This year’s Fete dela Musique will be held in different main stages, pocket stages and provincial stages around the Philippines. With over 30 stages to choose from, we’ve gathered some of the rare pocket stages you should try and visit if you are seeking for unique music and stage performances.
NOTE: The organizers, Alliance française de Manille released a statement that the Greenbelt and A-Venue main stages in Makati are cancelled due to security reasons.
NEW WAVE STAGE
Finally! There’s a New Wave Stage for those who love 80’s music. Some of the bands featured in this stage are Dragonfly Collector, The Edralins, The Hollow Streets, Friday Ends and loads more. So, if you are a fan of The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Spandau Ballet, A-Ha, Tears for Fears and most of the bands during the 80’s then you should definitely not miss out this stage.
Location: Upper Basement Level, 111 Paseo de Roxas Building, Legaspi Village, Makati City
MOUNT ZION STAGE
There’s a Reggae Stage by Bob Marley, then there is this Mount Zion Reggae Stage. In Rastafari, Zion is said to represent peace, unity, freedom or “heaven” in a spiritual sense. Heaven and Reggae music seems to be a good combination, don’t you think? Whatever the relation between Mount Zion to Rastafari may be, one thing is for sure, you will be enjoying non-stop reggae music at this stage from day till the wee hours of the morning.
Location: Pura Vida Manila, Don Pedro , Makati
Like the other stages in this list, the Circus Stage presents at Fete dela Musique for the very first time! If you want to be entertained by more than just band performances then be prepared to feast your eyes on the diverse performances by these circus and dance artists.
Location: XX XX 20:20 – 20b La Fuerza Plaza 1, 2241 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Makati
Another first from Fete dela Musique is the Unkwn Stage. The resident DJs of UNKNWN will make themselves known as they play non-stop music at one of Poblacion’s newest and unique venues to watch out for – The Social on Ebro. Enjoy music while munching on great food or drinking your favorite craft beer at restaurants situated in a container van.
Location: The Social on Ebro 5770 Ebro Poblacion, Makati
Dulo (or END) is far from being the last stage you should visit at Fete dela Musique. It actually opens a door of possibilities for different creatives aside from musicians to showcase their talent for the opening day of the festival. Be engrossed with the music of NINNO, spoken word pieces from White Wall Poetry and witty, humorous antics from Comedy Manila.
Location: Dulo MNL 4992 P. Guanzon St., Barangay Poblacion, Makati
ROCK N’ ROLL STAGE
Let’s now go to Pasay City to check out the Rock N’ Roll Stage. For years now, there has been a Rock Stage at Fete dela Musique and never a Rock and Roll stage. What’s with the added “roll”? If you want to explore the origins of rock and have your head banging to a more upbeat, bluesy and dance-able rock music this time, then Rock N’ Roll stage is definitely for you. With Razorback and Kjwan headlining, you’ll get a feel on what kind of grit and energy to expect from this pocket stage.
Location: The RoadHouse Manila Bay, SM Mall of Asia by the Bay, Pasay City