Summer Music Festival update

By Dain

The next 3-4 months are so busy, especially for outdoor music festivals. It is MORE than just choosing either Jisan valley or Pentaport  (why not go to both), there are a whole lot more outdoor events happening from now until October.

Jisan Valley & Pentaport have both finalised their line-ups.  Like last year, Saturday for Jisan looks relatively mellow on the main stage, though its good to see Jang Kiha back. Best stick to the “Crazy for Crash” line-up in the tent. Just what will the Pet Shop Boys be like? Pentaport probably has the stronger Saturday (in my opinion) with LCD Soundsystem, Hoobastank and pretty much good rocking all day long.

Peace at the DMZ (don’t call it “Woodstock”) has announced their second lineup, including Santana, Simple Plan, Dead by Wednesday, Eddie Halliwell, Smile Empty Soul & other international acts. Local performers include Tacopy, Wiretap in My Ear, Achtung, Dr. Core 911, N.E.X.T., Napoleon Dynamite & more.

Summer Week&T has set the weekend after Jisan, August 7 & 8, and seems to be a Hip Hop and dance-oriented festival. Acts so far include Kanye West, Scottish performer/ producer Calvin Harris, Irish electro/indie group Two Door Cinema Club, Gildas, Does it Offend You, yeah?, dance duo autokratz, 80Kids, DIM and more.  Tix start at 120,000 won, and it’s to be held in Naksan Beach, on the east coast, near Seoraksan.  English information can be found here.

The annual Busan Rock Festival has announced some acts for the 3 day, free outdoor festival. Held in Busans Dadaepo Beach, it is now into it’s 11th year. So far Friday just has Japan’s Nontroppo & Yellow monsters, but Saturday has King Lychee (HK), Crying Nut, Americans Firehouse, Windy City & others. Sunday will see performances form YB, Guckasten, Super Kidd, Ynot?, Pia. What better way to set out of Seoul.

The Grand Mint Festival 2010 will be held October 23-24. No line-up has been announced yet, but tix are 80,000 won for both days. Check our previous line-ups to get an idea, and the Olympic Park setting for GMF is absolutely beautiful place to enjoy music.

Ssamzie Sound Festival, Lets Spris Rock festival and Global Gathering websites are up, but without details yet. Since we can expect them to be held in September/ October, there is no rush.

Choose wisely, shake your thang,  and wear sunscreen.

6 thoughts on “Summer Music Festival update

  1. According to Pollstar, Teenage Fanclub will be in Seoul at the end of October for Grand Mint.

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