Ansan M Valley Rock Festival


The festival returns with a line-up as hot as the first year it started, its biggest rival, Pentaport, by a mile. Big names from Friday night include Noel Gallagher from the domestically beloved Oasis and progressive-house performer deadmau5 (remember how he rocked Lollapalooza 2013?) while Saturday night fights back with EDM duo The Chemical Brothers and electro punk band Idiotape.

True music fans, however, are going for the show on Sunday night when English drum and bass band Rudimental (even better live, by the way) will be paired with the Foo Fighters. Lead singer Dave Grohl’s name shines back all to the glory days of Nirvana but this is the first time The Foo Fighters are stepping on Korean soil. Together for 20 years but still producing great albums, they’ve been playing to full houses all over Europe. Ansan’s also gone and rounded up all the hottest in up and coming Korean names—the ones that are being buzzed about right now.

All the complaints you had about Ansan before? They’ve been listening: the soil has been resituated so that the ground won’t get so muddy and the entrance to the festival will be made so that you don’t have to do a ten minute walk in the heat. Our advice? Don’t get a hotel, but camp on site because everything’s pretty far. The festival takes place in late July but start your playlists now.

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