Empire of the Sun, Kaskade also set to appear at Philippines festival
There's been a flux of festival announcements in the United States over the past month or so, but turns out America isn't the only country getting into the festival spirit.
The 7107 International Music Festival, a fest held in the Philippines, has announced its debut for this year -- Feb. 22-23, to be exact. To celebrate, it's bringing in a flurry of headliners, including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kendrick Lamar, Kaskade and Empire of the Sun.
The headliners, all from outside the Philippines, will perform alongside local Filipino artists like Up Dharma Down, Kjwan and Radioactive Sago Project.
"I wanted the Philippines to have an International Music Festival platform, a festival that will promote local artists side by side international artists, a festival the Philippines can be proud of, and a festival that will bring Philippines music, culture, and creativity to the world stage," Tina Herrera, the festival's executive producer, told Billboard.
The festival derives its name from a simple source: there are 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines. It'll be held in Clark, Pampanga, located in the central part of the main island, at the Global Gateway Logistics City. The province of Pampanga is known as the country's culinary capital; as such, the festival is slated to feature a wide range of food in addition to the music.
"Fans can expect a show like no other," Rembrandt Flores, one of the publicists for the festival, told Billboard. "This is truly an international festival not only in the regards with the talent, but those involved behind the scenes. We have folks from the United States, Europe, Australia and other countries in Asia who are ensuring that this festival is going to go off without a hitch. 7107 will go down in history as the first ever festival of its kind. I am already excited for next year."
A portion of the proceeds for the festival will go toward helping rebuild following Typhoon Yolanda, which hit the country last November.
"We want 7107 International Music Festival to be a reminder to our countrymen that music moves, and help is on the way," Herrera said in an earlier press statement.
Tickets can be purchased through the festival's website.