EARTHDAY JAM, the longest running and biggest environmental music tribute in the history of the Philippines and in the world, will blast its way to Rizal Park (Luneta) on April 28. Now in its 17th year, the music festival shows no signs of slowing down and is ably supported by an array of the country’s popular and alternative bands and artists. This year’s lineup includes (in alphabetical order) Abra, Autotelic, Brat pack, Brownman Revival, Chicosci, Gloc 9, Gracenote, Imago, Kitchie Nadal, Lou Bonnevie, Mayonnaise, Moonstar88, Nina, Noel Cabangon, Philia, Rouge, Slapshock and many more surprises. Hosts include actor Alvin Anson, actresses Phoebe Walker and Pam Nieva with Midi Gentica. The music sets will be complemented with messages from various experts on environmental issues and prominent government officials headed by DENR Secretary Gina Lopez and other prominent NGO personalities.
“Many of our young people today have not been to Rizal Park. Earthday Jam 2017 will give them this opportunity to discover the 8th most beautiful park in the world! With all these great OPM talents performing in such a beautiful and historical place—this jam will definitely be memorable for everyone who will come. On April 28, we will again shout to the world and indicate our commitment to help in preserving the environment and keeping our country a nice place to live in,” enthuses Lou Bonnevie, founder of Earthday Jam and president of Earthday Jam Foundation.
“We are introducing and experimenting new things this year. With the help of the National Waste Management Bureau, we have included special interactive waste management segments in the show. We are also on our third year in giving the ‘Gaia Awards’ to several environmental luminaries and artists who has stood by us through the 17 years of Earthday Jam,” Toto Gentica, the over-all director shared.
There will be whole day exhibits from co-presenterDENR with Peace and Equity Foundation, Bauman Electric Vehicles and Earthday Network Philippines. DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau has also organized a kite making and kite flying activity with various workshops starting 3 PM. Afternoon Art Sessions in a various medium will be supported by A-Plus Paints and moderated by renowned sculptor Agnes Arellano and performance artist Billy Bonnevie. National Parks Development Committee, the events’ leading partners will be giving free historical tour from 3 to 5 pm on that day. Film showing will take place at the main stage starting 4 pm with the concert starting at 6 pm and expected to wine down at 2 am. Everyone is advised to come early to find their place in the open grass area fronting the Chinese garden (at the back of the Rizal monument).
Earthday Jam is a special project of Earthday Jam Foundation, Inc. Special thanks to PAGCOR, Gerry’s Grill, Dickies apparel, Ministop, Six Eagles Nest Food Inc. and Davids’ Salon. Media partners include ABS CBN, Philippine Star, Business Mirror,83k Design Studio, Wheninmanila.com, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, Rakista and MYX Music Channel.
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