It’s official. The Paradise International Music Festival (Paradise IMF) is gearing up for their first-ever music spectacle in Manila.
One of its main attractions is one of the most influential names in the international music industry – Kanye West.
It will be held on April 9 at the Aseana Open Grounds in Parañaque. Music enthusiasts will be treated to live performances from a wide variety of artists from different genres on a 10-hectare concert ground, with stages set up across the field for a uniquely immersive concert experience.
Raising the standard for Philippine music festivals
West will be performing in the Philippines for the first time ever, leading the pack of international and local names that will be joining the festival.
With this scale, Boardworks Media Entertainment co-owner Joshua Ylaya expects fans to come in from all over the globe. “We are very much getting ready to make this music festival the biggest yet – it is time to put the Philippines on the map as an international music destination,” he says.
Selling over 21 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide, and winning 21 Grammy Awards, West has become one of the most awarded and best-selling artists of all time. He was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the World in 2005, 2011, and 2015. Rolling Stone in 2012 included three of his then five albums in their list of “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.
“West is well-known for his relentlessness and game-changing feats within the music industry and beyond. In the same fashion, we are here to change the face of the industry in the Country. The world of music in the Philippines has greatly changed over the last decade and our dream is that we become known as an international destination for music festivals. The fate of our industry is just waiting to be “discovered” by the world and will be one to watch.” Ylaya concluded.
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