Malasimbo Announces New Venue and Performers

The International Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is moving to a new venue that will further optimize the experience both for its festival goers and artists.

After eight years of holding the event at the Malasimbo Amphitheater, the festival will be held in an incredible private nature reserve park at the back of White Beach, Puerto Galera on March 1-2, 2019.

The new venue features breathtaking nature, wild jungle, a virgin beach, and postcard-worthy sunset views.

Being a larger venue also lends itself to a bigger camp facility, new stages and different terrains for visual artists, musicians and festival goers to roam!

Malasimbo organisers are excited to invite back Malasimbo friends, family and loyalists to this incredible never been explored venue. As they are equally excited to invite first timers to come an experience the same essence and #MalasimboMagic from the past 8 years.

The 9th edition of Malasimbo will bring back the much-awaited Malasimboat parties. There will a new DJ stage, Silent Disco stage & other surprises. We are gearing up for our biggest Malasimbo yet, ahead of celebrating 10 years and excited for all that the new venue will bring.

Even More Diverse Line up for Malasimbo 2019

Malasimbo’s announcement in September 2018 sparked excitement among festival goers. The first round of announcement included Filipino indie rock/funk band IV of Spades, classically trained keyboardist and producer Anomalie, internationally acclaimed blues musician Ian Lofamia band, and jazz funk outfit fusing tasty grooves Extrapolation.


Joining them are Robert Glasper, Danny Krivit, Ruby Ibarra, Laneous and some of the newest local acts on the local scene, mixed in with some classic OPM. 3 time Grammy Award winning Robert Glasper will be featuring Derrick Hodge and Justin Tyson. Danny Krivit’s DJ career began at the Loft in NY, a mecca for DJs starting in the 70’s. There, he began a long term collaboration with Larry Levan & Francois K, DJing for over 45 years. Danny has an impressive knowledge in rare disco, funk, soul and jazz and known as the “King of the Re-edit”, a technique that he pioneered in the early 80’s. He has produced, edited & mixed well over 400 records, along with holding down his NYC award-winning 718 Sessions event, now in its 10th year.

Malasimbo is set to announce the complete line-up Mid January.

To know more about the 9th International Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival including special ticket prices and promos, please visit To purchase tickets, go to

Arts program and activities

To complement the new venue, the arts will be playing an even bigger part, together with the lighting, to create a usual lit up jungle vibe. The venue will feature arts from Leeroy New, Agnes Arrelano, Hohana, Henri Lamy, Olivia d’Aboville and more.

Social and environmental sustainability

Malasimbo draws 5,000 festival-goers to Puerto Galera and continues to champion Filipino tourism and culture by placing the best of international and local music side-by-side. It brings people from all over the world together whilst surrounding the festival goers with Filipino culture.

In line with its environmental sustainability values, the festival will ensure limited to no plastic use on the site.

A festival for all ages

As a family-friendly festival, the organisers encourage visitors of all ages. Children ages 0-6 can attend free of charge, whilst tickets for 7-13 year olds are 50% off. Students, PWD, PG residents & senior citizens get a 20% discount on tickets.

Getting there & accomodation

Crossing to Puerto Galera has been made much smoother with Fast crafts, the new mode of public transport. Fully enclosed boats, with aircon, sitting up to 200 guests, 1hour 15min trip. Brand new villas and resorts have been opening up in the past few years. Make sure to check out the accommodation options online and remember that the Malasimbo grounds are now on white beach. If you book your accommodation on white beach or nearby, you can now walk to the festival.


Festival and day tickets are available. A 2-day pass is only p3200 when you buy the group package (buy 4 get 1 free)

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Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is organised by Volume Unit Entertainment.


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