In Seoul, Hongdae famous for its urban arts, indie music and night life that gathers the Korean youth and international visitors. In short, a night out at Hongdae is synonym of fun and party. So there probably couldn’t be a better area to host the Zandari Festa.
Started in 2012, Zandari Festa quickly established itself as South Korea’s largest music showcase festival. 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 lets festival-goers entering all of Zandari Festa’s shows.
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 2014 received more than 500 applications and invited 215 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 2 – 4 and promises to be the most exciting edition of the festival yet!