Full Wanderland 2020 Lineup Revealed: Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker, Stephen Day, Korean Artist George and More

Also performing: Niki from Indonesia and Ali Gatie from Canada.

The full lineup for this year’s Wanderland Music Festival has been revealed and it looks like it’s going to be a blast. Event organizer Karpos Multimedia made the announcement during a Wanderland pre-event at The Brewery in Uptown Bonifacio on Wednesday, January 29. 

Here are the eight new artists revealed to be performing at Wanderland 2020:

1| Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker


Headlining the festival this year is Australian singer and songwriter Nick Murphy, who was formerly known by his stage name Chet Faker. Perhaps best known for his worldwide smash “Talk is Cheap” and his jazzy cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity,” Murphy has also released two full-length studio albums: 2014’s Built on Glass and Run Fast Sleep Naked, which was released in April 2019.

Murphy will be making his Philippine debut at Wanderland.

2| Stephen Day


Also performing during the music festival set on March 7 and 8 is Nashville, Tennessee-based artist Stephen Day. The American singer-songwriter plays a soulful mix of acoustic-driven pop-rock and has been compared to artists like Lake Street Dive, Ben Rector, and John Mayer.

On Spotify, some of Day’s most-streamed tracks include “Autumn’s Song,” “Dancing in the Street,” and “If You Were the Rain,” all of which highlight his solid vocals that throws back to the golden age of big band crooners.

3|Ali Gatie

Photo by FACEBOOK/ Ali Gatie.

Canadian rapper Ali Gatie is also making his way to Manila for the first time. Best known for “It’s You,” which landed in Billboard’s Hot 100, Gatie released his deut album just last November.

4| Niki

Closer to home, Indonesian performer Niki will bring her R&B-infused indie folk music to the Wanderland stage. 

5| george

Korean artist george is a singer and songwriter who plays R&B and pop. He has released an EP called [cassette], and a bunch of singles including “I Am George,” “Boat,” “Swimming Pool,” and “look at me.” 

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6| (((O))) aka June Marieezy

Indie-folk musician (((O))) used to be called June Marieezy. The neo-soul and R&B artist has been a frequent performer at music festivals like Malasimbo. Her debut album Sundrop ((( 1 ))) was released last August.

7| August Wahh and CRWN

Photo by FACEBOOK/ August Wahh.

August Wahh is a multi-hyphenate: film scorer, singer, songwriter and beat-maker. She is the vocalist of soul band Chocolate Grass and has collaborated with many other artists. CRWN, of course, is the alter ego of King Puentespina, a producer, songwriter and beat maker. CRWN was previously seen on the Wanderland stage when he dazzled audiences with Jess Connelly in 2016, but this is the first time he is teaming up with August Wahh for what promises to be a unique performance. 

8| Banna Harbera

Photo by FACEBOOK/ Banna Harbera.

Alternative sould band Banna Harbera is a familiar presence in the country’s local gig circuit. The five-piece band composed of Yzabel Torres, Jake Masigan, Justin Mendoza, Katrice Reyes, and Patrick Felipe actually won the Wanderband competition in 2017, alongside Mickey Sulit and Lola Amour. This time, the group is coming off of the release of their debut album Kept in Mind, and will no doubt have a few surprises for Wanderland audiences. 

These eight artists join the previously announced first wave lineup, which include Japanese-American folk-electronic and R&B artist Joji, English rock band Foals, American singer-songwriter Sabrina Claudio, R&B and neo-soul artist Ari Lennox, pop and R&B singer Raveena, British pop and R&B singer-songwriter Bruno Major, Welsh multi-instrumentalist Novo Amor, American singer-songwriter Omar Apollo, as well as Filipino bands Ben&Ben, Flu, Ysanygo, and IV of Spades.

The Wanderland Music and Arts Festival happens on March 7 and 8, 2020 at the Filinvest City Events Grounds in Alabang, Muntinlupa. For tickets, head on over to the Wanderland website.

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