pax): PHP 5,400
*Inclusive of:
Early entry
First access to merch
VIP ID & lanyard
Show poster
Karpos Live sticker pack

GA Early Bird: PHP 3,260
*On-sale May 21 until June 15 or until supplies last
GA Regular: PHP 4,116
*On-sale June 16 or once Early Bird tickets are sold out

Prices are inclusive of ticket service fees.
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Presented by: Karpos Live
Official Ticketing Partner: Tickelo
Made Possible By: Karpos Multimedia

Karpos Live Presents: Kodaline Live In Manila 2023

The Dublin-based modern rock group’s emotional, heartfelt, and powerful anthems make them no stranger to the Filipino audience.

Kodaline first performed in the country as headliners of Wanderland Music & Arts Festival in 2018 before holding a solo show the following year in 2019.

With the likes of “High Hopes”, “All I Want” and “The One” at the forefront of their emotionally-charged and intimate soundtracks, a Kodaline show brings a special kind of energy rooted from a deep connection between the music and the listener.

If you’ve listened to any of their tracks, it certainly sounds like they wear their heart on their sleeves when writing them. Kodaline has a way of tugging at your heartstrings with their reflective lyricism and endearing musicality, leaving you stunned with their ability to speak to you through their music.

It’s no wonder their live performance feels like a warm embrace—because when the music speaks to you, it’s even better when shared with others.

Their latest release, Our Roots Run Deep, is a testament to that. The live stripped down album highlights that raw connection between the music and the audience. “We’re able to showcase the strength of our songs through this album,” frontman Steve Garrigan says. There are no loud gears, noises, and outside distractions to contend with—just the song at its core and the crowd singing it back more.

It’s a perfect Karpos Live world, where only music + you matters.

Experience it first-hand with Kodaline on September 14, 2023 at The Filinvest Tent, Alabang, Muntinlupa.

Tickets go on sale on April 10, 10AM via tickelo.com.

GA Pre-sale (LIMITED): PhP 3,985 (April 10-May 9 only or until supplies last)

GA Regular: PhP 4,775
GA Door: PhP 5,300

Prices inclusive of ticket service fees.

Presented by: Karpos Live

Official Ticketing Partner: Tickelo

Made Possible By: Karpos Multimedia

pH-1 announces Manila leg of ‘About Damn Time’ Asia tour

Karpos Live is bringing pH-1’s About Damn Time Asia tour to Manila following the previously announced dates in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Bangkok, and Hong Kong.

Park Jun-won, more famously known as pH-1, is a South Korean rapper who has made waves in the Korean hip-hop scene since 2016 with his debut single, “Wavy”.

His interest in hip-hop and rap was heavily influenced by his childhood growing up in New York, where he said that all the kids listened to Eminem, 50 Cent and Jay-Z. It was only natural that this ignited his passion to pursue a career in music that eventually, after consistent uploads to SoundCloud, caught the attention of Korean global superstar, Jay Park–founder of H1GHR MUSIC, an international hip-hop and R&B label.

Since signing to the label, he has released two albums, Halo in 2019 and BUT FOR NOW LEAVE ME ALONE in 2022. His discography features notable collaborations with Jay Park, Mokyo, Owen, and more recently, American R&B singer-songwriter, UMI.

If his collaborations are a testament to his songwriting prowess, his live shows speak volumes to him being a natural-born performer.

You get to experience the whole spectrum at a pH-1 show—from slow and laid-back beats to picking up the tempo for his more upbeat and high intensity songs.

His energy doesn’t falter and neither will yours with his ability to command the stage and engage with the audience. Whether you’re a new listener or a long-time fan, it’s easy to go all in and have a damn good K-Hip Hop show when it’s pH-1’s. If there’s one you should go to, it’s this one.

Save the date—
Karpos Live Presents: pH-1 on May 3 at The Filinvest Tent, Alabang.

Tickets go on-sale March 17, 1PM via tickelo.com.

Ticket prices below:
GA (Early Bird until March 30): PHP 3,725
GA (Regular): PHP 4,250
VIP (inclusive of M&G): PHP 5,300
*Inclusive of ticketing fees.

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DJESSE World Tour: Jacob Collier Live in Manila

Grammy award winning English Jazz musician, Jacob Collier will be bringing his DJESSE World Tour to Manila as part of Karpos Live concert series to be held on November 2022 in Filinvest Tent, Alabang. In 2012, his split-screen video covers of popular songs, such as Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing”, began to go viral on YouTube. In 2014, Collier signed with Quincy Jones’s management company and began working on his one-man, audio-visual live performance vehicle, designed and built at the MIT Media Lab by Ben Bloomberg.

In 2016, Collier released his debut album, In My Room, which he recorded, arranged, performed and produced himself in the small back room of his family home in Finchley, North London. In 2017, Collier was awarded Grammy Awards for his arrangements of “Flintstones” and “You and I”

In 2018, Collier began working on Djesse, a four-volume, 50-song album featuring more than two dozen artists and ensembles. The first volume, which features the Metropole Orkest, Djesse Vol. 1, was released in December 2018. The second, Djesse Vol. 2, uses more acoustic instrumentation, and was released in July 2019. In 2020, Collier won Grammy Awards for his arrangements of “All Night Long (All Night)” from Djesse Vol. 1 and “Moon River” from Djesse Vol. 2. In 2021, he won a Grammy Award for “He Won’t Hold You” from the third volume, Djesse Vol. 3.

Karpos Live presents
DJESS World Tour
Live in Manila
November 23, 2022
Filinvest Tent, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Regular – Php3,800
Early-bird – Php3,000
*ticketing service charges not yet included*

August 2, 2022 | 12noon – Artist Pre-Sale (exclusive to fans pre-registered to LYTE)
August 3, 2022 | 12noon – General On-Sale

Karpos Live returns with its first show after 2 years, bringing Oh Wonder back in Manila

Posting concert throwbacks are a thing of the past ‘cause live events are back—better, faster, and louder than ever. After two quiet years, Karpos Live steps back into the centerstage to give you a damn good time. Oh, if you’re wondering what our first show back is, you don’t need to wait any further.

Fresh off an album release, English alt-pop duo Oh Wonder is set to make their highly anticipated return to Manila on September 27 at the Filinvest Tent Alabang. Tickets go on sale at tickelo.com on July 10, 10AM.


Karpos Live Presents:
Oh Wonder Live In Manila
EARLY BIRD – Php 3,000.00+
REGULAR – Php 3,800.00+
Ticket prices are exclusive of service charge.

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Made possible by Karpos Multimedia
Official ticketing partner: Tickelo