Listening to the songs has been a norm ever since the patterns of making sounds called music was discovered, from gramophones to Spotify, it is rare to find someone who hates music nor not enjoying it. From a variety of genres to sub-genres, there’s at least a song one would love.
Philippines always had a different take on music, however, as Pinoys had a flexible way of loving music in any and every genre. Such is why there are so many music festivals and concerts all around ranging from independent OPM bands to the performances of K-pop idols.
But a large evangelical industry that produces diverse forms of Christian music festivals aims- as to their ethos- to “cultivate a culture founded on purpose through different avenues such as music, arts, and meaningful conversations.” While the festival’s immediate audience includes members of Christian organizations, it also serves as a platform for secular entities to appreciate music and art.
In February last year, FOUND held its first festival at the Circuit Makati Concert Grounds. The first-ever FOUND Music Festival was well-attended by families, music and art enthusiasts, young organization leaders, and students from different universities across the metro amounting to 3,000 attendees, with the pop duo For King & Country as the lead performers.
With their first ever festival becoming a booming success, FOUND returns for another round this February 8, 2020 to be held at Filinvest City Events Grounds. FOUND’s second music festival will feature Christian folk-rock band Rend Collective and worship group Citipointe Live, together with local acts such as IV of Spades, The Ransom Collective, Leanne and Naara, TFTI, Johann Mendoza, Victory Worship, and New Life Music.
“We had a good first run and we’re expecting to have an even better second one. Our goal really is to inspire purpose and inclusivity,” says Alexandra Guerrero-Reyes, FOUND Music Festival’s founder, during the press conference last November 26 at 26 Bistro by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. “We took into consideration what our audience wants, and that’s feel-good music. That’s why we really worked hard to get your favorite local acts and bring them to FOUND next year.”
“We’re even including talks, arts and crafts, and other engaging activities this coming 2020. We want FOUND Music Festival Year 2 to be a full experience for everyone,” says Stephen Ku, Echochannels’ CEO and FOUND Music Festival’s official event partner.