The holidays are all over now, and you know what comes after that – the Sinulog Festival! You’ve probably heard people talking about it, you know all about the grand parade that happens on Sunday, and of course, the street parties all over the city that is very much well-attended by the locals and tourists.
Perhaps you’ve already bought a ticket to one of these parties yet you still want to know about the other events. (Because well, attending 2 or more parties won’t kill you. And I know because I did it two years ago *wink*)
So yes, I have compiled this list of street parties happening this Sinulog weekend to help you decide (if you haven’t yet) which one/s to go to. I’ve arranged it by the date so you won’t be confused. Don’t forget to share this to your squad!
WHEN: Jan. 19, 2018 (Friday) | WHERE: North Reclamation Area open field
Ticket Price: P750 for Patron; P1,500 for VIP (door price is slightly higher)
LifeDance holds the distinction of being Cebu’s premier EDM festival (they started in 2012) and I should tell you,
they’re one helluva major party they’re getting bigger and better by the year! For 2018, LifeDance is set to deliver another memorable music festival experience. They will be headlined by international DJs like Yellow Claw from the Netherlands, Coone from Belgium, Arty from Russia, and Fehrplay from Norway alongside Philippines’ bets: Deuce (yes, it’s her!!), Nix Damn P, Ace Ramos, MVRXX, John Sedano, Sky, Victor Jao + Renzo, with MC Paolo and Carlo Lasiste taking the mic.
UPDATE as of Jan. 10, 5PM: Venue of event has been changed to Merreco Lot, Ouano Avenue, North Reclamation Properties. You know, that big grassy area across Parkmall, or in front of BAI Hotel, whichever angle you want to look at it. If I’m not mistaken, this was where the 1st installment of LifeDance happened some 5 yrs ago..
WHEN: Jan. 20, 2018 (Saturday) | WHERE: Cebu Business Park
Ticket Price: P1,000 for General Admission; P1,800 for VIP
Plus63 Music and Arts Festival (trivia: +63 is PH’s country code) is known to bring in big names in EDM. In 2016, they had Steve Angello, formerly of Swedish House Mafia fame. In 2017, they had THE Steve Aoki. This year, they’re bringing in Showtek! Expect hard fist pumps and rubbing elbows with other revelers as this will be another party for the books.
Jan. 20, 2018 (Saturday), 4PM – 4AM | WHERE: SM Seaside Open Grounds, SRP FREE ADMISSION! \m/ Okay I’ll be honest, I thought there will only be 2 parties for Sinulog weekend this year as I did not see ads from other major party organizers (there should be 3 or 4 more). And then I saw their post in Facebook. Paintensity by ETC is back with a vengeance (after last year’s unfortunate and untimely ending) in an even bigger venue: SM Seaside’s open grounds. The event is free admission, as they’ve always been, so round up your squad and mark the date for a sunset-till-sunrise partying. Just a gentle reminder: PARTY RESPONSIBLY.
UPDATE as of Jan. 14, 2PM: Paintensity was eventually cancelled due to non-issuance of permit from Cebu City government
WHEN: Jan. 20, 2018 (Saturday) 9 AM onwards | WHERE: Off to some island in Mactan, Cebu
Ticket Price: Banca package –P1,400/head, Yacht package – P10,000/head
Book your tickets online or call/text 09993130002
Spectrum PH, together with Guess, Smart Communications, Bacardi, SeaToSummit, Quiksilver, Roxy, AirTaxi.PH, Electric Island Festival Guam & 6AM Group, brings you an island-hopping party with your friends on your own boat! Party from sunrise to sunset with DJs Katsy Lee, Divine, Ace Ramos, MC Pao, & Knoxville; complete with boating essentials to boot: free-flowing drinks, boneless lechon belly, ngohiong and puso, inflatables and more. Now this one’s a clever way, and more chill I’d say, to have fun during the Sinulog weekend!
WHEN: Jan, 20 (Saturday) 8PM | WHERE: City Time Square open parking
Ticket Price: P400 during pre-selling; door price is P500
Book your tickets and tables via +63 917 773 4277
I’ve just found about this event over the weekend (I’m writing this update in Jan. 15), so this is the latest addition to this bunch. LIV Super Club is bringing their crazy hot party outdoors at the open parking space of City Times Square with Nation Fest. Headlined by La Creme, Freestyle, and Jason Fernandez, put your festival gear to good use with fellow revelers and enjoy the music and fireworks. Other guest DJs include Ace Ramos, MVRXX, Alwyn Cruz, Knoxville, Rico Arce, MC Paolo, and GMTFX.
WHEN: Jan. 21, 2018 (Sunday) 10 PM | WHERE: Norkis Cyberpark (beside J Centre Mall)
Ticket Price: P350 for General Admission; P500 for VIP (these are only pre-selling prices)
Tickets available at Sentral Bar & Lounge
I actually just found out about them this morning when I came across their photo in my newsfeed and thought I’d add them to this list. They are presented by Globe and Bacardi so it should be legit. I think. 🙂 There hasn’t been enough details released yet. Perhaps they’re still complying with the requirements of the city government for party approvals? We don’t know but we’ll stay tuned.
UPDATE as of Jan. 10, 5 PM: Ticket selling is now open! Score yours at Sentral Bar & Lounge in Norkis Cyberpark
UPDATE as of Jan. 15, 7 PM: More details have been rolled out! Check new image below.
UPDATE as of Jan. 18, 11 PM: Change of date! Event will now be on Saturday, January 20. Same place. 🙂