Ben&Ben represents Philippines in ASEAN-Korean ROUND Festival 2020

Ben&Ben ASEAN-Korean Round Festival
Ben&Ben will be performing with fellow influential Southeast Asian artists in ROUND Festival 2020. Photo from Ben&Ben IG.

Indie folk-pop band Ben&Ben will be representing the Philippines in the upcoming online ROUND Music Festival organized this year by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Korea.

“Ben&Ben will be representing the Philippines in Korea ~ online! we’re part of the ASEAN – Korea Music Festival, ROUND Festival,” Ben&Ben announced in a Facebook post on December 1, 2020.

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The lone Filipino act will be performing with some of the most influential music figures from 11 Southeast Asian countries including “Small World Small Band” from Cambodia, “Charlie Lim” from Singapore, and “Zamaera” from Malaysia, as well as South Korean artists “DAYBREAK”, “Sunwoojunga”, “SORAN”, “Song So Hee with 2nd Moon”, “Hoppipolla”, “George”, and “Elaine”, among others.

Korea’s ROUND Festival is taking on a digital platform due to COVID-19 restrictions on physical gatherings and will instead be streamed live worldwide on December 6, 2020, via YouTube, Facebook, and television network KBS1 for Korean viewers.

Select viewers online can get the chance to communicate in real-time with the artists themselves as well as access to pre-rehearsals and other limited-edition goods offered by the Korean festival by becoming part of the global “participating audience” in the virtual gathering of ASEAN artists through this link.

ROUND 2020 is supported by the ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The festival aims to connect Southeast Asian nations through popular music shared by global artists.

Formed in 2015, Ben&Ben has been named the Philippines’ Artist of the Year on Spotify and earlier soared 19 notches on the Global Billboard Social 50 Chart, overtaking artists from the United States.

The 9-piece Filipino band led by brothers Miguel and Paolo Benjamin has donated funds for COVID-19 efforts through the launch of their new single “Doors” and their virtual Facebook live concert which raised over 2.7 million pesos in an hour to support Filipino medical frontliners.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the members of the Filipino band Ben&Ben who will be representing the Philippines in the ASEAN-Korean ROUND Festival 2020!

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