An annual music and arts festival based in the Philippines, Wanderland Festival is a yearly tradition of good music and good people. Wanderland prides itself in bringing in anticipated international indie bands with homegrown indie acts on the same stage to cater a diaspora of music tastes. Wanderland has curated a loyal following, making it the premier music festival in the Philippines.
Kicking off its first leg in 2013 with Wanderland as the Ultimate Summersonic Playground, they managed to weave music, art and community. With this, Wanderland established itself as the go-to music festival of the summer. Wanderland proved to only get better as they served Wanderland 2014, a musical carnival. Complete with cotton candy and merry-go-rounds, Wanderland brought everyone to a one-day carnival with the best anthems.
Wanderers ditched the face paints and pitched their tents instead for Wanderland: Day Camp 2015. Reeling from the festival high, Wanderers are eagerly waiting for Wanderland 2016. With this year’s theme being outer space, expectations are set high for Wanderland Planet.
Wanderland 2016. Ready for take-off?
Death Cab for Cutie is composed of Ben Gibbard, (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). Death Cab for Cutie knew immediately that 'Kintsugi' would fit perfectly as the title of their eighth studio album. A philosophy derived from the Japanese art of repairing cracked ceramics with gold to highlight flaws instead of hiding them, 'Kintsugi' speaks to the way an object's history is part of its aesthetic value.
Bon Iver is an American indie folk band founded in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. Vernon released Bon Iver's debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago independently in July 2007. The majority of that album was recorded while Vernon spent three months in a cabin in northwestern Wisconsin. Bon Iver won the 2012 Grammy Awards forBest New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album for their album Bon Iver, Bon Iver. The name Bon Iver is derived from the French phrase bon hiver, meaning ``good winter``, taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.
The Naked and Famous are an indie electronic band from Auckland, New Zealand. They formed in 2007 when Thom Powers and Alisa Xayalith were working on what became the EPs This Machine and No Light that they recorded with engineer Aaron Short, a fellow student at Auckland's MAINZ music college. The band took their name from the English artist Tricky's song ``Tricky Kid``, which is ambivalent about the notion of celebrity. In the song, Tricky quotes the line ``everybody wants to be naked and famous``, from The Presidents of the United States of America's song ``Naked and Famous”.
Indie pop quartet San Cisco was formed during 2009 in sunny Western Australia. Their former name was King George and they soon changed it to San Cisco. The band members consists of Jordi Davieson, Scarlett Stevens, Nick Gardner, and Josh Biondillo. They’re best known for their hit songs, Beach, Awkward, Wild Things and more! San Cisco recently released their new album Gracetown last March 6, 2015. The band is now touring United States and Mexico to promote their new album.
Blackbird Blackbird is the moniker of San Francisco-based wünderkind Mikey Maramag. His unique style of dreamy folktronica recalls influences from all ends of the musical spectrum; deeply textured, hypnotic songs pay homage to psychedelic pop the likes of Caribou and Washed Out, while the warmth of analogue instrumentation spliced with digital artifacts hints at contemporaries James Blake, Four Tet and Mount Kimbie
A very limited number of tickets will be sold until September 30 or until supplies last.
A limited number of tickets will be sold from October 10 until January 18, 2016 or until supplies last.
Tickets for groups of 5 will be sold starting from October 10 until January 18, 2016 or until supplies last.
A limited number of tickets will be sold, Priority lane, Access to VIP viewing deck and bar, VIP restroom, +2 drinks.
Regular Priced Tickets will be sold starting January 19, 2016 until the day of the event. (March 5, 2016)
What bands will get me stampin’ my feet from noon ‘til dawn?
Death Cab for Cutie, Bon Iver, The Naked and Famous, San Cisco, Panama, Blackbird Blackbird, CRWN and Jess Connelly, Cheats, Chad Valley, Commandeur, Jensen and the Flips, Curtismith and Oh Flamingo.
What time can I take off for Wanderland and up until what time can I explore?
Get ready to explore from 1 PM to 12 AM!
Will you be posting set times in advance?
We wouldn’t want you to miss your favorite band so yes, we’ll post them here a couple of days before the festival.
Is there an age limit for our young space troopers?
Nope! Wanderland is now kid friendly! Though door charges apply to children.
Ages 12 and below should be accompanied by a guardian.
What am I allowed to bring to Wanderland Planet!
You can take a look at this (link) to know what’s in and out of our space survival guide.
I heard that there will be lots of outdoor activities and I might constantly get hungry, can I bring my own bento?
Nope, but we have a wide variety of Wanderland Planet’s food and drinks! You’ll never run out of body fuel.
What if it rains on Wanderland Planet?
A true explorer will never let a little drop of rain hinder his mission! All systems (music, included) will still go on.
How many entrances will be at the venue?
If I frolic outside the venue, will you let me back in?
Sadly, Wanderland Planet doesn’t provide oxygen outside its grounds! Don’t worry, we have enough food and entertainment to keep you in there!
Will you hire volunteers for the event?
Sorry, but this year we won’t.
What if I stumble on a meteor? Will there be someone to assist me?
Yes, we have First Aid stations around the area. Nothing can stop you!
Phones are too mainstream. Will I be allowed to bring walkie talkies?
We don’t see why not.
Can I capture every awesome moment in the festival using my camera?
Only camera phones, compact cameras and other point and shoot cameras would be allowed into the site. Strictly no DSLR or any other professional recording equipment will be allowed into the festival grounds.
How can I avail tickets to board the Wander Ship?
Tickets to Wanderland are available at SM Tickets outlets or you may visit here.
We have also appointed viagogo at the official international ticketing partner of Wanderland Music and Arts Festival 2016. Festival goers are able to purchase tickets on viagogo’s website, as well as on a tablet or mobile device. viagogo provides choice and convenience so you can buy your tickets to board the Wander Ship in the language and currency of your choice. You can pay for your tickets on viagogo with Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal, China UnionPay, Discover, JCB, Diners International or via bank transfer by emailing email@example.com.
What is the ticket price for Wanderland 2016?
This year, we have a lot of dazzling ticket options. Star Wanderers will be given out-of-this-world-perks! Star Wanderer tickets are available for Php 6,450. Groups of 5 space buddies are given huge discounts with the Wanderbuddies Bundle available for Php 16, 130. Early Wanderers are priced at Php 3,770.
It’s quite hard finding time to buy tickets with my busy schedule, can I still buy tickets on the day itself?
We suggest you buy your tickets as early as possible ‘cause we’re only selling tickets on-site if they’re not yet sold out by that time.
I’m an early bird so I bought tickets online months before the festival, can I claim the physical ticket on the festival day?
Trust us, you wouldn’t want to get lost in the crowd of Wanderers lining up that day to get tickets, so exchange your e-ticket to a physical ticket beforehand to avoid all that trouble.
Some random adventurer told me s/he got spare tickets to sell at a low price, how do I know it’s legit?
DON’T BUY from a 3rd party/Scalper/selling sites (sulit.com, ayosdito, olx etc). There will be NO CUSTOMER SERVICE, authentication or guaranteed support for tickets purchased from a third party/scalper. Any tickets or wristbands purchased elsewhere may or may not be valid, it can only be verified at the entrance on the day of the festival itself.
How do I get to Wanderland?
Here are directions to Globe Circuit Events Ground.
Will there be a parking space?
There are limited slots available across the venue it would be better if you can car pool with your friend. No parking fee shall be charged.
I actually started my adventure from a very far land and I flew here to explore Wanderland Planet but I have no place to stay, what do I do?
There are a wide selection of hotels near Makati area, you can visit this site so you can start planning your stay: Click here!
Who will be allowed to have media passes?
Only the in house photographers/videographers approved by Karpos Multimedia will be given media passes, as well as two representatives (one writer & one photographer) from each of the official media partners.
Will media photographers and videographers be allowed to shoot at the festival?
Yes, provided that they have coordinated with Karpos Multimedia beforehand and they will be subject to approvals by the artists’ managements and agreement to the Karpos Multimedia’s terms and conditions (such as from where to shoot, number of songs allowed to be covered, how long the coverage should be, etc.).
I am a freelance photographer / videographer. Can I join Karpos Multimedia’s team of in-house photographers / videographers?
Unfortunately, we already have a full team of photographers and videographers for the festival this year and will not be able to accommodate more.
Can I use tickets/wristbands/the Wanderland name to promote my website/product/event?
NO. The Wanderland trademarks, intellectual property, tickets and wristbands may NOT be used for advertising, promotions, contests, sweepstakes or any commercial purpose. The only exception is for the festival’s official sponsors (and even they need formal written authorization from Karpos Multimedia).
Wanderland ticket, photo id, cash & atm, sun block, hat, poncho (in case it rains), sunglasses, mat or blanket (for you to sit on), umbrella (not the pointed ones, preferably foldable), comfortable clothing & footwear (your clothes might get wet or dirty in some other activities), camera (no dslr, point and shoot only), and your happy self!
Food, cans, bottles, glass, chairs, anything studded, spiked, orchained fashion items, fireworks, sharp objects, professional cameras, laser lights or pens, scooters, bike, pets, alcohol and illegal substances.
Address: Hippodromo Street and A.P. Reyes Avenue, Former Sta. Ana Race Track, Makati City
How to get there:
FROM MAGALLANES MRT or GIL PUYAT LRT1: Take the PRC-MANTRADE-KAYAMANAN-C jeepney. Go down at GLOBE CIRCUIT EVENTS GROUND
FROM GUADALUPE MRT: Take the GUADALUPE-LEON GUINTO or the GUADALUPE-DEL PAN jeepney. Go down at GLOBE CIRCUIT EVENTS GROUND
FROM LANDMARK MAKATI: Take the MAKATI LOOP jeepney located at the ground floor exit of Landmark Makati facing Greenbelt 3. Go down at GLOBE CIRCUIT EVENTS GROUND
Taxi: Take a taxi and tell the driver to drop you off at Circuit Makati