PPOPCON Brings Together Beloved Idol Groups and Fans in Hybrid Concert Experience Unlike Any Other

MANILA, Philippines—In celebration of the rise of Pinoy Pop and music culture, fans are enjoined to join a one-of-a kind concert and convention, Pinoy Pop Convention, happening this April at the SMART Araneta Coliseum and the New Frontier Theater.

Dubbed PPOPCON, the event aims to serve as an avenue for fans to grab a chance to watch performances by some of the biggest and emerging names in Philippine music and ample opportunities for various activities and interactions.

Official event poster courtesy of PPOPCON

Since the pandemic began two years ago, the whole music and events industry had an almost insurmountable roadblock put ahead of itself. From massive concerts and festivals to small, intimate music gigs, these were all put into a halt given the bleak situation brought about by the virus. Artists and musicians had to make do with online gigs with live performances becoming infeasible due to the restrictions. With this, the whole Philippine music industry faced an uncertain future.

Despite these trying times, Pinoy Pop culture rallied itself together and continued to grow amidst the pandemic. Various groups and artists strived to innovate and adapt, producing nothing short of quality music that continues to rally and bring together fans, keeping the industry and culture alive.

With the global situation seemingly taking a turn for the better, the comeback of live Philippine music and entertainment sees itself happening sooner rather than later. Pinoy Pop has continued to evolve and find ways to grow during the past two years. As restrictions start to ease up, music artists and fans alike are waiting with excitement and anticipation for what’s to come this year.

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PPOPCON is set to be the first and largest event that celebrates Pinoy Pop Music. With the country being deprived of live concerts and entertainment for the past two years, fans are undoubtedly excited to finally be able to witness live performances of their favorite idol artists and groups. The event aims to cement itself as the venue to build and strengthen the growing P-Pop community.

Happening on April 9-10, 2022, PPOPCON gives fans a convention which will happen at the New Frontier Theater and will be capped off with a concert at the SMART Araneta Coliseum, which fans can also attend live, making it one of the biggest entertainment events to take place at the Big Dome since 2020. The hybrid concert will happen on-ground, with fans to be allowed inside the venue, and will be livestreamed online simultaneously, allowing fans to see their favorite artists up close or from the comfort of their own homes.

Fans will have the opportunity to participate in activities and interactions with their favorite artists, featuring multiple performances from fresh and established names in the PPop scene. To close off the whole event, the concert will then be headlined by the biggest names currently in the Philippine music scene such as the likes of SB19, MNL48, BGYO, BINI, Alamat, 1st.One, Press Hit Play and 4th Impact. Alongside these prominent and notable idol groups, up and coming acts such as VXON, KAIA, DAYDREAM, G22, and more will be gracing the PPOPCON stage as well.

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“P-Pop is quickly gaining international attention and many fans are recognizing the talent and passion of many P-Pop acts. Through PPOPCON, we are celebrating the growing P-Pop community through the first event of its kind right here at the City of Firsts,” said Andhie Salutin, Project head of PPOPCON.

“PPOPCON marks the return of live entertainment and a return of audiences to this type of event since the start of the pandemic,” Irene Jose, COO of Uniprom, the entertainment unit of the Araneta Group said.

“We are excited to welcome fans back to the home of entertainment—Araneta City. We promise them that they will have the time of their lives at the PPOPCON; not only can they interact with their idols and other fans, they’ll also experience something that we’ve been missing for a long time, live music! And they’ll get to enjoy it in the country’s leading live entertainment venue of choice, the Araneta Coliseum!”

Given the anticipation, safety of the fans who will physically attend the event is still given utmost priority. With the Big Dome having been awarded a Safety Seal by the local city government of Quezon, Araneta City continues to implement the strictest health and safety guidelines throughout the City of Firsts.

“The health and safety of the fans are always a top priority for us, that’s why with the return of live entertainment, we’ve intensified health and safety standards that we have implemented here in Araneta City since the start of the pandemic. We are committed to a safe, healthy, and fun experience for everyone who’ll attend PPOPCON,” Jose concluded.

With live music on a long hiatus since the start of the pandemic, fans of Philippine Pop and entertainment would surely welcome this kind of event with excitement. PPOPCON gives us a promise of what comes next for Philippine Pop and the revival of concerts and live entertainment in the country.

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Concert ticket prices start at just P1,000. Both convention and concert tickets can be purchased at www.ticketnet.com.ph.

For more information about the event, please visit www.ppopcon.ph. You may also like and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For inquiries you may get in touch with the organizers at ppopconvention@gmail.com.