The annual Oktoberfest does not fail to excite music aficionados because apart from a grand lineup of performers, the music event explores other possibilities to give audience a different experience every year.
Last Sept. 16, a 30 foot-tall pyramid made of around 1,200 beer mugs was unveiled at the kick-off party of San Miguel Oktoberfest Beer Festival. The structure, which was revealed during the ceremonial toast held at the Aseana City along Macapagal Blvd., is said to be the first and the biggest of its kind that was ever built for any Oktoberfest or any festival anywhere in the world.
According to a San Miguel official, “The beer pyramid is a symbol of our national pride.” Thus during the ceremonial toast, the official added that the beer brand that has always been a source of pride among Filipinos since 1890 is the star of the entire celebration. In line with that, San Miguel designed limited edition bottles exclusively for Oktoberfest party.]
The annual music fest was headlined by sixteen performers and prominent celebrities like Vic Sotto, Sam Pinto, Isabelle Daza, Pepe Smith, Gloc 9, Rocksteddy and Mayonnaise. Celebrated athletes and endorsers like Efren “Bata” Reyes, Django Bustamante and some members of the Philippine Azkals were also present at the event.
Several tents were put up around the area where the public enjoyed different genres of music depending on their preference. At the main stage, Mocha Girls, The Dawn, and Slapshock were the big draws while Greyhoundz, Nyco Maka, Chilli Tees, Tanya Markova, Htankaru, Light of Luna and Moymoy Palaboy made the evening pumped up with their individual numbers.
Following the kick-off party is another grand music fest on Sept. 30 at the NEPO Complex in Angeles City, Pampanga. In October, the Beer Festival will visit Cebu (MEPZA Field, Oct. 1), Cagayan de Oro City (Limketkai Mall, Oct. 14) and Sta. Rosa, Laguna (Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Oct. 28).