February started off with a bang as thousands of people from all over the country flocked to SM Seaside Cebu Concert Grounds for yet another successful Plus63 Music and Arts Festival event. With the brand new date and bigger venue, Plus63 brought back the grandest international music festival in Cebu on February 2, 2020.
Headlining the biggest music fest of this year’s party were Paul Klein, Charles Leslie Priest, and Jake Clifford of an internationally well-known band, LANY. Alongside were some of Cebu’s very own talents – Lourdes, Three Legged Men, Mandaue Nights, Sepia Times, and DJ Short – who spiced up the vibe, giving more excitement to all who attended the festival.
Setting the newest date, Peter Delantar, Head of Plus63 Music and Arts Festival, believed that it was the perfect time for their team to set up a weekend of their own where it becomes the main event of the city.
Bigger and Safer Place. Despite the mammoth crowd, the venue still managed to have an organized and safe place for everyone.“The venue is clean, spacious and has good bathroom facilities. They even provided free [rubbing] alcohol for bathroom users.”, Cristine Despares wrote on her blog Poetic Isolation.
Performances. The level of energy was kept high as each of the local artists performed on stage. “Each artist really had an amazing performance leaving our hearts in awe with their songs,” recalled Jana Winona Baltazar, a 23-year old graduate school student.
LANY. The most-talked about artist across different social media platforms, LANY, left the audience with delighted hearts as Plus63 surprised everyone with a magical fireworks display as LANY were singing their top hit song ILYSB.
“I wasn’t expecting a grand fireworks display, but Plus63 was able to pull it off so well when LANY sang their last hit which is ILYSB (I love you so bad). Everything feels surreal and magical that even those who didn’t know the song fell in love with the night,” Despares added on her blog.
About Plus63 Music and Arts Festival. Plus63 Music and Arts Festival started in 2016 with the goal of supporting local talents and musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform alongside the world’s top performers. “We brought Steve Angello from the Swedish House Mafia to kick off the inaugural event on Sinulog, Saturday of 2016.”, said Peter Delantar, head of Plus63 Music and Arts Festival. “We have bigger and grander plans for the years to come.” , Delantar added.
“Taking Plus63 Music & Arts Festival out of Sinulog weekend shows that Cebu is ready for a music festival experience. It took us more than 3 years to convince LANY to perform on the Plus63 Festival stage, but it was all worth it. We can’t wait to share what we have in the works for 2021.” , stated Sarah Ignacio, Plus63 Executive Producer. Next year’s music fest will be held on February 6, 2021– making the fest lovers curious which artists will they bring next. (PR)