Malasimbo Int'l Fest '19 Gets New Venue, More Music Heavyweights

Malasimbo international music and art festival’s new venue. CONTRIBUTED


The International Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is moving to a new venue to optimize the experience for both festival goers and artists.

After eight years of holding the event at the Malasimbo Amphitheater, the festival will be held in a private nature reserve park at the back of White Beach, Puerto Galera on March 1-2, 2019.

The new venue features a wild jungle, a virgin beach and postcard-worthy sunset views.

The larger venue also lends itself to a bigger camp facility, new stages and different terrains for visual artists, musicians and festival goers to roam.

The 9th edition of Malasimbo will bring back the much-awaited Malasimboat parties. There will a new DJ stage, Silent Disco stage & other surprises. It is being set up as the biggest Malasimbo yet, ahead of celebrating 10 years.

Even more diverse lineup

The initial roster of performers included Filipino indie rock/funk band IV of Spades, classically trained keyboardist and producer Anomalie, internationally acclaimed blues musician Ian Lofamia band, and jazz funk outfit fusing tasty grooves Extrapolation.

Joining them now are Robert Glasper, Danny Krivit, Ruby Ibarra, Laneous and some of the newest local acts on the local scene, mixed in with some classic OPM. 3 time Grammy Award winning Robert Glasper will be featuring Derrick Hodge and Justin Tyson. Danny Krivit’s DJ career began at the Loft in NY, a mecca for DJs starting in the 70’s. There, he began a long term collaboration with Larry Levan & Francois K, DJing for over 45 years. Danny has an impressive knowledge in rare disco, funk, soul and jazz and known as the “King of the Re-edit”, a technique that he pioneered in the early 80’s. He has produced, edited & mixed well over 400 records, along with holding down his NYC award-winning 718 Sessions event, now in its 10th year.  Malasimbo will announce the complete line-up soon.

To know more about the 9th International Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival including special ticket prices and promos, visit To purchase tickets, go to


Arts program and activities

To complement the new venue, the arts will be playing an even bigger part, together with the lighting, to create a usual lit up jungle vibe. The venue will feature art by Leeroy New, Agnes Arrelano, Hohana, Henri Lamy, Olivia d’Aboville and more.

Social and environmental sustainability

Malasimbo draws 5,000 festival-goers to Puerto Galera and continues to champion Filipino tourism and culture by placing the best of international and local music side-by-side. It brings people from all over the world together while surrounding the festival goers with Filipino culture. The festival will also ensure limited-to-no-plastic use on the site.

As a family-friendly festival, visitors of all ages are invited. Children ages 0-6 can attend free of charge, whilse tickets for 7-13 year olds are 50% off. Students, PWD, PG residents & senior citizens get a 20% discount on tickets.

Getting there, accommodation

Crossing to Puerto Galera has been made much smoother with Fast crafts, the new mode of public transport. Fully enclosed boats, with aircon, sitting up to 200 guests, 1hour 15min trip. Brand new villas and resorts have been opening up in the past few years. Make sure to check out the accommodation options online and remember that the Malasimbo grounds are now on white beach. If you book your accommodation on white beach or nearby, you can now walk to the festival.


Festival and day tickets are available. A 2-day pass is only p3200 when you buy the group package (buy 4 get 1 free)

Malasimbo 2018 official after video

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Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is organised by Volume Unit Entertainment.

Published on : 16/02/2019 by Puerto Parrot

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