Posted December 3, 2015 by Ryan Villanueva in Music

Rakrakan Festival: an epic night celebrating OPM!


The countdown has begun for the country’s biggest, loudest and most exciting pure Pinoy music festival in recent years, Rakrakan Festival. Rakrakan Festival is set to return on December 19, 2015 at Globe Circuit Events Ground in Circuit Makati. Rakrakan Festival is a 12 hour non-stop rocking music festival that brings together the Philippines top musicians from Luzon all the way down to Mindanao! It’s a festival where you could rock ‘til you drop!

First held in 2013, Rakrakan Festival celebrates Filipino talent, culture and Original Pinoy Music (OPM). This year, Rakrakan Festival is bringing a whopping 70 mainstream and independent artists on three different stages in one location! These three stages named Mosh, Move and Grove were established as part of Rakrakan Festival’s mission to cater to a broader spectrum of music and OPM artists and appeal to a more diversed audience.

The Mosh stage gathers the punk rockers, hardcore kids, metalheads and all-around badass rock n’ rollers, as they rock out to the music of Wolfgang, Slapshock, Queso, Wilabaliw, Sandwich, Chicosci, Skychurch, Kjwan and Faspitch.



The jovial and sentimental crowds will surely indulge and sing-along to the melodies of pop-rock and alternative music from Urbandub, Franco, Save Me Hollywood, Callalily, Gracenote, 6cyclemind, Rocksteddy and Drive Me To Juliet at the Move stage.



Groovy, laid-back types will float in the rhythmic, ambient atmosphere of reggae, soul, jazz, and electronica with Tropical Depression, Jeck Pilpil and Peacepipe, Brownman Revival, Coffeebreak Island, BP Valenzuela, Taken By Cars and The Chongkeys at the Groove stage.



Different bands, different musical genres, all together in one music festival, as they always have at Rakrakan Festival. Rakrakan Festival ’15 promises yet another breathtaking feel for every music-lover in attendance.

On top of the music, Rakrakan Festival will bring in more energizing activities guaranteed to give festival-goers the ultimate party-of-a-lifetime experience:

• All-Indie Merchandise Bazaar – a staple since the beginning, Rakrakan Festival’s all-indie merchandise bazaar is one of, if not the, biggest congregations of independent merchants in Metro Manila (or, probably, in the entire country!). Every year, more local brands are added to the list of participants who trade their goods at the festival’s grounds. Find everything from tees and tank tops to shorts, jeans, jackets, socks, jewelry, shoes, slippers, artworks, sunglasses, pins and buttons, pipes, caps, toys, and many other items at very reasonable prices!

• Skateboarding Exhibition and Competition – another festival essential since 2013, Rakrakan Festival will attract the best in the local skateboarding scene this time to a skateboarding exhibition and competition, with awesome prizes at stake for those able to pull off their best tricks in this day-long event.

• Street Art Competition – a new addition to the Rakrakan Festival experience, this year’s street art competition was inspired by the live art activity at Rakrakan Festival ‘14, and seeks to discover the best street artists in the metro and see their creations come to life. Exciting gifts await the best artists of this contest.

• Food Bazaar – seriously, this doesn’t need a lot of explaining. What’s a festival without its gastronomic exploits, right? With a vast array of culinary selections to choose from, Rakrakan Festival’s food bazaar will certainly keep every guest full to the throat, and even make them come back for more.

• Side activities such as henna tattooing and tattoo displays (in some merch bazaar outlets), intermission games, information drives, band meet-and-greet (for VIP ticket holders), free stuff from sponsors and partners (watch out for those!), and others will be there to complement the whole festival experience.

Early-bird tickets are now available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide for only Php 320 and VIPs at Php 1,500 (SM Tickets charges included) for limited slots only. Purchase yours ASAP to avoid the hassle of lining up at the festival’s doors under the heat of December 19th! See you guys there!

“Rakrakan Festival: Rock ‘Til You Drop” is presented by Rakista Radio, and co-presented by Red Horse Beer, Draven Shoes, and Dickies. Check posters and print ads, and/or visit the Rakrakan Festival’s official page for more details.

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.