(SPOT.ph) For eight years, festival-goers and music-lovers have flocked to the Malasimbo Amphitheater in Puerto Galera for the The International Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival. As if the location weren't already picture-perfect, this year, the festival will be held at a private nature reserve park near White Beach, Puerto Galera on March 1 and 2. You can almost imagine listening to your favorite artists while under a canopy of trees while the sun sets on the virgin beach nearby.
The new venue also means a camp facility that can accommodate more people as well as new stages and different terrains for visual artists and musicians. You'll have more space to explore and check out everything that's happening!
The festival has become known for their Malasimboat parties—which are exactly what they sound like—that are making a comeback this year. There'll also be a new DJ stage, a Silent Disco stage, and more surprises.
While the complete lineup will be announced in mid-January, the announced artists include IV of Spades, keyboardist and producer Anomalie, international blues artist Ian Lofamia Band, and indie jazz-funk band Extrapolation.
The performers also include the award-winning producer Robert Glasper who will be sharing the stage with bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Justin Tyson. Also performing are DJ Danny Krivit, rapper Ruby Ibarra, R&B artist Laneous.
Aside from the performances, you can also check out art from Leeroy New, Agnes Arrelano, Hohana, Henri Lamy, and Olivia d’Aboville.
Ticket prices are as follows: P3,200 (Group Pass), P4,000 (two-day pass), P2,000 (for March 1 only), P2,500 (for March 2 only). Children from zero to six years old can attend free of charge, seven to 13-year-olds get 50% off, and students, PWD, Puerto Galera residents, and senior citizens get a 20% discount on tickets.
For more information, check out Malasimbo's website.