Frontrow Hot Air Balloon Festival 2019 is all about fun, bigger and bolder activities at a more accessible venue at Clark Global City. It is another exciting and action packed weekend as Clark paved the way for the much anticipated annual event. Eye-popping, larger-than-life hot air balloons in all shapes and sizes from professional balloonists from different parts of the world will wow the audience at sunrise ready for that IG worthy shots.
Some of the guests were even able to tick one item off their bucket list, when they got the chance to ride the tethered balloons. Definitely you won’t want to miss this jaw-dropping moments of their year!
Frontrow Hot Air Balloon Jam-packed weekend
This year’s HABF was filled with activities for guests at any age. Kids had a blast at the inflatable and slide attractions, magic show, bubble show, and cartoon character shows. The adults got to enjoy a wide selection of food and shopping choices, and were treated to a nightly concert featuring some of the hottest local bands such as Slapshock on Friday, Kamikazee on Saturday and SM City Clark Castaway bands Ely Buendia, Hale, and Unique Salonga on Sunday.
Motor Sports Event
Car and motor sports enthusiasts had their treat at the Frontrow Hot Air Balloon Festival, as it is the host event of some of the most anticipated motor sports event, which include the National Drift Championship, National Slalom Series, Philippine Rally cross Series, and Philippine Autocross Championship Series. The Philippine Autocross Championship series was dominated by Carlos Anton (37.61 in FWD Class), Inigo Anton (38.05 in FWD Class), Estefano Rivera (38.27 in FWD Class), Jevoy Moreno (39.80 in EMC Class), and Mikko Briones (39.88 in EMB Class), who were named Overall Top 5.
Rally Cross Winners
Rally Cross winners are, Choy Mabunay, Harly David, and Tygr Espino for Group 1; Steve Acayan, Paul Santos, and Mon Dimapilis for Group 2; Louie Camacho, Mon Dimapilis, and Paul Santos for Group 3; John Dizon, Marvin Susara, and Paul Santos for Group 4; Johnsy Reyes, David Feliciano, and Charlie Cruz for Open Class; JC David, Jerome Arcenas, and Allan Sarmiento for UV Class; Aldrich Garcia and Keanu Dominado for AWD Class; Jun Magno and Raab Hizon for RWD Class.
Frontrow Hot Air Balloon Festival Dance Competition
Additionally, the Frontrow Hot Air Balloon Festival was also the event that hosted the dance competition that gathered 11 dance groups from different cities. Bagging the 3rd place is United Boys from Pampanga, 2nd place was cornered by Junior FMD Extreme from Marikina, while another group from Marikina, Kingdom Warriors, took home the 1st place slot.
The winners were adjudged as the best by a panel of experts in the field of dance, including Gab Valenciano an award winning dancer, music producer and performer, he is also the a creative director and top earner for Frontrow International; Tet Andolong, a former Dyna Dancer and the editor of the Motoring, Property and Journey sections of Business Mirror; and Samantha Regino former street, jazz and contemporary dancer and the present marketing manager of Backstage Events.
The Frontrow Hot Air Balloon Fest was sponsored by Frontrow International, co-presented by SM City Clark, powered by Phoenix Pulse Technology, and in partnership with Clark Global City, Leechiu Property Consultants, and Holy Grill. Cebu Pacific Air is the official airline partner. Other supporters of the event are: NLEX/SCTEX, Dickies Philippines, San Miguel Brewery, The Medical City Clark, Pioneer Life Inc., and PAGCOR. Media partners include Business Mirror, Autocar, The Manila Times, and Wheelsph. While, Backstage Events is the official event management partner of the The Frontrow Hot Air Balloon Fest.
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