It’s time to wander on back to Wanderland: The Comeback.
As much as we love going to a concert, there’s really nothing like attending a music festival. The collective experience of getting to enjoy a lineup of artists with your friends while chowing down on some good food is one for the books. And when it comes to the Manila festival scene, one of the top destinations is the Wanderland Music and Arts Festival.
Ever since the festival first launched ten years ago, the Karpos Multimedia-produced event has made a name for itself as the place to be with its killer lineups that feature indie and established acts, art installations, and a fun crowd. And after three years on pause due to the pandemic, Wanderland is back, back, back with Wanderland: The Comeback. This year’s edition will be held at the Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang on March 4 and 5. In case you needed a bit more push to have you put on those wandering boots and head to the festival, we rounded up just a few reasons why Wanderland 2023 has to be on your music festival radar.
Wanderland does not disappoint when it comes to its lineup, and its return is no exception. Across two days, festivalgoers will be treated to a diverse lineup of global and local artists. Carly Rae Jepsen and Phoenix will headline days one and two respectively. Other international acts to expect include iKON’s Bobby in one of his few solo festival performances, K-hip-hop collective Balming Tiger, and Raveena. On the Filipino side, get ready to be serenaded with tunes by acts like Rico Blanco, BLASTER, August Wahh, and Cebu-based band The Sundown. And a homecoming is set to take place in Wanderland: The Comeback as Ylona Garcia and No Rome are both set to perform in the festival.
DID SOMEONE SAY ART?
Wanderland goes beyond just the music. One thing to watch out for during the festival is the art installations dotting the grounds. Local artists Alaga, Amiel Rivera, Faith De Leos, and Wika Nadera are all set to brighten up Wanderland 2023 with their art pieces.
Among the many things we love about Wanderland is the fact that the festival’s whole vibe is conducive to building that sense of community. No matter where you are from, you belong at Wanderland. After all, Wanderland: The Comeback is more than just a music festival. You and your Wanderbuddies get two whole days’ worth of music, booths, activities, food, and everything in between. Even if you’re going solo, you’ll still be able to meet all kinds of people and maybe even make new friends along the way. Put on that festival-ready ‘fit and get ready to have fun.
FUN ON THE FIELD
We’ve been cooped up at our homes for so long, so it only feels right that we get to enjoy the outdoors with the people we love all while being treated to good music. Wanderland: The Comeback is set to happen on the first weekend of March which also serves to many as the opening days for summer. So, what better way to welcome the season than by getting your whole life at the festival? And with this year’s theme being sports and athletics, it’s going to be anything but boring. Time to stretch those legs and have some fun in the sun, safely, of course.
FIND A NEW FAVORITE ACT
Sure, you may go to music festivals for certain acts and songs. But the beauty of festivals is that the large lineup allows you to discover new artists. And with over two dozen artists set to perform at Wanderland: The Comeback, there’s a good chance your playlist is going to get longer. For all you know, you’ll be leaving Wanderland with new acts to search on Spotify and songs you’re playing on repeat.
Tickets for Wanderland: The Comeback is available now via their website.
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