From Ed Sheeran to Wanderland and K-pop, March is full of concerts. Here’s a guide

March has so much in store for music fans!

The concert scene in the Philippines couldn’t be busier and livelier. Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour” may not be stopping here, but that doesn’t mean that nothing exciting is going on.

January saw Coldplay enthrall its legions of fans with a two-night sold out concert. Just recently, the Jonas Brothers were seen riding a jeepney in Pasay ahead of their jam-packed show. 

We’ve also seen a slew of K-Pop groups charm their way into their fans hearts through their performances. There’s Seventeen, NCT 127, and ENHYPHEN, among others.

Our very own Rivermaya had their much awaited reunion concert just a few days ago, performing in front of thousands of excited, nostalgic fans.

March is looking to be just as exciting, with big names, as well as all-time favorites coming over to give their loyal followers a show to remember.

We’ve listed down the concerts and music festivals to look forward to this March. 

Eric Moo, March 1

Award-winning Malaysian-Chinese singer-songwriter and record producer Eric Moo is set to perform at the Newport Performing Arts Theater for one night.

The 60-year-old Moo, who started his career at 17, is known for his soulful hits and romantic ballads. He has released 39 albums in his almost four decades in the entertainment industry.

Venue: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Pasay

Tickets: From P3,800 at TicketNet PH

Jeff Satur, March 2

Jeff Satur is all set to dazzle his fans in his “Space Shuttle No. 8” tour, his very first in the Philippines.

The Thai singer-actor is known for his sultry dark pop tunes, as well as his role in the popular drama, KinnPorsche. The versatile performer has also acted in stage plays.

Venue: New Frontier Theatre, Quezon City

Tickets: From P1,500 at TicketNet PH

Citizen, March 6

American hardcore punk band Citizen is coming to Manila for the first time this March. Formed in 2009, the five-member group has since released five studio albums. They will be joined by local hardcore acts Goo and Repetition.

Venue: Eastside Events Place, Marikina

Tickets: From P1,800. Buy them here.

Ed Sheeran, March 9 

One of the most anticipated concerts this year, Ed Sheeran is bringing the +–=÷× Tour (pronounced “The Mathematics Tour’) to Manila in a few days.

This is the fourth concert tour by the award-winning English singer-songwriter, which comprises 116 shows across four legs and is scheduled to end on Sept. 8 in Larnaca, Cyprus.

On Feb. 27, it was announced that popular Filipino folk pop band Ben&Ben was added as a special guest alongside the previously announced Calum Scott.

Venue: SMDC Concert Grounds, Parañaque

Tickets: From P3,200 at SM Tickets

Wanderland 2024, March 9 and 10

The highly awaited return of the Wanderland Music & Arts Festival after a three-year hiatus promises an exciting lineup of artists over two days of art and music.

With a neighborhood theme, the festival embraces its evolution into a home of sorts for its fans, who have formed a tight-knit community centered around their shared love of the arts. 

First held in 2013, Wanderland sees an annual attendee turnout of over 22,000. 

Attendees should expect performances from Jack Johnson, Novo Amor, Parcels, Jeff Bernat, Grentperez, Ena Mori, and more.

Venue: Filinvest Event Grounds, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Tickets: From P3,710 at Tickelo

The Platters, March 9 and 10

One of the most successful vocal groups of the early rock and roll era, The Platters will be back in Manila to perform its hits like “Only You” and “The Great Pretender.” The band has been in the country several times and has a sizable following of loyal fans.

Venue: Newport Performing Arts Theater, Pasay 

Tickets: From P800. Get them here.

Wave to Earth, March 11 and 13

Wave to Earth is coming back to Manila, but this time, for their first-ever headlining concert. The Korean indie band is on its ongoing “The First Era” concert tour, which sees them performing their signature laidback tunes.

Comprised of Kim Daniel, Shin Dong Gyu, and Cha Soon Jong, the band is scheduled for a two-night show in the Manila leg of their tour. 

New Frontier Theatre, Quezon City

Tickets: From at P2,800 at TicketNetPH

Slash, March 12

The legendary Slash (Saul Hudson in real life) is coming back to Manila for his “The River Is Rising” world tour.

The British-American musician serves as the lead guitarist of the iconic hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Slash is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

The concert also features Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

Venue: New Frontier Theatre, Quezon City

Tickets: From P3,710 at TicketNetPH

Janet Jackson, March 13

Another highly anticipated concert, Janet Jackson will return to Manila as part of the Asia leg of her “Together Again” tour. The multi-talented performer is best known for her crystal clear voice and songs such as “That’s The Way Love Goes,” “Any Time, Any Place,” “All For You,” “Everytime,” among many others. 

This marks her first time back in the Philippines after 13 years following her “Number Ones: Up Close and Personal” concert in 2011.

Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City

Tickets: From P4,800 at TicketNetPH

H1-Key, March 22

K-pop group H1-Key is bringing its “Go Run H1-Key” first Asia concert tour in Manila. The four-member group composed of Seoi, Riina, Hwiseo, and Yel, made its debut in January 2022.

The group is known for its hit “Rose Blossom,” the lyrics of which were written by Young K, the bassist and vocalist of Korean band DAY6. 

Venue: New Frontier Theater, Quezon City

Tickets: From P1,800 at TicketNetPH

Pulp Summer Slam XX: Worlds Collide, March 23

Pulp Summer Slam, one of Southeast Asia’s longest running metal festivals, is coming back this March, promising to be much bigger and much louder than ever. This will be the festival’s first run since 2019. 

The event will feature performances from an international lineup of acts including Fleshgod Apocalypse (Italy), Rolling Quartz (South Korea), Prompts (Japan), La Dispute (US), Crypta (Brazil), and more. 

Venue: Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City

Tickets: From P1,590 at SM Tickets

Xdinary Heroes, March 23

Xdinary Heroes (short for ‘Extraordinary Heroes’) is a South Korean rock band under JYP Entertainment’s sub-label, Studio J. The band debuted in December 2021 as a six-member group comprised of Gunil, Jungsu, Gaon,, Jun Han, and Jooyeon. 

Manila will be the penultimate venue of its “Break the Brake” world tour, which had stops in Paris, London, Milan, Warsaw, among other key cities in Europe. This will be the band’s first concert in the Philippines.

Venue: New Frontier Theater, Quezon City

Tickets: From P2,900 at TicketNet PH

Suffocation and Gatecreeper, March 23 

American death metal bands Suffocation and Gatecreeper are set to perform in Manila in a few weeks.

Joined by the Taiwanese group Fatuous Rump, also a death metal band, this marks Suffocation’s return to the Philippines since their Manila debut back in 2015 for Pulp Summer Slam XV: Angels Descend.

Venue: Eastside Events Place, Marikina

Tickets: From P2,200 at Ticketmelon

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