Heavily guarded Syzygy Music Festival is one of the year’s biggest teen parties

February 11, 2019 - 5:38 PM
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The Sygyzy music festival drew in thousands of Filipinos who partied until three in the morning of February 10. (Interaksyon/Uela Badayos)

Thousands of young Filipinos partied along the music of acclaimed DJ Duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike at the Syzygy Music Festival, one of the newest music festivals in the country, at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on February 9.

More than 600 government and security personnel kept the concert-goers safe, the organizers said on Facebook, as part of their support to the government’s anti-drug campaign.

“Our festival is monitored 24/7 by CCTV. We also offer a cash reward for the successful arrest of drug criminals,” they said on Facebook.

Everyday People killin' the stage! Look at those stunning visuals. #Syzygy2019

Posted by Syzygy Music Festival on Saturday, February 9, 2019

Aside from security, they also shared that they have a field hospital with four medical doctors, 35 medics and ten ambulance units.

“Syzygy Music Festival fully supports our Philippine government’s anti-drug campaign. We strongly believe that our country deserves to be free from the pestilence of illegal drugs. We stand with our government’s efforts to protect our people,” they said.

There were no incidents of crime reported on social media or on other media outlets.

The event started as early as 4 p.m. with performances by local electronic dance music artists Everyday People, Jennifer Lee and Chad Umali.

DJ Duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike or DVLM became the highlight of the festival as it drew in the crowd at 12 midnight.

Attendees expressed their delight on social media.

DVLM, touted as the “Kings of Tommorowland,” one of the largest music festivals in the world, also posted a photo showing how much they enjoyed the night.

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Thank you Manila for last night! So pure 💚💙

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Aside from live performances, the festival also offered booths with various activities party-goers could participate in. These included an Egyptian nail art and makeup and fortune telling booths.

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Jennifer Lee at the Syzygy Musical Festival 2019

Electronic dance music or EDM has recently been the choice of music at parties and clubs. It arrived in the country with different music festivals similar to the Syzygy Music Festival in 2014. — Video and photos by Uela Badayos


Interaksyon is a media partner of the Syzygy Music Festival.