5th Lubao balloon, music fest all set

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CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – All is set for the 5th year of the Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival (LIBMF) 2018 slated on March 23 to 25 at the Pradera Verde in Barangay Prado Siongco.

“As we embark on our 5th year, we promise to offer you more ground and aerial activities to keep spectators entertained throughout the three-day festival,” LIBMF 2018 Event Chairman Noel Castro said.

For this year, about 30 balloons will take flight, coming from 20 countries around the world.

“Twenty one regular shaped and nine special shaped balloons, including the famous “Christ the Redeemer” from Brazil will wow thousands of spectators and balloon enthusiasts,” Assistant Event Director Eugene Lee shared.

Aside from the hot air balloons, various activities are also in store for those who will be attending the event including night glow, ultralight flying, motor exhibition, car show, as well as off-road and rally cross.

A food and souvenir bazaar will also be set up, as well as carnival rides to make the event more entertaining.

“World-class entertainment and music acts from top requested artists will also highlight the three-day festivities,” Castro added.

The LIBMF is the annual flagship program of the municipality of Lubao and are the biggest balloon festival in Southeast Asia in terms of balloon attendance.

It is organized by the Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with the support from Provincial Government of Pampanga.

Tickets, which are sold at PhP350.00 each, are available online at www.smtickets.com, at all SM ticket outlets, or at the event gates.

For more information and updates on the LIBMF 2018, you may visit its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LubaoIBMF. (CLJD/MJLS-PIA 3)