Music is the architecture of the Filipino soul. It has scored our personal and collective lives through the ages. While many things divide us, we Filipinos hold music as the deep common denominator of our “Filipino-ness” and it’s about time to have a collective celebration of Filipino music – harvest its nourishing past, revel in its present forms, and innovate by fusing past and present across musical genres of Filipino music. Before those Coachella dreams, start with this OPM music fest in the city!
For 6 days in October this year (October 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20, 2018), the BGC Arts Center will launch a landmark festival called Pinoy Playlist 2018, Ito ay Atin, Sariling Atin with over 100 performers. Made possible with the support of Sun Life Foundation, it will be the first of an annual Music Festival curated by Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, and Noel Ferrer. The festival will gather the legends and the new breeds of OPM such as Shanti Dope, Gloc-9, Clara Benin, Sandwich, Gracenote, Moonstar88, Abra, Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, and Pedicab.
Pinoy Playlist will reinvigorate the tradition of Filipino music by exposing the breadth and range of Filipino musicality across time, from vocal groups, solo, bands, classic, indigenous, pop, and collaborations in between these forms of musicality, to celebrate the evolving nature of Filipino music within two weeks.
Check out the full list of artists below, though note that this line up may still change!
“The BGC Arts Center is passionately committed to create and celebrate Filipino stories of creativity and there is nothing like music to inhabit those stories. We applaud the passion and work of our curators and the over 100 Filipino musicians and production teams who finely tuned into the Pinoy Playlist idea and contribute to the evolving tapestry of Pinoy Music,” shares BGC Arts Center Head of Content, Maria Isabel Garcia.
Early Bird rates will be available until September 30 with a 1-day pass at P675 (Regular rate at P750), 3-day pass at P1,350 (Regular rate at P1,500), and a festival pass at P2,025 (Regular rate at P2,250). Students and groups of 4 can avail discounts in all TicketWorld outlets or via their website: www.ticketworld.com.ph.