From May, Korea’s weather gets warm and sunny, which also means music festival season is coming! It is always better to check out the upcoming music festivals in Korea in 2019 so that you can book your tickets with the best deals!
You have a wide range of choices, including Hip-Hop, EDM, Jazz, Rock, and R&B. Find out the must-go music festivals in Korea this year!
1. 2019 Incheon World Music Fiesta (May 25)
- Date: May 25, 2019 (Sat)
- Venue: Incheon Namdong Asiad Rugby Field, Incheon
- Line-up: Jay Park, Haon, Nafla, Loopy, Changmo, DPR Live, Sik-k, Hangzoo, Boi B, Geegooin, Hash Swan, Keem Hyo Eun, and more.
Incheon World Music Fiesta is the trendiest hip-hop festival in Korea, featuring the hottest Korean hip-hop artists from Show Me the Money (a popular rapping competition show on Mnet). Rappers from major hip-hop labels will be performing this year, including Jay Park, Haon, Nafla, Loopy, Changmo and many more. There are also Trazy Exclusive VIP tickets, which offer the VIP zone at the best spot, express entry via VIP gate, and unlimited beer. Only the limited number of tickets are available so book now!
2. NBA Buzzer Beat Festival 2019 (Jul 13)
- Date: Jul 13, 2019 (Sat)
- Venue: KBS Arena, Seoul
- Line-up: Beenzino, The Quiett, Zion. T, Loopy, Nafla, BewhY, Superbee, Nucksal, Penomeco, Uneducated Kid, Deepflow, Colde, and more
The annual NBA Buzzer Beat Festival is back again this year to present you a wild day filled with rap and street dance performances! This year, some of Korea’s biggest rappers, such as Beezino, Zion. T, The Quiett, BewhY, and Nucksal will be heating up the stage with their hit songs. There will also be street dance crews who will win your hearts over with their impressive moves. Plus, there will be fun games and activities that will get your adrenaline pumping, so don’t miss out! Trazy is currently offering a huge discount on this trendy event, so make sure to get your tickets before it’s too late!
3. KB Rapbeat Festival (Sep 28)
- Date: Sep 28, 2019 (Sat)
- Venue: Seoul Land, Gyeonggi-do
- Line-up: Beenzino, E Sens, The Quiett, Zico, Zion.T, Loopy, Nafla, Paloalto, Colde with Wavy, Penomeco, and more.
KB Rapbeat Festival is an annual hip-hop festival with the biggest names in the Korean hip-hop and rap scene, right near Seoul. This festival is known for bringing out top stars with powerful beats, unique voices, and expressive lyrics. With Beenzino, The Quiett, Zico, and Zion. T being part of this year’s lineup, you’ll feel the powerful energy coming through to get your blood pumping!
4. SKA Super Swag Festival (Oct 26)
- Date: Oct 26, 2019 (Sat)
- Venue: Incheon Namdong Gymnasium
- Line-up: Zico, Crush, Penomeco, BewhY, DPR Live, Giriboy and more
Don’t you want to see all the top tier Korean hip-hop artists like Zico, BewhY and DPR Live perform? Head over to SKA Super Swag Festival for powerful verses and intense beats. At the festival, you will certainly get to feel the energy of all the A-list stars. What’s more, is that with Trazy, you can get the VIP standing seats, where you will see all your favorite artists perform up close. So, don’t miss this awesome opportunity to immerse in the funky energy of hip-hop music!
5. 2019 Monster M Festival (Dec 21~22)
- Date: Dec 21~22, 2019 (Sat~Sun)
- Venue: Sejong University Convention Center
- Line-up: Beenzino, Yumdda, Jjangyou, G-Soul, Sik-K, pH-1, Woodie Gochild, HAON, ZICO, DEAN (you.will.knovv), Penomeco, Vinxen and more!
Are you ready for a monstrous night of fun? Kakao M presents the 2019 Monster M Festival – what is going to be the hottest two days of hip hop and R&B festivities in the cold of December. As its name suggests, a line-up of true monstrosity awaits you with some of the biggest names in the hip hop industry set to perform. Featuring Beenzino, Yumdda, HAON, ZICO, DEAN (you.will.knovv), Vinxen and many more, nothing should stop you from enjoying this jaw-dropping line-up of artists perform at the Monster M Festival!
6. OranC Mix Max Hip Hop Festival (Dec 28)
- Date: Dec 28, 2019 (Sat)
- Venue: KBS Arena
- Line-up: Gray, Loopy, Nafla, Yumdda, Sik-K, Jeong Se-woon, pH-1, Verbal Jint, Colde, ASH ISLAND and more!
Mix Max has partnered up with OranC to set ablaze the end of the year with the OranC Mix Max Hip Hop Festival this December! With some of the biggest names in the hip-hop scene of Korea right now such as Yumdda, Sik-K, pH-1 and more, get ready to lose yourself in the moment as they turn up the heat! This is definitely an event you do not want to miss if you are a true hip hop fan. Where else would you watch are your favorite hip hop artists performing together at a single concert? So, bag yourself a ticket or two right now and end the year with a blast!
6. 2019 World DJ Festival (Jun 1~2)
- Date: Jun 1~2, 2019 (Sat~Sun)
- Venue: Seoul Land, Gwacheon
- Line-up: Odesza, Above Beyond, AMTRAC, BTSM, Jeffery Sutorius, KASBO, Moti, Toybo, What So Not, Will Sparks and more.
World DJ Festival is one of the representative EDM festivals in Korea, where you can meet the world-famous DJs. This year, the festival will be held in Seoul Land, which takes about an hour from Gangnam subway station by public transportation. You will be able to enjoy the performances of DJs, including Odesza, Above Beyond and more, along with the fantastic fireworks show.
7. Ultra Korea 2019 (Jun 7~9)
- Date: Jun 7~9, 2019 (Fri~Sun)
- Venue: Everland Speedway, Yongin
- Line-up: Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Knife Party, Jamie Jones, Underworld, Virtualself, YG, Art Department and more.
Ultra Music Festival is one of the largest EDM festivals in the world. Ultra has been held in Korea since 2012, which is officially called as Ultra Korea. Ultra Korea features the all-star line-up, including Martin Garrix, Skrillex, Knife Party and more. If you want to meet the world-class DJs in Korea, you should definitely check out Ultra Korea.
8. 5TARDIUM 2019 EDM Festival (Jun 29~30)
- Date: Jun 29~30, 2019 (Sat~Sun)
- Venue: Nanji Hangang Park, Seoul
- Line-up: Illenium, Markus Schulz, Retrovision, Darren Styles, R3hab, and more.
5TARDIUM is the most mystical and captivating EDM festival in Korea and it is celebrating 6th anniversary this year. Iconic DJs from 5 different EDM genres are coming, including Illenium, Markus Schulz, Darren Styles, and more. Moreover, you can enjoy dreamlike attractions and shows, such as laser shows, fireworks, gigantic puppet shows, helium balloons & LED light decorations. If you don’t want to miss the awesome deal for 5TARDIUM, click here!
9. EDC Korea Festival Ticket (Aug 31 & Sep 1)
- Date: Aug 31 (Sat) & Sep 1 (Sun), 2019
- Venue: Seoul Land, Gyeonggi-do
- Line-up: DJ Snake, Alesso, deadmau5, Dillon Francis, 3Lau, AFK, and more.
EDC Korea is an annual electronic music festival that has been on for the last 23 years! You will be taken on an ultimate EDM journey with dazzling neon light shows, circus performances, 14 thrilling carnival rides and tons of crazy arts filing the space. Go on a weekend getaway to the most exciting, blood-pumping EDC festival. If you want to go the extra mile, get the VIP tickets to get tons of exclusive benefits. Head over and dance ’til you drop this summer!
10. Escape: Psycho Circus Korea 2019 (Oct 25~26)
- Date: Oct 25 (Fri)~26 (Sun), 2019
- Venue: Seoul Grand Park Parking Lot
Oct 25: Marshmello, Slushii, Kungs, Jauz, Camarobot, Dream Hackers, Edgarsound, Glow, Kim Bo Yeon, Kusic, Ugly Duck, Unjin, Yeonjun
Oct 26: Galantis, Kaskade, Seven Lions, 5Nail, ASCII Mode, Basskrap, Cchekoz, Doberman, Goosebumps, Janny, Jason Blade, Primit, Rafa, Wax Motif
This year marks not only the 9th year since this festival first started but also the 1st year this Halloween-themed electronic music festival is taking place out of its hometown, Southern California. Escape: Psycho Circus is just the place for you to spend Halloween this year if you’re into dressing up, roaming around with blood-curdling characters and just dancing the night away to the hottest beats of the year! Get the scare of your life at this year’s Escape: Psycho Circus Korea 2019, here!
Water & Music Festival
11. WATER BOMB Festival 2019 – Seoul (Jul 20~21) & Busan (Jul 13)
- Date: Jul 20~21, 2019 (Sat~Sun)
- Venue: Jamsil Sports Complex
- Line-up: Mike Perry, Jay Park, Zico, Simon Dominic, Hyuna, Chungha, Woo Won Jae, Loopy, Nafla, Jessi, and more.
- Date: Jul 13 (Sat)
- Venue: Busan Asiad Secondary Stadium
- Line-up: Zico, Crush, Winner, Jessi, Superbee, Uneducated Kid, RGP (Skull & Haha) and more.
- Date: Aug 17 (Sat)
- Venue: TBD
- Line-up: Simon Dominic, Gray, Woo Won-jae, Virtual Riot, The Quiett, Beenzino and more.
WATER BOMB Festival is one of the most popular summer festivals in Korea, where you can enjoy hip-hop & EDM performances of the hottest artists with the mega water fight. Mike Perry, Zico, Simon Dominic, Hyuna, Chungha and more will be performing in Seoul this July. This summer, the festival will be held in more cities in Korea, including Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daejeon, Daegu, and Gwangju. Why don’t you blast away the summer heat with WATER BOMB Festival this year?
12. 4SEIDON Water Music Festival 2019 (Jul 27)
- Date: Jul 27, 2019 (Sat)
- Venue: Busan Asiad Secondary Stadium
- Line-up: Sunmi, Beenzino, Hi-Lite Records (Paloalto, Reddy, G2, Huckleberry P, Sway D, Yun B, Jowonu, Swervy), Ghastly, Tokyo Machine, Third Party, Firebeatz, Yumdda, and more.
4SEIDON is the trendiest EDM and K-pop festival in Busan, where you can beat away the summer heat with water cannons! It is a great chance to enjoy the stage of both global EDM Djs and K-pop artists with mind-blowing visual effects and powerful beats. Ghastly and Tokyo Machine will be performing this year, and many more line-ups are scheduled to be announced. Have the coolest summer this year with various water activities and amazing line-up at 4SEIDON!
Music & Picnic
13. Seoul Jazz Festival 2019 (May 25~26)
- Date: May 25~26, 2019 (Sat~Sun)
- Venue: Olympic Park, Seoul
- Line-up: John Scofield, Pink Martini, Clean Bandit, Epik High, Dean, Crush, Lauv, Kyuhyun, Leehi, Ravi, Ha Sung Woon, and more.
If you want to enjoy various music genres, Seoul Jazz Festival is the right one for you! This year, it features top artists from different music fields and countries, including Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield, Pink Martini, Clean Bandit, Lauv and more. Popular Korean artists, such as Epik High, Dean, Crush, Kyuhyun, Ha Sung Woon, are also included in the line-up.
14. Joy Olpark Festival Ticket (Sep 21 & 22)
- Date: Sep 21 (Sat) & 22 (Sun), 2019
- Venue: Olympic Park, Seoul
- Line-up: Hyukoh, Zico, Crush, BEN, 10cm, Jang Beom June, Giriboy and more!
Fancy a chill outdoor music festival? Head to Joy Olpark festival this coming fall. With Korea’s autumn breeze and sapphire-blue skies, this festival is the prime opportunity to enjoy the autumn weather while tuning into chill beats. See your favorite indie, hip hop and ballad artists from the K-pop scene, and enjoy all their unique sounds that cover various genres.
15. Holiday Land Festival 2019 (Jul 27~28)
- Date: Jul 27~28, 2019 (Sat~Sun)
- Venue: Paradise City, Incheon
- Line-up: Jame Blake, Anne-Marie, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R, Zion. T, Beenzino, Cigarettes After Sex, Joji, Men I Trust, Amine, Sabrina Claudio, Toro Y Moi, and more.
Holiday Land Festival is the most soulful R&B festival in Korea and it features the most iconic R&B artists. James Blake, Anne-Marie, Daniel Caesar, H.E.R, and more have officially announced to join the festival this year. Feel the sunny breeze with your favorite R&B artists at Holiday Land Festival this summer.
16. Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (Aug 9~11)
- Date: Aug 9~11, 2019 (Fri~Sun)
- Venue: Songdo Moonlight Festival (Pentaport) Park, Incheon
- Line-up: Two Door Cinema Club, Steel Heart, Sevdaliza, YB, and more.
Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival has been ranked top 8 among world’s top 50 rock festivals by ‘Time “Out Magazine’ from Britain. As a representative rock festival in Korea, it features the top rock bands, including Two Door Cinema, Steel Heart, Sevdaliza, YB and more. Meet the coolest rock bands at Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival!
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