Happening this weekend: How to make the most of Wanderland 2019

Joko Magalong-De Veyra

Posted at Mar 08 2019 04:00 PM

Wanderland Music and Arts Festival file photo. Jeeves de Veyra

MANILA -- Wanderland Music and Arts Festival is finally happening this weekend at the Filinvest Event Grounds in Alabang.
 
As the first two-day installment of this groundbreaking festival, Wanderers are not only promised live performances from artists in the local and international indie music scene, but also a bevy of activity staples. 

Here’s what’s in store for Wanderers this coming weekend, including some tips and tricks to make your festival experience more magical. 

1. Pay attention to the schedule 

With 11 acts performing each day, plan your weekend ahead with the Wanderland playtime schedule. Performances start at 3 p.m. each day, but the event opens around lunchtime, so come early, if you want to secure a prime spot in the lawn. 

2. Get ready for art and activities
 
Live art installations are coming back to Wanderland Magic, adding projection art and optical illusions to the mix to fit this year’s magical theme. Other activities include games (and freebies) to be won in the event’s many partner booths, browsing one-of-a-kind art pieces in the art market, as well as food tripping in the event’s many food booths. 

Wanderland Music and Arts Festival file photo. Jeeves de Veyra

3. Wanderland Magic merchandise and Wanderstay packages
 
Every year, Wanderers get a chance to score new Wanderland themed merchandise from apparel, tote bags, and stickers, among others. For this year, the list includes limited edition Wanderland Magic deck of cards. 

To make it easier for festivalgoers to enjoy the two-day affair, Wanderers can avail of the Wanderstay packages with the many partner hotels around the venue. 

4. What to bring

It’s essential to bring a handy bag at the Wanderland festival. The bag should be spacious to carry your festival necessities. Don’t forget your ticket (wristband), ID, phone, a fully charged powerbank, shades and a hat (if you’re coming in the afternoon), cash or debit and credit cards, and a mat or blanket to rest in between sets. 

5. The Star Wanderer’s magical experience 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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By the time of this publishing, lucky Star Wanderers should have received their kit, which includes special edition Wanderland Magic pins, stickers, drink stubs, and their wristband/s. The package comes with VIP access to the Star Lounge, which has its own viewing deck, and VIP bathrooms. Star Wanderers will also enjoy an express entrance lane to the festival, as well as other perks. 

6. Get a chance to win tickets to Wanderland 2020

Want to win tickets to next year’s festival? Wanderers will have a chance to win tickets for Wanderland 2020 by completing a special mission during the festival dates.

One-day regular Wanderer tickets are priced at P4,500+ each, while two-day regular wanderer tickets are priced at P7,000. Two-day Star Wanderer packages are priced at P10,000+, which includes VIP access and perks. Tickets are available at the Wanderland website.