Music from over a HUNDRED artists, cold beer, amazing food, one whole day of fun and games up until the wee hours. What’s a better way to celebrate the leap year than this? Well then, you’re all invited! RAKRAKAN FESTIVAL is back on track to celebrate the future and growing community of OPM! Get ready as the biggest, loudest, and boldest music and arts festival of the country kickstarts the first quarter of the year at the CCP Open Grounds, Pasay City on February 29, 2020.
Maintaining last year’s theme, “Peace, Love & Music”, the people behind this celebration still aim to share relevant messages for today’s society to its attendees. In essence, Rakrakan Festival is more of a channel to forward peace and love to a greater audience through every detail present in the event.
Set in one of the biggest venues in the South of Metro Manila, Rakrakan Festival is jam-packed with not only performances, but also exhibits, local merchandise, and back-to-back activities which will surely make this one very unforgettable.
Here’s what you’ll see and experience at the upcoming Rakrakan Festival 2020:
1. Over 120 bands and artists playing simultaneously on SIX stages!
This year’s Rakrakan Festival will still have six main stages catering to different genres, namely: AKLAS MOVE STAGE, LAKAS MOSH STAGE, TM CENTER STAGE, SLAM STAGE, PEACE STAGE, and LAHI STAGE—all of which has at least 20 artists each. Sound distribution won’t be a problem here; meaning, you can totally chill out with your barkada while Munimuni’s playing on Lahi Stage even though the headbanging tunes of Valley of Chrome are playing on the Lakas Mosh Stage.
For the complete artist lineup, head over to Rakrakan Festival’s official page.
2. A good conversation from our fellows along the PEACE LANE
Take a good stroll along the PEACE LANE which will be surrounded with booths of our dear NGOs and LGUs with campaigns that you might learn a thing or two from. There will be fundraisers, information drives, and cool activities that may help you understand their respective campaigns in a fun way.
Included NGOs are Kreon (children’s welfare), Virlanie Foundation (children’s welfare), The Haribon Foundation (nature conservation), Youth for Mental Health Coalition (mental health awareness), Animal Rescue PH (safety of stray pets), SAKA Pilipinas (farmers’ rights), Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concern (lead convener of Save Our Schools Network, for lumad education), and World Wide Fund for Nature (wilderness preservation). LGUs include the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Philippine culture development) and the National Parks Development Committee (preservation of national parks)
3. Live art sessions from the country’s brightest
Presented by Nippon Paint Coatings Philippines, we’ll get to watch how our students turn blank canvasses into masterpieces bearing the theme “Peace, Love & Music” through a live street art competition and you’ll be amazed by how such talent is often left unnoticed.
4. A FREE-FOR-ALL skate clinic!
Instead of the yearly skateboarding competition Rakrakan Festival holds, they will be holding a free skate clinic presented by Macbeth Philippines. Take note that you (if you’re a first-timer) only have to bring yourself ‘cause there will be available professionals with complete skate gear who will assist you on your ride! For our regular skaters, we also have obstacles and ramps available for you to enjoy—you just gotta bring your trusty decks and skate away!
5. Lit wordplay from the veterans of Sunugan
Yo! Make way as Sunugan, one of the most prominent local rap battle conferences, is bringing their game to Rakrakan Festival this year and will be spearheaded by none other than the Mike Swift himself. Witness impressive wordplay from our roster of rap artists and watch out for surprise performances!
To hype us up before diving into the moshpit are the wrestlers of the Philippine Wrestling Revolution, who will be serving us some body-slamming action that would keep us on our toes the whole night! Nothing screams “slam” more than wrestling.
7. Eye-catching performances from the Flow Arts community
Move with the tunes of your favorite artists from the Lahi Stage as the Flow Arts community showcase their talent and skill in amazing performances that’s sure to make the place feel magical and freeing with every movement they make. Witness how they play with fire that could sizzle the energy in you.
8. Immense love for the local apparel scene
Make sure to bring extra cash as our merchandise bazaar with over 100 local and independent apparel brands are going to exhibit their best designs at hand. Browse through an array of ideas put into clothing, connect with our growing community of artists, and place your support by buying a piece! It could be your next gig outfit, who knows?
9. A stomach that would never go empty.
Don’t worry about lunch, merienda, and dinner ‘cause the food bazaar is open once you enter the gates. Choose from a variety of food and drink selections and never run on an empty stomach! Sure enough, the choices are diverse and would rev you up in seconds. It’s important that you load up on food before running around so your energy bar will never drain. Also, always hydrate!
10. Six hectares of selfie-friendly land
It’s great to enjoy the moment but it’s best to keep some memories with you! With a number of creative installations around the area, it’s your task to create those IG-worthy photos for you to look back on when another round of Rakrakan Festival takes stage. Get those selfie skills ready and have fun!
Tickets are now available at all SM Ticket outlets nationwide. Score yourselves a ticket now before they run out! Prices are as follows:
Regular Pre-Sale: PHP 500
Regular Door: PHP 600
VIP Pre-Sale: PHP 1500
VIP Door: PHP 2000
DON’T MISS IT!
“Rakrakan Festival 2020: Peace, Love, and Music” is presented by Rakista Radio and Red Horse Beer Muziklaban; co-presented by Macbeth Philippines and TM; with Official Venue Partner, Cultural Center of The Philippines. Visit www.rakrakanfestival.com and Rakrakan Festival’s official Facebook page for more details.