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10 Reasons to Get Excited About Howlers Manila

We’re close to over a year removed from the pandemic and festival season is officially back in the Philippines. With a ton of can’t miss music events going down this year, one of the shows we’re looking forward to most to kick the year off is Howler’s Manila.

Howlers Manila is going down tomorrow (January 21) at Circuit Events Ground Makati from 3 p.m. until 1 a.m. The one-of-a-kind event offers a unique experience for music fans, showcasing both the biggest local names from OPM (Original Pambansang Musik) and EDM (Electronic Dance Music). In true party fashion, Howlers Manila also recruits the city’s nightlife royalty to help turn the night up and keep the energy going.

Some of the talents that you can catch at Howlers Manila include Bamboo, Gloc-9, Shanti Dope, Mayonnaise, Magnus Haven, Nik Makino, Ron Henley, Ace Ramos, Katsy Lee, Patty Tiu, Marc Marasigan, MC Ronthug, MC DM, MC Blain, DJ Alvaro, Paradise Lost, and more. As you can see from the roster of acts, this night is great for music enthusiasts with eclectic tastes because every genre from hip-hop, heavy metal, EDM, house, and everything in between is covered.

Not only is Howlers Manila a uniquely curated music experience, but the festival also is the first-ever costume festival. Attendees in costume have a chance to win up to PHP90k in cash prizes. For example, the best-dressed couple can win up to PHP30k, the second-best-dressed couple can win up to PHP15k, and the third-best-dressed couple can win PHP5k.

If you need any more persuading to check out Howlers Manila, here are five reasons we’re looking forward to the event.

Costumes and prize money

Halloween might be 10 months away, but who doesn’t love a good old themed party? Howlers Manila is inviting guests to dress up in costume and is even offering cash prizes to attendees who understood the assignment.

Rap royalty

Hip-hop’s heavyweights will be rocking the stage at Howlers Manila. Whether you’re a fan of OGs like Gloc-9 or leaders pioneering the new school like Shanti Dope, this music festival has got you covered.

Stunting on you

Not only will a music festival and costume challenge be going down, but attendees can also witness the country’s best skateboarders and BMX riders participate in a cash prize competition.

The best in nightlife

Howlers Manila also features the biggest names in nightlife in the country. What’s a better way to keep the party going than by being paced by the nation’s best DJs and emcees.

Two stages

What’s better than one festival stage? Two festival stages. Check out the setlist for the Howlers Manila Main Stage and Paradise Lost stage above.

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