Pop — April 20, 2016 at 3:55 pm

MTV Music Evolution Manila returns to the Philippines this June, announces OneRepublic as first act

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The Philippines Tourism Promotions Board has renewed its collaboration with MTV to bring MTV Music Evolution back to Manila on Friday 24 June 2016 and they’re bringing pop superstars OneRepublic with them.

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This marks the second year the award winning show will be held in the Philippines and in 2016, the one night only live music event will celebrate pop like never before – enabling fans to experience and discover the evolution of pop music and its dance influence that keeps fans moving. The event is completely free (for those lucky enough to win passes – read on to see how it could be you!) and recorded live for global telecast under the MTV World Stage global series, to an international audience of more than three-quarters of a billion households in over 160 countries.

 

Despite starting their career as an alternative rock band, OneRepublic has emerged as one of the biggest pop bands over the last decade, integrating dance influences successfully in several of their international iconic pop hits like its smash “Counting Stars”, “Secrets”, “Feel Again”, “Love Runs Out” and more. The band has a sound signature recognizable everywhere by its legions of fans, with their music played in clubs, including club remixes. OneRepublic has also collaborated with world acclaimed DJs such as Alesso. The band has recently been in the studio recording their 4th album.

 

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MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016 will showcase iconic and contemporary international music artists and the hottest new acts in both the regional and local music scenes on a single stage, while featuring the best of Philippine music and culture to international youth audiences. Further details of MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016, including venue and additions to the artist line-up, will be announced in the run up to the event.

 

MTV Music Evolution Manila marked its inauguration 2015 edition with a feature on hip hop, which showcased a stellar line-up of international and local acts who took to the stage in celebration of iconic and contemporary hip-hop music. Through explosive performances by Naughty by Nature, YG, Apl.de.ap, DJ Cash Money, and the Philippines’ own Gloc-9 and Abra, MTV Music Evolution Manila 2015 showcased the way that hip hop has shaken up the music scene throughout the years – taking the music genre to whole new levels for a live audience of more than 22,000 fans who gathered at the historic Quirino Grandstand, Rizal Park in Manila.

 

 

Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Asia, Mark Whitehead expressed his enthusiasm about the event. “We’re thrilled to return with MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016. Manila is an iconic city renowned for its rich music and dance culture. With robust music fans, Manila is naturally one of the top cities for us to return with our music events in Asia. The 2015 history-making show was a huge success. And, it could not have been possible without the strong collaboration with Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines. We’re looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better experience with a celebration of pop and its dance influence at MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016, bringing thousands of people from around the Philippines and across Asia.”

 

You can put your money away as you can’t buy tickets to this exclusive event. The only way to secure your spot is to win your way there so be sure to check http://www.mtvmusicevo.com/win/ for more ways you can score yourself a ticket.