ECHOES PH is joining this year’s Fête de la Musique with a secret lineup and a space for open jam. Dubbed as the “Discovery Stage,” this pocket stage will be held at Warehouse Eight, on June 22, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Entrance is free.
According to a press release, “A brainchild of Warehouse Eight and Kwago, Echoes PH is a Manila-based independent platform and community for musicians and poets to play and show a different side of them in an intimate space where the audience is not expecting to be entertained but just to embrace and celebrate the beauty of pure self-expression.”
Kwago and Echoes PH co-founder Czyka Tumaliuan emphasizes that their stage at Warehouse Eight is a well thought-of social experience, not just a live music performance.
“We’re so excited to join Fête for the first time. Echoes is ultimately about creating a safe space for poets and musicians to share their music and connect to their listeners in a deeper way, and we’re still keeping this spirit on June 22 by designing a social experience, not just a gig,” she said.
“We are not just doing a ‘secret lineup’ as a gimmick. We want our community to be engaged, to be excited. We’re dropping hints to our line up through our social media because we are playing a game with our community,” Ms. Tumaliuan added.
“The roster invited are musicians we feel deserve the spotlight. We are the only stage that is letting people who want to share their craft openly play after the set lineup and jam with other musicians, which is a way of us to go back to the roots of fête where everyone and anyone is encouraged to celebrate the beauty of music,” Warehouse Eight and Echoes PH co-founder Kayla Dionisio said.
The Discovery Stage will be featuring Drunk Barista and Artist’s Block in the event, two liquor brands who will be giving away free alcohol during the gig. Echoes will have their usual roving film camera as well and have invited Sunny16 Lab and Film Folk to have booth for film enthusiasts. There will be a silkscreening pop-up for people who wants to have their tote bags and shirts designed in the space.