IN PHOTOS: Yuna, The Ting Tings, Explosions in the Sky, and more at Wanderland 2017

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Aside from well-loved local bands, international acts, such as R&B songstress Yuna, pulled music fans together in Wanderland 2017. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — This year’s Wanderland featured 16 acts — half of which are local bands, and half are international. On a sunny Saturday afternoon, teenagers and twenty-somethings came together, wearing their summer’s best, sipping iced tea, while waiting for their favorite bands to play. Amid selfies, neon signs, hotdogs, and burgers, friends greeted each other, “Who did you come for?”

“Lany and Honne,” the teenagers would answer. “The Ting Tings and Purity Ring,” the older kids would say. No matter who — or which generation — the crowd maintained their enthusiasm for all acts in the lineup, including the local bands, who would turn the audience into fresh fans.

As the sun was setting on the grounds of Filinvest City, the night was getting wilder with the tension felt across the crowd, their toes curling as they take in the rush of watching a band they’ve been aching to see their whole lives.

Photo-104.jpg Katie White and Jules De Martino of The Ting Tings. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-57.jpg Alternative band Lany from California is the first in line of international acts to play at Wanderland. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-74.jpg Andy Clutterbuck of Honne, an electronic duo from UK. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-62.jpg People took pictures by the neon signs in the middle of the festival grounds. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-71.jpg R&B singer-songwriter Yuna from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-84.jpg American post-rock band Explosions in the Sky. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-97.jpg Megan James of Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-113.jpg Dougy Mandagi of The Temper Trap. It's the rock band's second time to play for Wanderland this year. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE

Photo-22.jpg Music fans come together at the festival to watch their favorite bands, but most of all, to simply have a good time. Photo by KAREN DE LA FUENTE