There's no stopping the fun now--it's final. A total eargasm is coming to rock your musical world come first of May. And we're giving away 10 tickets to this musical wonderland for free.

Yes, boys and girls. FREE!

Free Manila Music Festival tickets are yours for the taking! Just join any or all of these contests and get a chance to win two tickets to the first ever Manila Music Festival to be held on May 1, 2012 at the Aseana Ave. Alphaland Bay City Grounds in Paranaque City.

Catch local and international musical demigods such as AfrikaBambaataa, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Shinichi Osawa, along with the Philippines’ heavyweights Razorback, Sinosikat, Wilabaliw and Kjwan on a night of pure rhythmic ecstasy.

Contest Mechanics:

The contest will be held via Twitter. All you have to do is make an incredible tweet from 6-10pm tonight (April 26, 2012) with the hash tag "ManilaMusicFest" (#ManilaMusicFest). We will be choosing one lucky winner of 2 MMF tickets for each of these 5 categories. (That's 5 lucky Twitheads and 10 lucky souls who get into the party without having to spend a penny.)

Coolest Tweet
Summon all your wit and creativity to come up with the tweet to out-"cool" them all.

Weirdest Tweet
They say artists are weird. Unleash the artist in you and try to win those two tickets for the Twithead with the most out-of-this-world post.

Tweet from the Hottest Chick
Hey, hottie. Think you're the fairest? Tweet your sexiest pic, add #ManilaMusicFest, and wait to win those two tickets reserved for MMF's hottest babe.

Note: Much as we want to let you expose your inner beauty, no nude and/or vulgar pictures please! ;)

Lucky Tweet
One lucky guy who summons most of the luck in the universe gets to win via the contest admins' random pick. ;)

Most Retweeted Tweet
Call all your friends, family, gangs and legions to make your post the most retweeted!

Winners will be announced tomorrow, April 28 at 6 PM through MMF's online portals: Facebook, Twitter and MMF website. Details for the claiming of prizes are to follow.

Take this chance tonight. Wait for the clock to strike at 6 PM, AND THE GAME IS ON.

So yesterday we put up a random photo up on our facebook page and asked everyone of you to come up with your best and most creative captions. We said we'd pick out one winner and hand over a pair of tickets. Last night we decided, out of the goodness of our hearts (and the sheer fun of going through your zingers) that we'd pick FIVE winners instead. 

So, ladies and gents, here are your winners to the FIRST manila music festival photo caption contest (we really like to keep things simple, around here)

Matthew Militar - Spurt of the moment
Ronie Von Varona - Go outside they said, it will be fun they said
Krystal Roy - The only real fun you can have with guns
Coleen Arroyo - Real men fight with water guns...(and wear floral board shorts)..
Angelo Santamaria - I took this photo while I was waiting for my kettle to boil

and a special MOST LIKED COMMENT AWARD goes to  Ms. Kat Valdez - ‎"Vanquish the battle to beat the heat!" 
who somehow managed to convince 194 people, in less than 24 hours, to like her entry! Props to you!

one of our representatives will get in touch with you through facebook, on instructions on how to claim your tickets.

oh and THIS:
So share that poster, get the word out! And yes, we are seriously doing this. Tell all your friends! RT! Post! Share! Everything! Let's all just make sure that the first ever Manila Music Festival is one party no one will ever forget.
Last week, we announced the Manila Music Festival Indie Rock Band Competition, where the victor gets to make Philippine music history by opening the first-ever Manila Music Festival.

After screening all the entries that poured in, we now present to you the five acts that made it through to the finals!

Bands like Urbandub and Sheila and the Insects have established Cebu as a breeding ground for budding rock talent, and alt-rock group Bethany is poised to join their ranks. The four lads of Bethany (three of them are brothers) look to arena greats U2, Muse, and Coldplay for influence. From their gripping melodies, stadium-sized arrangements, and electric stage presence, you can tell that they’ve learned well.
When you hear Ivan Theory’s jangly guitar jams, it’s hard to believe that the group actually used to be a power metal band! The four-piece takes elements of indie-pop, rock, blues, and jazz, and mixes them together to create an amiable sonic blend that serves perfectly well as lazy weekend listening. They’ve put out a five-song EP called Inspire, with some of its tracks enjoying airplay on local alternative radio stations.
Alternative four-piece The Nameless Heroes broke into the gig circuit in 2007 while the members were still in their teens. Their youth didn’t stop them from drawing comparisons to the Arctic Monkeys, with their classic rock streaks, punk-rock cacophony, and the vocalist’s Alex Turner-recalling stylings. The band has enjoyed modest success: their single “Room 306” has aired on MTV Philippines, while “Do What You Wanna Do” has landed on local radio station charts.
Remember pop-punk pranksters Kiko Machine? After taking in a steady diet of Daft Punk, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and Kylie Minogue, three of its members regrouped to form The Discoball. They’ve even coined the term “hypno-dance-rock” to describe their uncanny combo of electronica, disco, and punk. Count on The Discoball’s tight live performances to bring out the foot-tapping, head-bopping, shoulder-shimmying secret dancer in you.
Yolanda Moon is a pretty new band. How new? Let’s put it this way: they started a Facebook fan page just last month! Despite their relative inexperience, the group’s rich textures, silky arrangements, and introspective tone, which hearken back to 60s R&B and soul, have already made discerning music lovers sit up and take notice. Names like Ray Lamontagne and Mayer Hawthorne have been bandied around in discussions on Yolanda Moon, and rightly so.
Vote for any of these five fantastic acts via the Manila Music Festival Facebook voting page from April 17-24. The band with the highest number of votes at the end of the voting period (April 24, 2012 22:00 local time) gets to be the first-ever festival opener!

The winner will be announced on April 25, 2012.

Go ahead, show some love for your indie pick! Click here to start voting!
All you DJs out there, read below!
Manila Music Festival DJ Competition

Want to be the opening act of the first ever Manila Music Festival? Here’s your chance!

  1. Contest is open to Philippine-based indie-rock bands.
  2. The band must have at least 45 minutes worth of original music. No cover songs. The band must present proof of this as part of the application requirements.
  3. Application period is April 10 – 15, 2012 (3pm, local time) only. Only applications via the Manila Music Fest Indie Band Competition Application Form will be screened.
  4. Screening process is on April 15 & 16, 2012. Festival organizers will make sure that all applications adhere to stipulated requirements.
  5. Approved applicants will be subject to online public voting via the Manila Music Festival Facebook page from April 17 – 24, 2012.
  6. The band with the highest number of votes at the end of the voting period (April 24, 2012 22:00 local time), wins!
  7. The winner will be announced on April 25, 2012.
  8. The winner will open the Manila Music Festival on the main stage on May 1, 2012.

Application forms are available here:

And to all the fans and band-friends, now's the time to help your favorite musicians be a part of history. Once the public voting starts, it's all on you guys to get them on stage. Like that post, share it, tell all your friends and watch them on May 1, 2012 at the Alphaland Bay Area for Manila Music Festival.

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