Thursday, April 27, 2017


In its advocacy to support the latest and the best independent artists and groups the Philippines has to offer, record label giant MCA Music (a Universal Music Group company) has put-together an impressive assembly of the hottest acts from the Philippines - and beyond our native shores – this 2017 with its one-of-a-kind music initiative in the form of GetMusic Indie-Go, the first and possibly largest of its kind to be held in a major concert venue, previously lorded-over only by international acts.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

William Singe returns to Manila on May 2017

The long wait is over. Australian singer and an online superstar, William Singe is returning to Manila and he'll be headlining the Manila X Festival which will be held next month.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cirque du Soleil: Toruk - The First Flight in Manila

Another world class event coming up! Cirque du Soleil, world's largest entertainment theatrical production, will return to Manila for thr first time in five years. The group will be bringing James Cameron's Avatar inspired play, Toruk - The First Flight at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 2017. TORUK – The First Flight is a live immersive multimedia spectacle that brings to the stage the breathtaking world of James Cameron’s AVATAR like you have never seen it before. Event details as follows.

Soul Supergroup Apartel, to perform at Buddha-Bar’s Big M Night

Offshore Music’s Apartel, treats customers of Buddha- Bar Manila to an evening of soul and funk music, as well as unparalleled entertainment with the bar’s “Big M Night.” The event also sets the stage for the grand draw of this year’s winner of “Dine and Drive a Maserati” promo this Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Young Gunz Brings Massive Lineup to Manila

Ready. Aim. Party!

Neverland Manila sets another EDM milestone as it brings international music festival Young Gunz to the Philippines on June 11 at Circuit Makati.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Red Ninja celebrates 8th Year Anniversary in April

Red Ninja Production, one of the long-standing music event groups in Manila, has announced their first major event for 2017. RED NINJA YEAR 8 FEST will take place in B-Side, The Collective, Makati on Saturday, April 22, 2017, and will feature 25 of the most loved indie bands in Manila.

“Year 8 will be different from the past two mini fests we had in 2016. I’m really excited about our line up.” says Red Ninja Founder, Nicole Sarmiento. “We curated a mix of new and old bands to make sure everyone enjoys the event.”

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Young Renegades Tour: All Time Low Live in Manila 2017

The boys are back! All Time Low will be playing for their Young Renegades Tour here in Manila. The group's fourth Manila show which will take place on August 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Concert details as follows.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Britney Spears Live in Manila

It's finally happening!! Global pop superstar Britney Spears will headline the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila on June 2017. It will be her first Philippine show. Concert details as follows.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Metal Pioneers MEGADETH Returns to Manila to Headline Southeast Asia’s Largest and Longest-Running Metal Festival

RED HORSE BEER and PULP LIVE WORLD proudly announce the full line-up of PULP SUMMER SLAM 17: REDEMPTION, the 17th edition of Southeast Asia’s largest and longest-running metal festival this April 29, 2017 at Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City: living metal legends MEGADETH will headline a stellar line-up that features DRAGONFORCE, WHITECHAPEL, CROSSFAITH, I SEE STARS, Australian progressive metal band GODS OF EDEN, SLAPSHOCK, GREYHOUNDZ, WILABALIW, RAZORBACK, KJWAN and the 2016 Red Horse Beer Pambansang Muziklaban Champion SHOTGUN COMBO.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

#LoveThrowback2 The Repeat set on May 27 at PICC

The overwhelming success of the recent Valentine concert #LoveThrowback2 proves that OPM is very much alive and you can never go wrong with timeless songs that has become the soundtrack of most Filipino’s love story.

If you missed the show, mark your calendar when it goes on stage once more on May 27, 8:30 PM at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Plenary Hall.

Switchfoot Live in Manila 2017

American rock group Switchfoot will be returning to Manila as part of Walkway Holy Week activities which will be held this April 2017 at Bonifacio High Street. Show details and mechanics here.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Iggy Azalea Live in Manila

Australian hip-hop chic, Iggy Azalea will be performing for the first time in Manila. The show will be held on April 2017 at The Palace Manila. Party details as follows.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Get Music Indie-Go 2017

It's a celebration you can't miss! MCA Music brings 10 of today's hottest Pinoy acts in one show and will headline the Mall of Asia Arena this May 2017. Also features Malaysian rock group An Honest Mistake at the festival. This is GetMusic Indie - Go! Concert details as follows.

"Throwback Thursday" Scheduled For Apr. 27 at the Big Dome

An interesting mix of soft rock and R&B classics shall take music fans on a nostalgic trip back to the ‘80s as three noted foreign acts get together in a retro concert in April that will showcase some of the era’s best in popular music.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Get Music Indie Go! A Celebration of Music and the Millenium

 Though there might be those who are skeptical, or a handful who feel out-of-touch with the current state of local music, history has proven consistently that evolution and change always brings out the best in a tried-and-tested art form - and simultaneously inspires innovation and offers a new ethic in defining a certain genre or style.

Monday, March 13, 2017


The undisputed Kings of Disco – Village People – are coming to Manila to celebrate their 40th Anniversary Tour on Sunday, May 14 at the KIA Theater. Joining them as special guest will be none other than the World’s #1 ABBA Experience - Björn Again. In true Village People style, this one-of-a-kind group, that still comprises two of the original band members, promise to deliver a smorgasbord of smash hits and get everyone up on their feet.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kenny G Live in Manila 2017

One of the best music instrumentalists and biggest selling artists of all time. Kenny G is making his return to the Philippines this 2017. He'll be performing at Resorts World Manila on April. Concert details as follows.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Matthew Koma returns as Chaos Nightclub's International Resident DJ

Manila, March 9, 2017 – Matthew Koma, Grammy-award winning songwriter and Billboard chart’s EDM hit maker, will captivate Manila’s party scene on March 11, 2017, Saturday night, with his first salvo as the international resident DJ of the luxurious Chaos Night Club at City of Dreams Manila.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Chroma Music Festival 2.0

It's the biggest and the most colorful rave of the summer! Catch the second Chroma Music Festival with 6 international edm superstars in one massive party. It will be held on April 2017 in Circuit Makati. Concert details as follows.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Phoenix on Tour: Phoenix Live in Manila 2017

Announced during the recent Wanderland festival in Alabang. French indie rock group, Phoenix will be making their return to Manila and will perform LIVE at the Big Dome on August. It will be part of their on-going world tour which sets this 2017. Their last Manila show was held three years ago at World Trade Center. Concert details as follows.

China Crisis & Peter Coyle Live in Manila 2017

Two great English new wave acts are returning to Manila for one great evening. China Crisis back to back with The Lotus Eaters' Peter Coyle in Manila. See them LIVE as they perform their classic hits on April 2017 in Kia Theatre. Concert details below.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Tide Live at the Ayala Malls 2017

Los Angeles pop rock group, The Tide is back! Click your fingers as they perform their hits LIVE. they'll be touring four Ayala Malls this March 2017. Concert details as follows.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher in Manila on Aug. 14

Ovation Productions presents Liam Gallagher of Oasis live in Manila on August 14, 2017 at the Mall Of Asia Arena. Liam was voted the greatest frontman of all time in a 2010 reader poll by Q magazine.

Many bands and artists have cited Oasis as an influence or inspiration, including the Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Maroon 5, and Coldplay, among others.

Monday, February 20, 2017


All paths lead to the UNILAB Bayanihan Center in Pasig on February 26 at 2PM as Philippine Wrestling Revolution presents PATH OF GOLD. Featuring three main events revolving around two of the most coveted prizes in Philippine wrestling: the Philippine Hybrid X Championship and the Philippine Wrestling Revolution Championship.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sister Act, The Musical, coming to the Philippines on June 2017

Music enthusiasts will be thrilled and dazzled by the exhilarating song numbers and hilarious scenes from a much-acclaimed Broadway musical comedy when “Sister Act” premieres on June 27, 2017 at The Theatre at Solaire, Entertainment City, Pasay City.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Liam Gallagher Live in Manila

Rock icon and vocalist of the legendary group, Oasis, Liam Gallagher is making a stop here in Manila and will headline his very first show in the Philippines. The show scheduled to be on August 2017 at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. Concert details as follows.

Monday, February 13, 2017

#LoveThrowback2, 6 OPM greats will serenade your Valentine's 2017

Talk about once-in-a-lifetime, #LoveThrowback2 lives up to that as it brings together OPM hitmakers for the first time in one concert. Set to go onstage on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 8:30PM, at the PICC Plenary Hall, the show features Ariel Rivera, Christian Bautista, Joey G., Jinky Vidal, Nina and Hajji Alejandro.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Roots Music Festival 2017 comes to UP Sunken Garden this Feb. 18

This Feb 18, the UP Economics Society and the UP Underground Music Community bring you the fifth instalment of the Roots Music Festival! Catch Parokya ni Edgar, Franco, gloc-9, Ang Bandang Shirley, and more of the best local acts in a night of music and the arts on February 18, UP Fair Saturday at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cosmos: UP Fair Friday by UP JMA: Bringing Local Music Out of this World

Get ready to step into space.

This semester, the UP Junior Marketing Association, in partnership with the University Student Council, presents Cosmos: UP Fair Friday, a celebration of local music centered on a national advocacy—freedom of expression regardless of race, culture, and gender.

On February 17, 2017 at the UP Diliman Sunken Garden, witness the best of mainstream and emerging Filipino talent such as Rivermaya, Pupil, Sam Concepcion, Hale, Itchyworms, and many more, as well as exciting rides and game booths that will elevate your UP Fair experience to new and exciting frontiers.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Concert Scene in Photos (Part 2)

Here's the part 2 of our "The Concert Scene in Photos" featuring our pictures we captured from different previous concert and event coverage in Manila. If you missed our part 1, visit here:

UP Fair 2017: Sabayan ang Beat

The biggest university fair in town. UP Fair 2017 runs a five-night concert festival featuring the biggest bands in the country and more homegrown groups. Sabayan ang beat from February 14 to February 18 in UP Sunken Garden, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Concert details as follows.

Sunday, February 5, 2017


The upcoming Random Minds production of Goo Goo Dolls: Live In Manila slated this February 11 at the Araneta Coliseum is definitely the one-of-a-kind Valentine event of the year as Filipino fans who have been waiting decades for the show to happen can count on experiencing the songs that have been soundtracks to both our heartaches, and vehicles to our heart-mending process through the years. In fact, it’s not surprising that a lot of relationships have been built on the masterful songwriting and music-crafting duo of vocalist/singer/songwriter John Rzeznik and bassist/longtime-collaborator Robby Takac.

Friday, February 3, 2017

#MCSList: 28 Manila concert acts who played the Super Bowl's Halftime Show

Note: Well let's make it 28 acts for this list.

It's the Super Bowl season once again, one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It's American Football madness! This year will feature the New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons. Also, the Super Bowl Halftime Show (one of my favorites during the 'Bowl) will be headlined by multi-award winning superstar, Lady Gaga. The festivity will be held in Houston's NRG Stadium, Texas on February 5th.

So here in #MCSList, in tribute to Super Bowl Halftime Show, this is Kevin Pableo of Manila Concert Scene and I’ll be listing 27 Manila concert acts who played(plus, Lady Gaga) the Super Bowl's Halftime Show.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Concert Round-Up: Get Up with Bryan Adams, The Big Dome!

Photos by Seth Valenzuela
Words by Ava Sumortin

Filipinos love power ballads. And we love Bryan Adams's hits. On January 18, Bryan Adams performed in front of the Manila crowd at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. This was his third time in Manila.

Adams and his band started the thirty-song set with "Do What You Gotta Do." It was a night filled with his classic hits and songs from his new album. He continued with "Can't Stop This Thing We Started," "Don't Even Try," and "Run to You." He told the audience that he remembers his shows in Manila even though his last visit was more than twenty years ago. His next song "Go Down Rockin'" shows just how accomplished he is as a performer. He wore a black blazer and a crisp white shirt that night (not a leather jacket), but he still has that rock star vibe on stage.

Monday, January 30, 2017


Manila, Philippines – In front of a global audience, Iris Mittenaere was crowned the new Miss Universe at Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. The three-hour special programming event aired live on FOX in the United States.

Iris Mittenaere was born north of France in a town called Lille. Mittenaere has kept herself busy the last 5 years by pursuing her degree in Dental Surgery. Besides dental school, Mittenaere has always been fond of extreme sports, travelling the world and cooking new French dishes. She enjoys making others happy, especially when volunteering at Bienvenue-Tongasoa and Les Bonnes Fées.

One K Global Peace Concert 2017

Another KPOP music festival coming to Manila! Featuring today's hottest KPOP artists in one big event! It's One Korea Global Peace Concert. Headliners are award winning Korean pop superstar Psy, boy groups CNBLUE, Shinee, B1A4 and a lot more! The concert will be held on March 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Concert details as follows.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Award-winning R&B Group, Boyz II Men Performs at the 65th Miss Universe

Four-Time Grammy Award-winning R&B group Boyz II Men will perform at MISS UNIVERSE, airing LIVE from the Philippines Sunday, Jan. 29 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The legendary musical act, known for their smooth harmonies, holds the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 64 million albums sold. The group will perform with another rap superstar Flo Rida at the coronation night which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena

A Pre-Valentine celebration with Heart Beats concert in SM City Bicutan on 02/11

People around the world share a common language when it comes to love. Whether it may be love for the family, love for a friend, love for a significant other and love for everything in between.

Stevie Wonder once said that Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it. And to bring that memories back, SM City Bicutan will be having a Pre-Valentine celebration with everything that you love. On February 11, be ready to fill your tummies with good food from SM City Bicutan stores and other food players. Shop for different items for you and your loved one at the love fair. Take a trip back to memory lane while listening to the music of UDD (Up Dharma Down), South Border, Jinky Vidal, and one of the best DJ’s in town, DJ Matthew Carbonell.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Jollibee, Miss Universe 2016 candidates share joy and inspiration

The Philippine's number one fast-food chain, Jollibee, has always dedicated its efforts to bring joy to Filipinos of all ages, wherever they are in the world. In line with this commitment, Jollibee-together with the Miss Universe Organization-brought an afternoon of joy and inspiration to young orphaned girls from the Corcordia Children's Services.

Twenty-four candidates of the 65th Miss Universe competition graced Jollibee's Blue Bay branch last January 23, 2017 to get to know the Concordia girls through a shared meal of Jolly favorites.

Fall in Love with the OPM Icons this Valentine’s

Lovers will swoon this Valentine’s Day with serenades from some of the country’s top OPM singers.

At the PICC Plenary Hall this February 14, 8:30PM, a concert titled #LoveThrowback2 will bring together Ariel Rivera, Joey Generoso, Jinky Vidal, Nina, Christian Bautista, and Hajji Alejandro to send hearts aflutter with timeless OPM love songs.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Debby Boone Sings Karen Carpenter at the Big Dome on 03/08

The singer behind one of the top-selling pop hits of the 1970s pays tribute to an iconic singer and her music when Debby Boone performs the greatest hits of Karen Carpenter during a major concert on March 8 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City.

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Pop Punk Weekend with The Maine & State Champs Live in Manila

It's going to be an awesome weekend with two great pop punk groups in the industry today. The Maine on the first night for their Lovely Little Lonely World Tour and State Champs headlines their very first Manila concert which will be on second night. Both shows will be held on June 2017 at the Skydome. Concert details as follows.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Debby Boone Live! The Philippine Tour

Country pop singer/songwriter Debby Boone will be playing in the Philippines this March. She'll pay tribute to one of the greatest superstars of all time, Karen Carpenter. It's going to be one night of legendary hits on March 2017 at the Big Dome

Monday, January 16, 2017


Philippine Wrestling Revolution comes to Quezon City for the first time ever at VENUE 142, Roof Deck, L Building, in 142 Katipunan Avenue on January 29th at 5PM for its first live show of the year. Here are all the matches you can look forward to:

The 7/27 Tour: Fifth Harmony Live in Manila

American girl group Fifth Harmony is coming to Manila for their 7/27 World Tour - Asia leg which will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena on April 2017. Join Ally, Normani, Dinah and Lauren on their Manila concert debut this Summer 2017. Concert details as follows.

The Vice Ganda Concert 2017

Vice Ganda returns to the concert scene for his first headlining Valentines Concert which will be held at Araneta Coliseum this February. It will be his fifth major concert at the Big Dome. Concert details as follows.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Music for LIFE Worship Concert At The Monochrome

The singing couple who brought us sold out concerts, big hit albums, and has inspired many to love and to fall in love again and again through their music, will take us this time on a journey of faith. Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and together with their friends in 1 Walker (Worship Band) invites you to take on a journey of faith thru their God given talent of music in an intimate worship concert on March 4, 2017 (Saturday) at the Monochrome, Nuvali, Santa Rosa Laguna.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

EXO Returns to the Philippines for their Latest and Biggest Tour Yet

Almost a year after the roaring, record-breaking success of EXO PLANET #2: THE EXO’LUXION IN MANILA held last January 23 and 24, 2016, PULP Live World announces that EXO will return to the Philippines for EXO PLANET #3 – THE EXO’RDIUM IN MANILA this February 25 and 26, 2017 at Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. Filipino fans can expect that the Korean boy group hailed by Dazed Digital as “the world’s biggest boy band” will pull all stops to surpass their history-making previous tour. XIUMIN, SUHO, LAY, BAEKHYUN, CHEN, CHANYEOL, D.O., KAI, and SEHUN will showcase their out-of-this-world vocals, dancing prowess, and appeal performing hits such as “Mama,” “Wolf,” “Growl,” :Overdose,” “Call Me Baby,” “Lucky One” and “Monster,” among many others.

Governor's Ball kicks off #65thMissUniverse Competition charity drive

One the most exclusive events that are part of the run-up to the Miss Universe Competition will happen at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City this January 16th.

The Governor's Ball, named after former Ilocos Sur governor Luis "Chavit" Singson (LCS), is a special gala where members of high society get an opportunity to have a close encounter with the beauty candidates of the 65th Miss Universe in black-tie dinner, which features entertainment by exceptional performances from world-class talents.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Carat Philippines launches the third chapter of Fusion: The Philippine Music Festival

This 2017, one of the country’s most promising musical movements, Fusion: The Philippine Music Festival, looks to transform the nation’s positive visions of a better country into reality with this year’s theme – Forward – forward to a better future, united in songs and spirit.

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