MANILA -- There are a few things to note about the 10th edition of the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival.
One is that it will be held at its most accessible location to date -- the festival will run at the La Mesa Ecopark in Manila from February 29 to March 1. Its first 8 years were staged in the foothills of Mt. Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, before moving to a private nature reserve last year.
This marks a stark change, but organizers assured their regulars that the Eco Park's amphitheater "sounds good and reflects the exact same conditions of our last amphitheater."
Set to perform at the Malasimbo festival this year are Grammy-winning keyboardist Cory Henry and his band The Funk Apostles. They'll be blessing the event with their unique soul, jazz, and gospel music, such as in the performance below:
The other headliner is Mike Love, an icon of reggae music from Hawaii.
The rest is a mix of local and international acts, including Laneous, Anomalie, Jesus Molina, Matteo Mancuso, Uncomfortable Science, Brigada, Project Yazz, and Talata ni Tala.
The festival will also feature DJs, talks with music industry experts -- both local and international ones -- and a host of other rainforest activities such as archery, swimming, and many others.
The last notable thing about the 2020 edition is that it will benefit the ABS-CBN Foundation and its Bantay Kalikasan campaign -- as part of the festival's "long withstanding advocacy of environmental awareness and as a sign of thanksgiving for 10 years."
It was said that 10% of the ticket sales will be donated to the foundation.
Tickets can be purchased here.