NEVERLAND MANILA 2016
December 9 & 10, 2016
Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City
East & Young
Phase 2 lineup:
Jolly Good MC
and a lot more!
THE EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED, SEE OFFICIAL STATEMENT HERE:
We have been proud to work together with you in bringing such a stellar international event to Neverland Manila 2016.
However, it has been a trying year for the industry, especially given the changes in the political climate and the recent tragedy where we saw 5 drug-related deaths at a music festival.
The year has also seen many surprising events occur, against all odds and expectations, at home and overseas. With our new government, the war on drugs, much of which are enforced by ignoring civil liberties, is on full scale.
Coming to the close of the year, the environment grows more unpredictable. On the ground, the sentiment for music festivals has taken on negative connotations for both government and citizens - linked to drug use and hedonism.
We have been working tirelessly to surmount these obstacles such as perception, insurance and relevant permits, made more difficult given the scale of our endeavor.
Due to these unfortunate circumstances beyond our control, we are not confident to be able to guarantee a safe and orderly event for both our artists and fans.
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the postponement of Neverland Manila 2016 to next year while we wait for the environment to settle into an equilibrium that we can navigate with confidence.
We sincerely apologize for this unexpected turn in events. This has been one of the hardest decisions we have had to make but are convinced it is the responsible choice to make for the safety and enjoyment of all involved.
We hope we can discuss possible schedule next year and the necessary steps we need to take to ensure we have your continued support.
Thank you for your understanding in this difficult time.