Posted January 11, 2017 by Ryan Villanueva in Music



In the middle of all the rocking and rolling at “Rakrakan Festival: OPM Against Drugs” lies the Groove Stage. At the Groove Stage, reggae and ska fans can gather, enjoy, dance and groove to the music of the artists performing. Here are some of the artists that you can expect to bring your groove on at the Groove Stage at Rakrakan Festival: OPM Against Drugs.



Bursting in to the local scene with a reggae cover of Eraserhead’s “Maling Akala”, Brownman Revival has been an instant favorite among local fans. Here’s a quick bio of the band from their Facebook Page: “BROWNMAN REVIVAL is made up of the one-drop rocksteady beats of drummer Dennis, the sexy accents from percussionist Januarie, the wicked horn riffs of Andrew on sax, and Alex on trumpet, the grooves of Hiro on bass, the wicked bubbles of Randy on keyboards, capped of by the soulful croon of Benjah on vocals. “

Dance and sing-along to the beats of Brownman Revival on the Groove Stage at Rakrakan Festival: OPM Against Drugs.



Back in the day of cassette tapes, stereos and walkman’s, Grin Department was among the favorite bands of every 90s kids. Grin Department released catchy, groovy, witty songs which bought laughter and delight to curious, adolescent kids growing up and bought chagrin to the parents/elders of the said kids. Relive high school memories and sing-along to the hits of Grin Department on the Groove Stage at Rakrakan Festival: OPM Against Drugs.



What’s in a name? The Chongkeys according to their Facebook page got their name from the combination of the word “chong” or also use as “tiyong” is a Filipino slang word for “tito”, which could also mean a call for close friends. While the word “keys” was for their music as it was the “key” for them to form a mix genre band of good music. Catch the music of Chongkeys as they sing it out on the Groove stage only at Rakrakan Festival: OPM Against Drugs.

The rest of the bands jamming at the Groove stage are Kokoi Baldo & Juan Gapang, On The Spot, Collie Herb, Kartel & Lion and the Scouts, Chocolate Factory, The Buzzer Beaters, Holy Jam, Reklamo, Blue Jean Junkies, Gin Rum & Truth, Adinkra Lumads Djembe Community, Jah Dela Cruz, Engkanto, Venok Learns to Rock, Superkendi, Sagip Adik Foundation and Green Leafy Vegetables.

Early-bird tickets are still available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide for Php 500 with a Barkada Promo of 5 tickets + 1 for only Php 2,000, and pre-sale VIPs at Php 1,500 (plus SM Tickets charge). Tickets at the door are at Php 600 and Php 2,000 for general admission and VIP respectively, so better purchase yours NOW to avoid the stress of lining up under the heat of January 14th!

See you there!

Ryan Villanueva

Your resident all around Flipgeek, from comics,movies,games,toys,music and even sports. A big Spider-man fan raised in the ways of the Jedi,who listens to punk rock and a sucker for chick flicks.