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Sunset at the Beachfront Electronic Dance Music Festival 2016: A Night Filled with Great Music, Sports Exhibition and Bikini Babes

Sunset at the Beachfront: Electronic Dance Music Festival 2016 was held last October 28, 2016 (Friday) at the Apple Tree Resort Hotel in Opol.

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Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

This rave party-like festival was presented by Apple Tree Resort and Hotel in celebration of Oktoberfest but outside the usual Halloween parties that have become part and parcel for the end of October in Cagayan de Oro.

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The event was divided into three parts; the beach volley, bikini open competition and the rave party.

Beach Volley 

The party started off at around 4:00 p.m. with a Beach Volleyball Competition from six registered teams mostly from Opol, Misamis Oriental. After a single round-robin and playoffs, Team CU emerged as the overall winner.

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Each team is composed of at least 3 or 4 players, but only 3 players could play at any time.

Bikini Open

This was followed around 6:00 p.m. by the Bikini Open competition. This was the first of its kind in the city since rave parties during the fiesta or other special occasions are bereft of such.

Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

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This is also given the fact that the venue of the dance festival is a beachfront, and that Cagayan de Oro is well known for its hot beauties.

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Of the seven beauties who ramped onstage for the title, three were eventually selected as the winners: an overall titlist with the 1st and 2nd runner-ups.

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Then, the Bombeats, a local dance group, performed a hip-hop dance number on stage. From here, the dancing began with the electronic dance music pulsing with every bass beat.

Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

Through the night a continuous laser light show was showing on the dance floor. A pyrotechnics show briefly interrupted the dancing, to the cheers of everyone present.

Rave Party

The rave party was spearheaded by MC Jared of Metro Davao City.

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Of course, the electronic dance festival was nothing without the lineup of awesome DJ’s. The official lineup on that night included:

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Photo Credit: Clement Dampal

Rain Man

A free-lance club DJ based in Cagayan de Oro, Rain man is also a college professor and a senior clinical instructor in surgery in one of the biggest Universities in the city.

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Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

Originally from Manila, he started his roots from being a hobbyist-mobile DJ. The passion for the music could not be contained and it continued at the 52nd Club in Central London where he played his music for most of the Filipino events and parties in the West End and Central London.

RB Banaag

Son of Cocoy Banaag, one of CDO’s original DJs, RB is one of the most sought after DJ’s in Cagayan de Oro.

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Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

He recently won as DJ of the Year in the Gold Star Daily Lifestyle Awards.

Chris Fox

One of Metro Davao’s sought after male DJs, Fox has been mixing up great music since he was a former DJ of both Killer Bee Davao and Magic 89.1.

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Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

He is currently a resident DJ at the Hybrid Davao.

Ms. Friday Rubriato

A former freelance model and brand ambassadress, Friday is one of Metro Davao’s breakout DJ’s. Her immense passion for music gives her a place in the industry and she is currently considered as one of Davao’s rising talents.

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Image Source | Facebook: Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (ATRH)

She started out as a resident DJ of STARR, the iconic nightlife destination in Davao. She was also a resident DJ for Wave Superclub, General Santos City, and is currently a resident DJ at the Acropolis Superclub, Davao City.

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