Raise you hand if you're going to this year's #GlobeWanderland. Hope you're as excited as we are!


But before we take you on a journey to the stars this March 5, here's a glimpse of the performing bands at Wanderland Music & Arts Festival 2016.

 

Check out some of the bands lined up to rock out your weekend:

Death Cab for Cutie
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First on the list is the indie trio from Bellingham, Washington—Death Cab for Cutie. Composed of Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass), and Jason McGerr (drums), Death Cab for Cutie has been rocking the music scene since 1997. The band has 8 Grammy nominations on their sleeve as well as four EPs, two live EPs, one live album, one demo album, and eight full-length studio albums. Their latest album is called Kintsungi—a philosophy derived from the Japanese art of repairing cracked ceramics with gold to highlight flaws instead of hiding them.

Bon Iver
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It may be the band’s first time in Manila, but they’re certainly no newbies in the industry. Formed in 2007 by singer-songwriter Justin Vernon, Bon Iver has released two albums, For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver, Bon Iver, wherein they won the 2012 Grammy Awards for Best Alternative Music Album. It’s also in the same year that they won the Grammy for Best New Artist. The name of the band is derived from the French phrase bon hiver, which means “good winter” taken from a greeting on Northern Exposure.

The Naked and Famous
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Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, The Naked and Famous started their band back in 2007 when Thom Power and Alisa Xayalith worked on an EP with engineer and fellow MAINZ music college student, Aaron Short. Ever since their formation, this indie electronic band has released two studio albums Passive Me, Aggressive You (2010) and In Rolling Waves (2013). If you’re wondering how they got their unique name, it’s from the English artist Tricky’s song Tricky Kid. He quotes the line ``everybody wants to be naked and famous``, from The Presidents of the United States of America's song ``Naked and Famous”.

San Cisco
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Back in 2009, an indie pop quartet was formed in the sunny streets of Western Australia. Though initially called King George, it was not long enough before Jordi Davieson, Scarlett Stevens, Nick Gardner, and Josh Biondillo decided to change their band’s name to San Cisco. They’re best known for their songs Beach, Awkward, and Wild Things and new album Gracetown which was just released last March 6, 2015.

Blackbird Blackbird
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Be captivated by dreamy foltronica music from this San Francisco-based wünderkind Mikey Maramag, also known as Blackbird Blackbird. He recalls his influences in music from all ends of the musical spectrum. What makes Blackbird Blackbird elongated song structures unique is his use of thematic elements of dynamism and composition to create depth and complexity, while also adding his pop sensibilities.

 

Here are the other bands to watch out for in Wanderland:

 

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Panama

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CRWN

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Jess Connelly

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Cheats

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Chad Valley

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Commandeur

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Jensen and the Flips

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Curtismith

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Oh, Flamingo!

 

Get yourself acquainted to the bands by listening to their playlists in Spotify. With Globe’s Spotify 129 offer, you get 30 days of Spotify Premium which lets you take your tunes offline and enjoy ad-free listening with amazing sound quality. You can check out for more promos at Globe Spotify.

 

Be sure to prepare a list of things to bring for this weekend. Head on over to Go! Online for the complete list. See you at the Globe Circuit Makati open grounds!


Photos from: http://wanderlandfestival.com Words by: Iny Montallana Edited by: Community