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A ‘wanderful’ weekend

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The seventh Wanderland music and arts festival brought two days of fun and awe-inspiring artistry which delighted its millennial and Gen Z audience. 

A ‘wanderful’ weekend
MUSIC AND MAGIC. The two-day Wanderland Magic 2019 features 14 international acts—including (from left) Masego, Honne, and Alina Baraz—and eight homegrown music artists. 

Globe and Karpos Multimedia upped the ante for the “Wanderland Magic 2019,” which presented a phenomenal lineup of 14 international acts and eight homegrown music artists. 

Day 1 saw Wanderbattle 2019 champions, Intertwined, setting the mood for the festivities with their upbeat disco-pop music. The fun continued with enlivening performances from young singer-songwriters Reese Lansangan, Charlie Lim, and Unique. 

A ‘wanderful’ weekend
Rock band The Kooks plays their hits to the delight of fans. 

Wanderers then danced into the night with international acts joan, Gabrielle Aplin, SG Lewis, Honne, JMSN, and the headlining Two Door Cinema Club.

The magical experience continued over into Day 2 with Wanderbattle runner-up Nathan & Mercury, followed by the soulful music of local acts Dayaw and Clara Benin. 

Korean indie group Adoy, American musician Mac Ayres, and legendary Filipino band Sandwich carried on and catered to the diaspora of music tastes of Wanderers until the warm Sunday’s dusk. 

Western musical acts Clairo, PREP, Alina Baraz, Masego, and The Kooks took both the Wanderland and Globe stages to end Day 2, ultimately capping off another magical experience for Wanderers. 

Meanwhile at the Globe Magic Fun House, Wanderers got to grab exclusive #GlobeWanderland merch, enjoy pizza and ice cream, quench their thirst, power up their devices, and even know their future with a fortune teller. 

Further, a special booth shaped like a magician’s hat, the Magic House, featured stunning projections and magical performances for Wanderers. 

A ‘wanderful’ weekend
The Globe booth provides Wanderers free water refill and device charging, among others. 

The music and arts festival, which attracts mostly young fans, provided a number of memorable moments. Here are some festival-goers sharing the best part/s in their Wanderland 2019 experience. 

“Being able to attend the festival with my close friends, enjoy their great company, and listen to our favorite artists together. My favorite set was from Honne! We were all in awe with their performance.” – Marinela Bongalon, 24, social media manager

“My most memorable Wanderland moment was getting to watch Masego live. I wasn’t familiar with his music at all but walked out a fan because of his entertaining performance. He did a lot of improvisations and interactions with the audience. I was so surprised at how people my age or even younger were cheering on a guy doing a saxophone solo. It was awesome seeing how music can bring people together.” – Niña Guno, 27, column writer

“What made Wanderland unforgettable was the sharing of artistry and passion through music among friends. It was a wonderful gathering of people who all expressed love, energy, and creativity.” – Preziella Tsang, 25, legal assistant

“On top of the awesome performances, there were the art installations, art market, and interactive booths people can try or have a picture with. You’ll never get bored at Wanderland.” – Jielene Libunao, 24, merchandising officer

A ‘wanderful’ weekend
Wanderers line up for a fortune telling session. 

“While I was looking for something to do, I stumbled upon this big magician’s hat-like house near the entrance. I then discovered it was called Magic House by Globe. I attended one magic show on Day 1 and I was really amused by the magician’s tricks! I hope they have more of these booths in the next Wanderland.” – Cedric Labasan, 24, law student

A ‘wanderful’ weekend
The #GlobeWanderland logo

“Apart from having two great days of unforgettable entertainment, it was remarkable how Wanderland and its partners promoted environmental responsibility throughout the event. From having a reusable water bottle campaign to implementing responsible waste disposal, the people behind Wanderland surely succeeded in encouraging Wanderers to do their part for the environment.” – Derick Flores, 23, SEO specialist

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