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Malasimbo 2015: Two Weekends of Music & Arts Festival

Are you ready for Malasimbo 2015?

Summer is all about fun under the sun. This summer isn’t going to be any different. And with Puerto Galera holding the 5th Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival, surely you’ll have more reasons to spend your vacation in the Philippines.

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2015
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2015 in Puerto Galera

Malasimbo 2015 is going to be held over two weekends – March 6-8 and March 13-15. Once again, loyal partygoers from the world over will have loads of fun while listening to the amazing talents of local and international musicians like Ky-Mani Marley (son of the legendary reggae artist Bob Marley). There will also be performances by Fred Wesley and the New JBs and Taylor McFerrin (son of popular vocalist Bobby McFerrin – the one who sang “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”). Aside from that, there will also arts and installations all over the festival ground near the mountain.

Since the Malasimbo brand was introduced in 2011, it has gained a strong following. The first Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is also considered a catalyst for the popularity of contemporary festival in the Philippines. What makes this music festival unlike any other is its unique and natural amphitheater consisting of the cool tropical breeze, grass terraces, coconut trees and the view of the world-famous Puerto Galera Bay.

Malasimbo Festival 2015
Malasimbo Festival 2015

The amphitheater where the Malasimbo is going to be held is known for its quality sound and praised by many musicians and enthusiasts alike. In fact, living legends and popular artists who have graced the stage, including Roy Ayers, Jimmy Cliff, Joss Stone, Robert Glasper and Jose Gonzalez were captivated by the allure and energy of the place. The Malasimbo Festival has set a platform where international and homegrown talents collaborate to create beautiful music that rings around the entire island.

What’s more, it brings together everyone who loves music, arts, indigenous culture and the environment in a one-of-a-kind adventure. This is why this festival lures thousands of tourist, both local and foreign to this side of the country. Today, Malasimbo grows into a global phenomenon with over 5,000 people and 30 countries in attendance, making it the Philippines’ first event of its kind. It’s also a top attraction for the “Visit the Philippines Year 2015.”

Ky-Mani Marley - Malasimbo 2015
Ky-Mani Marley – Malasimbo 2015

Meanwhile, the Sculpture Garden at Malasimbo becomes a silent witness to how the festival showcases its love for visual arts. Here, you can see the astounding works of gifted contemporary artists, who are mostly Filipinos, but are starting to attract foreign personalities, too. Over 40 artists like Wawi Navarroza, Agnes Arellano, Leeroy New and Ling Quisumbing have used the venue as their canvas for their awe-inspiring artwork installations. All of their works have a synergy with the beautiful landscape, the cool wind, the relaxing smell of the ocean and the festival’s powerful energy.

Yet, the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festivals 2015 is not only about merry-making and partying till you drop. This huge event is also aimed at promoting eco-cultural preservation. With the efforts of the d’Aboville Foundation, the festival becomes the perfect venue for encouraging people to look after the environment by mangrove and tree planting, using solar energy, protecting endangered species, cleaning coastal areas and supporting other ongoing projects in Puerto Galera – considered one of the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World.”

The Malasimbo Festival 2015 also focuses on the Mangyan Tribe. There will be exhibits and workshops that showcase their unique culture and inspiring crafts.

To simply put, the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is an experience-driven event. Whether you’re into music, arts or the preservation of our planet, there is sure to have lots of fun and interesting things to see and do in the island.

Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival 2015 Schedule and ticket prices

Dec 1 to Jan 14
3-day Pass – P6495
Fri Pass – P1995
Sat Pass – P2995
Sun Pass – P2495

Jan 15 to Mar 5
3-day Pass – P7995
Fri Pass – P2495
Sat Pass – P3495
Sun Pass – P2995

Door Price
3-day Pass – P9495
Fri Pass – P2995
Sat Pass – P9495
Sun Pass – P3495

Malasimbo 2015 Ticket Prices are exclusive of service charge. Purchase tickets using your VISA card to get 5% off on 1-day pass and 10% off on 3-day pass.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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