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 8 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 Koeran 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. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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!
Water & Music Festival
7. 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?
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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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