Pinoy Playlist Music Festival goes big and more ambitious on its second year

Pinoy Playlist Music Festival goes big and more ambitious on its second year

Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2019 is running toward its second leg this weekend.

With free screenings of music documentaries, collaborations, and awarding Basil S. Valdez the Ryan Cayabyab Music Excellence Award, this year's edition of the PPMF is even bigger than before. 

For its inaugural mounting in 2018, curators Maestro Ryan CayabyabMoy OrtizNoel Ferrer, and Maribel Garcia shared with Bandwagon that the overall goal of PPMF, which was a first of its kind in the country, was to bring an "inclusive, progressive, innovative, entertaining, soul-feeding, and nation-building" celebration of Filipino music.

"It is multi-dimensional in terms of music planes—from serious to street music to ethnic, pop, and jazz, depending on the artists’ choice of expression, from Concert Hall type music to street level type music," they said.

Here's the official schedule of Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2019

The curators faced the same challenges they did last year, mainly the availability of acts for the 6-day festival. "Scheduling of artists will always be a challenge since artists are of course committed to many other gigs but the most wonderful thing we are ever so grateful for this that the artists delivered—a show of force and commitment to have this once a year gathering of Pinoy music makers across genres and across generations."

Ryan Cayabyab, Moy Ortiz, Noel Ferrer, Maribel Garcia talk curating and building Pinoy Playlist Music Festival

The PPMF 2019 Special Honorees include Carmencita Arambulo for Music Education, Onofre Pagsanhan for Writing in Filipino for TheaterFr. Manoling V. Francisco, SJ for Religious Musical Composition, and Louie Ocampo for Musical Composition.


PPMF 2019 is co-presented by the BGC Arts Center with Sun Life Foundation. Buy tickets to Pinoy Playlist Music Festival 2019 here.