IN PHOTOS: Closeup Forever Summer 2015

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MANILA, Philippines – Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? 

It was a party for music festival lovers at Closeup Forever Summer as indie and EDM acts shared their beats until dawn at the MOA Concert Grounds on May 16, 2015. 

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Artists such as Autotelic, Sinyma, BP Valenzuela, and Angus and Julia Stone got to share their unique sounds with a large Manila crowd. When nighttime struck, the EDM celebration happened featuring acts such as Nix Damn P and Motherbasss, Eva Shaw, and Martin Garrix.

Sweet summer

In the afternoon, local band Autotelic started the indie set with their pop beats. Composed of Josh Villena, Kai Honasan, Neil Tin, EJ Edralin, Timothy “Pabs” Vargas, and Gep Macadaeg, Autotelic surely filled the heart's content of indie lovers. 

Josh Villena and Neil Tin of Autotelic. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Josh Villena and Neil Tin of Autotelic.

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For Sinyma, another Manila-based group, their electronica sound would make anyone move according to the beat. If you're looking for good vibes to dance your blues away, Sinyma might just be your go-to band.

Sinyma during Closeup Forever Summer. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Sinyma during Closeup Forever Summer.

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"Who here has been brokenhearted," asks @valenzuelabp. Watch her perform Great Expectations! #CloseupForeverSummer pic.twitter.com/mVrVHF1yyq — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) May 16, 2015

 

All the way from Australia, Angus and Julia Stone also performed. Their first time in Manila was epic. Julia even said some Filipino words such as "magandang gabi" and "kamusta kayo" when they went through their set.

Angus and Julia Stone. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Angus and Julia Stone.

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Angus and Julia Stone. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Angus and Julia Stone.

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

We've got Angus and Julia Stone here at #CloseupForeverSummer! A video posted by Rappler (@rappler) on May 16, 2015 at 12:21pm PDT

 

EDM party

Nix Damn P and Motherbasss gave their all playing party mixes which pumped up the crowd. The duo showed Pinoy pride as they made their mark in EDM.

Nix Damn P and Motherbasss. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Nix Damn P and Motherbasss.

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Nix Damn P and Motherbasss. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Nix Damn P and Motherbasss.

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Check out a part of their set:

Party with Motherbasss at #CloseupForeverSummer! A video posted by Rappler (@rappler) on May 16, 2015 at 11:23am PDT

 

Right then, Eva Shaw played a long set for the crowd.

Eva Shaw. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Eva Shaw.

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One of her mixes during the night include Calvin Harris' "Outside" featuring Ellie Goulding.

So much fun tonight! Thank you Manila!!! Xoxo @closeupPH A photo posted by Eva Shaw (@evashaw) on May 16, 2015 at 10:47am PDT

 

The long wait was over for Martin Garrix. Martin played his mixes of popular hits such as Disclosure's "Latch" featuring Sam Smith, Zedd's "Clarity" featuring Foxes, and Bastille's "Pompeii."

Martin Garrix. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Martin Garrix.

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Martin Garrix. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Martin Garrix.

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Despite some technical problems during his set, Martin was able to pull it off by leaving a night to remember through his tunes.

Manila Philippines it's always a pleasure to be here.. I loved it tonight, so many fans with signs and bday wishes it was unreal. Unfortunately the sound system wasn't really on my side and I played a part of the set with only the left speakers, so sorry but this was out of my hand. Didn't want to dissappoint you guys by letting that ruin the show and I hope you guys enjoyed the show as much as I did. Love you and see you soon! #CloseupForeverSummer A video posted by Martin Garrix (@martingarrix) on May 16, 2015 at 11:16am PDT

Martin Garrix on Bastille's hit! #CloseupForeverSummer A video posted by Rappler (@rappler) on May 16, 2015 at 11:32am PDT

 

Aside from the music acts, Closeup set up a kiss cam to let folks "get instensely close" with someone, as they say. The fireworks display added excitement for the partygoers as time passed. 

Spotted: Close Up kiss cam! #CloseupForeverSummer pic.twitter.com/AEgjeR3TI9 — Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) May 16, 2015

 

Were you at the main event? What did you think of this year's Forever Summer? Let us know in the comments below. – Rappler.com