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  • Writer's pictureMark Baccay

P-Pop Explosion and Everything We Know About 2022 PPOP

(Photos courtesy of PPOPCON)

As P-pop continues to thrive in the local and international music scene, the first-ever Pinoy Pop Convention (PPOPCON), a thrilling new P-Pop convention, welcomes all enthusiasts alike to witness the rise of P-pop on April 9 and 10, 2022!

Being the "first and largest event that celebrates Pinoy Pop music," 2022 PPOPCON promises an explosion of talent and an experience both fans and artists will never forget. Embodying the spirit of "by artists, for fans," the convention seeks to delight all P-Pop lovers with a plethora of activities every fan will surely enjoy.

During the 2022 PPOPCON hybrid press conference on Wednesday, March 30, Andhie Salutin, project head, said that the 2022 PPOPCON "aims to build and unify the ever-growing P-pop community." "It is a celebration not just for the fans but for the richness of diversity of Pinoy pop culture," she said.

(Photos courtesy of PPOPCON)

Apart from the media conference, the 2022 PPOPCON kicked off with a series of live-ticket selling events, mall shows, artist activities, and Wish Bus performances that further ignited the excitement of the PPOP community. It is billed as the first and largest event that celebrates Pinoy Pop music and is eyed to elevate PPOP in the international music scene.

What to expect for 2022 PPOPCON?

Oh, are you asking us? Here's the tea, bestie. As we said, 2022 PPOPCON is the must-attended event for everyone who wants to mingle with their idols, watch a great show, buy P-POP stuff like merch, albums, etc., and make friends with the fellows. With so much to see and experience at 2022 PPOPCON, fans are indeed in for a treat!

2022 PPOPCON understands the importance of having a community that allows you to fangirl/fanboy with others just like you! That is why the two-day weekend event will also include a Concert that will be at the Araneta Coliseum on April 10, 2022, 3 PM - 7 PM PHT. And a Convention that will be at the New Frontier Theater starting April 9, 2022, 10 AM PHT, until April 10, 2022, 8 PM PHT.

As previously announced, 2022 PPOPCON will feature stage performances from this great line-up: SB19, 4th Impact, Alamat, Press Hit Play, 1st.One, VXON, MNL48, BGYO, BINI, KAIA, PPOP Generation, DAYDREAM, R.Rules, G22, Calista, and DIONE.

“We are so excited and happy na makasama namin ang aming ka-P-pop groups (that we’ll be with our fellow P-pop groups)…. So happy to say na dumadami na tayo (that we’re growing),” MNL48 said.

SB19, the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated for Billboard Music Awards for Top Social Artist, also shared their excitement for the event. “We’re actually very proud kasi they have joined in this battle – a battle na para i-prove sa buong mundo na kaya ng mga Pilipino makipagsabayan internationally at syempre, maipalaganap ang culture natin,” they said.

The event will also serve as the first time for most participating groups to perform close to their fans since some of them made their debut during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Now, we have everyone here and I believe there’s strength in numbers. Someday, magkakaroon na talaga ng P-pop na genre na makikilala all over the world,” SB19 said. “Yung mga grupo dito, magkakaibigan kami. We share one heart. Buhay na buhay ‘yung pusong Pinoy sa amin, and our fans do have that as well. Hindi malabo na makilala ‘yung kultura ng Pilipinas sa buong mundo,” they added.

Is it safe?

You may be wondering whether attending and meeting your P-pop Idols is safe? Definitely! 2022 PPOPCON not only aims to make you feel closer to your idols but also feel safe. During the 2-day hybrid event, Health and Safety protocols will be strictly observed and implemented by the production and artists to ensure that everyone will enjoy it without worrying.

Audiences will also be required to present vaccination cards with complete doses. So, if you are not yet vaccinated, here is your sign! Production and technical staff will observe the same protocols and undergo COVID19 Testing.

The program will run for a maximum of four (4) hours, including an intermission in between the duration of the show, so audiences will also be monitored to observe social distancing and wearing of face masks.

You can check the 2022 PPOPCON website for more COVID-19 protection-related questions.

How about the ticket prices and details?

Tickets for the April 9-10 convention at the New Frontier Theater and the April 10 concert at the Araneta Coliseum are still on sale via and Ticket prices start at P1,000 for General Admission seats. Other seats include Upper Box (P2,000), Lower Box (P3,000), Patron B (P4,000), Patron A (P4,500), and VIP (P5,500).

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