“Last year, Closeup organized the world's first crowd-sourced music festival, asking an audience through social media to choose what they wanted to see during the event. We weren’t too sure if we were going to do it again this year, but because the crowd asked for, here we are,” said Gem Laforteza, Senior Brand Manager for Closeup.
This year, Closeup Forever Summer is getting bigger and better – with bigger international acts, never-ending questions about people’s opinions on Facebook, and a bigger venue for more people to get close.
Get close from day to night
“We asked what the people wanted and people were pretty much split on whether to have EDM acts or Indie acts at Closeup Forever Summer,” said Apples Aberin, Unilever’s Head of PR. “After seeing the results, Closeup has decided to take it to the next level, by combining indie and EDM in one music festival."
For an indie afternoon, Australian sibling-duo Angus & Julia Stone will be performing a folk-pop acoustic set. Angus & Julia Stone’s song “Big Jet Plane” lifted them to world consciousness, and won them Single of the Year at the ARIA Music Awards. They have toured Laneway in Singapore and Australia earlier this year and are set to perform in Coachella next month.
To headline the EDM night, one of the best and youngest DJs in the world, Dutch DJ/Producer Martin Garrix will take the stage. Ranked #4 in the world by DJ Mag, Garrix is best known for his track “Animals,” which he released when he was only 16 years old. He is currently set to release an album, collaborating with industry big wigs like Usher, David Guetta, Tiësto and Ed Sheeran.
Prepping the EDM crowd for Garrix is the breathtaking DJ Eva Shaw, formerly known as Bambi, resident DJ at Hakkasan who has performed in international music festivals including Ultra Miami.
Completing the line-up are sought-after local acts: Sinyma, Autotelic, DJ Nix Damn P with Motherbass, and rising young artist BP Valenzuela.
"As this year's Closeup Forever Summer promises indie acts in the afternoon and EDM in the evening, it’s perfect that Closeup can get you intensely close with intense fresh breath from day to night," said Closeup Brand Ambassador Coleen Garcia.
How to get there
Closeup Forever Summer is set on May 16, 2015 at the MOA Event Grounds. Tickets are on sale through SM Ticket Portals at PHP4,000 for VIP passes and PHP2,500 for a Gold passes.
But don’t worry. There’s a discount on the tickets if you get closer and buy them in pairs. You can get two (2) VIP passes for only PHP6,500 and two (2) VIP passes for only PHP4,000.
For more details, follow Closeup Philippines on Facebook and Twitter.
Get intensely close with intense fresh breath at Closeup Forever Summer.