It’s another exciting week for us as we headed midland North in Lubao, Pampanga to join the 5th Lubao International Balloon & Music Festival happenings scheduled on March 23 – 25, 2018.
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It’s a spectacular event here in Lubao where 31 balloons and homegrown and stellar celebrities and guests participated in this year’s exciting balloon and airshow at the parade ground of Pradera Verde, Prado, Siongco in Lubao.
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The 4th Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2017, which was held last April 6 to 9 which showered the skies of Lubao with more than 30 colorful hot air balloon flights from local and international participants. There were plenty of activities that were suited for all ages such as skydiving and paragliding, fireworks displays, and magic shows that filled four wonderful days.
LubaoIBMF2017 created an amazing time for everyone, especially as it was capped off with a concert that kept everyone excited, featuring international artists like Alex Aiono, Red Foo, and local bands including Sponge Cola, Parokya ni Edgar, and Bamboo.
This year, the event promises to be an even more fun-filled and exciting experience.
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The first morning opening flight wasn’t able to happen due to the strong winds, Amihan, that stopped all the 30 gorgeous hot air balloons from France, Belgium, Australia, Brazil, Spain, Japan, Thailand, and more, to jump-start Day 1, for safety precautions. Nevertheless, the program continued on and on the next day, the beautiful balloons showered the skies of Lubao without interruption.
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This includes 8 balloons in special shapes that will surely amuse festival-goers. An exhibition of aerial shows were in place for those who enjoy fearless displays. On top of that, entertaining land-based activities were set up such as car shows, rides, Zoocobia, inflatables, Kite Flying, food festival, bazaars, and other solid stunts. The skyline will be graced by ultralight aircrafts during the day and then be lit up by glowing hot air balloons in the evening to illuminate the activity area as visitors have a great concert experience.
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Aside from exciting activities, the country’s favorite love teams McCoy & Elisse and Maymay & Edward wooed their fans with their special appearances. Featured musical acts such as DJ Kyoto, Autotelic, December Ave, Ben & Ben and Ransom Collective got the crowds jumping and swaying.
 
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The festival also boasts performances from the country’s biggest artists including Ex Batallion, Silent Sanctuary, Michael Pangilinan, Moira Dela Torre, Up Dharma Down, Bamboo, and Sarah Geronimo.
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Tickets are available at SM Tickets (https://www.smtickets.com). Ticket prices are at P300 for General Admission valid for any one (1) day from March 23-25.
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For the night-owls, there are balloons showcasing during the night glow and fireworks display happening during the closing program.
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The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018 is organized by Lubao International
Balloon Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture
and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from Provincial Government of
Pampanga.
You may also visit our website at www.lubaoibmf.com and their Fcebook page at Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival (https://www.facebook.com/LubaoIBMF/).

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