It's been a month already but we still can't move on from this year's Rakrakan Festival. In case you missed it, here's what happened.
Rakrakan Festival: Pinoy Muna! Marks Another Success In OPM History
Mar 17, 2018 at 2:56 PM
Posted by : Marie Li
Filed Under : Entertainment
The event was held last February 24, 2018 at the vast Aseana City Concert Grounds which featured diverse OPM selection, more various stages and a lot of new activities.
To be exact, there are 121+ OPM artists, 6 Stages, a skateboarding exhibition and competition, BMX and Fixie Competition and Exhibition, an Inter-Collegiate Live Art Competition joined by top Universities in the Metro and nearby provinces, 70 local merchandise exhibit and many other thrilling activities.
Gates opened after lunch in the high afternoon, Rakistas patiently lined up to enter the venue. Some came all the way from far provinces all over the country to experience this historical event.
Rakistas from all walks of life were gathered to witness the fun and excitement Rakrakan Festival has to offer. From students, professionals and even parents (how cool is that) who were very supportive with their Rakista offspring.
As appreciation, we gave away general admission tickets to fellow Rakistas and loyal followers of Pinoy Secret Files prior to the event.
Aside from our online contest, we also randomly shared general admission tickets with Rakistas on the day of the event outside the venue.
This is Pinoy Secret Files' second year as a media partner and compared to last year, this year is definitely bigger, louder and bolder. One day is not enough for a humongous festival like this. If only we can split ourselves to fully experience all the stages and activities, believe me, we already did!
Here are the stages and bands who performed during the festival:
December Avenue, Ben&Ben, Orange&Lemons, Hale, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Join The Club, Banda ni Kleggy, Gracenote, Soapdish, Agsunta, Stellar, Pedicab, Imago, Typecast, Maryzark, Drive Me To Juliet, Clara Benin, Tanya Markova, Bob
Slapshock, Franco, Mayonnaise, Dicta License, Happy Three Friends, Siakol, Wilabaliw, Chicosci, Razorback, Kjwan, Basti Artadi, Now You Make Me Angry, Hilera, Faspitch, Even, Philia, Saydie, 123Pikit, Reborn, Fherrond
TROPA CENTER STAGE
Ely Buendia, Gloc 9, Side A, Freestyle, Spongecola, Urbandub, Silent Sanctuary, South Border, Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Loonie, Ron Henley, Save Me Hollywood, Barbie Almalbis, Dello, Smuglaz, Curse One, Flict G, Dash Calzado, Migz Haleco, Eloise Jayloni, Absolute Play
Autotelic, Leanne and Naara, IV of Spades, She's Only Sixteen, Brisom, Over October, Lions & Acrobat, Better Days, Dhruva Tara, Taken By Cars, Tom's Story, Monolog, About Radio, Cables & Space, Ciudad, BennyBunnyBand, The Late Isabel, Lunar Lights, Manila Under Fire
Valley of Chrome, Skychurch, Sirens, The Youth, Philippine Violators, The Wuds, Gin Rhum & Truth, Run By Nine, Piledriver, Embercore, Vie, Badburn, Mr. Bones & the Boneyard Circus, Woopis, Talata, Snakefight, Shotgun Combo, Subculture, Bonifacio Republic, Days of January
Brownman Revival, Lion & The Scouts, Kokoi Baldo & Juan Gapang, On The Spot, The Chongkeys, Engkanto, Collie Herb, The Joyrides, The Buzzer Beater, We Got Herb, Coffee Break Island, VLTR, Green Leafy Vegetables, Jah Dela Cruz, Mike Swift & Miko Swabe, Sagip Adik Foundation, Plan of Fools, Reklamo, Blue Jean Junkies, Adinkra Lumads Djembe Community
As mentioned, there are a lots of activities that Rakistas participated and we really felt the support and appreciation of everyone. From buying local merchandise, art appreciation and joining extreme activities, everyone gave their best shot and support for fellow Rakistas.
Of course the highlight of the event were the OPM artists who performed and mingled with OPM fans. From legends to new and aspiring indie artists, everyone celebrated OPM's greatness.
The crowd favorites were IV of Spades, Ely Buendia, Slapshock, Brownman Revival, Franco, Mayonnaise and Dicta License to name a few.
For us, the highlight of the event was when Slapshock performed at the Mosh Stage (with some special "fire" effects). The crowd went really wild as they slam and groove to Slapshock's songs.
Here are some of the snaps we had:
Rakrakan Festival 2018: Pinoy Muna! was truly one successful event and a day to remember. We are looking forward to another event like this in the coming years so the next generation may also experience the greatness of OPM.
On behalf of Pinoy Secret Files, we would like to congratulate all the organizers, performers and all the people behind this momentous OPM event.
Long Live Rakistas and OPM, we hope to see you all again next year!