Top artists and thousands of partygoers from around the world attended the magical Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival in the Philippines over the weekend.

Set in a grassy amphitheatre overlooking breathtaking Puerto Galera, this month’s first Malasimbo weekend showcased soul, jazz, and world music from the Philippines and around the world.

The second weekend, held between March 24-26, will offer the “best funk, hip hop, house, and electronic music acts coupled with energetic dance crews, and an amazing lights show”.

Artists performing over the weekend included Jacob Collier, Gong Myoung, Tom Thum and Gordon Hamiliton with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, June Marieezy, Sinosikat? and Golden Sound.

The festivals are a production of Volume Unit Entertainment

and the D’Aboville Foundation, supported by Ipanema and Rider; with the participation of Brew Kettle, H&M Loves Music, Coca-Cola; and the support of official TV partners Solar Entertainment Corp., ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, Solar Sports, Basketball TV (BTV), and CT; official radio partner Wave 89.1; official airline partner Air Juan; official hotel partner Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila; and official ticketing partner TicketWorld. With thanks to Coleman, the Municipality of Puerto Galera and the Provincial Government of Oriental Mindoro, Z Hostel, and A-Space Philippines.

Official media partners: Aktivshow, ANC, Explore Philippines, Meg,, Radio Republic, Travel Now,,,,, Inflight Traveller,,, Our Awesome Planet,,,, Third Culture, Travelife,, Yelp! Manila.”

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Three day passes to the Malasimbo Lights & Dance Festival cost HK$826.

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