Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival

Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is the first international music and arts festival of its caliber in the Asia-Pacific. It is set amidst the tropical gardens of Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines; truly one of the world's most enchanting backdrops for an event. The festival grounds is situated at the foothills of the majestic Mt. Malasimbo, where its most prominent feature is a gras ...

s-terraced amphitheater that overlooks the bay, renowned as one of "The Most Beautiful Bays in the World".

The festival is produced annually every March 6-8 by a group of passionate individuals who continue to uphold Malasimbo's Four Pillars, which are: Music, Arts, Environment, and Indigenous People, showcasing the Filipino heritage. Adventure, environment, and eco-cultural tourism are what it has to offer. The festival takes a pro-active stance in promoting the best things about our country and our culture, with a conservationist approach.

Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival News

  • Malasimbos Magical Sights And Sounds

    Malasimbos Magical Sights And Sounds

    Towering over Puerto Galera, one of the country's more popular beach destinations is the 1231-meter-above-sea-level Mt. Malasimbo, in Northern Mindoro. It is a haven for flora and fauna??"wild boar, deer, and rare species of birds inhabit the mountain.

    It is also home to the highlander Mangyan tribes. In fact, mountain climbers find themselves interacting with these indigenous people, most of whom have already adopted the use of modern apparel, save for a few older men who still wear the traditional loincloth as their only piece of clothing.

    Every year in March, a colorful and well atten ...

  • The Music Festival That Wants You To Care About Cultural Preservation

    The Music Festival That Wants You To Care About Cultural Preservation

    At the Malasimbo music and arts festival, there are 5,000 people of about 30 different nationalities. There are Europeans, Americans, Canadians, Japanese, among many others, and like them, I am a foreigner here. I am Filipino yet I do not belong to the community of Puerto Galera nor have I been to the other municipalities of Mindoro.

    With the French, the Vietnamese, the Italians, and the Manila-based Filipinos, we are all in the same boat. We all went to Malasimbo for a weekend getaway far from home. Most festival first-timers know little about the culture of the place, and initially came e ...

  • Malasimbo Magic Lifts Puerto Galera

    Malasimbo Magic Lifts Puerto Galera

    All boats led to the Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival at Puerto Galera, Philippines where three nights of full moon from March 10-12, and an all-star cast of Filipino and foreign artists, kept the magic of Malasimbo??"now on its seventh year??"going.

    From the ethnic drumbeats of Kawangis ng Tribu summoning party animals to the stage to the soothing sounds of Curtismith, and the surprising rendition of Afro Cuban jazz by Quincy Jones protege Alfredo Rodriguez Trio, it was all worth the wait.

    President and festival director Miro Grgic made sure the intermission flow was smooth as he opene ...

  • Malasimbo Keeps It Young And Fresh On Its 7th Year

    Malasimbo Keeps It Young And Fresh On Its 7th Year

    Explosions of youthful verve filled an outdoor amphitheater about 250 meters above sea level, as crowds from around the world tirelessly grooved to the steady flow of good music at the 7th Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival.

    For three full-moonlit nights last weekend, local and international acts delivered high-powered performances, each of them offering distinct musical flavors to a flock of fans craving fresh sounds.

    Topbilling this year's Malasimbo Music fest is the Canadian brother-sister duo Tennyson, who took the crowd into an electronic jazzy trance, performing pieces such as "For ...

  • Malasimbo Festival Is Back For 7th Year

    Malasimbo Festival Is Back For 7th Year

    The Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival is back for its seventh year, and true to its objective, they are bringing the freshest local and international artists for a weekend of music, arts, and culture.

    From March 10-12, revelers will gather at the foot of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro for the festival which features dozens of artists.

    Whether you're up for jazz, soul, or world music, there would surely be an artist for you here. This year's lineup include Curtismith, Jordan Rakei, Tennyson, Apartel, CRWN, Lefto, No Rome, and Microphone Mechanics.

    Malasimbo co-found ...

  • Malasimbo Music Arts Festival 2017

    Malasimbo Music Arts Festival 2017

    Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is now back on its 7th year, and this time, they will be bringing in some of the freshest local and international artists for 3 days of nothing but good music, arts, and culture. Happening on March 10-12 at the foot of Mount Malasimbo in Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro, Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival will continue its goal to blend the traditional and contemporary arts and musical performances while working towards the protection of the environment.

    This year's lineup consists of a combination of various genre, from indie pop, to alternative rock, to EDM. So ...