Posted December 10, 2015 by Ryan Villanueva in Music

Road to Rakrakan Festival 2015: Rock ‘Til you Drop!

It was a scorching afternoon, traffic was bad and I was running late for the event. I’d say it’s another case of Murphy’s Law however as fate would have it, I made just in time and my day instantly turned from bad to awesome!


Rakista Radio hosted the presscon/roadshow to possibly the biggest OPM event of the year which is the “Rakrakan Festival: Rock ‘Til you Drop! A brief background for those who are not familiar with Rakrakan Festival, it was actually called Rakrakan Series which was a bi-annual concert series. Rakrakan Series ran from 2005-2012 and featured about 20-30 bands. These concert series was a success which blossomed into what we know as the Rakrakan Festival today!


We know that this is not the usual fare that you get in our site and you might wonder what to expect at the festival. With over 70 bands playing in one venue at Circuit Makati, you’d be treated to a huge celebration of Original Pilipino Music! Rakrakan Festival features three stages namely Mosh, Move and Groove that cater different musical tastes!

Some of the bands to expect are Rakrakan regulars Slapshock, Queso, Wilabaliw, Chicosci, Kwjan, Skychurch and Valley of Chrome. At this year’s Rakrakan Festival we’ll also get to witness the final time Urbandub go up the stage before they go on their indefinite hiatus. If you need a reason to go, this has got to be it!

Rakrakan Festival will, for the first time, see performances from Wolfgang, The Late Isabel and Faspitch at the Mosh stage; Franco, Rouge and Nobela over at the Move stage; Paranoid City, BP Valenzuela, Taken by Cars and Techy Romantics at the Groove stage.



Aside from a celebration of music, Rakrakan Festival also has it Merch Bazaar that features a whooping 60 local brands like Nick Automatic, Evil Genius, D Grave Apparel, Turbohectice, Frankenstee and Medisina among others. Rakrakan will also have a Food Bazaar that would satisfy a festival goers appetite! Some of the choices available are Andoks, Hero Sausages, Sbarro, Master Siomai and others. Rakraken Festival brings you the complete music festival experience as the event will also have an open skate jam session and a Street Art Exhibition! There’s actually a lot in store at this year’s event!


Jeck Pilpil

At the presscon, we were lucky enough to get a teaser of what to expect at Rakrakan. We saw performances from Gracenote (representing Move stage), Jeck Pilpil (Groove) and Subculture (Mosh). These bands clearly represent what Rakrakan Festival is all about. The bands are all passionate about music, whether they perform in a front of a large audience or in a bar, they give it their all! This is something that Flipgeeks and Rakrakan share, passion. May it be movies, television, gaming or music; we are all passionate about the things we love.



Rakrakan Festival is for everyone! You can go with friends and family, festival goers as young as 10 years old are welcome provided that they have a legal guardian with them. Security is also a main priority at Rakrakan Festival. Rakista Radio is working with security agencies and the nearby barangays to ensure everyone’s safety.

Things sure are looking bright for Filipino music. Rakrakan Festival is testament that Original Pilipino Music is very much alive. Events like Rakrakan Festival inspires people to continue creating music, create a band and share talents with a broader audience.

You can catch a preview of Rakrakan Festival through our Facebook page! (Watch Gracenote’s rendition of a Stevie B classic “When I Dream about You” here)

Let’s all gather at Circuit Grounds Makati on December 19, 2015 and celebrate Original Pilipino Music. Let out the music geek in you at Rakrakan Festival 2015!

Tickets are still available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide. Learn more about Rakrakan Festival by visiting their official site.

Thanks again to Rakista Radio for inviting Flipgeeks to this awesome event!


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.