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10 Summer Music Festivals in Seoul, Korea 2019

Relieve your stress and enjoy your weekend in music this summer in Korea! At 10 Mag, we compiled a list of 2019’s music festivals, and there’s something for everyone, with EDM, Rock, K-pop, Hip-hop, and even Indie festivals.

Dream Concert | Kpop | Mapo-gu, Seoul

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For the Kpop fans out there, Dream Concert is THE event to attend! Considered as the number 1 event for Kpop in Korea, this concert takes places every year in Seoul, since 1995. This year, the lineup will be composed of some of the hottest and biggest names of the K-pop: Taemin, Red Velvet, NCT Dream, Mamamoo, Astro and more to be confirmed.

For ticketing and venue information, check the Dream Concert Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: Taemin, Red Velvet, NCT Dream, Mamamoo, Ha Sung Woon (Wanna One), Lovelyz, Oh My Girl, Astro, CLC, The Boyz, DIA, (G)I-dle, JBJ95, TRCNG, 1the9, Park Bom, Hong Jin-young, etc.
  • When: May 18, 2019

Greenplugged | Indie | Mapo-gu, Seoul

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Greenplugged Seoul is held every year at Nanji Han River Park, around mid-May. As it names suggests, this an environmentally-friendly music festival, and thus all the festival’s printing is done on recycled paper and soy ink. Often referred to as Korea’s Coachella, this festival features seven different stages, where you will be able to enjoy various genres of music, from rock, R&B, Hip-pop, indie music to electronic.

For ticketing and venue information, check the Greenplugged Directory listing.

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  • Line up: NELL, YB, GOD, H a lot, The vane, Punch, and more.
  • When: May 18 – 19, 2019

Seoul Jazz Festival | Various |Songpa-gu, Seoul

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Held annually since 2007, the Seoul Jazz Festival is a two-day festival that will take place in Songpa-gu. For this year’s festivities, famous international and Korean artists will join, like Clean Bandit, Rudimental, Fitz and The Tantrums, Dean, Crush, Leehi, and many others. 1-day pass and 2-days passes are available.

For ticketing and venue information, check the Seoul Jazz Festival Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: Clean Bandit, Rudimental, Fitz and The Tantrums, Dean, Crush, Leehi, and more
  • When: May 25 – 26, 2019

Seoul World DJ Festival | EDM | Gwacheon-si

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EDM lovers, the Seoul World DJ Festival is coming on June 1st and 2nd! Every year the venue features many DJs coming from all around the world. This year, the festival will take place at Seoul Land, an amusement park in the south part of Seoul. The line-up for 2019 as yet to be released, so stay tuned as this page will be updated.   

For ticketing and venue information, check the Seoul World DJ Festival Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: TBA
  • When: June 01 – 02, 2019

DMZ Peace Train Music Festival | Various | Cheorwon-gun

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DMZ Peace Train Music Festival is an annual festival celebrating its second anniversary this year. The purpose of this festival is “Through music, let’s transcend politics, economy, ideology, and experience freedom and peace”, which can explain the location of the festival right next to the DMZ separating South and North Korea. The festival will feature many artists, including Korean indie-rock band Hyukoh, John Cale from the Velvet Underground, Cui Jian aka “the father of Chinese rock”, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Guampara Music from Cuba, and many others.

For ticketing and venue information, check the DMZ Peace Train Music Festival Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: Hyukoh, John Cale, Cui Jian, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Guampara Music, Palma, and more.
  • When: June 05 – 09, 2019

Ultra Music Festival Korea | EDM | Songpa-gu, Seoul

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Who hasn’t heard of Ultra? With annual shows in over 20 cities all over the world, Ultra is considered as the world’s no.1 festival. In Korea, it’s no doubt the hottest festival to attend with locals, as well as celebrities and Instagram stars who come to party throughout the day. This year’s performances will include big names such as Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Virtualself and many others.

For ticketing and venue information, check the Ultra Music Festival Korea Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Virtualself and more.
  • When: June 07, 08, 09

IT’S A FEST! | Rock, Alternative | Muui Island, Incheon

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IT’S A FEST! is a free rock festival organized by World Domination, Inc. and taking place on June 15th and 16th. IT’S A FEST! has a lineup of nearly 20 bands, with some of the best punk, ska, and alternative bands Korea has to offer along with some special guests from outside of Korea. This beach festival will feature beach bungalows, camping, bbq, bonfires….  everything you need to start your summer right.

For venue information, check the IT’S A FEST Directory listing.

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  • Line up: Iman’s League, Half-Asleep, The Sino Hearts, Lazybone, Galaxy Express and more.
  • When: June 15 – 16

5tardium | EDM |Mapo-gu, Seoul

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For its 6th birthday, 5tardium music festival is going all out with a newly designed Pentagon shaped stage, improved sound equipment, and better lightings, visuals, and lasers. Prepare for 2 crazy days of EDM with performers such as SAID THE SKY, Darren Styles, SASASAS, Markus Schulz, Sullivan King, ZOMBOY, PEGBOARD NERDS and others.  

For ticketing and venue information, check the 5tardium Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: SAID THE SKY, Darren Styles, SASASAS, Markus Schulz, Sullivan King, ZOMBOY, PEGBOARD NERDS and others.
  • When: June 29 – 30

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival | Rock | Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

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Each year around August, one of Korea’s biggest annual rock concerts is held in the city of Incheon. Many Korean and international bands will take the stage at this major outdoor music festival, such as Two Door Cinema Club, Steel Heart, Romantic Punch, YB, Weezer, The Vamps, Riot Kids, The Rose and more.

For ticketing and venue information, check the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: Two Door Cinema Club, Steel Heart, Romantic Punch, YB, Weezer, The Vamps, Riot Kids, The Rose, etc.
  • When: August 09 – 11

Spectrum Dance & Music Festival | EDM, Hip-hop, Kpop | TBA

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Spectrum Dance & Music Festival is back this year with its “Project Humanoid” theme. You will be able to experience different performances with fantastic stages, but also various genres of music. This year’s lineup is yet to be released.

For ticketing and venue information, check the Spectrum Dance & Music Festival Directory listing.

More Information:

  • Line up: TBA
  • When: September 7 – 8, 2019

If you love music and art, you can also check out Big Day South Festival!

Note: Once more information becomes available, we will update this article.

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