A Music and Arts Festival is Happening at the La Mesa Eco Park this March
by Inside Manila Team, February 12, 2020 9:00pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Continuing its mission to uplift the Filipino music and arts scene, the pioneer of music and art festivals in the country, Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival, is set to happen on February 29 to March 01, 2020, in its new home, La Mesa Eco Park in Quezon City.
While being a key player in environmental conservation, Malasimbo celebrates its 10th year at one of the few green spaces left in Metro Manila. The La Mesa Eco Park has over one million trees and various species of flora and fauna. It is also situated beside the La Mesa Dam and Reservoir which contains the primary source of drinking water for over 12 million residents in the metro.
In the past years, Malasimbo has seen some of the world’s best jazz, soul, world, and dance music legends and contemporaries make their way into the country’s longest-standing festival. This year, artists line-up features a mix of international and local acts with Snarky Puppy’s Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles and Mike Love headlining the festival.
Joining Malasimbo are Melbourne hit-maker Laneous, Canadian keyboardist Anomalie, Colombian jazz pianist Jesus Molina Quartet, Uncomfortable Science, and Intergalactix. Local music artists include Brigada, Yosha, Kadangyan, Marga Jayy, Project Yazz, Talata ni Tala, Malana and Tago Jazz Collective. Alongside these artists, Malasimbo also brings in DJs with The Reflex, David de Barce, Squid 9, Kristian Hernandez, Abdel Aziz, Edge Pamute, Marvelous, Norris King, Gian Romano, Salamangka, Vapors, Luh Masheen, Mafia, Up Dharma Down’s Ean Mayor, She’s Only Sixteen’s Roberto Seña spinning as St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Deej Fabian spinning as Someguy, Bass Relief, Norris King, Put3ska’s Bing Austria, Rei Ka, DJ duo Bignay Sound System, and Jigga Who.
The Malasimbo Amphitheater has been a staple of Malasimbo in delivering great sound. With La Mesa Eco Park’s amphitheater, Malasimbo is set to produce, once again, quality sound as attendees discover this paradise in the city.
Not forgetting its core responsibility, the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is for the benefit of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s environmental arm, 10% of tickets sold will be donated to Bantay Kalikasan (or a minimum of 250,000php).