Zandari Festa takes over Hongdae

Zandari Festa will take place in Hongdae from Oct 2nd – 4th and is Korea’s biggest music showcase festival. The fest is similar to events like SXSW in the US or The Great Escape in the UK where shows are spread out across many different clubs and fest-goers are given wristbands that allows them to hop between venues.

Started in 2012, Zandari Festa quickly established itself as South Korea’s largest music showcase festival. The annual event takes place in Seoul’s Hongdae area, the epicenter of youth culture in South Korea and ground zero for the country’s indie music scene. For three days each October, Zandari Festa brings together acts and music industry professionals from around the world for concerts and conferences at more than 20 unique venues around Hongdae. One wristband allows festival-goers access to all of Zandari Festa’s shows.

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Along with showcasing established acts and exciting up-and-comers from South Korea’s burgeoning indie scene, with each passing year Zandari Festa has placed a greater emphasis on becoming a truly global event. At 2012’s inaugural Zandari Festa, acts from two other countries traveled to Seoul to perform. However by 2014, more than a dozen countries had artists representing them at the festival. By attracting more international talent, Zandari Festa has been able to expose audiences to a wider range of musical talent and has helped build bridges that have allowed for both Korean and overseas artists and Korean and overseas music companies to better communicate, work together, and learn from each other.

Zandari Festa Final

Zandari Festa 2014 received more than 600 applications and invited 261 acts to perform over the duration of the event’s three days to an enthusiastic crowd of music fans, journalists, and industry professionals. Zandari Festa 2015 will take place from October 2nd – 4th and promises to be the most exciting edition of the festival yet!

Check out the 2014 Zandari Festa video below



Tickets are available online at Zandari Festa.

One-day tickets — 25,000 won (advance) / 30,000 won (door)
Two-day tickets — 45,000 won (advance) / 50,000 won (door)
Delegate pass (includes entrance to all of Zandari’s events over the course of the fest’s three days) — 100,000 wonZandartickets1 Zandaritickets2

Be sure to check out Zandari Festa on Twitter and Facebook for more pictures and info.

Pictures via Zandari Festa

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