The summer festie in Korea with arguably the best line-up, Jisan Valley Rock Music & Arts Festival is coming up. We're giving away a few tickets, so make sure you check Time Out Seoul's Facebook page, as well. This year, around 100 teams of musicians will rock 5 different stages including The V, Tune Up and Green Pampas set up freshly on Jisan Resort's vast green expanse. On top of that, the festival's offering exciting modern art installations created by some of Korea's most talented artists. The 3 days of music and festivities are filled with a number of big names as well as genre-busting, up-and-coming musicians. The line-up includes Gorillaz and Lorde, both of whom are performing in Korea for the first time, Sigur Rós, Gallant, Major Lazer, Diplo, Hyukoh, Nell, Dean, Glen Check and many more. As for the accommodation, there are several choices including resort packages, hotel packages and more affordable jjimjilbang packages. Of course, you can camp out, as well, and choose to rent out tents and amenities. Shuttles will run from Seoul Station, Yangjae Station, Icheon Bus Terminal and Gieung Station. Note that packed meals are allowed inside the site but store-bought foods such as fast foods and deliveries are not. Wheeled vehicles, RC toys, frisbees and balls aren’t allowed either. Be safe and enjoy the many shows!
It's 2 days of vaca happening in the middle of Seoul. Organized by Fake Virgin and Mixmag Korea, Holiday Land Festival brings The XX, Years & Years, Sampha, Rhye, NAO and more. The line-up is obviously incredible and it's especially exciting to have these artists who are all awesome live. Love music and wanting a beautiful city holiday? You know where to be this summer!
The world may be familiar with the sounds of mainstream K-pop, but it is the sounds of gugak (literally translated into ‘national music’) that are the authentic sounds unique to this country. Whether it’s court music or folk music, gugak is both complex and beautiful. Yeowoorak Festival is a musical festival dedicated to gugak and making it more understandable and approachable to both foreigners and Koreans alike. Now in its 8th edition, Yeowoorak has invited the country’s most appreciated gugak musicians to lead the shows. Fusion music blending traditional sounds with rock and even a mix of international sounds with a Korean twist will be part of the 25 team program. Lead by a former artistic director of the National Theater of Korea, the Yeowoorak Festival will be filled with a variety of performances, all of which will surely be an auditory sensation for all.
One Summer Night's Jazz is 2 days of jazz concerts happening at Banpo Hangang Park. The line-up is to be announced, but it should be great as the concerts are organized in association with Jarasum International Jazz Festival. And all of the programs will be offered free of charge.
Every third Saturday of each month between March and November, the lobby of the Seoul Museum of History will be transformed into a concert hall. The 2017 Talent Sharing Concert will showcase a theme, with the first one being ‘Music of the World: Spring in Rome’. The performances will include commentaries, a cappella and interactive programs for all to enjoy. The event is open to all for free and will run from 2pm to 3pm.
Gogung Concerts, also known as the Royal Palace Concerts, are a series of traditional Korean musical performances happening inside the confinements of two of the main Palaces of Seoul, Gyeongbokgung and Changgyeonggung. At Gyeongbokgung, the series of concerts will take place once during the day (3.30pm – 4.10pm) at Jagyeongjeon’s Flower Wall (residence of the Queen Mother) and once at night (8.00pm – 8.50pm) at Sujeongjeon Hall (former royal research institute in the 15th century). At Changgyeonggung Palace, evening concerts will be hosted at Tongmyeongjeon Hall (the King’s bedroom). The palatial mise en scene will be fantastically lit up, adding a dramatic effect you won’t be able to experience anywhere else in the world. These shows will be a treat for your eyes and ears for sure. Gyeongbokgung Day Concerts: Mar 20-Jun 30, Sep 1-Oct 30 (3.30pm-4.10pm) Gyeongbokgung Night Concerts: Apr 16-27, Jul 16-Jul 29, Aug 20-Sep 2, Sep 17, Sep 18 (8pm-8.50pm) Changgyeonggung Night Concerts: Apr 16-30, May 1-2, May 31-Jun 3, Jun 18-Jul 1, Jul 16-Jul 28 (8pm-8.50pm)