Ylona Garcia Smashes Her Main Stage Debut at Head in the Clouds Thoughts+Photos: Ylona Garcia at 88rising's Head In The Clouds 8/21/22
LOS ANGELES, CA–
“…Day two of Head in the Clouds was marked by a quiet excitement. After seeing their favorite artists on day one– Joji, Keshi, CHUNG HA, Jay Park, and more– festival goers were filled with anticipation about what the next day had to offer. Personally, I was looking forward to seeing Jackson Wang’s Magic Man stage, especially because he was unable to perform at the festival in 2019. However, day two was filled with tremendous talent from around the world.
The main stage of Head In The Clouds day two opened up with Ylona Garcia. The Filipino-Australian singer rose to prominence during her participation in Pinoy Big Brother:737, where she finished as runner-up. Receiving praise for her acting, dancing, and confidence, Ylona released her first solo single, “Dahan-Dahan Lang,” in 2016 and signed with 88rising’s sublabel, Paradise Rising, which focuses on Filipino artists.
Garcia had performed at the previous Head in the Clouds Festival on the Double Happiness stage, but this year marked her first time performing on the Main stage. And she killed it. Moving from the Double Happiness stage to the Main stage highlights her growth as an artist, and for good reason.
Coming out in a custom body suit and platform boots– all spray painted with her logo– she looked stunning. During her 20-minute set, she showcased her soulful voice and stage presence, interacting with fans and performing both original songs like “Entertain Me” and covers like Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy.” Ylona Garcia is only twenty years old, but her performance at Head in the Clouds cements her artistry and speaks heavily to her potential. I can’t wait to see where her career takes her and what music she releases next…”
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