What We’re Looking Forward To In All Things Music This Year

Beloved blockbusters, festivals and album releases that’s fresh AF


The beloved blockbuster is back in Manila this 2017!

In the colorful land of wizards, witches, magic and spells, two unlikely young women develop a friendship. Wicked story follows their journey, the journey of sweet and popular blonde Glinda and the oft misunderstood green-skinned lass Elphaba from sorcery students to becoming the iconic Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Opens February 2 at The Theatre at Solaire. For tickets visit Ticketworld.


Since 2013, Wanderland has been offering festivalgoers unparalleled music and entertainment. Dubbed as the biggest music festival of the year, Wanderland has brought in beloved international acts such as The Temper Trap, Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver and more who have shared the stage with the country’s homegrown talents. This time, crowd favorite Temper Trap returns along with English hitmakers The Ting-Tings, Malaysian indie artist Yuna, Texan post-rock band Explosions In The Sky and electronica duo Purity Ring. Also in the lineup are the best of local acts, Up Dharma Down, Honne, Lany, Woodlock, Gab and John of Urbandub, Tome’s Story, Fools and Foes, Reese Lansagan, Lola Amour and Banna Harbera.

Get ready to party in the jungle Wanderers! March 4, 2017 at the Filinvest City Events Ground. Visit globe.com.ph/Wanderland, like Globe's Facebook page or Globe's Twitter for updates.

Shawn Mendes in Manila

Shawn Mendes will count the ways how he can Treat You Better when he comes to Manila this March 18, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Sing and dance along to other toe-tapping hits like Life of the Party, A Little Too Much and Stitches.

Coldplay in Manila

We can't wait to experience Paradise as Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Manila is happening this April 4, 2017 at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds!

All those years of wishing and waiting haven’t gone to waste as finally, Coldplay is coming to our local shores to serenade us with feel-good sometimes can’t-help-but-cry-to tunes. From Yellow to The Scientist, Viva La Vida to Fix You, and more recent hits like Sky Full of Stars, we’ve no sliver of a doubt Coldplay in Manila is going to be epic.

Album Releases

A lot of artists are coming out with a new album this year. Among the most anticipated are probably from these artists: Jay Z, Kanye and Drake.

1 Jay Z

It’s been 3 years since Hov’s last album so we’re pretty sure the new one’s going to be fresh. We’ve also heard of a Mrs. Carter collab. But in the meantime, here’s some old school Jay Z.

Turn it up and listen in style on a sleek Marshall Wouborn Bluetooth Speaker to match the vibe.

2 Kanye

We didn’t expect an album from Yeezy especially since he just came out with Life of Pablo and that much talked about breakdown late last year. So Turbo Grafx 16 came as a (good) surprise to many. But with Kanye West looking well and good, and Kim K slowly returning to social media, looks like the power couple is going to take over the charts, the screens and our feeds. Again. Meanwhile, here’s a cool collab between Ye and Balmain last year.

3 Drake

It’s not a new album; it’s going to be a playlist of new music said the artist. Drake’s More Life will feature fresh new music as well as collaborations with other artists associated with his record label OVO Sound. Whatever else is on it, if it’s anything like Views, it’s going to be on our playlist.

Listen to Drake on a Coloud The No. 8 On-Ear Headphones for some quality sound.

Sarah Santiago

is a former print and online fashion magazine editor and is currently, the editor for go! Magazine. She loves cats, is almost always in black and is a big fan of Kanye West.

Alex Lara

is a creative that loves to tell stories through art direction and curating images that capture, inspire and excite whoever sees them.

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