What else could be a better way to foster camaraderie and strengthen ties between two nations than through music? This is the heart and soul of the ISHIN DENSHIN International Music Festival, which will be held this coming Saturday, February 10, 9:00 p.m. at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Open Grounds.
Envisioned as an intercultural celebration between Japan and the Philippines, the 12-hour music festival is inspired by its adage – an embrace of meanings beyond words. “Ishin denshin” literally translates to “what the mind thinks, the heart transmits,” a Japanese idiom.
Headlining the star-studded lineup are Bamboo, apl.de.ap, Barbie Almalbis, Karylle, Kris Lawrence, Rocksteddy, Itchyworms, DJ Hello Kitty, Japh Dolls, Maria Gow, Miguel Escueta, Sae Ono, DJ Hannah Ichiko, Beverly, DJ Showd, Beni, DJ Ace Ramos, DJ Marc Marasigan, DJ John Montreal, DJ Daiki and DJ MVRXX with Alwyn Cruz.
Hosting the event are Luis Manzano and Daiana Menezes.
Aside from the performers, the music festival will also feature a food park that will showcase the best of Filipino and Japanese street foods, as well as an activity park and cosplay activities.
Part of the proceeds from the concert has been earmarked for the Manny Pacquiao Foundation’s rehabilitation projects for the Marawi war victims.
Produced by Monde Luce Production, the ISHIN DENSHIN International Music Festival is a production of ALV Events International.
Gates open at 2:00 p.m. Concert starts 4:00 p.m.