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Whether you wanna groove along to jazzy tunes or dance the night away with the hottest DJs, Korea has a great music festival to suit your tastes.

Here at 10 Magazine, we’ve compiled a list of 9 summer music festivals this summer, in order of when they’re happening!

1. Seoul Jazz Festival | Olympic Park

seoul jazz festivalKorea’s festival season will kick off with the Seoul Jazz Festival, a two-day fest that will take place at Seoul Jamsil Olympic Park. Held annually since 2007, the 12th edition will feature performances by Lauryn Hill, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Jessie J, Heize, Hyuk Oh, and more. There are only a limited amount of one-day passes left for 155,000KRW. For more information, check out Seoul Jazz Festival’sFacebook Page or official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of the Olympic Park on our 10 Directory.

More Information:

  • Music Genre: Jazz
  • Line up: Lauryn Hill, Branford Marsalis Quartet, Jessie J, Heize, Hyuk Oh, and more.
  • How Much: 155,000KRW (one day)
  • When: May 19 – 20
  • Where: Olympic Park

2. Seoul World DJ Festival | Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

world dj festival seoulEDM lovers can rejoice, as the Seoul World DJ Festival is coming soon. As the name suggests, the festival will feature a number of DJs from around the world, including big names like Porter Robinson, Black Tiger Sex Machine, and Boys Noize. The events are set to take place on May 26 and 27 at Jamsil Olympic Stadium. One day passes will cost 89,000 KRW, and two-day passes are priced at 119,000 KRW. For more information, check out World DJ Festival’s Facebook Page or official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium on our 10 Directory.

More Information:

  • Music Genre: EDM
  • Line Up: Porter Robinson, BTSM, Boys Noise, Seven Lions, and more.
  • How Much: 119,000KRW (two days) / 89,000KRW (one day)
  • When: May 26 – 27
  • Where: Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

3. Ultra Music Festival Korea | Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

ultra music festival seoulIf you’re big on EDM, chances are you’ve already heard of Ultra. With annual shows in over 20 cities all over the world, Ultra expanded to Seoul in 2012 as a two-day festival event. Due to its gaining popularity, Ultra Korea now lasts three days! This year’s performances will include big names such as The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Galantis and more! For more information, check out Ultra’s Facebook Page or official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium on our 10 Directory.

More Information:

  • Music Genre: EDM
  • Line Up: The Chainsmokers, David Guetta, Steve Angello, Galantis and more.
  • How Much: W300,000 (three days) / W130,000 (one day)
  • When: June 8-10
  • Where: Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

 4. Roleplay Music Festival | Nanji Hangang Park

Seoul Roleplay Music Festival

New to the South Korean festival scene: Roleplay Music Festival. Taking place at the end of June, this festival combines visual stimulation with amazing performances. RPM stylizes itself as the first grand costume EDM festival. Make sure to come in your wildest and craziest party outfit! Lovers of EDM should definitely check out this new festival. The line up will be announced soon on RPM’s official website and Facebook pageFor more information about the venue, check out the listing of Nanji Hangang Park on our 10 Directory.

More Information:

  • Music Genre: EDM
  • Line Up: TBA
  • How Much:  W100,000 (two days, early bird) / Other prices TBA
  • When: June 30 – July 1
  • Where: Nanji Hangang Park

Note: The information above is not yet confirmed. Once more information becomes available, we will update this article.


 5. 5tardium | Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

Seoul 5tardium music festival

5tardium is a crazy EDM festival, which celebrates its 5th birthday this year. It has partnered up with Mercedes-Benz to host this year’s party, themed “Starroad.” Giant LED displays, lasers, helium balloons and more will create a dreamy, out-of-space experience. Combined with great tunes from Blasterjaxx, Cat Dealers, Head Hunter, Bryan Kearney and more, this festival is a must-visit for EDM lovers. More information, check out 5tardium’s official website or Facebook pageFor more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium on our 10 Directory.

More Information:

  • Music Genre: EDM
  • Line Up: Blasterjaxx, Cat Dealers, Head Hunter, Bryan Kearney and more
  • How Much: W89,000 (1 day)
  • When: July 7 – 8
  • Where: Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

6. Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival | Songdo Moonlight Festival Park

incheon pentaport rock festivalIn the city of Incheon, you’ll find one of Korea’s biggest annual rock concerts. From August 10-12, Pentaport will host a flurry of amazing performers, such as Daybreak, Nine Inch Nails, The Bloody Beetroots and My Bloody Valentine. For more information, check out Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival’s  Facebook Page or official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Songdo Moonlight Festival Park on our 10 Directory.

More Information:

  • Music Genre: Rock
  • Line Up: Daybreak, Nine Inch Nails, The Bloody Beetroots and My Bloody Valentine
  • How Much: KRW120,000 (1 day); KRW200,000 (3 days)
  • When: August 10-12
  • Where: Songdo Moonlight Festival Park

Note: The information above is not yet confirmed. Once more information becomes available, we will update this article.


7. Seoul Soul Festival | TBA

seoul soul festival EDM or rock not your thing? No big. For all of you R&B, soul, and hip-hop lovers, Seoul Soul Festival is where it’s at. As one of the largest festivals of its kind in Asia, the Seoul Soul Festival has featured headliners such as Maxwell, Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, and BJ the Chicago Kid in the past. Dates for 2018 are TBA, but this festival will likely take place around mid-September this year. Be prepared to celebrate the start of fall with this groovy, chill festival. For more information, check out Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival’sFacebook Page or official website. Dates, ticket prices, and line-up to be announced soon!

More Information:

  • Music Genre: R&B, Soul, Hip-hop
  • Line Up: TBA
  • How Much: TBD
  • When: TBA (likely mid-September)
  • Where: TBA

Note: The information above is not yet confirmed. Once more information becomes available, we will update this article.


 8. World Club Dome Korea | TBA

world cup dome koreaWorld Club Dome is a club-meets-festival 3-day event. The event originated in Frankfurt, Germany, as the “biggest club in the world” and has now expanded into Asia, taking place in Korea for the first time last year. 2019’s line-up will include performances by EDM superstars Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Armin Van Buuren. For more information, check out World Club Dome’sFacebook Page or official website. 

More Information:

  • Music Genre: EDM
  • Line Up: Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Armin Van Buuren
  • How Much: Early bird: KRW105,000 (1 day), KRW162,500 (3 days)
  • When: September 14 – 16
  • Where: TBA

Note: The information above is not yet confirmed. Once more information becomes available, we will update this article.


 9. Spectrum Dance Music Festival | Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

spectrum dance music festivalSpectrum Dance Music Festival is similar to the Valley Rock Festival in the sense that you can expect to hear a huge variety of music genres here. This year’s festival will include performances by Alan Walker, DJ Snake, Don Diablo, Tokyo Machine. For more information, check out Spectrum Dance Music Festival’sFacebook Page or official website. For more information about the venue, check out the listing of Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium on our 10 Directory.

More Information:

  • Music Genre: EDM, hip-hop, k-pop and more
  • Line Up: Alan Walker, DJ Snake, Don Diablo, Tokyo Machine, and more
  • How much: 77,000KRW (early bird- 2 day) 187,000KRW (2 day)
  • When: September 8 – 9
  • Where: Seoul Jamsil Olympic Stadium

All photos courtesy of the respective festivals.

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