MANILA, Philippines — Live music and theme parks are two things the pandemic has put on hold, and now both are making a strong comeback at Salo-Salo Fest, the country’s premier theme park music festival.
The festival takes place December 2, 3, and 4 at Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and there’s a lot to look forward to – especially since you can sing your heart out to great tunes and scream your heart out from the top of a wild ride, all in the same hour, if you want . That’s pretty much what a great day is made of.
Whether you’re still planning to go or have already booked your tickets, here are some of the things you can expect:
Suitable for all ages
Music festivals don’t normally look like family affairs, but since this one is in a theme park, there’s something to keep every member of the family entertained.
The festival is open to all ages and children under 35 inches can enter for free. Minors must however be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a ticket, with two minors permitted for each adult. Pets aren’t allowed, which is just as well, as we can’t imagine Bantay will take the roller coaster too well.
A whole line-up
The organizers of the festival, Karpos, did not hesitate to propose the program of the Salo-Salo Fest. It’s the perfect mix of OPM icons and emerging talents: Rico Blanco, Barbie Almalbis, Ely Buendia, Ebe Dancel, Parokya ni Edgar, Urbandub, Zild, Unique, Clara Benin, Ysanygo, Ena Mori, and more.
American artists Johnny Stimson and the duo Joan also join the lineup, performing on the first and second days respectively.
With artists from all genres – rock n’ roll, RnB, pop and folk – there will be enough music to satisfy all types of music fans, and plenty of exciting new songs to discover too.
Between sets, festival-goers can ride at will on one of Enchanted Kingdom’s many rides. This is the perfect opportunity to revisit EK classics like the Flying Fiesta, the Anchor’s Away or the Jungle Log Jam. It’s also the perfect time to finally try out everything you were too scared to ride before – the Space Shuttle or the Ekstreme Tower Ride, perhaps?
Since reopening in June 2021, Enchanted Kingdom has also launched the Twin Spin – their new ride that looks a bit like a regular roller coaster, except you spin in circles as you go up and down and around.
A dance tent
If you still have the time and energy between the rides and the music, you can also get down and dance to live DJ sets at the festival’s Goody Dance Shoes tent.
The dance tent’s lineup includes some of the country’s top DJs and producers: Abdel Aziz, Manolet Dario, Crwn, Curtismith, Ean Mayor, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and more.
Festival-goers also get a front seat to Enchanted Kingdom’s famous EOD fireworks, which just might be the perfect cap to a fun-filled day.
Tickets for Salo-Salo Fest are available on Tickelo.com. Regular tickets, which include unlimited rides, range from P2,250 (day pass) to P5,000 (three-day pass). Meanwhile, VIP tickets, which include unli rides, access to the expressway and a VIP kit, range from P3,500 (day pass) to P9,500 (three-day pass). – Rappler.com