Another year, another round of making history in OPM! Rakrakan Festival just keep on getting BIGGER, LOUDER and BOLDER! There’s no stopping it. Get ready for a more diverse OPM selection, more stages to enjoy and of course, a whole lot of new activities to experience at the vast Aseana City Concert Grounds on February 24, 2018 for Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna! This year, we will be featuring 120 OPM artists, 6 Stages, a skateboarding exhibition and competition, live art contests joined by top universities, merch exhibit and many other thrilling activities.
With the addition of the Center Stage, Rakrakan Festival goers may now enjoy an even wider range of genres from their favorite solo artists. With this new stage, we will give you iconic performances from Gloc 9, Loonie, Ron Henley, Dello, Smugglaz and also classic performances from the ultimate trio, Freestyle, Side A and South Border. Ely Buendia will also be headlining this brand new stage along with his greatest hits like Ang Huling El Bimbo, Ligaya, Magasin and many more.
We will also witness the comeback performance of Orange and Lemons with its original frontman, Clem Castro. And for the first time ever, Silent Sanctuary is going to perform in Rakrakan Festival! Of course, we will still have the Move Stage along with Sponge Cola, Barbie Almalbis, Gracenote, Moonstar88, Urbandub, Hale, 6Cyclemind, December Avenue and Mayonnaise. Slapshock, Kwjan, Philia, Wilabaliw, Basti Artadi and the 2018 Muziklaban Champion. Many others are bound to shake up the Mosh Stage. New and upcoming artists are going to dominate the Indie stage like Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, Agsunta, Leanne &Naara, Clara Benin, Reese Lansangan and more. Brownman Revival, Kokoi Baldo, On The Spot, MikoSuave, Filipino reggae and ska artists. They are ready to bring in the good vibes at the Groove Stage.
On the Mosh Stage, Mr. Bones and the Boneyard Circus, The Wuds, Sky Church, Philippine Violators and other heavier acts will give us performances that will surely take us head-bangin’ and slammin’ all night long!
Rakrakan Festival promises to give a one of a kind OPM Festival experience as all performance will run simultaneously on all stages, as it had done so since 2013, assuring another wild and monumental experience for every OPM fan in attendance.
Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna! will cater not only to music lovers but also to art and extreme sports fanatics. We have several pocket events that will surely suffice the lifestyle mercenary in you:
- Skateboarding Exhibition and Competition – a staple since 2013, the skateboarding exhibition and competition feature a free-for-all skateboarding area for attendees, with freebies and prizes at stake for contest participants in several categories including Best Run and Best Trick.
- Live Art Contest – ten 5-member teams from top universities like University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, Ateneo de Manila University, University of Sto. Thomas, University of the East, MAPUA, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and more are going to compete and showcase their creativity through street art and will be judged based on their original style and design. In addition, a “freedom wall” will be setup for all guests who wish to express their creativeness and leave their impression for future generations of OPM supporters.
- Merch Exhibit– currently the largest congregation of indie merchandisers in Metro Manila, with over 70 brands participating annually. Festival-goers will find everything here from tees and tank tops to shorts and jeans, jackets, socks, jewelry, footwear, artworks, sunglasses, pins, caps, toys, and plenty of other goods at very affordable prices!
- Side activities such as giant inflatable rides, face painting and henna tattooing, brand-sponsored games, and artist meet-and-greet (for VIP ticket holders) will be there to complement the whole festival experience.
Early-bird tickets are now available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide for only Php 500 and VIPs at Php 1,500 (excluding SM Tickets charges) for limited slots only. Door prices are at Php 600 and Php 2,000, respectively.
Don’t miss it!
“Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna!” is presented by Red Horse Beer and Rakista Radio, co-presented by Dickies and Aseana City Concert Grounds, sponsored by Hotel Sogo, and supported by Warner Music Philippines. Visit www.rakrakanfestival.com for more details.