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Create your Globe Coldplay story on April 4, 2017

The Coldplay fandom in Manila is undeniably huge. Tickets to their April 4, 2017 concert at the MOA Concert Grounds, presented by Globe were sold out in a day, but Globe will give all its customers another chance to watch the most-coveted concert of 2017. By registering to any GoSurf promo or subscribing to any Broadband plan, customers can earn raffle entries to win tickets to Coldplay’s “A Head Full of Dreams Tour in Manila”.  For Globe Broadband customers, every P5 spent on their bill is equivalent to one raffle entry. Forty tickets are up for grabs as 20 lucky customers will win 2 tickets each.

“We know that music is an integral part in every Filipino’s lives and Globe is here to elevate your music experience by allowing you to enjoy music in a different perspective. With Globe, you can listen to your favorite artists like Coldplay on Spotify, or catch it via live stream from their L.A. concert on YouTube, or even watch them perform live by joining our raffle promo. We want all our customers to get this chance and experience watching their favorite artists here in Manila, or even abroad,” shares Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Business, Issa Cabreira.
“This time, by simply registering to any GoSurf promo or subscribing to a Broadband plan, all our customers can get a chance to win tickets to the most-anticipated concert of Coldplay this 2017.” Cabreira added.
#GlobeColdplay “Fly-Away Promo” winners, Monique Lim and Cristina Santiago.

Globe takes entertainment to another level. Just recently, Globe awarded two of its loyal customers, Monique Lim and Cristina Santiago, to watch the band perform at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney Australia last December 13, 2016 through Globe’s “Fly-Away Promo.”
They won a total of Php 230,000.00 worth of prizes which includes a 4-day, 3-night trip to Sydney with round-trip airfares, concert tickets, hotel accommodation, and pocket money.
“I’ve always been a hardcore Coldplay fan, from Parachutes to A Head Full of Dreams. It just so happened that A Head Full of Dreams is my most favorite amongst their albums. The moment people started screaming and when the show was about to start, I had to pinch myself to feel that I was actually there... about to witness beyond paradise!” shares Lim.
Santiago shares the same fandom as Lim, “When Chris Martin went up the stage for the first time, it was so surreal, that feeling was way over the top. After witnessing and experiencing how their live performances, I will definitely get tickets to their concert here in Manila. We’re so grateful that Globe made it possible for us to experience such a magical concert all the way in Australia. This whole experience is definitely one for the books.”
Customers can still get a chance to experience paradise and win tickets to the Manila leg of Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams tour by registering to any GoSurf promo or subscribing to a Broadband plan. Learn how to earn raffle entries by visiting Follow @enjoyGLOBE (on Twitter) and like Globe Telecom (on Facebook) for updates.

First Big Party for 2017: David Guetta Live in Manila

One of the world's biggest DJs returned to Manila last Thursday, January 5.David Guetta started 2017 with a bang, as he played his biggest hits for Manila's first big party of the year in Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The French DJ and producer is known worldwide for amplifying the dance music scene with his smash hits such as "Titanium" (featSia), "Bad" (feat. Bassy) and "Shot me Down" (feat. Skylar Grey). His songs combined with crazy beats, laser lights and captivating visuals, lit up the crowd and turned the Araneta Coliseum into one big dance party.

Front act performers include: Funk Avy, DJ Tom Taus, and DJs Ace Ramos and Mars Miranda. They warmed up the crowd before Guetta took place.

DJ Tom Taus revved up the crowd of party-goers with his renditions of Jonas Blues' Perfect Strangers, Justin Bieber's Cold Water and The Fugees' Killing me Softly.

At exactly 12 midnight, the mixed crowd of students, yuppies, celebrities and foreigners cheered in excitement as David Guetta appeared on stage, with colorful laser lights and retro visuals to complete his set. Everyone in the arena danced, jumped and partied the night away as the world renowned DJ owned the night.

Aside from the crazy beats and his famous EDM hits, what took the party to a dizzying height were the LED screens with catchy visuals and the colourful laser light show that matched each beat.

Other than playing his own chart-topping music, Guetta also played renditions of The Chainsmoker's Don't Let Me Down and The Black Eyed Peas' I gotta feeling. The crowd started singing together  when he played what seems to be everyone's favorite that night:his smash hit Titanium.

After hours of pumping, jumping and dancing, Guetta ended the night with his hit single Without you. The crowd was so electrified that even after the party has ended, everyone had smiles on their faces and were still filled with brimming energy.

Thank you, David Guetta for starting our 2017 with an awesome party. Also to Wilbros Live for bringing one of the world's greatest DJs in Manila again. This year looks bright!

Photos by Joseph Maquirang.

Coldplay lighted up the New Year in Abu Dhabi

As everyone awaits Coldplay set to perform here in Manila on April 4, 2017 at MOA Concert Ground, our newest addition to our team, talented photographer Gamille Garcia went to Abu Dhabi as she shared her Coldplay experience. She watched Coldplay lighted up Abu Dhabi as they welcomed 2017 with a bang!

More than 25,000 attendees waved their Xylobands at the spacious du Arena located at Yas Island. While waiting for the concert to start, there was a videoke game showed lyrics on the big screen from Michael Jackson to Adele songs. People enjoyed it by stomping to the beat and singing their heart out. 

UAE's gifted DJ DJ Saif played for about 45 minutes was the opening act for Coldplay Abu Dhabi. During the New Year Eve's show, there are 3 stage set-up - Stage A or the main stage, Stage B which connected to Stage A, and Stage C was in the Gen Ad section.

As Maria Callas' cover, O Mio Babbino Caro was played as part of the setlist...the rest is history! 20 songs, light shows, fireworks, confetti and hundred of thousand of xylobands played a big part of the night. When Coldplay sang "Yellow", the whole du Arena went literally yellow from lights to xylobands. I can't even imagine on how the Manila tour will be like that.
One of the highlights of the Abu Dhabi tour is that huge balloons appeared when the lads sang Adventure of a Lifetime. Everyone's jumping because of the music and they were trying to touch it. People got busy then when they played the next song the band was on stage C. They played 2 songs and an impromptu or improvised song. 

Concertgoers at the GA section shocked, they were just in the main stage suddenly they were like 20 steps away from Gamille and her companions. After singing In My Place, Coldplay went back to stage A and sang another song while waiting for the countdown. There were fireworks display then Coldplay ended the night with Up & Up.

Everyone participated when Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said to the crowd that no cellphones allowed because he wants to see them clapping and jumping. During the entire night, they were all singing, dancing and jumping. It's a lifetime experience seeing Coldplay on stage. 

Kids, girls donned in abaya, families celebrating NYE, and OFWs were there enjoying the music of Coldplay.

Happy New Year from Team Manila Concert Junkies!

Coldplay Setlist du Arena at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 2016, A Head Full of Dreams
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Photo credit: Gamille Garcia

Temper Trap, The Ting Tings co-headlining 2017 Wanderland music fest

Wanderers, it's the new year! Are you excited to watch the much anticipated Wanderland 2017?

Globe Telecom, in partnership with Karpos Multimedia, is bringing Wanderland for the 5th time in the Philippines. It will be held in the Filinvest City Event Grounds, Alabang on March 4, 2017.

“Globe once again brings its customers the jungle that is #GlobeWanderland. With a fantastic line up in the past 5 years, no doubt that this 2017, the audience will be in for another unforgettable show. With events such as Wanderland, we continue to be an inherent part of the digital lifestyle of our youth today, enabling them to enjoy what they love the most-- wonderful music from their favorite artists,” shares Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Marketing, Issa Cabreira.

Last November 4, 2016 at The Globe Iconic Store, 11 booming acts were announced during the #GlobeWanderland Jungle Battle - starting off with international acts, Mickey Sulit (AU),Honne (UK), LANY (US), and Woodlock (AU). Local talent line up then included Up Dharma Down (PH), Gab and John of Urbandub (PH), Tom’s Story (PH), Reese Lansangan (PH), Lola Amour (PH), Jensen and the Flips (PH), Ang Bandang Shirley (PH), and Banna Harbera (PH).

And finally the long wait is over for Wanderers who are bellowing for more acts to be announced when the remaining acts to complete the lineup was announced last December 17, 2016 during the Wanderland Line Up Reveal. Headlining international acts are Yuna(US), The Temper Trap (US), Explosions in the Sky (US), The Ting Tings (UK), Purity Ring (CA),and Fools and Foes (PH), and they are all set to give everyone a taste of the untamed jungle at #GlobeWanderland.

The night was capped off with performances by electronic funk/jazz band, Asch,instrumental/post-rock band, Tom's Story, R&B/soul band, Jensen and The Flips, indie pop band AngBandang Shirley, and indie folk/rock band, The Ransom Collective.

Wanderland fans will get a chance to win passes to the much awaited festival this 2017. Customers who subscribe to any GoSurf promo from January 1-February 23, 2017 get a chance to win two tickets to #GlobeWanderland. Globe will be giving away 20 Star Wanderer and 25Wanderer tickets for all GoSurf subscribers. Star Wanderers will get a Wanderland kit, access to the VIP viewing deck, access to the VIP restroom, express entrance lane, and 2 free drinks.

Learn how to get raffle entries through the GoSurf Raffle promo and visit this link.Follow @enjoyGLOBE on Twitter and like Globe Telecom on Facebook for #GlobeWanderland updates.