Lakawon Beach Festival may just be the perfect reason for you to explore more of the Philippines–Lakawon Island in particular! Here’s a guide to what you need to know about Lakawon Beach Festival.
Lakawon Beach Festival
A music festival located on a tropical island? Yes, please! Lakawon Beach Festival as the name itself suggests is an annual summer music festival located in Lakawon Island. Unlike other island music festivals, Lakawon Beach Festival aims to give concertgoers that relaxed beach vibe–something that’s a bit more intimate.
Situated less than an hour away from Bacolod City in Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental is Lakawon Island with a white sand beach.
How to Get There
When asked about how to get to Lakawon Island, concert organisers said this, “From the Bacolod Northbound Terminal, you can ride a bus bound to Cadiz. Ask to be dropped off at Martesan Terminal in Cadiz City. In the terminal, you will find tricycles bound for Cadiz Viejo. Ask to be dropped off at Cadiz Old Port, then a ride a bangka (boat) waiting for you there since tickets include a round-trip boat ride to Lakawon Island Beach Resort and Spa.”
Artists & Set Times
The artists in the line-up were chosen in such a way that their music complements the relaxed island vibe. View the set times below.
1:00 – 5:00 Vianellas Brand Launch with Khai Lim
4:30 – 6:30 Clyde Harris
6:30 – 8:30 Dinner Break
8:30 – 9:00 Tech Tribe
9:00 – 9:30 Clara Benin
9:30- 10:30 CRWN
10:30 – 11:30 Xavi Panlilio
11:30 – 1:00 Jessica Milner
1:00 – 2:00 Kiko Ramos
2:30 PM – Miguel, Seanne Yared & Shreddy
Hosted by: Charles Chiang
Food & Drink
There will be a selection of grilled food at the Lakawon Beach Festival, but you may also order food at Lakawon Island’s sunset bar.
Where to Stay
There is only one hotel located at Lakawon Island, the Lakawon Resorts & Spa. They’ve got different types of rooms from bamboo cottages to airconditioned suites, but concertgoers can also pitch their tents for the night.
Aside from enjoying the music, concertgoers can make the most out of what Lakawon Island offers. This includes the Tawhai Floating Bar, snorkeling, kayaking, banana boat rides and kite surfing. Here’s a list of what the island has to offer.
Illegal drugs and firearms are NOT allowed on the island. You can bring outside food and drinks, but you’ll be charged a corkage fee of P50 per person.
Is it your first time going to a music festival?
Read the Ultimate Guide to Music Festivals for tips on how to make the most out of your music festival experience!
Do you want to win two free Lakawon Beach Festival tickets? Join the giveaway below. Winner will be announced on Thursday, May 24 at 9PM PHT. This giveaway is open to Philippine residents only. Airfare, transportation, and accommodations are NOT included. This giveaway is only limited to the concert tickets for the Lakawon Beach Festival. Good luck!