Wanderland Music and Arts Festival is one of the most-awaited annual music festivals in the Philippines. It has brought international acts like Kid Cudi, Bon Iver, Death Cab for Cutie, Honne, Daniel Caesar, and so much more amazing artists. Wanderland gives a spotlight to the local music scene by including Pinoy bands and artists to the lineup as well.
For the first time last year, Wanderland extended its one-day festival to two days, allowing even more acts to share the stage and perform for fans and concert-goers.
This year, the festival will be held from March 7 to 8 at Filinvest City Events Grounds in Alabang. The complete Wanderland 2020 lineup was just announced yesterday, so check out these songs we’re excited for you to hear live!
“Sanctuary” by Joji
Would you believe us if we said Joji (real name George Miller) and Pink Guy are the same? Do you even know who Pink Guy is? Before Joji evolved into the brooding artist he is now, he was a YouTuber comedian, but that’s a topic for another day.
In 2017 he quit the creator route and focused on his music, releasing some tracks through Asian music label 88Rising. Now we have one of his most popular songs, “Sanctuary,” a lo-fi electropop ballad filled with Joji’s falsettos. Slow dance the night away with your special someone. Or with your barkadas too!
“Indigo” by Niki
Another 88Rising star will be taking over the Wanderland stage this year—Indonesian-American songstress Niki. She’s given us certified bops like “La La Lost You” and “Newsflash!”, but it’s her upbeat pop/R&B single “Indigo” that we’re especially psyched to see live. With a catchy melody and a danceable beat, can you blame us?
“Electric Indigo” by The Paper Kites
Indie-rock folk band The Paper Kites will be returning to Wanderland for the second time! Their quiet songs let you explore a turmoil of emotions within you, the type perfect for listening when you’re walking home, staring at the sunset turning the sky different shades of red. They might sing crowd favorite “Bloom,” “Revelator Eyes,” and “Electric Indigo.” It’s okay to shed a tear or two during their set, you’re human after all.
“The Runner” by Foals
Oxford English rock band Foals brings bangers and timeless tracks to the table. They’ve been a band since 2005 and have released six studio albums, and now they’re set to land in Philippine shores. We bet you and your friends won’t help but jump around to tracks such as “Like Lightning” or “In Degrees” but wait until you hear “The Runner” live. It exhibits a different kind of energy, the kind that will make you sing with the band at the top of your lungs. Plus, the music video is a confusing treat!
“Dangerous” by Nick Murphy
Australian singer-songwriter Nick Murphy (who you might know by his old stage name Chet Faker) breaks our hearts into tiny little pieces with lyrics like: “Now what do I do? Maybe I’m dangerous / According to you, it could’ve been love with us / Was it all a lie?” And he does it with a sexy slow jam, too. It’s a painfully delicious experience you can’t miss.
“Je Suis Infini” by ((( O )))
Underground artist June Marieezy has long been a crowd favorite at local music festivals, but we’re excited to see the new stuff she’s got in store for us. In 2017, she adopted the intentionally unpronounceable stage name (((O))) after a five-year hiatus and started releasing new neo-soul music with the unique atmospheric sound we know and love her for. With “Je Suis Infini”, (((O))) brings us on a journey to vibe with Mother Nature, and we’re totally here for it.
“Do It Again” by No Rome
Boy, are we glad No Rome is coming back to the Philippines to perform for Wanderland. The last time he was here, he opened for The 1975’s concert in September. The London-based Filipino artist artfully translates his melancholy emotions into songs and hides them between layers of electro-pop, a trademark that made new-age Filipinos, and even fans from all over the world, fall in love with him. His latest track, Trust3000 (feat Dijon) proves this much. Maybe he’ll sing that one live too.
“Easily” by Bruno Major
This is one for the hopeless romantics out there. Bruno Major’s songs will make you feel like falling in love. You’re single? Don’t worry, his songs will keep you hopeful. You’re taken? Then, by all means, slow dance with your significant other! You’re a filmmaker? Go ahead and indulge in his songs, create your own music video in your head because you literally won’t help but imagine. And now imagine hearing “Easily” and “Home” live!
These eight artists above are just some of what Wanderland 2020 has in store. See the complete Wanderland 2020 lineup below:
Excited for Wanderland 2020? You can purchase tickets for the following:
- Regular Wanderer: Early Entry 2-Day Pass – Php 5,500+
- Regular Wanderer 2-Day Pass – Php 7,000+
- Star Wanderer (VIP) + Perks 2-Day Pass – 12,000+
- Wanderbuddies (for 5) – Php 30,000+
- Star Wanderbuddies (for 5) – Php 50,000 +
Which song are you most excited to hear live at Wanderland 2020?