CEBU, Philippines – The 37th season of UP Cookout will be more than just a simple camp-out of students not only from the University of the Philippines Cebu but also for everyone. This year, UP Cookout is back with the circus in townthis November 11, 2016 to November 12, 2016 from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 a.m at UP Cebu grounds.
Over the years, the event has grown bigger and better, giving full entertainment to the
university’s constituents through showcasing different talents of UP Cebu students to renowned artists from both the local and national music industry.
UP Cookout 2016 will culminate with the title “Youtopia”. The theme-title aims to inspire, properly educate and raise awareness to Filipino netizens on the horrors plaguing social media, and to remind them on the importance of online etiquette and credible sources of information. “We’re now deep in the digital revolution and we all know of the recent toxicity spewing from social media platforms. As digital natives, we should take the initiative to respond to this growing issue before it actually becomes an extremely, serious threat to our lives,” said Melanie Ruth Bolo, Youtopia’s over-all production director.
Youtopia will also be bringing back the roots of Cookout, wherein students and attendees will be cooking their food at the heart of the party.
Performers and special guests will give their best shot for the biggest, grandest and most
fabulous show in the year as a modest and humble step on calling out everyone to “Revive Your Senses. Return to Reality”.
Impressive Line-Up of Judges
The homegrown talents and creativity of UP Cebu students will be featured in UP Cookout
2016: Youtopia’s three segments: Bandahan – “Masquerade, Sayawan – “Feast of Fools”, Kantahan -“Carnival Calls”, and in the main segment which is Rampahan – “The Prestige”. To add to the hype, Youtopia boasts an impressive line-up of judges which include Vispop 2.0 winner Jerika Teodorico and Band, Vispop-genre composer Kurt Fick, dancer-of-all-seasons Monica Orellano, Sinulog Festival Queen Yanny Penserga and Miss Cebu 2015 Wynonah Buot.
Performances From VisPop Winners
Attendees will also get the chance to rock in the live performances of famed Cebuano rock
bands Dama de Noche, Skankin Brews, Honeydrop, and Powerspoonz. More Vispop Music
Festival icons are joining the circus such as Vispop 2.0 winner Jewel Villaflores and Vispop 4.0 performer Kenneth Corvera.
And for the first time in the history of UP Cookout, Drop Decay and CUESHE will be playing livein UP Cebu grounds!
UP Cookout is an event that has continually been successful but it can still grow to the best of its potential with the support of partners. This year, the organizers expect 3,0000 students and spectators from various universities in Metro Cebu to flock in and join the whole circus-y fun!
Come one, come all for P100, attendees can experience and witness first-hand a night full ofvariousactivities – just like in a real circus.
For further details, please visit the event’s official Facebook page
UP Cookout 2016: Youtopia is presented by UP Cebu Student Council and Paper Plane
Productions, and is in partnership with the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and
Publishers (FilScap). This event is co-presented by Ayala Center Cebu, Globe
Telecommunications, and Coca-Cola FEMSA.