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9 Must-See Concerts and Music Festivals in the Philippines This 2022

The Philippines is gearing up for a jam-packed 2022 music scene



We’ve all seen businesses—and entire portions of various industries worldwide—hit pause because of the pandemic. While some were lucky enough to get back on their feet after a few months, live events weren’t so fortunate, causing some artists to go on a year-long hiatus or settle for online performances to get in touch with their fans. Flash-forward to 2022: it appears that the entertainment scene is slowly, carefully recuperating, as live shows mark their return.


Musicians and performers are hopping back on stages. And in the Philippines, local and international concerts and music festivals are opening left and right for music fans. Which ones are worth checking out in 2022, you ask? Scroll through to find out.


TUGATOG Filipino Music Festival



The TUGATOG Music Festival is set for another year filled with the best of OPM. Highlighting and celebrating Filipino culture and identity this year are SB19 and Alamat, who have both achieved international acclaim in 2021. Other performers to expect at the TUGATOG Music Festival include MNL48, BGYO, BINI, PPop Generation, LITZ, VXON, 1st.One, and Press Hit Play.



Be You: The World will Adjust



One of K-pop’s biggest acts is coming back to the Philippines after almost three years! This July, the five-member girl group Red Velvet will perform live for the ReVeluvs. The group last performed in the country in 2019 at the K-POP World Music Festival. The ladies are said to be accompanied by rising P-pop artists BGYO, BINI, and Lady Pipay.


  • When: July 22

  • Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

  • Where to buy tickets: SM Tickets outlets and online


All Time Low



The guys said it themselves—it’s been way too long. This year, American rock band All Time Low sets their foot back in Manila to perform everyone’s all-time favorite bangers. For one night only, enjoy All Time Low’s most popular hits, Dear Maria, Count Me In, Weightless, Monsters, and so much more.


  • When: August 15

  • Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

  • Where to buy tickets: SM Tickets outlets and online


The Maine


 The Maine concert PH 2022

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Another rock band heads back to Manila in August to get everybody’s adrenaline pumping. Catch The Maine as they celebrate their 15th anniversary this year, bringing fans in Philippines along for the ride. Get ready to sing your emo hearts out to some of their classics and new releases including Black Butterflies, Déjà Vu, Don't Come Down, Into Your Arms, and more.


  • When: August 27

  • Where: Skydome, SM City North EDSA

  • Where to buy tickets: SM Tickets outlets and online   


(G)I-DLE



Calling all NEVERLANDs! K-pop girl group (G)-IDLE is about to entertain Filipino fans on their highly-anticipated JUST ME ( )I-DLE world tour. This concert kicks off in Seoul, followed by several stops in the U.S. before returning to Asia for their Jakarta, Manila, Tokyo, and Singapore shows.


(G)-IDLE has won several awards, including the Female Rookie Idol of the Year and Best New Artist (Female) in 2018. Some of their notable releases include LATATA, Oh my god, and their latest, TOMBOY.


  • When: September 11

  • Where: TBA

  • Where to buy tickets: TBA


Boys Like Girls



After postponing two concert dates in April 2020, American rock band Boys Like Girls is set to finally push through with their Philippine tour in October. This year, fans can expect an all-out jam as the band gears up to perform for two nights in Manila.


Boys Like Girls are behind some of the biggest anthems from the 2000’s, including Love Drunk, Two Is Better Than One, and Thunder. Relive the fun and join them as they take the New Frontier Theater and Skyhall Seaside Cebu.


  • When and where:

October 10 and 11 at New Frontier Theater

October 12 at Skyhall Seaside Cebu

  • Where to buy tickets: 

All Ticketnet outlets and online, Smart Araneta Coliseum Box Office, and SM Tickets outlets and online


Avril Lavigne



Punk pop princess—or should we say queen—Avril Lavigne has announced the date for the Manila leg of her Head Above Water Tour. After the long wait due to postponements, the public can expect a performance like no other from one of the greatest artists of the 2000s.


Don't wait for things to get Complicated—get your tickets now because this will definitely be one of The Best Damn Things you'll see this 2022.


  • When: November 3

  • Where: Smart Araneta Coliseum

  • Where to buy tickets: Ticketnet Online


Russ



Following his 2019 tour in the country, American rapper Russ is finally coming back for a Manila concert. The Journey Is Everything Tour started in North America early this year and will be followed by the Europe leg in August. The last stretch is set in Asia and Australia this November.


Russ recently came out with a new album, CHOMP 2, including singles to vibe to like HANDSOMER and Seduce.


  • When: November 5

  • Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

  • Where to buy tickets: SM Tickets outlets and online


Alanis Morissette




After two postponed dates, Alanis Morisette is pushing through with her world tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of her debut album, Jagged Little Pill—and Manila is on her list of cities to visit.


The singer was originally set to take the Philippine stage in April 2020, then pushed back to December 2021, only for it to be postponed again because of the continuous rise in COVID-19 cases worldwide. 


  • When: November 18 and 19

  • Where: SM Mall of Asia Arena

  • Where to buy tickets: SM Tickets outlets and online


After two grueling years, the Philippines is once again ready to open its doors to live music, dancing, and fun! So, if and when you can, don't miss the chance to experience them yourself. But if you can’t make it to in-person performances just yet, you can attend Globe’s biggest online music festival, too: the G Music Fest by Globe Rewards. This is a two-day free digital music livestream every September open to all Globe users.


In addition, you can stay in the loop on your favorite artists and other music events. For those interested in all things K-culture, Kmmunity PH on Facebook is the place to be for exclusive events, promos, and first dibs on fan experiences.



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Art Matthew Ian Fetalver

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