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The Paper Kites

Melbourne’s much loved folk five-piece, The Paper Kites have enjoyed a whirlwind six months since the release of their highly anticipated debut album, States.

Following on from a successful national tour, the band embarked on a sold out headline tour of the USA and Canada as well as an illustrious support slot alongside Canadian singer- songwriter, City and Colour.

Reigning in at #17 on the ARIA Charts, debut album States received a number of impressive accolades for sophomore single, Young, including a J Award nomination for Australian Music Video of The Year as well as ranking 27th in Rage’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013.

The Royal Concept

If you’re a indie rock band from Stockholm, Sweden, you really have to go the extra mile to stand out against the burgeoning EMD scene. The Royal Concept had barely existed for a year, and had played only a handful of shows before they’d amassed thunderous word of mouth from those lucky enough to catch them live.

The release of their second single “Gimme Twice” early 2012 started a serious buzz with blogs all over the globe. “Gimme Twice,” hit No. 3 on Hype Machine, while becoming the No. 1 most-popular track on We Are Hunted. At the same time “D-D-Dance,” was propelled to No. 2 on Hype Machine.

The band finished out 2012 touring with the whose-who of the indie rock darlings list; playing shows with The Wombats, Wolf Gang, Morning Parade, and Atlas Genius.

Lucy Rose

With her star firmly in the ascendant, Warwickshire songstress Lucy Rose is making her own destiny and shaping her future like no other new artist. A mixture of true grit, sheer dedication and an unshakeable sense of self has all led Lucy to the kind of status that most new artists dream of. Her heart-stoppingly poignant songs and cracked porcelain voice saw her enter her career with YouTube hits, radio plays and crowds like nobody else out there.

Her critically acclaimed debut album Like I Used To truly embodied the very essence of her personality and honest approach to music and song writing. Following the album release Lucy embarked on a huge tour schedule which saw her performing to vast crowds all around the world and firmly placing her amongst the most exciting female artists out there.

Last Dinosaurs

LAST DINOSAURS produce eclectic indie-rock tunes with a unique blend of tropical beats and ambient guitar riffs. Comprised of brothers Sean and Lachlan Caskey, Dan Koyama and Michael Sloane, the group has been playing together since late 2007.

“In A Million Years” is the band’s debut album, recorded in Sydney at BJB Studios with JP Funk. Producer Elliot James (Kaiser Chiefs, Does It Offend You Yeah?, Two Door Cinema Club) mixed the album. “In A Million Years” was released in Australia on famed label Dew Process, and reached the top 10 in Australian charts. It was released in the UK on label Fiction, home to bands such as The Maccabees and Crystal Castles.

The sounds of Last Dinosaurs have attracted the attention of high profilemusicians around the world, with praise being heaped on the band by Bloc Party’s Russell Lissack tweeting “Can't stop listening to @lastdinosaurs album, check it out. Best guitar work I've heard in a long time”.

Architecture in Helsinki

Architecture In Helsinki, one of Australia’s most infectious and beloved pop bands, released their highly anticipated new album ‘NOW + 4EVA’ on Friday 28th March 2014. Running the emotional gamut from Deep Blue thru Yellow magic to Pink Pop confection, 'NOW + 4EVA' is sure to warm the hearts and expand the minds of new and long term fans alike.

‘NOW + 4EVA’, the band's latest album, follows the band’s highly-acclaimed 2011 release ‘Moment Bends’ which peaked at # 12 on the ARIA charts and came in at # 8 in triple j’s 2011 Album Poll. The highly polished pop sound the band developed on ‘Moment Bends’ reaches an even brighter level on ‘NOW + 4EVA’; as the album’s first two singles, “In The Future” and “Dream A Little Crazy” vibrantly attest.

The Drums

Emerging from Brooklyn via Florida in 2009, The Drums initially caught the ear of the indie world with their Summertime! EP. It was an escapist collection of beach pop fantasies; tracks suffused with a wistful, longing nostalgia that never pandered to cheap sentimentality. Their rise, particularly in the UK, was meteoric. Early buzz led to a prestigious spot on the BBC Sound of 2010 shortlist, followed in short succession by a slot on the Shockwaves NME Tour in 2009, and the publication's Phillip Hall Radar Award in early 2010, well before the album's release that summer.

Portamento, the new album, reveals a band tugging lightly at the boundaries of their sound while still retaining their recognizable sonic signatures -- sweet rushes of melody, winsome lyrics, and brittle synthesizer sheens colliding with wiry Spector-esque guitar and bass lines.

Techy Romantics

Local band, Techy Romantics started in the Philippine music scene in 2008 and has since then established itself as a household name for indie enthusiasts here in the country. Described as “edgy, dreamy, and trippy”, the music of Techy Romantics will have you in a feel-good, electro-pop frenzy, evidenced by the head-bobbing, fist-pumping, and foot-stomping commonplace among the crowds in almost all their gigs.

The Ransom Collective

Indie folk/rock band The Ransom Collective became the first ever Wanderband (as Kian Ransom). Their sound combines elements of indie folk with unique percussive patterns, acoustic guitar driven leads, and full band vocal swells. They have gained much attention in several gigs and shows, drawing in fans with their raw sound and youthful vibe.

Woody Pitney

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, 23 year old singer/songwriter Woody Pitney brings his live show to Manila for the first time. Along with his 6-piece band, his unique blend of Pop, Folk and Country music will bring a smile to your face as you're grooving along!

"We expect to hear plenty from this young and gifted performer, he is on the path to success" you can read on the webzine Indie Shuffle, and his current single 'You Can Stay' is a strong start to fleetingly stroll into the summertimes.

His homerecorded gem 'You Can Stay' went through two weeks of development. Mumford & Sons or Of Monsters & Men come to mind (adamnoteve.net), the song's catchiness mainly being carried by Pitney's soothing voice.

Chocolate Grass

Chocolate Grass is a fresh 5-piece band dedicated to the future sound of Filipino neo-soul. They’ve constantly been on gigs around Manila, making their listeners groove to their soothing, sultry rhythm mixed with flowing beats.

"Groovitational pull": Music of the spirits-- Interweaved earth rhythms with the melodies of the wind, and rumble of the thunder.

Brisom

Brisom offers a soulful indie rock sound that carries the same straightforward clarity with lyrics from the heart. The band is currently making waves in the local music scene, being part of the lineup of several major gigs and music events.

Wanderwheel
No carnival would be complete without a good ol’ wheel. River Island brings you the sights of Wanderland from way up high or down below with this roundabout ride!
Art Island
The art community of Wanderland where revelers gather to celebrate the gift of imagination and creativity. Featuring Live Art by Anjo Bolardo, JP Cuison, and Dee Jae Pa'este. At Wanderland, we highly encourage free expression of art, as well as sharing it to inspire others.
Stalls
Enjoy your carnival frolic to the fullest with an assortment of food selections and a handful of specialty stores where you can shop for festival goodies.
Food Island
Hungry like a hippo? Enjoy your carnival frolic to the fullest with an assortment of food selections at the festival!
Carnival Games
Step right up as Wanderland brings you to the carnival with these awesome games!

Balloon Pop
Love balloons? Pick, aim and watch ‘em burst. Give a whole new meaning to popping colors with this carnival game favorite.
Feed the Monster
Chico, Sid and Shelby look hungry! Make this chubby monster happy by tossing balls right at him. The the more points you earn, the fuller he gets. After all, nobody would enjoy the festival with an empty stomach.
Ring my Nose
How about some ring slingin’ fun? Pick up a ring, toss as many as you can and see if you could fill Pancho’s nose!
Wanderball
Shooting hoops is a carnival classic so you better get your game on because there’s sure going to be one in Wanderland!
Crazy Cans
One little, two little, three little cans. See how many you can knock down with every toss and watch the cans tumble to the ground!