This weekend, get up close and personal with an impressive lineup of local and international acts that will remind you of the good ‘ol musical festival days with G Music Fest 2021.
If you were one to frequent live concerts, music festivals, and similar expressions of entertainment, it goes without saying that nothing quite compares to its visceral, euphoric experience. As we near the two-year mark of the raging pandemic, there is still no sign of things inching towards the elusive sense of normal, at least in our side of the world. Compelled to adjust in the name of safety and science, the ways of the past certainly cannot exist in the scale it used to be mounted, at least for now. With no shortage of music to cling to over the unrelenting onslaught of the coronavirus crisis, artists have had to get increasingly creative with connecting to their audience despite the layers of limitations and details of distance. Leaning in on technology and innovations much more than before, livestreams and virtual musical festivals have become the standard of press and performances.
Instead of being bogged down by the increasingly frustrating fact that interacting with people has to be more considered and careful than before, the entertainment industry expedited a digital revolution. From a swell in intimate lives on social media profiles, large-scale livestreams, and ambitious virtual musical festivals, the intention was to get the message across: you can’t stop the music.
With much of our lives playing out online, logging on to a digital version of a concert is what we have to content ourselves with, so much so that it has been the norm of sorts. It isn’t the same, yes, but it’s better than nothing. And as we continue to seesaw into different swirls of our mental, emotional, and physical states, these shows on the internet have been our saving grace.
And It Goes On And On And On
Joining the ranks of the many virtual realities that have proved to be successful in bridging the good ‘ol days with the ways of the future is the upcoming G Music Fest, the annual event hosted by Globe that forms part of its 917 Day tradition. This year, Globe is bringing the music festival experience straight to you, albeit virtually. Over the last weekend of month, you will not only be treated to music from an impressive roster of local and international artists, but you also will have the chance to get up close and personal with them.
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On September 25, 2021 (5:30 PM – 8:30 PM), “fans will be greeted by their favorite artists in the exclusive event, Up Close,” a statement from G Music Fest reads. Accessible on the official Facebook page of Globe, you will come face-to-face with such acts as HONNE, Vance Joy, BEKA, December Avenue, Silent Sanctuary, I Belong To The Zoo, Alamat, The Juans, and fresh from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful release of Pagsibol and Back In The Zone, the phenomenal P-pop group, SB19. And the next day, September 26 (4:00 PM – 10:00 PM), the much-anticipated virtual music festival, G Music Fest, featuring Philippine-exclusive performances will take place for free.
In a consolidated effort to build connections and bring people closer through music, G Music Fest is making a case for the standard of virtual music festivals. While we look forward to the time when we can all troop to the same space made for the community of passion and just enjoy the music, this is the next best thing to keep the music going and growing. Until then, set those alarms this early and get ready to have a dance party in your room this weekend.