You Haven't Seen ‘Summer

Noise’ at Their Biggest


by Jace Amodo, February 22, 2019 9:50am

Art by Dani Elevazo


You Haven't Seen ‘Summer Noise’ at Their Biggest Yet

by Jace Amodo, February 22, 2019 9:50am
Art by Dani Elevazo

When Summer Noise 2019 was first announced, music festival-goers were in a collective enchantment. Crowd-favorite local gig curator The Rest Is Noise made sure of the warm response towards the festival by bringing the finest music acts from North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia—easily making it one of the highly anticipated festivals in Asia this year.

Fill your summer with the right pulsing note on May 18 at Greenfield District, United corner Mayflower Street, Mandaluyong City. The one-day live music experience will be graced by a one-of-a-kind international lineup: Korean-American dream-pop artist Japanese Breakfast, American indie rock band Turnover, Australian psych-pop trio Last Dinosaurs, Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, and Norwegian sensation Jakob Ogawa.

Summer Noise's sophomore outing won't be complete without a taste of our music scene. Feel right at home with Up Dharma Down, jam to the folk tunes of Cynthia Alexander, crank up the amps with Sheila and the Insects, profess your love for happy music with tide/edit, peek inside She's Only Sixteen's solitude, and get lulled by UPRISING and The Ringmaster. Singaporean acts Sobs and Subsonic Eye, and Thai bands Manic Sheep and SEN also promise a night of sonic fun.

The tonal diversity in genres doesn't only introduce Filipinos to rising talents but also aim to place the country at the fore of the Southeast and East Asian festival map—a mission that festival co-founder Mary Christine Galang believes to be the defining factor of Summer Noise.

Summer Noise 2019 is definitely at their biggest yet, but not solely because of its lineup. As an advocate for representation and diversity, the festival doesn't constrain its potential as an art and music festival. It promotes the accessibility of concert-going experience to deaf and hard-of-hearing people through Filipino Sign Language (FSL) for all sets. A more inclusive soiree is a momentous, hard-to-miss one.

A curated bazaar that boasts #SupportLocal will also add a burst of culture and color along the sidelines of Summer Noise 2019. Further, art installations—format canvass to mobile displays—will be on view at a designated space.

Tickets are available online for 3,300php (regular) and 5,500php (VIP)—the latter includes access to the VIP viewing area, the VIP toilets, VIP bar with three complimentary drinks, and a VIP swag bag. For ticketing inquiries, email While we're all at the queue, give this playlist a listen:

For more information, visit or follow The Rest Is Noise on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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