The Philippines is set to represented by pop star Sarah Geronimo in a festival that will gather top artists from Southeast Asia and Japan in October, the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines has announced.
Geronimo was seen in a video uploaded in the embassy’s Facebook page inviting her fans and Filipinos to drop by the NHK Hall in Tokyo in 4 October for the ASEAN-Japan Music Festival.
“Let’s all enjoy the show as I’ll be with the other ASEAN artists. Soon, the experience will be seen on Philippine TV. See you there!” the 30-year-old said.
A total of 17 acts are set to grace the stage of the said festival. Japanese acts w-inds, Kanjani8, Natsuko Godai, JSB’s III Ryuji Imaichi and Hiroomi Tosaka, Ryotaro Sugi and Nogizaka46 will be joined by ASEAN artists namely Brunei’s Fakhrul Razi, Cambodia’s Preap Sovath, Indonesia’s Andien, Laos’ Alexandra Bounxouei, Malaysia’s Siti Nurhaliza, Myanmar’s Sai Sai Kham Leng, Singapore’s Taufik Batisah, Thailand’s Tachaphon Pholkongseng, Vietnam’s Dong Nhi and the Philippines’ Geronimo.
The festival coincides with the 45th anniversary of the ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, which aims to foster ties between the country and the regional organization.