Fête de la Musique 2019: A breakdown of the pocket stages for (almost) every music genre

Fête de la Musique Intramuros stage in 2018. (Photo: Fête de la Musique)
Fête de la Musique Intramuros stage in 2018. (Photo: Fête de la Musique)

Makati’s Poblacion district and its surrounding areas will be even more packed this weekend for Fête de la Musique, the annual free music festival that has championed the local music scene for 25 years.

Its two main stages in Makati this weekend — one on Friday at the A-Venue Open Parking, another on Saturday in the Greenbelt 3 Park  — are packed with top Filipino acts but those with more specific musical tastes also have more than 50 pocket stages for almost any genre you can think. Seriously. Any genre.

All are located in Makati City and are happening on Friday. Below, are just some of the ones we think are worth the trek, hop, and traffic.

Acoustic

Acts: Bita and the Botflies, She’s Only Sixteen, Bloomfields, Cheenee Gonzalez, Allen&Elle, and more
Where: ASPACE Philippines, 110 Legazpi St., Makati City
Time: 2pm – 10pm

Blues, Soul, and Funk

Acts: Bras Pas Pas Pas Pas, Kat Agarrado, Cooky Chua, Banana Harbera, Conscious & the Goodness, Bleu Rascals, Kosmikskala, Ian Lofamia Blues Band, Malanda, Holmes, Hidden Jem, Hit The Road Kat, The Espasouls, Manila Milkshake
Where: H&J Sports Bar and Restaurant, Felipe St., Poblacion, Makati City
Time: 4pm onwards

Discovery

Acts: Secret line up — this one is all about discovering new music!
Where: Warehouse Eight, 2241 Don Chino Roces Ave., Warehouse 8-B, Makati City
Time: 7pm – 1am

Dancatronic

Acts: Beach Please, Marts Ballesca, Gabby Z, Herb Cabral b2b Peps Lavina, AlineP b2b Martin Lugtu, JC Casaclang
Where: The Void, 8456 Doña Carmen St., Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati City
Time: 9pm onwards

Grunge

Acts: Save The Prophet, Finding Zonko, Steve, Lester Canon, Tris3cta, Agos, Monkey No Hero, El Travo, Foes, Madscissor, Sky Cries Julia, The Sub, Seconds to Bliss, Spoke Nipple, Kemisthree, Chasing Sundays, Wallster
Where: Mang Rudy’s Tuna Grill & Papaitan, 7498 Bagtikan St., Makati City
Time: 6pm onwards

House Party

Acts: Chryse, XIII, Skratchmark, Marvelous, Funkatalyst, Chad Umali, Some Guy, Dmaps, Pamcy, Bedspacer, The Bastards, Alexandra, Mafia, The Other Daddy, Sgt Vez, Ize!, Gian Romano, CC
Where: Black Market and Finders Keepers, 2723 Sabio St., Makati City
Time: 9pm onwards

New Wave 

Acts: Audio-Technica DJs, A New Red Now, Meckology, Tonettes, Lily Valium, Wal-wals, Edralins, Atomflot, Harutas, Mobster Manila, Caffeine, Psychocandy, Industrial Noise, Veronica and I, The Late Isabel, Pusakal
Where: Cragen’s Bar and Restaurant, 5060 P. Burgos St. cor. Guerrero St., Poblacion, Makati City
Time: 4pm onwards

Pride

Acts: Nica del Rosario, Nar Cabico, Paris Roxas and Inah Evans
Where: Pineapple Lab 6053, R. Palma St., Poblacion, Makati City
Time: 8 – 11pm

Spoken Word

Acts: Word Anonymous, CollaboratoryPH
Where: Y Cafe, Don Chua Lamko Building, 100 H.V. Dela Costa St., Makati City
Time: 7pm – 12am

R&B

Acts: Laraza, Miss Ramonne, Ryssi, Ralph Padiernos, Moses, Cherry Malaya, Jazze Manuel
Where: Z Hostel Philippines, 5660 Don Pedro St., Poblacion, Makati City
Time: 6pm onwards

And that’s not all — Fête de la Musique does not even end this weekend.

There will also be a main stage in Intramuros on June 28, Friday; a closing party in Makati’s 20:20 on June 29, Saturday; and several stages in various provinces including Baguio, Laguna, Batangas, Pampanga, Bulacan, and Palawan, also on June 29, Saturday.

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