Korea’s Biggest music showcase festival is just around the corner. Zandari Festa will take place in Seoul district Hongdae between October 2nd and 4th.
The festival is similar to events like SXSW, Focus Wales, and the former set up of Liverpool Sound City; with shows spread across many different locations and festival-goers able to move between venues with wristbands. All different styles of music are showcased at Zandari, from pop to metal. Back in 2013 Crayon Pop made a surprise appearance, backed by trash metal band L.O.D. – we’re serious, check out the video!

Of course most of us are unable to attend the festival, but why not learn a little more about it and the artists? Maybe you can put it on your bucket list!

Started in 2012, Zandari Festa takes place annually in Seoul’s hub of youth culture and indie music: Hongdae. For three days each October, Zandari Festa brings together acts and industry professionals for concerts and conferences. An impressive 261 acts from around the world will perform as part of Zandari Festa this year, with over 20 clubs and two outdoor stages as their venue!

Not only does Zandari create a stage for both establish acts and exciting up-and-comers from South Korea’s thriving indie scene, the festival is also growing as an important global event. Last year’s festival has more than a dozen other countries represented at the event.
In interesting news this year brings the collaboration ofZandari Festa with Liverpool Sound City, giving the British Indie festival the opportunity to take even more acts to Seoul.

READ MORE: Liverpool Sound City teams up with Hongdae’s Zandari Festa

This year Zandari Festa promises to be the most exciting edition of the festival yet! We decided to get the lowdown on Zandari from artists themselves.

So we decided to get the lowdown on Zandari from the artists themselves!

Here’s what Annie Ko, vocalist and synthesizer player for Korean electro-rock band Love X Stereo, had to say about the festival. The group played Zandari in 2012 and are returning this year