PHILIPPINES: The latest edition of Malasimbo festival presented a mixed programme of music, arts and culture from March 1 – 2, and featured Funktion-One sound throughout its 5,000-capacity site. Its organiser Miro Grgic takes a purist approach to sound, leading him to Funktion-One several years ago.
After eight years at Malasimbo Ampitheater, the festival relocated to the private nature reserve park of White Beach in Puerto Galera, only 4km from the original site. The new site includes a jungle and a virgin beach, more nature, new terrain stages, and more roaming space.
Grgic is, in fact, more than just the organiser. “It’s a bit of passion project,” he said. “I organise and own the event, whilst booking all the acts, being technical director, systems and sound engineer, lighting director and other things I have to do to tie the event over, since sponsorship is extremely scarce.
“I load the sound…
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