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Iron Maiden is coming to Manila

Nov 07, 2019 - 8:07 PM

The heavy metal rock band will headline the Pulp Summerslam XX musical festival in May 2020

Malasimbo Festival announces first lineup of artists for 2020

Sep 27, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Mike Love, Jesus Molina Quartet, Uncomfortable Science, and Brigada are among the artists slated to perform at the festival's 10th anniversary

MALASIMBO FESTIVAL. The annual music festival celebrates its 10th year at a new, more accesible venue. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

K-pop concert Rainbows in Asia Music Festival postponed

Sep 19, 2019 - 12:27 PM

The organizers have yet to announce a new date for the festival

RAMF. The upcoming concert has been postponed. Screenshot from Facebook.com/2019RAMF

WINNER, MAMAMOO, and more K-pop stars headed to PH for Rainbows in Asia Music Festival

Aug 31, 2019 - 2:21 PM

The festival will be hosted by Sandara Park

WINNER. The K-pop boy band will be returning to the Philippines for the Rainbows in Asia Music Festival. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OfficialYGWINNER

Woodstock, pinnacle of the hippie dream, turns 50

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:30 PM

The 1969 festival of peace, love and music marks its 50th anniversary this weekend, triggering a wave of nostalgia for an era when rock was for the young

Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan, Autotelic and more are playing at the 2019 Satchmi Vinyl Day

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The annual celebration of music and vinyl is happening on July 13

VINYL. Satchmi Vinyl Day celebrates vinyl culture. File photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: K-pop World Music Festival 2019

Jun 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Missed out on the concert? We got you covered!

Here's the lineup for Fete de la Musique 2019

Jun 04, 2019 - 7:24 PM

(UPDATED) With several main stages over 3 days, some 50 pocket stages covering every genre imaginable, and countless performances from Filipino artists, the festival's 25th year in the country is set to be the best yet

WORLD MUSIC DAY. The crowd is thick at the Blues, Soul and Funk stage at the H&J Sports Bar at Fete de la Musique 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Japanese Breakfast, Phum Viphurit, Last Dinosaurs at Summer Noise 2019

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The 2019 edition is an ambitious step up from last year, considering its impressive and well-curated lineup of international acts

Red Velvet headlines K-Pop World Music Festival 2019 in Manila

Apr 29, 2019 - 3:44 PM

NCT127, Sohee, Kim Dong-han, and Elris are also part of the concert happening on June 9 at the Mall of Asia Arena

Catch Phum Viphurit, Japanese Breakfast, Sobs, and Up Dharma Down in one concert

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:24 PM

The Summer Noise 2019 music fest is all set, ready with a killer 13-act line-up and a new location at Greenfield District

IN PHOTOS: Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, Honne, and more rock the biggest Wanderland yet

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Wanderland 2019’s lineup has not only expanded – held in the span of 2 days for the first time – but in its 7th edition, it becomes more than just a music-filled affair

WANDERLAND MAGIC. The first edition of Wanderland Festival to be held over an entire weekend is headlined by international acts such as Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, and Honne. Photos by Art Oca/Globe, Magic Liwanag and Charles Villaruz/Karpos Multimedia

J Balvin, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino to headline Lollapalooza festival

Mar 21, 2019 - 5:38 PM

It is the first time for the Lollapalooza music festival to feature a Spanish-performing Latin act in its billing

Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus among lineup for Woodstock 50 festival

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The legendary 3-day music event celebrates its 50th year on August and will feature other artists like The Black Keys, Janelle Monae, Santana, and Imagine Dragons

Tom Taus heads to Davao Oriental for Bonfire Music Festival

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM

Also on the lineup are December Avenue, and Davao's local bands

TOM TAUS. The DJ is headed to Davao. Photo courtesy of Bonfire Music Festival

Ja Rule on another festival: 'I have plans'

Feb 16, 2019 - 2:18 PM

Ja Rule is set to make 'the greatest party that never happened' actually happen

Catch Up Dharma Down, Autotelic and Joey Ayala at this shirt brand’s music festival

Feb 04, 2019 - 7:08 PM

All your favorite bands will be under one roof!

What to expect at Malasimbo 2019

Jan 05, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The international music and arts festival on March 1 to 2 is gearing up for its 9th year with a new venue and a diverse lineup

Coachella releases 2019 music lineup

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:48 PM

BLACKPINK, Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The 1975, and other headliners will be performing during the yearly California music fest

Davao songwriter wins Philpop 2018

Dec 03, 2018 - 9:42 PM

Chud Festejo is grand champion for the song 'Nanay, Tatay'

IN PHOTOS: Phum Viphurit, Boy Pablo, and more indie faves at All of the Noise 2018

Nov 29, 2018 - 7:06 PM

Check out the international and local acts that performed at the two-day music fest at Century Mall on November 24-25

Catch your favorite acts from Europe, Asia, and the Philippines in one music festival

Nov 19, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Enjoy 24 musical acts from November 24 to 25 at All of the Noise, a music fest featuring SOBS, Boy Pablo, IV of Spades, Ben&Ben, and others

Ben&Ben, Itchyworms, Bullet Dumas come together for Leyte

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Catch your favorite OPM artists at For The Love of Leyte, a music and arts festival on November 30 to December 1

IV of Spades set to play at Clockenflap in Hong Kong

Oct 20, 2018 - 11:13 AM

The festival will run from November 9 to 11

IV OF SPADES. The trio is playing at Clockenflap. Photo from Facebook.com/IVOFSPADES

Watch your favorite OPM act live during this BGC music festival

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:30 PM

Pinoy Playlist 2018 is a 6-day musical festival featuring that runs during two weekends in October

Sarah Geronimo to perform in music festival in Japan

Sep 17, 2018 - 10:32 PM

Sarah will be performing with other artists from around the region

SARAH GERONIMO. The pop star is representing the Philippines in the ASEAN-Japan Music Festival. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

7 dead, 5 in coma after taking drugs at Vietnam music festival

Sep 17, 2018 - 5:46 PM

(UPDATED) 'Police investigators are trying to figure out what type of drug that was,' deputy director of Hanoi police Nguyen Van Vien tells reporters

LISTEN: All the Philpop Top 30 songs

Sep 12, 2018 - 5:15 PM

Which song is your favorite?

IN PHOTOS: Your Pinoy rock faves share the stage at Orange & Lemons’s Moonlane Festival

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:01 PM

Moonlane Festival’s solid lineup, curated by Orange & Lemons, was a mix of longtime favorites as well as up-and-comers.

ORANGE & LEMONS. The band celebrated the re-release of their 15 year-old debut album, ‘Love in the Land of Rubber Shoes & Dirty Ice Cream,’ and brought friends along to play for Moonlane, a day-long music festival. All photos by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Meet the Philpop 2018 semi-finalists from Visayas and Mindanao

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

'If you give us an open door, then we will show up'

Lorde, SZA and more rock Jakarta’s We The Fest 2018

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:30 PM

The 2018 edition of the Indonesian music festival boasted a massive lineup that included Vince Staples, Miguel, James Bay, Honne, Eric Nam and more

Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

COA finds Montano’s P12M contracts questionable

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Montano approves the contracts for Intramuros and a music festival without a go-signal from the board, and in one instance, he disregards approval of the winning bidder and negotiates directly with the losing bidder instead

QUESTIONABLE CONTRACTS. Cesar Montano's contracts with performers and music festival organizers in 2017 are flagged by auditors for violating procurement and Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) rules. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler


Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra wins Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival

Jul 12, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The MSJO ties with Israel's Jerusalem Conservatory Hassadna String Orchestra for the top prize

Photo by Miracle Romano

1 dead, 3 injured as van hits pedestrians near Dutch music festival

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:37 PM

The driver flees the scene following the incident at about 4:00 am (0200 GMT) by the Pinkpop Festival in the southern town of Landgraaf, near the German border

Your Rakrakan Festival survival guide

Feb 24, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Are you ready for the biggest OPM music fest in the country?

Playback Music Festival: a retrospective

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:00 PM

It was a night of throwbacks and nostalgia for those who eagerly returned to the nineties

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Fire Underwater

Feb 09, 2018 - 8:19 PM

The band is playing at Rappler HQ ahead of the UP Fair

Beyonce, The Weeknd, Eminem headline Coachella 2018

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Hold on to your flower crowns, because this year’s lineup is insane

BOW DOWN. Beyonce is one of the headliners in this year's festival. Screengrab from Instagram.com/beyonce

Duterte on Trudeau, MRT3 accident, ASEAN music festival canceled | Midday wRap

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, November 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017 - 10:15 AM

Hi! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

PH, foreign performers react to canceled ASEAN Music Festival

Nov 15, 2017 - 12:02 AM

(2nd UPDATE) Filipino and foreign performers who were at the festival – Ben&Ben, The Ransom Collective, Nading Rhapsody, and more – speak up about the cancellation

BEN&BEN. The Filipino folk-pop band is among the acts that were part of the ASEAN Music Festival lineup. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

ASEAN Music Festival canceled as people faint from overcrowding

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:30 PM

(5th UPDATE) Makati police chief Senior Superintendent Gerardo Umayao says the event was canceled because 'people began passing out'

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Eint Chit, Nading Rhapsody, Nimith & Sophea

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:53 PM

These Southeast Asian acts are jamming at Rappler HQ before the ASEAN Music Festival!

The week in photos: September 30-October 6, 2017

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SLUTWALK. Women's rights activists march against gender inequalities during what the organizers called 'the third annual Amber Rose SlutWalk' in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 1, 2017. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Robredo, Faeldon, Paddock | Midday wRap

Oct 06, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Fyre Festival organizer arrested for wire fraud

Jul 01, 2017 - 4:22 PM

William McFarland promised a life changing music festival but in actuality delivered a disaster says US attorney Joon Kim

Guide: Stages at Fête de la Musique 2017

Jun 11, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Check out maps of Fête de la Musique 2017 stages here Which stage are you hitting up?

IN PHOTOS: Wanderland 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 4:31 PM

See photos of The Ting Tings The Temper Trap Woodlock Up Dharma Down and many more at Wanderland 2017

Free classes, workshops at Makiling Music Festival, March 5-7

Mar 01, 2017 - 6:37 PM

[PRESS RELEASE] The 3 day music festival is free and open to the public

GoodVybes Fest: We have paid Passion Pit's agency

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:49 PM

UPDATED Our lawyers are working on the appropriate actions for those who have made slanderous and libelous statements says GoodVybes after Passion Pit s Michael Angelakos says he has not yet been paid for his 2016 performance