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OPM acts, Intramuros-born music groups, and up-and-coming college bands are coming together for a music festival on June 12 to celebrate the Intramuros Administration’s 40th founding anniversary.

Called “We Are Intramuros,” the musical initiative aims to revitalize the historic Walled City.

Joining the music fest are the following homegrown artists: Wasted Wendy (Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila), Nobrvnd (Mapua University), Shutter Life (Mapua University & Colegio de San Juan de Letran), The Chingks (Lyceum of the Philippines University), Saving the Dying Hope (Mapua University), and False Contender (Lyceum of the Philippines University). 

Also performing in the celebration are OPM acts Orange & Lemons, Ang Bandang Shirley, Doppout & Rhyne, Kiyo & Allison Shore, Munimuni, JP Bacallan, Morning Goodness, and Beat Brothers.

Two college bands, The Bed Bites and Cherry, will also take the stage.

“This event gives local bands like us an opportunity to showcase and bring out our music to a bigger stage,” Jay Fernandez of The Bed Bites tells us in an interview. “It strengthens the bond of Filipino music while promoting the craft of every band that it features.”

Meyer Eugenio of Cherry, a member of the all-Mechanical Engineering student band, says they are looking forward to sharing their music at the festival.

“More than the thrill of getting to perform on stage, this is our chance to express ourselves and share our music,” he explains. “All of our members come from the same course, Mechanical Engineering, and it is when we come together for band practices that we get to de-stress and have fun.”

Happening at the Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros starting at 5:00 PM, admission to the the event is free.

We Are Intramuros is co-presented by Manila Bulletin and MB Life. It is also powered by ILVSTRADOS, the group behind the Intramuros Rising Music Festival.

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