This year’s UP Fair will open with a strong start as some of today’s top OPM artists are set to take the stage.
Following the theme Hiwaga, UP Fair Monday happens on February 12 at the Sunken Garden of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. It is a partnership with the UPD University Student Council (UPD USC) and Filipino label O/C Records.
The event will feature a lineup of several of today’s OPM hitmakers like Dilaw, Adie, Unique Salonga, Kean Cipriano, The Juans, mrld, Janine Berdin, Maki, Kenaniah, Cean Jr., and Flow G.
Also gracing the UP Fair Hiwaga stage are street dance group A-Team, singer-songwriters Chrstn and Amiel Sol, rising bands 12th Street, Crash, Nameless Kids, and Healy After Dark, and UP Performers such as Rau, Gazera, JP Cuison, Mga Baklang Kanal, and drag artist Shebu Pacifique.
Kean Cipriano, the founder of O/C, said that this year, they ensured that attendees would enjoy the show from start to end.
“UP Hiwaga is true to its name. Sama-sama kaming bumubuo ng isang araw na nakalaan para sa mahika at misteryo. Siniguro namin na magiging masaya at umuwi ang mga manunuod na inspired sa performances ng mapapanuod nila. Excited na kami na makita kayo lahat sa February 12!” he said.
Actress and O/C Vice President Chynna Ortaleza added that the record label and their plans for the concert will continue focusing on championing creative freedom.
“The goal is to empower artists from all walks of life to take space and own their voices. To be able to do this with USC is a great privilege because we are working with individuals who know the value of this to the core,” she said.
UP Fair is a weeklong advocacy-led fair organized by different night handlers carrying calls on human rights and national sovereignty, education, women and gender, urban poor, peasants, and national minorities.
Tickets to UP Fair Hiwaga are available through upfairhiwaga.helixpay.ph. —Nika Roque/JCB, GMA Integrated News