With public events and gatherings cancelling left and right around Manila following the recent events due to the nCOV scare, Wanderland has issued a heartfelt letter for their loyal Wanderers, assuring them that the Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2020 will go on. They wrote:
We wander. We win.
Now, more than ever, this means much more to us than just a catchy tagline. Wanderland has made this our story to tell—that in all aspects, our entire team strives to make every second weekend of March better than the last through a year’s worth of planning an event that has turned into a tradition to many of you.
A tradition where we come together in one shared space to create and celebrate moments that positively impact us, may it be for just one song or one full day spent wandering with friends. The only way to wander is together—and that is our greatest game plan.
Behind the scenes, we make it our goal to bring you the best experience possible, from the artists we bring to Wanderland, to the things you read/see online. You can say we are equally as passionate as the loyal Wanderers who have seen the festival grow bigger and bigger each year.
As Wanderland draws near, we understand the growing concern about COVID-19 (formerly nCOV 2019) and are constantly monitoring the situation to ensure that you, Wanderers, are at top priority. Festival-goers can expect health and safety measures prescribed by professionals on the event grounds. We ask for your full cooperation as we continue to make Wanderland a safe space.
With our 8th run happening this year, we hold this season closer to our hearts. While some things are beyond our control—like four of our artists, Novo Amor, Sabrina Claudio, Ari Lennox, and Raveena cancelling their Wanderland debuts, we continue to still be 100% committed and determined in working towards delivering a winning experience for you, our Wanderland community.
Now that the timeouts are over—here are the new artists to complete the Wanderland 2020 lineup:
The Paper Kites (AU)
A Wanderland alum making their festival homecoming. This 2-peat Melbourne-based band is popular for their luminous yet melancholic soundtracks, apparent in “Bloom,” “Featherstone,” & their latest album, “On The Corner Where You Live.”
no rome (PH)
This London-based Filipino artist is known for tracks such as “Narcissist,” “seventeen,” “Pink,” & more. Fresh from his own mall tour in the Philippines and supporting The 1975 on their Asia tour, catch him do it again as a Wanderland rookie this March!
Make way for this Filipino rock band hall-of-famer! An eclectic mix of dynamic guitar riffs, energetic drums, soulful vocals, & good hooks–Wanderers will be quick to sing along to their legendary hits “First of Summer,” “The Fight Is Over,” & more!
Playing doubles at Wanderland is electronic music duo, COSMO’S MIDNIGHT. Formed by twin brothers, Cosmo & Patrick, catch their Manila debut at the major leagues as they perform their songs “Get To know,” “Down For You,” “Walk With Me,” & more!
To give you the full recap, here’s the final list of this year’s roster;
Live music by:
Nick Murphy/Chet Faker
The Paper Kites
IV of Spades
((( O )))
August Wahh & crwn
Live art by:
Faith de Leos
Now we’ll let you in on this one—group huddles report that the 22 acts, 4 live artists, & the Wanderland team are complete and are eager to give their champion performances for you, Wanderers! Now all we need is you.
It’s more than just a music festival.
The Wanderland team
WhenInManila.com, as an official media partner at Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2020, also got to speak to the Wanderland team and received these reassuring words: “We’re 100% committed to pushing through with Wanderland this year.”