The Malasimbo Arts and Music Festival Is Now Closer to the Metro Than Ever Before

But still one with nature!

( For nine years, the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival has brought together all forms of art under one roof, while maintaining their advocacy of preserving the environment. While a trip to its home of Puerto Galera sounds like a great plan, the distance can make you think twice. If you've been meaning to go, 2020 might be your year: The 10th edition of the music and arts festival is taking place at the La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City from February 29 to March 1.

PHOTO courtesy of Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival
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Aside from saving travel time, it's a new way to rediscover the city's lush pockets of nature. The La Mesa Eco Park is considered to be one of few remaining green spaces in the Metro.

The festival is known for its quality sound, and you can expect the same for this year's run. La Mesa Eco Park is equipped with its own ampitheater where artists can perform their songs and attendees can jam along.

PHOTO courtesy of Malasimbo Arts & Music Festival

International and local artists are set to take the stage, with The Beach Boys co-founder Mike Love, and Snarky Puppy's jazzy Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles to headline the two-day event.

Melbourne artist Laneous, nu jazz/future funk keyboardist Anomalie,
jazz pianist Jesus Molina Quartet, Italian guitarist Matteo Mancuso, and Uncomfortable Science are coming over to groove with the Filipino crowd.

Local artists included in the lineup are Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble Brigada, jazz ensemble Project Yazz, and Talata ni Tala. Malasimbo is also bringing in nine DJs with UDD's Ean Mayor, She's Only Sixteen's Roberto Seña, Deej Fabian, Bass Relief, Norris King, Put3ska's Bing Austria, REI KA, DJ duo Bignay Sound System, and Jigga Who.

There willl also be a music conference for this year's Malasimbo happening at the Drilon Orchidarium. Several keynote speakers and figures in the music industry—Rolling Stones tour manager Sam CutlerQuincy Jones Management, Jacob Collier Management, FKJ Management, Warner Music, and FILSCAP—will share their knowledge on royalties, digital marketing, record labels, music festivals, artist management, music production, and more.


If you buy your tickets on January 1 to February 1, prices are as follows: P8,000 (two-day pass) and P4,500 (one-day pass). Buy it on February 2 to February 29 and you'll score tickets are the following prices: P9,000 (two-day pass) and P4,500 (one-day pass). You can also buy tickets at the door on the day itself at these prices: P10,000 (one-day pass) and P5,500 (two-day pass). Ten percent of the proceeds will go to Bantay Kalikasan to help preserve the La Mesa Eco Park.

For more information, visit Malasimbo's website.

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