How to make the most out of 7107 music festival

Posted at 02/18/14 7:00 PM

Red Hot Chili Peppers

MANILA – With the 7107 International Music Festival scheduled this weekend, organizers have suggested ways on how to make the most out of the much awaited two-day event.

Headlining the 7107 International Music Festival, which will take place at the Global Gateway Logistics City in Clark, Pampanga from February 22 to 23, are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kaskade, Empire of the Sun and Kendrick Lamar.

The event also features local talents such as Up Dharma Down, Kjwan, Radioactive Sago Project, Spongecola and Taken by Cars.

Here are some of the organizers’ tips on preparing for the festival:

1. Secure a ticket

Buy your tickets before heading to Clark to avoid the expected long queues on the day itself. Tickets are still sold at Caffe Pascucci at Glorietta 2 mall and at the 7107 headquarters at 2502 Antel Corporate Center along Valero Street in Salcedo Village, Makati.

Smart subscribers get a 20% discount on tickets. Those who want to attend just one day may get the Spinnr Day pass at the 7107 International Music Festival website.

2. Book a room

A number of hotels in Pampanga have partnered with organizers for the music festival, among them Century, Best Western, Penthouse, Devara, Euroasia, Lewis Grand, Savannah, Widus and Fontana. These hotels will provide shuttles for those who have bought tickets to the event.

Since camping on festival grounds is strictly prohibited, organizers recommend booking a room ahead of time.

3. Download the app

The 7107 mobile app contains information about the lineup of performances during the two-day festival so you can plan your day accordingly. It also features a map of the festival grounds as well as the amenities and food concessionaires available.

4. Brush up on your favorites

Stock up on lyrical knowledge as organizers have promised at least an hour to an hour and a half of performances from their leading acts, specifically Red Hot Chili Peppers with 90 minutes and Kaskade and Alvaro with 75 minutes.

Other acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Natives, Empire of the Sun, Red Jumpsuit Apparatu, Reid Stefan, Kid Ink, DJ Riddler, and Asteroid Galaxy Tour get an hour each, while Scarlet Heroes and Luciana will play a 30-minute set.

Local bands, meanwhile, are set to perform for 15 minutes to an hour each.

5. Wear comfortable clothes

Choose clothes that will let you move around as the music festival will start at around noon and will go on until midnight. Consider the weather at this time of the year as well as the open area venue.