Rakistas patiently lined up to enter the venue as gates opened after lunch under the scorching sun. Some came all the way from far provinces all over the country to experience this one historical event. Rakistas from all walks of life were gathered to witness the fun and excitement Rakrakan Festival has to offer. From students, professionals and even parents (how cool is that) who were very supportive with their Rakista offspring.
December Avenue, Ben&Ben, Orange&Lemons, Hale, Moonstar88, 6cyclemind, Join The Club, Banda ni Kleggy, Gracenote, Soapdish, Agsunta, Stellar, Pedicab, Imago, Typecast, Maryzark, Drive Me To Juliet, Clara Benin, Tanya Markova, Bob
Slapshock, Franco, Mayonnaise, Dicta License, Happy Three Friends, Siakol, Wilabaliw, Chicosci, Razorback, Kjwan, Basti Artadi, Now You Make Me Angry, Hilera, Faspitch, Even, Philia, Saydie, 123Pikit, Reborn, Fherrond
Ely Buendia, Gloc 9, Side A, Freestyle, Spongecola, Urbandub, Silent Sanctuary, South Border, Itchyworms, Rocksteddy, Loonie, Ron Henley, Save Me Hollywood, Barbie Almalbis, Dello, Smuglaz, Curse One, Flict G, Dash Calzado, Migz Haleco, Eloise Jayloni, Absolute Play
Autotelic, Leanne and Naara, IV of Spades, She’s Only Sixteen, Brisom, Over October, Lions & Acrobat, Better Days, Dhruva Tara, Taken By Cars, Tom’s Story, Monolog, About Radio, Cables & Space, Ciudad, BennyBunnyBand, The Late Isabel, Lunar Lights, Manila Under Fire
Valley of Chrome, Skychurch, Sirens, The Youth, Philippine Violators, The Wuds, Gin Rhum & Truth, Run By Nine, Piledriver, Embercore, Vie, Badburn, Mr. Bones & the Boneyard Circus, Woopis, Talata, Snakefight, Shotgun Combo, Subculture, Bonifacio Republic, Days of January
Brownman Revival, Lion & The Scouts, Kokoi Baldo & Juan Gapang, On The Spot, The Chongkeys, Engkanto, Collie Herb, The Joyrides, The Buzzer Beater, We Got Herb, Coffee Break Island, VLTR, Green Leafy Vegetables, Jah Dela Cruz, Mike Swift & Miko Swabe, Sagip Adik Foundation, Plan of Fools, Reklamo, Blue Jean Junkies, Adinkra Lumads Djembe Community
Of course the highlight of the event were the OPM artists who performed and mingled with OPM fans. From legends to new and aspiring indie artists, everyone celebrated OPM’s greatness.
The crowd favorites were IV of Spades, Ely Buendia, Slapshock, Brownman Revival, Franco, Mayonnaise and Dicta License to name a few.
For me, the highlight of the event was when Slapshock performed at the Mosh Stage (with some special “fire” effects). The crowd went really wild as they slam and groove to Slapshock’s songs. I literally feared for my life on this set.