What happened during the 2 days of Rakrakan Festival 2019?

Christian Melanie Lee
How would I thought that I'm going to attend a 2-day music festival after I'd gone on a four-month hiatus from the local scene? It's our 2nd time to be one of the media partners for this year's Rakrakan Festival. 

Last March 1 and 2, my team and I attended the recently concluded Rakrakan Festival 2019. It was held at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds. Thousands of music lovers flocked the annual music fest. 

During the 1st day, online sensation Dante Gulapa graced Tanya Markova's set at the Aklas Move stage. We were thrilled when he did his Eagle pose in front of the crowd. 

Tanya Markova with Dante Gulapa

At the Indie Stage, Kapuso actress Rhian Ramos performed her latest single, Napagod along with Brisom. 

Rhian Ramos


Some of the bands and artists who entertained their fans such as Kjwan, Mojofly, SUD, Over October, Barbie Almalbis, Typecast, She's Only Sixteen, Lola Amour, among others.


She's Only Sixteen

Over October

Barbie Almalbis-Honasan

Lola Amour

Arrived around 4 o'clock in the afternoon when I missed out seeing comedic group Sagip Adik Foundation at Peace stage. They're really hilarious...they even gave out snacks to the attendees. 

December Avenue swooned the crowd when they sang "Kung Di Rin Lang Ikaw". We were stoked over Chicosci, UltraCombo, and Slapshock set.  

Slapshock's Jamir Garcia

Chicosci's Mong Alcaraz

Three former members of Eraserheads: Buddy Zabala, Raymund Marasigan and Marcus Adoro --- Ultra Combo 

December Avenue's Zel Bautista

Chicosci's Miggy Chavez and Ariel Lumanlan

Was it worth it attending the 2 days music festival? If you love OPM music and appreciate talented up-and-coming bands and artists, you shouldn't miss out Rakrakan Festival.

Special thanks to Evie Ramiscal and Caloy Encluna for taking great shots for Manila Concert Junkies. Also, thank you to the organizers of Rakrakan Festival for having us again.

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