This year’s Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival will be featuring several artists including Brooklyn-based keyboardist and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin.
Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is excited to announce the full lineup of artists for its 9th edition happening on March 1-2 in a new venue in Puerto Galera’s White Beach. Joining headliner Robert Glasper on the first day of the festival is music producer, keyboardist and beatboxer Taylor McFerrin. McFerrin released his debut album Early Riser in 2014, which features guest appearances of several Malasimbo artists including Nai Palm of Haitus Kaiyote and Robert Glasper.
Filipina lyrical rapper Ruby Ibarra, who wowed the Malasimbo crowd in 2018 as a solo MC, will also be back, this time with the company of a full band. Local indie rock/funk band IV of Spades will be performing on the second day of Malasimbo. CoffeeBreak Island, one of the more well-known bands in the Manila ska, reggae, soul, punk and rock & roll scene, will also be making their Malasimbo debut.
Also part of the Malasimbo 2019 lineup are Anomalie, Ian Lofamia band, Extrapolation, I Belong To The Zoo, Carousel Casualties, Extrapolation, Dayaw, Manolet Dario, and many more. Aside from the exciting music acts, Malasimbo 2019 will also feature works by visual artists Leeroy New, Olivia d’Aboville, Agnes Arellano, Hohana and Denis Lagdameo.
As a family-friendly festival, the organisers have also lined up day activities that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. For this year, Malasimbo has partnered with a professional travel provider to offer customizable all-inclusive travel packages that will cater to the different needs of different festival-goers. From people who want to save money but still experience the full #MalasimboMagic to festival-goers who like to travel in style, AirTrav and Malasimbo can tailor packages that are comfortable and convenient for everyone.
Bigger venue, more stages, more magic, more music
The 9th edition of Malasimbo will be held in a bigger and more accessible venue. Moving from the Malasimbo Amphitheater, the longest standing and most credible international music festival in the country will now be held in White Beach, Puerto Galera, featuring breathtaking jungle with beach access and postcard-worthy sunset views. Taking advantage of the bigger venue, the festival will feature bigger and more stages this year.
Staying true to Malasimbo’s closeness to nature, there will be the traditional Main Stage, which will be in a natural amphitheater again, nestled in the midst of trees. The main stage will feature jazz, soul, world music and OPM. The DJ Stage is the newest Malasimbo stage dedicated to Dance Music. It will host a wide array of local and international DJs including legendary DJ from New York Danny Krivit, Kristian Hernandez, Manolet Dario, Emel Rowe, Badkiss, Nomoclasiq, and more.
The DJ stage will be lively until the early morning, in time for festival-goers to witness the magnificent sunrise by the beach. There will also be a Silent Disco stage, which will feature three DJs providing different music choices.
Fly to Malasimbo via AirTrav
Airtrav can now fly you to Malasimbo. Here’s the seaplane schedule and prices for February 28- March 4:
|Route||Flight Departure Time||Rate|
|Manila- Puerto Galera||700||₱8,000|
|Puerto Galera- Manila||800||₱4,000|
|Manila- Puerto Galera||900||₱8,000|
|Puerto Galera- Manila||1000||₱4,000|
|Manila- Puerto Galera||1100||₱8,000|
To know more about the 9th Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival including special ticket prices, all-inclusive travel packages and promos, please visit their website. To purchase tickets, go towww.buytickets.at/vuetix. Special discounts are available for students and Puerto Galera residents. Children ages 0-6 can come in for FREE; 50% off on children ages 7-12.