Dubbed as the Philippines’ own spectacular summer extravaganza, SUMMER BLAST 2023, this event rivaling Chicago’s Lollapalooza and California’s Coachella took place at the magnificent Philippine Arena Complex in Ciudad De Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan. With an impressive concert lineup, summer-themed attractions, thrilling amusement rides, and various booths, the excitement reached new heights.

Over 120,000 people thronged to the venue, eagerly participating in a myriad of summer activities. Thanks to efficient traffic flow management systems, reports indicated that there were no major traffic issues.

Inside the Philippine Sports Stadium, fans rejoiced as they sang along with renowned OPM artists like Sponge Cola, Silent Sanctuary, Rocksteddy, and Gloc-9. Gloc-9 expressed his delight, saying, “Masyadong masaya! Maraming salamat sa pagmamahal hanggang sa muli!” Silent Sanctuary also took to social media after the concert, exclaiming, “It really was a blast!”

The event showcased an array of remarkable performances from Soapdish, Bandang Lapis, Sunkissed Lola, Dilaw, Jumanji, Calista, Lunar Lights, Eclipse, Goodwill, and Noah Alejandre. Dilaw impressed the audience with their infectious tunes and the impeccable timing of their song ‘Uhaw.’ Leon Altomonte of Dilaw shared their excitement, admitting, “We’re super excited, a bit nervous, as it’s our first time playing in a venue like this. The idea of performing in such a grand setting is incredibly thrilling.”

Even though it was their first time performing in such a massive show, OPM group Sunkissed Lola dazzled the crowd with their unforgettable performance. The band members expressed their overwhelming emotions, saying, “[It’s] our first time performing for such a huge crowd. It’s truly overwhelming. The stage setup is exceptional.”

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“It was a surreal experience, lined up with legends and icons in the entertainment industry,” writes Eclipse.

A spectacular fireworks display delighted the energetic crowd after the event.

The audience also had the opportunity to see NET25 artists such as Quizon CT’s Eric Quizon, Epy Quizon, Boy 2 Quizon, Vandolph Quizon, Bearwin Meily, Gene Padilla, Gary Lim, Martin Escudero, Yow Andrada, Charuth, Billie Hakensonn, Tanya, Donna Cariaga, and Isabelle De Los Santos. GoodWill’s Raymond Bagatsing, Devon Seron, David Chua, Smokey Manaloto, Ryan Rems, James Caraan, and Kat Galang were also present, along with broadcast journalist Alex Santos, TV host Love Anover, Atty. Sal Panelo, actresses Meg Imperial and Regine Angeles. The concert was hosted by Alexa Miro, Jiro Custodio, and Ai Dela Cruz. Anthony Ocampo and Tonipet entertained the huge crowd during the pre-show.

Before the start of the concert, event-goers had the opportunity to visit different attractions such as The Garden, Butterfly Garden, Airsoft Grounds, Museum of Death, and House of Mirrors.

Families and friends enjoyed the inflatable attractions, Trade Show, game booths, Water Fun, and car show. Amusement rides provided thrills and excitement, while others explored the bazaar and food park.

Music fans who missed the event can still watch it on NET25. The station will post the details in the coming days.

Summer Blast 2023 was made possible through the efforts of Philippine Arena, Maligaya Development Corporation, and NET25. Its sponsors include UnionBank, Purefoods, Salem, Executive Optical, Ketopi Philippines, Reinoldmax (WSG Group), Pepsi PH, Godwin Catering, Sunwealth Land Development Corp., Kettle Korn, Eat’s Tukka Time, Max’s, Pacific Synergy Food and Beverages, Skinny Manufacturing Corp., Moon Leaf, MKS, Nature’s Spring, Kapelonggo, E-asypreneur, Canriv Corporation, YC Yummy Ventures, SSB Food Services Corp., Zandhats Express, Goshi Herbal Coffee, and EW Villa Medica.

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