It has been a long time since the last post that I made this year. Somehow, I personally thought that I will spend more time working than playing this year compared to the same period last year. Well, I hope that I can still manage some times not to miss this spring and its fabulous season and festival though. So, here I am writing as a reminder to myself how I should not let my spring go without coming to these music festivals.
Oh, here is my favorite spring song from my favorite, Donawhale for you to listen to before going under the cut!
I went to this festival last year and I really had a great time. I watched some of my now-favorites for the first time in the festival, like Zitten and Daybreak. I even have to say that this festival did not disappoint me that much compared to its sister festival in fall, Grand Mint Festival. I think the only problem is the location, Goyang City, which takes around 1hr by subway to reach which means that is quite a long time.
As I expect some of the well-known names in the Korean indie music participate this year. Those who participated last year like No Reply, 10cm, Okdal, Joa Band, Zitten, and Monni. Well, this year line up is very tempting (again) for me since it includes The Black Skirt, Sister’s Barbershop, Autumn Vacation, Brocolli, you too? and my favorite female soloist, Park Ji Yoon! I am also looking forward to The Koxx (analogue set), Sugyumo Acacia Band, and Hi Mr. Memory. Well, looks like I just really want to see them all. Check the pics and other stuff in Facebook here.
It does not mean that when I had a great time, I came without any disappointment. When I got the chance to watch No Reply for the first time last year, I truthfully had a very high expectation on their performance. It turned out to be the least performance that I like. It was just not right for me at that time. They are popular and their songs were good but the live performance was not as good as I expected. Well, since they are going to perform again this year, I hope I will see better from them. And yes, I should just keep my expectation low. Be subtle, that is better.
I also went to this festival last year. Well, this one was one of my favorites music festival that I had last year. The other will be Playground Music & Camping Festival 2010, which I have not got any information so far. I really had a blast. It was tiring but I get to see all the stages that I want, that is good! Compared to the other festival that disappoint me last year (*cough Grand Mint Festival), I enjoyed every stage very much. Since I am not a person who really needs to be at the front line, so it should not be a problem to see my favorite acts playing from afar.
This year, I believe it is going to be a very exciting festival again! The line up is good! You will be able to see a lot of genres in this one music festival, compared to the previous one. So, if anybody is interested to see more acts with a lot of variation, I think this one is better.
The stages are located quite far from one another, so this one really needs quite a lot of energy. Last year, they had five stages consists of Moon, Wind, Sun, Sky, and Earth stages. I am not really sure how the will divide the stages again this year but it looks like it will be divided based on popularity and genre (?) Really I was not sure too last year except for the Sun stage which was a special stage for rock, punk, and metal bands.
It says that the 3rd line up will be announced tomorrow. I am getting excited! I hope that more interesting acts will be announced and maybe more international acts will be more exciting. They have Sarasa and Paris Match this year, so maybe another one or two from Japan or from other country?
If you visit the site and click the ticket section, you will see somehow a very detailed ticket packages explained there. Well, the regular ticket price is 55,000 KRW for 1 day and 88,000 KRW for 2 days. Check it here or here.