With Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival and Summer Sonic Festival both announcing their first wave of acts, rock lovers in Korea eagerly await which performers will make it over the sea for Pentaport, Jisan Valley Rock Festival and ETP Fest this year (and maybe for Busan Rock, too – Ed). Korean festivals usually bring over a select few of the many International artists that Japanese fans get to enjoy.
Well, in a cryptic move, Jisan Valley Rock Festival organizers have released a poster for this year’s event, which has several band names featured in subtle ways. Names included are Muse, Massive Attack and Belle & Sebastian can be found, among possible others. We sit here with baited breath waiting for more confirmation.
Here’s the Jisan poster.
Summer Sonic released their first lineup yesterday, and it includes Jay Z, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Pixies, The Offspring among other acts (including A-Ha, Nickleback and Slash???). Which ones will Seo Taiji and company bring over? Last years ETP Fest saw NIN, Limp Bizkit and Keane come to Korea. Bring on Summer!
UPDATE: Ed. – Pentaport has updated its site. Still no news about bands, but it has a new video on the home page. And apparently a new location — Dream Park. There is a Korea Times article repeating most of our information here.