Music plays a big role in each of our lives; evoking certain feelings in us, taking us back to a specific memory, helping us concentrate or setting the mood for a good time. With our generation’s need for earphones and the latest remixes, music is an essential part of our day and without it our lives would feel bare and incomplete. But there’s nothing better than jamming out to your favorite artists live. Here are 6 concerts to look forward to in 2014:

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (March 16)

Eager to hear the upbeat and lively tunes crafted by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’? Wait no further because the hip-hop, grammy-winning, duo from Seattle is coming to Manila on March 16. They’re hit singles include “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us”, and “Same Love”.

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(Photo from: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/2013/12/macklemorelewis2014.html)

2. Bruno Mars (March 22)

With his “high-range and exceptional tone”, Bruno Mars is evolving into the Michael Jackson of our generation. His voice can win the hearts of many, and he’s the kind of performer that would truly entertain people from all ages. He returns to Manila for his Moonshine Jungle World Tour on March 22.

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(Photo from: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/2013/12/brunomars2014.html)

3. The 1975  (March 28 – 29)

Known for their hit singles, “Chocolate”, “Girls”, and “The City”, as well as their dislike for being classified as “mainstream”, the English alternative-indie rock band called The 1975 are set to perform in Ayala Malls on March 28 and 29.

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(Photo from: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/2014/01/the19752014.html)

4. Forever Summer featuring Alesso (April 5)

Although it may not be summertime for the Bearcats, the Close-Up Forever Summer Festival is bound to motivate you to get through the last 2 months of school. The festival features Alesso, the Swedish DJ, who has produced hits such as “City of Dreams”, and “Years”.

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(Photo from: http://www.philippineconcerts.com/foreign/closeup-forever-summer-2014/)

5. Wanderland Music Festival (May 17)

Nostalgic over Dougy Mandagi’s soulful voice or Neon Trees’ thrilling set at last year’s Wanderland? Perfectly scheduled right after the week of exams, the festival is set to bring a fresh-new lineup for everyone to hear on May 17.

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(Photo from: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/2014/01/wanderland2014.html)

6. Taylor Swift (June 6)

Whether you need a shoulder to cry on or a friend to have a great time with, Taylor Swift’s the ideal person for you. The American singer-songwriter and seven time Grammy winner is coming to Manila on June 5 for her RED tour. With her charitable and lively personality, Taylor’s concert might be the perfect way to kick-off the summer.

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(Photo from: http://manilaconcertscene.blogspot.com/2014/02/taylorswift2014.html)

Compiled by: Maxine Alindogan

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