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Ebe Dancel to headline first major concert in Cebu City

Filipino singer-songwriter Ebe Dancel will be staging his first major concert in Cebu on August 5, 2023 (Saturday), from 7pm onwards, at the Pacific Grand Ballroom in the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino.
Presented by GNN Entertainment Productions and Artist Ko Multi-purpose Cooperative, in partnership with Balcony Entertainment, Ebe Dancel Live In Cebu will feature his career-spanning work as a solo artist and as the frontman of the iconic pop-rock band Sugarfree.

“Ebe Dancel’s first major concert in Cebu is long overdue,” Artist Ko Multi-purpose Cooperative Vice Chairman Jude Gitamondoc shares in a press statement. “Ebe has a lot of solid fans in the Visayas, and we want them to experience Ebe’s artistry closer to home. Cebuanos love Ebe because he is authentic. His songs have grit, intellect, and integrity, the stuff we expect and value in our own artists. We can’t wait for Cebuanos to experience all that in the flesh come August 5.”

Best known as the proponent and organizer of Vispop, the songwriting campaign that brought Bisaya music into the mainstream, Artist Ko will be teaming up with concert promoter GNN Entertainment Productions to mark an auspicious start for a meaningful partnership in the live music scene and bring more engaging events to Cebu in the near future.

Gitamondoc adds, “Part of that success was our sensitivity to the Cebuano audience—what they like to hear, what they are drawn to. Cebu is not just a city. It is a community with a strong identity and a lot of shared values. So when GNN Entertainment Productions approached us to partner with them for this event, that signalled to us their commitment to be respectful to the community.”

Aside from Ebe Dancel’s headlining set, the highly anticipated show will also mark the big-screen debut of the Sa Wakas documentary, which was shot and produced early this year to mark the 20th anniversary of the landmark album. Its director, producer, and creator Cyrian Agujo, will be attending and presenting the film for the first time to the Cebu audience.
Guest performances from Manila and Cebu acts will also be revealed in the coming days/weeks, with the latter being specifically handpicked by Ebe Dancel himself.

With critically acclaimed albums, sold-out concerts, and chart-topping songs under his belt, Ebe Dancel has established himself as one of the biggest pop/rock crossovers of the last two decades.

His biggest hits include “Huwag Ka Nang Umiyak,” “Hari Ng Sablay,” “Mariposa,” “Burn Out,” “Tulog Na,” “Prom,” “Telepono,” “Cuida,” “Bawat Daan,” and more!

Tickets to Ebe Dancel Live In Cebu are available for purchase starting June 14, 2023 (Wednesday) at 6pm via bit.ly/ebexcebu.

The Juans reschedules 2023 Cebu show, now will be held on July 8

Due to expected inclement weather in the country this week, pop rock group, The Juans decided to postpone their upcoming Cebu show which supposed to be held this weekend, May 27. Official statement from the band below

The band announced the rescheduled date for their Cebu show and it will now be held on July 8, 2023 at the Waterfront Hotel Cebu. All tickets from their May 27th show will be honored on the new show date. Ticketing for July 8 show will be resumed in the next following weeks.

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.

It’s ON, Cebu! Careless’ Wavy Baby takes over Sinulog this weekend

Careless’ first ever music festival, Wavy Baby, is bound to make the return of Sinulog one for the books.

Wavy Baby is a two-day music festival happening on January 13 & 14, 2023 at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu with a lineup of over 20 artists recognized both locally and internationally.

Wavy Baby will feature international performers Pink Sweat$, Bambam, Sunmi, The Rose, Bag Raiders, Manila Grey, and Yultron. All artists signed under Careless namely: James Reid, Massaiah, Jolianne, Lesha, August Wahh, Issa, SOS, Destiny Rogers, and A-Team will also be performing. Other Filipino acts include Ben&Ben, December Avenue, Urbandub, Franco, Denise Julia, and more. The Festival will also feature local Cebuano acts such as Cookie$, The Sundown, Mandaue Nights, Three Legged Men, and Wonggoys.

Careless CEO, Jeffrey Oh, says “we’re really excited to do Wavy Baby in Sinulog because it’s the biggest and most historic festival in the Philippines. We want to build a festival that brings the best of the Philippines and the world together to meet and celebrate life & culture, which is what Sinulog is all about. We call it Wavy Baby because we want a wavy lifestyle and a wavy mindset. It also pays homage to Sinulog because the Sinulog symbol are water and the baby Jesus so it’s also a nod to that as well. We’re excited to be part of the Cebu family and build something special that hopefully we can repeat year after year.”

The festival itself will be held at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu. There will be an Artist Lounge, VVIP Lounge, a VIP Area in front of the stage, Cocktail Pods, Sponsor’s Hives, and Market Pod.

The Cocktail Pod serves as an area for anyone to purchase drinks at the venue while the Market Pod is designated for food and other merchandise that will be sold. The Sponsor’s Hive will be where Wavy Baby’s brand partners will have different booths that festival goers can visit.

Early bird tickets are currently being sold at Php6,390 for VIP and Php3,200 for General Admission. Regular tickets will be priced at Php8,510 for VIP and Php4,260 for General Admission.

For more updates, visit www.wavybabyfest.com

Moments from the Pit: Boys Like Girls rocks Cebu

After rocking out Manila, Cebu city was treated to a rocking good time thanks to Boys Like Girls. The 4-piece pop-punk band visited the Queen City of The South for a 2 day concert that was all killer, no filler. Dropping their 2006 album, “Boys Like Girls”, in its entirety proved to be one hell of a show. From the opening riffs of “The Great Escape” to the closing melodies of “Love Drunk”, the setlist for both nights were met with energetic reception from their adoring fans.

As vocalist Martin Johnson declared onstage, “I never knew Cebu City existed” – and we’re pretty sure after that massive turnout, Cebu indeed have introduced themselves to the boys. And we’re guessing the bais liked Boys Like Girls.

Cebu fans thanked Pulp Live World for bringing a great band such as Boys Like Girls and wishing it for more big concerts in the city.

Check out some of the action from BOYS LIKE GIRLS LIVE IN CEBU presented by PULP LIVE WORLD.

See more photos from the show here