Wanderland Music and Arts Festival is in its full swing after promoters, Karpos Multimedia, revealed the lineup on Sunday in an exclusive lineup announcement party attended by media, influencers, partners, artists and lucky Wanderers from the community.
This year will mark Wanderland’s comeback after a long three-year hiatus and hands down, the festival is shaping up to be one for the books!
Aside from the previously announced headliners, Phoenix and Carly Rae Jepsen, here’s a rundown of what to expect from the lineup.
Iconic rock stars
If there’s one thing that keeps energies high and brings the crowd together in music festivals, it’s songs with lyrics that are better to sing-along to paired with hard-hitting beats. Leave it up to new additions Dashboard Confessional and Rico Blanco to keep the crowd alive through nostalgic soundtracks in iconic rock fashion.
Both artists have left legacies since the 2000s, so it is definitely an honor to be rocking with hall-of-famers at this year’s Wanderland.
Soulful, swoon-worthy superstars
Our hunch was right all along–Raveena pulls through and will finally play her first show in the Philippines! Raveena was one of the most sought-after acts in the then-canceled 2020 edition of Wanderland, so many were still dreaming that she would make a comeback in 2023.
Indeed, she is and we know Wanderers are already so ecstatic to swoon over delightfully honest
and enchanting tracks alongside other soulful superstars, FKJ, Men I Trust and Stephen Day.
Applaud to Asian acts
Wanderland continues to uplift Asian acts to a world-class festival stage, adding Bangok-based duo HYBS to the lineup.
If you haven’t heard of them, a HYBS playlist is one that’s perfect for cruising. With music that touches on R&B and laidback pop influences, it’s easy to get hooked.
There’s no other way to put it but we’re more than ready to experience the immaculate HYBS vibes live.
HYBS joins other Asian acts, Sunset Rollercoaster, Balming Tiger, George and Leo Wang.
Locals with versatile sounds and vocals
Ylona Garcia’s rise to fame began in the local showbiz industry but she has since ventured into her musical career, growing as an internationally-acclaimed artist under the 88Rising music label in 2021. She debuted with “Entertain Me” followed by “Vibin,” which currently has a combined 30M streams on Spotify. Ylona has mentioned that the tracks allude to where she sonically and artistically wants her music to be, so expect her to bring the fun, sass, and entertainment to the Wanderland stage.
Flu is a four-piece vintage soul and funk band guaranteed to spread only sick grooves and funky beats that’s meant to keep heads bopping and feet dancing. Flu is also a returnee from the 2020 lineup, so we’re happy to finally get that disco dance party started at Wanderland.
The Ridleys is an alternative-folk band set to serenade Wanderers with their music’s candid stories and smooth melodies.
Their art of storytelling shines through their charming personalities and talents, hearts are bound to be won over at the festival–and we’d love to see that.
They join previously announced homegrown artists No Rome, Blaster, August Wahh and The Sundown.
Wanderland stays true to raising the bar of pulling together epic festival headliners, iconic rock stars, soulful & swoon-worthy superstars, multi-dimensional Asian acts, and versatile local artists in their lineup (as they always have) but this year brings another level of excitement for Wanderers and music lovers who have been longing and eagerly awaiting for the festival’s return.
Aside from the music lineup, Wanderland also continues to champion art with their Wanderartists: Alaga, Amiel Rivera, Faith De Leos, and Wika Nadera, who will all be performing live art at the festival. It has always been tradition to have the Wanderartists’ creations bring life, color, and creativity to the festival grounds, so we’re keen to see what kind of a game-changing visual spectacle they’ll come up with this year.
Check out the Wanderland: The Comeback full lineup below:
Carly Rae Jepsen (CA)
Dashboard Confessional (US)
Rico Blanco (PH)
Sunset Rollercoaster (TW)
No Rome (PH)
Men I Trust (CA)
Stephen Day (US)
Balming Tiger (KR)
Ylona Garcia (PH)
August Wahh (PH)
Leo Wang (TW)
The Ridleys (PH)
The Sundown (PH)
Live art by:
Alaga, Amiel Rivera, Faith De Leos, Wika Nadera
Wanderland Music and Arts Festival will be returning on March 4 & 5, 2023 at the Filinvest City
Events Grounds, Alabang.
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Presented by: Globe
Co-Presented by: GCash and foodpanda
Official Venue: Filinvest City
Official Ticketing Partner: Tickelo
A festival by Karpos Multimedia
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