Remember the saying, April showers bring May flowers but in the case of the Korean music scene May brings the festivals. The weather in Korea is beautiful in May. The humidity hasn’t hit full force, everything is green and in bloom and the sun is out. The time that everyone wants to be outside and doing things. What is a better way to celebrate than to go listen to some great music.Here are some wonderful music festivals happening in May!
1. Seoul Jazz Festival
Date: Buddha’s Birthday weekend-Saturday, May 23rd-May 25th
Price: 3 day tickets 287,000
2 day tickets (either 5/23-24 or 5/24-25) 190,000
1 day ticket (day of 137,000/presale 123,000
Location: Olympic Park
Bands: International- Chick Corea and Herbie Hancok, Sergio Mendes, Mika, Bebel Giberto, Caro Emerald, The Cardigans and many more
Korean- Kiha & the Faces, Daybreak, Standing Egg, Sultan of the Disco, Rock n’ Roll Radio and many more.
Website: Seoul Jazz Festival official website
2. GreenPlugged Festival
Date: Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th
Price: 1 day: 77,000
2 days :119,000
Location:Nanji Hangang Park
Bands: YB and many more bands
Website: Korean only but you can look on AngloInfo’s What’s On page for more information.