Philippine record labels and musicians of all stripes are standing up for solidarity with the biggest concert event of 2020.
With an utmost goal of bringing together the Filipino people through music and inspiring them to help cope better in the face of adversity, BYE2020 is a powerful statement that not only recognizes the small but impactful triumphs of the music community despite a very challenging year, but also honors the collective efforts of everyone in holding each other up during the pandemic.
25 artists are set to join the movement with virtual performances designed to make the experience as immersive and enjoyable as possible.
The lineup includes some of the biggest acts here and abroad, including Ben&Ben, Moira, Darren Espanto, SB19, Matthaios, The Itchyworms, Leanne & Naara, Maximillian, Peach Tree Rascals, Glaiza De Castro, Kean Cipriano, Lala Vizon, Zack Tabudlo, Keiko Necessario, Fern., Elha Nympha, Autotelic, Sud, Miguel Odron, VVS Collective, Ace Banzuelo, Paolo Sandejas, Earl Generao, FANA and TALA.
In a statement by the team behind the virtual show, BYE2020 is committed to mounting the first-of-its-kind year-ender party to usher in a brighter, better new year and turn this unprecedented moment in history into a collective call to seek a way out of darkness through unity, hope, and music.
“What BYE2020 delivers is a way for every Filipino to look back at all of the challenges we have faced, and enter 2021 a bit more hopeful,” the organizers explained. “Fortunately for us technology has allowed us to re-imagine what we can do for music entertainment and live events. And we are bringing to bear every learning, every talent, and every skill we have gained this 2020 and applying it to our event BYE2020.”
The six-hour continuous virtual event will be streamed live on multiple platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and more on December 31, 2020.
Aside from top-notch entertainment and much-awaited surprises, BYE2020 is also set to recognize some of the most notable feats in the digital space in order to shine a light on the more positive side of 2020. The program will also champion a tribute to the frontliners segment to raise awareness on the various contributions and sacrifices of our healthcare workers in dealing with an invisible enemy.
BYE2020 is brought to you by Pepsi , Tinder and Its More Fun in the Philippines, and is presented by MCA Music, Sony Music Philippines, Warner Music Philippines, O/C records, Star Music, Universal Records, and Midas Records.
The virtual showcase is also co-presented by Official Streaming Partners, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok; Official Music Partner, Spotify; in partnership with Viber; and Media Partners, CNN Philippines, Manila Concert Scene, We The Pvblic, UDoU PH, Wonder, Rank Magazine, Adobo Magazine, Starmometer, and Rakista.