Start Packing your bags, March 1 to 3, are the days to be noted in the calendar of 2013 as the days are going to be vibrant and filled with fun. This is when the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival take place. The festival is at its best since it began in 2011. A festival which brings thousands of music and art lovers on one natural amphitheater is probably the best Music and Arts festivals in the Asia-Pacific region.
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2013
About the festival
The festival that is endorsed by the Philippine, Department of Tourism, serves as a catalyst which adds color to the music and cultural advancements of Philippines. Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region. The festival attracts both international and local artists to showcase their best talents. A huge gathering of artists is what one can witness at the amphitheatre grounds of Mt. Malasimbo on festival days. The first edition of the festival saw 1,500 people which became 3,500 in 2012.
The cool weather, nature at its best, graces the festival and one can enjoy good vibes and natural acoustics delivered at the festival. The amphitheatre of a natural genre bursts with energy and people witness a life-changing experience. The festival is not just about music and arts even its contribution to the environment is commendable. This makes every artist/tourist coming to attend the event enjoys a flavor of social responsibility too. The festival is committed to preserving the culture and heritage of Mangyan tribes of Mindoro.
Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival 2012
The festival last year was flooded with visitors and artists from various parts of the world. The beautiful landscape of the country was made more elegant by the visual artists. The festival saw Olivia d’Aboville, the French-Filipina visual artists’ performance. Over 25 exhibitors made their presence in the festival. Joe Bataan, the king of Latin, visited his father’s home country last year during the festival after a remarkable career promoting the Filipino heritage. There were hundreds of 10’’ records sold out in the festival in no time. This year the audience can download it online.
The Festival 2013
The eye-catching arts and music festival will have several artists performing in the amphitheatre. Among them are Agnes Arellano, Denis Lagdameo, Leeroy, Mona Alcudia, Raphael David and many others.
This year’s festival will see the graceful music of three legendary musicians blending with the glorious nature of Philippines. Saturday it will be Jimmy cliff on the stage, a Grammy award winner of the Rock and Roll frame. The stage will be set rocking on Sunday by Joss Stone at the natural amphitheatre. “The Soul Sessions Volume 2” is the latest album of Joss Stone, a Grammy award winner.
Music and art lovers who wish to attend the festival and enjoy the best of Malasimbo festival this year can get their tickets for day-1,2and 3 from Ticket World. There are day passes as well as Malasimbboat party passes available in the website. With the night passes, the audience can enter the amphitheatre from 6pm-6am. On the other hand, the day pass holders can rejoice the eco-cultural activities like yoga and meditations, workshops, tree planting etc. The visitors can also enjoy the DJ parties hosted by the Malasimboat on the afternoons of festival days.
If you are one who loves to enjoy sunset, then Liki Tiki is the best place to do that. The festival is more of celebrations of every art form. The celebrations are filled with artists who dedicate their time and talent just to perform in the festival. The festival is gaining big popularity and growing in heights and awaits a number of new faces this year. So it is time to get ready to drench in the cultural bonanza.
Tickets available at ticketworld.com.ph.. More info at www.malasimbofestival.com