For the first time, the famous American rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers is coming to the Philippines. The seven-time Grammy Award winning band and rock and roll hall of famer will top bill the 7017 International Music Festival.
The Festival is a two-day outdoor music event to be held at Global Gateway Logistics City in Clark, Pampanga starting on February 22. The 7017 stand for the number of Philippine islands. According to the organizers, the 7017 IMF is the country’s biggest outdoor music festival and is the first of its kind. It has been estimated that a crowd of 20,000 music lovers across Asia will gather at the event.
The star-studded roster also include famous Australian electronic music duo Empire of the Sun, American alternative rock band Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Danish pop band The Asteroids Galaxy Tour.
From the Philippines, bands such as Radioactive Sago Project, Up Dharma Down, Natives, The Ringmaster, Yolanda Moon, Pulso, Maude, Encounters with a Yeti, Musical O, Sleepwalk Circus, Hidden Nikki, Skymarines, Child/ren of the Pilgrimage, The Charmes, Populardays, The Sleepyheads and Not Another Boy Band will also be performing at the festival.
The festival will open at noon on the first day with two stages that will showcase a line-up of both international and
local artists from different genres. Other updates will be posted on the 7017 IMF social media accounts.
Limited pre-sale general admission tickets/wristbands are available at the event’s website for Php 8,500 and Php 20,000 for the pre-sale VIP tickets excluding service fee. Regular general admission tickets/wristbands that will be purchased after December 31 will be sold at Php 10,000 and Php 25,000 for the VIP.
Accommodation, direction and survival guide to the event can also be seen at the event website. Shuttle Service from hotels will be provided and will be posted online as soon as they are confirmed.
Part of the proceeds of the festival will be used for the rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
According to the festival organizers, the festival is a reminder to our countrymen that music moves, and help is on the way.