The San Miguel Wanderbattle 2020 Manila Semi-Finals Happen Tomorrow!

The San Miguel Wanderbattle 2020 Manila Semi-Finals Happen Tomorrow!

Six homegrown rookie performers––who do you think will make the cut?



If there’s one thing we can count on every year, it’s that Wanderland Festival steps up its game every year. With performers like Foals, Omar Apollo, Ben&Ben and IV of Spades among its list of acts for next year (and that isn’t even half of their wave one lineup, mind you), this year is no exception. It’s no wonder, then, why local bands look at the yearly Wanderbattle contest as a shining beacon of musical hope––if it’s a shot to get their name out there that they’re looking for, there’s really no better place to try their luck.


Following the online voting period, the pool of ten Wanderbattle Manila bands has been whittled down to six semi-finalists. Scroll through for a glimpse at the hopefuls who will be competing on November 23rd at Social House, Circuit Makati for a slot to perform at Wanderland Music & Arts Festival 2020!


A for A

Find the soundtrack for every pit stop and detour in life with A for A’s emotion-packed music. Listen to more music from the band over on Spotify!




Anchored on the tenets of R&B and gospel, allen&elle deliver a one-two punch of smooth vocals and soul. Listen to their singles, Rest and Ruby, on Spotify.




If you’re a fan of fun, feel-good folk music, trust us: you’re gonna want to listen to more INDAYO.


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A little love, a little tragedy, lots of promising music. See what else Meryl has to offer over on the band’s Spotify!




Like what you hear? Keep up with Morobe over on the band’s Facebook page!




Get more of Serotonin’s self-proclaimed “try hard indie rock” sound. Stream more Serotonin on Spotify!




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Don’t miss the Manila leg of the San Miguel Wanderbattle 2020 Semi-Finals, featuring guest performances by Clara Benin, Lola Amour and Nathan & Mercury. Stay in the loop on all things Wanderland by following the San Miguel Wanderbattle 2020 and Wanderland Arts & Music Festival 2020 pages on Facebook!



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