Zark’s Fest 2019 and the 3B formula: Burgers, Bands, and Booze
by Sherry Tadeja, September 30, 2019 6:00pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
The burger brand behind jawbreaking burgers, eating challenges, and the viral 8php burger promo went the #LoveLocal route with their first-ever indoor music festival, the Zark's Fest 2019! Here’s what went down that night apart from good burgers down everyone’s throats:
Burgers & Booze
The two-floor indoor setting of the Century City Mall became an instant musical festival grounds last August 17, when Zark’s Burgers graced the venue. An elevator to the fourth floor welcomes you to a makeshift Zark’s Burger stand, sounding an internal alarm for our patty-loving hearts. The passes came with free classic Zark’s burgers, nachos, beer, and more freebies from their sponsors (now that’s a real party).
There are two stages that performed simultaneously during Zark’s Fest. One of which is the chill acoustic pocket stage, complete with banig and bean bags for the music festival-goers who are in it for a chill time. Various up-and-coming artists and bands performed here, including Ronald Paredes, Mel Montero, Celexia, Submission, Aby Esteban, Tin Saret, Romantic Dreams, Dreampilot, Rem, Kaia Gayle, Letters From Romeo, Noreen Trinidad, Sim Tolentino, Salazar, Wendil.
Upstairs at the main stage, meanwhile, is where the loud rock party is at. Zark’s prepared a fierce OPM lineup with Lola Amour, I Belong to the Zoo, Shirebound and Busking, Shadow Moses, Autotelic, Orange and Lemons, Mayonnaise, Johnnoy Danao, Bullet Dumas, Ebe Dancel, Sandwich, and Quest.
Autotelic performed “Laro”and “Takipsilim”; Orange and Lemons made a nostalgic performance with “Yakap sa Dilim,” “Hanggang Kailan," and "Umuwi Kana Baby.” Another OG we missed is Mayonnaise, who continued the nostalgia with “Sana Kung”,“Tayo Na Lang Dalawa,” and “Jopay”.
It was a half-day ‘til dawn party where everyone is busog with music, burgers, and booze—(or should we say booze-og?). It looks like Zark’s has come up with a formula for a weekend of a good time—burgers, booze, and bands. Now that Zark’s Burgers has it, we’re crossing our fingers for the next inception.