Posted on August 04, 2015

Concert Preview

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The only thing that spoils the excitement of a music festival is the dilemma of having to choose which bands to see. Pentaport with its 6 stages hosting both local and international acts of the highest caliber, is no exception - but the thrill of running between stages after carefully planning one’s timetable is part of the fun! However, for those people who don’t know much about the local indie scene or, those of you who have trouble making difficult choices … it might be tough to make your own timetables and decide who to see. To help you out the DoIndie team have made some festival recommendations for you. Our team members are all regular concert goers in the Hongdae scene. You can check out our recommendations below, if you choose to check them out we are sure you won’t be disappointed, or feel free to ignore us altogether and make your own picks. Either way, you are going to have have a great weekend at Pentaport Festival.

Below are our picks for Saturday Aug 8th. To see our picks for the other days of the festival, click the links below :

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY


Guten Birds

- Uprising Open Stage 13:30 - 14:00

Living in Kurt Cobain's long and intimidating shadow is a liability for any band attempting to carve out their own niche in the grunge scene. Many bands have tried and failed to stand out from the crowd. Guten Birds though, are one of those rare bands who might have actually pulled it off. The there piece all-girl band play their own style of melodic-grunge creating a wall of noise that is complemented perfectly by Mohho’s husky vocal lines. The band have been building up a following of dedicated fans over the last few years and took it up a notch last year with the release of their hotly anticipated second album Reticent X. The band put on a great live show and are definitely not to be missed. If you catch them at Pentaport in years to come you will be one of those people who can say to anyone that will listen …. ‘ah, I saw that band Guten Birds years ago, before they were so popular’.

Patrick

Asian Chairshot

- Dream Stage 13:40 - 14:10

It is really easy to find good bands in Hongdae. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that there are so many you are spoilt for choice, but among those bands it can be hard to find a band who has their own unique identity. Asian Chairshot are among those great musicians that have constructed their own unique identity in order to make themselves stand out from the crowd and also be hard for other bands to copy. Asian Chairshot play their own awesome brand of Korea-influenced psychedelic rock that you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the world. I recommend you check them out at Pentaport this year.

Doyeon

Soran

- Pentaport Stage 14:10 - 14:40

Soran is a band which gets lots of love from female audience members. It's kind of fun that their name means “tumultuous”, but their music is the exact opposite of that. Listen to their song "Don't lose weight" to help you get into their smooth and lovable vibe.

Eunji

Kimbanjang and Windy City

- Pentaport Stage 15:10 - 15:50

Is there anyone who still doesn’t know this band? Windy City are a five-piece band that formed in 2004 and were originally set up by Kim Banjang who found fame with a song called “Think About’ Chu” with his previous project Asoto Union. Even though the band have been going for a full ten years now, listeners still consider their music new and fresh. The band has released two full length studio albums which showcase the band's talents across many genres including reggae, soul, salsa etc. It is hard to pinpoint their exact genre because they play so many different styles of music. In 2012 they released three separate EPs to showcase their own Korean-style reggae for which they coined the phrase Kimchi Reggae to describe it. The band don’t play so often these days, so this is a good opportunity to catch a live show while you can. Are you ready for a big old musical party with Windy City?

J-Myon

MAAN

- Shinhan Card Stage 15:50 - 16:10

Maan are gaining lots of attention for their danceable rhythms and unique style of music. Their name may be simple but they are a band whose music is never predictable. Last year they appeared on the scene in the blink of an eye after winning KT&G’s Band Discovery project and several other band-related contests. Continuing on from their success in these competitions they earned their appearance at this year’s Pentaport through the Shinhan Card Great Rookie audition program. As a band they haven't been around for long, but have already had a lot of experience playing on big stages. They are very skilled and put on a great live show, so they have gained a good following in the Hongdae scene. This is a good chance to see the band outside of the club scene and on a big festival stage.

Ilhwa

Kim Sarang

- Dream Stage 16:10 - 16:40

Kim Sarang released her debut album <I am 18 Years Old> a long 16 years ago. Even at that young age her album was self-written, -produced, -arranged and -performed, and as a result she received a lot of critical acclaim, with many referring to her as a genius. Her back catalogue includes lots of songs spanning many genres and music styles. Kim Sarang is a musician who is not restricted to any one genre; she has a lot of faith in her own ability and there is no limit to what she can do. It is hard to precisely define her music or Kim Sarang herself, but most people who know her, fans and musicians alike, simply call her a genius.

Nuri

PIA

- Pentaport Stage 18:00 - 18:50

Pia are Korea’s representative rock band and have recently released their sixth studio album. On the new album Pia write songs from their own personal experiences about all the things that happen in relationships, between the time couples get together and the time they break up. Take a listen to their song, “Shah the White”. Listening to this song while watching the video, your mind will run wild with thoughts about our place in the natural world. If you get to hear it live at the festival you will definitely fall in love with Pia. Pia is “love’s band”.

Wonbi

Yi Sung Yol

- Dream Stage 18:50 - 19:30

You could say that Yi Sung Yol is the godfather of modern rock in Korea. He recently released his 5th solo album and is always out playing shows and promoting his music. Clearly people who go to rock festivals are looking to rock out and have a good time, but sometimes, when it all gets too much, you need some time to step back and take a rest from all that jumping about. This is the perfect time to check out Yi Sung Yol performing “Ladira(라디라)”. Taking in the lyrics will help you cleanse your body and mind.

Jin

The Kooks

- Pentaport Stage 19:30 - 20:30

I guess that most people would pick "Naive" as The Kooks’ most recognizable tune. However, personally I would pick "Gap" as their best track.  It will linger for longer in your head because of its beautiful melody. If you are looking for music that is exciting and sentimental at same time, The Kooks is the kind of band you want. They will help bring back memories of the good old days.

은지

Lineup / Timetable :

Aug 7th (Fri) :

Pentaport Stage :

Scorpians / 김창완 밴드 (Kim Changwan Band) / The Used / 옐로우 몬스터즈 (Yellow Monsters) / 몽니 (Monni).

Dream Stage :

N.EX.T / Fear, and Loathing in Las Vagas / 잠비나이 (Jambinai) / Steelheart / 13 Steps / 아즈버스 (A'Z Bus).

Shinhan Card Stage :

디아블로 (Diablo) / 연남동덤앤더머 (Yeonnam-Dong Dumb & Dumber) / 화난 곰 (Angry Bear) / Great Rookie Winners

Zippo One Love Stage :

쟈라비 / 쿨레칸 (Koulé Kan) / 토마토크라운 (Tomato Crown) / 시나와 나나사이 (Shina & Nanasalee)  / 에스꼴라 알레그리아 (Escolaalegria) / 솔라티

Cass Blue Stage :

★Taku Takahashi(m-flo,block.fm) / Airmix / Baryonyx / Bagagee Viphex13 / DJ Peach Ade

Aug 8th (Sat) :

Pentaport Stage :

서태지 (Seo Tai Ji) / The Kooks / 피아 (Pia) / Ego-Wrappin' / 김반장과 윈디시티 (KimBanJang &Windy City) / 소란 (Soran)

Dream Stage :

10센치 (10cm) / 이승열 (Yi Sung Yol) /  Swanky Duck / 김사랑 (Kim Sarang) / Sheppard / 아시안체어샷 (Asian Chairshot) / 잔나비 (Jannabi)

Shinhan Card Stage :

안녕바다 (Bye Bye Sea) / 메써드 (Method) / Larry's Pizza / Great Rookie Winners

Uprising Stage :

공무수행 / R4-19 / 히든플라스틱 (Hitten Plastic) / 1984 / 구텐버즈 (Guten Birds) / 나랑 (Narang)

Zippo One Love Stage :

TAZ / LOBOTOMY / DJ AKIMBO / 태히언 (Tehiun) / 김반장과 윈디시티 (KimBanJang &Windy City) / 노선택 (Nohsuntek) & The Soul Sauce / 에스꼴라 알레그리아 (Escolaalegria) / 발칭뉴의 호다 지 삼바

Cass Blue Stage :

Frants with G-soul / Somal / Conan / Kingmck / Andow

Aug 9th (Sun) :

Pentaport Stage :

The Prodigy, YB, Crash, The Cribs, 솔루션스 (The Solutions), 넘버원코리안 X 사우스카니발 (No. 1 Korean X South Carnival)

Dream Stage :

Mew / 쏜애플 (Thornapple) / Mamas Gun / 선우정아 (Sunwoo Jungah) / 후후 (WHOwho) / Raven / 리플렉스 (Reflex)

Shinhan Card Stage :

몽키즈 (Monkeyz) / Trash / Great Rookie Winners

Uprising Stage :

DAVE BECK / 코스믹노이즈 (Cosmik Noiz) / 해머링 (Hammering) / 노텐션 (Notension) / 카멜라이즈 (Camelize) / 진달래밴드 (Dalraeband) 

Zippo One Love Stage :

야 시장 (Night Market) / 에스꼴라 알레그리아 (Escolaalegria) / 보헤미아 (Bohemia) / 오리엔탈 쇼커스 (Oriental Showcus) / 사우스카니발 (South Carnival) / 넘버원코리안 (No.1 Korean)

Cass Blue Stage :

CRYSTAL METHOD / Ginjo / P-nutz & Daywalker /  Juncoco / Benjamin


Tickets :

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Regular Price : 

1 Day Ticket - 130,000won
2 Day Ticket - 180,000won
3 Day Ticket - 220,000won

Camping :

Campsite Entry: FREE
* Tent Rental is also available

Getting there :

[Bus]

From Inchoen

# 6-1 (Get off at International school [국제학교] | Approx 1.9km)
# 6-2 (Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
# 8 (Get off at Incheon National University Station [인천대입구역] ▷ Take the subway, Incheon Line 1 ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
# 9 (Get off at Tomorrow City ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
# 92 (Get off at Campus Town Station Canal ▷ Walk | Approx 1.6km)
# 780 (Get off at Tomorrow City ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
# 780-1 (Get off at Tomorrow City ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
# 780-2 (Get off at Tomorrow City ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
# 908 (Get off at Incheon Free Economic Zone [인천경제자유구역청] | Approx 1.2km)
# 909 (Get off at Incheon National University Station [인천대입구역] ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
# 3001 (Get off at Incheon National University Station [인천대입구역] ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)

From Seoul

1301 (Seoul Staion ▷ Hongik University Station ▷ Bucheon City Hall Station ▷ Get off at Incheon Catholic University ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] | Approx 500m)
M6405(Gangnam Station ▷ Yangjae Station ▷ Seonbawi Station ▷ Get off at Cetral Park Station [센트럴파크역] | Approx 1.9km)
M6405(Shinchon Station ▷ Get off at Prugio Harbor View [푸르지오하버뷰] | Approx 1.7km)

From Airport

6707B (Incheon Airport ▷Get off at Tomorrow City ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역 | Approx 500m)
303 (Incheon Airport ▷Get off at Hanjin apt ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역 | Approx 500m)
303-1(Incheon Airport ▷Get off at Hanjin apt ▷ Take the subway Incheon Line 1 ▷Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역 | Approx 500m)

[Subway]

From Inchoen

Take Line 1 to International Business District Station [국제업무지구역]

From Seoul

Take AREX at Hongik University Station ▷ Transfer to Incheon Line 1 at Gyeyang Station ▷Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] (Journey Time Approx 1:15)
Take Line 1 at Seoul Staion ▷ Transfer to Incheon Line 1 at  Bupyeong Station ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] (Journey Time Approx 1:25)
Take Line 2 at Gangnam Station ▷ Transfer to Line 1 at Sindorim Station ▷ Transfer to Incheon Line 1 at Bupyeong Station ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] (Journey Time Approx 1:35)
Take Line 7 at Express Bus Terminal Station ▷ Transfer to Incheon Line 1 at Bupyeong-gu Office Station ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] (Journey Time Approx 1:35)

From Airport

AREX Gimpo Airport Staion ▷ Transfer to Incheon Line 1 at Gyeyang Station ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역]  (Journey Time : Approx 1:05)
AREX Incheon Airport Station ▷ Transfer to Incheon Line 1 at Gyeyang Station ▷ Get off at International Business District Station [국제업무지구역] (Journey Time : Approx 1: 25)

[Car]

Address for navigation system

인천광역시 연수구 송도동 26-1번지
26-1 Songdo 2(i)-dong Yeonsu-gu, Incheon

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For more information, check out the following sites :

Official Site : http://www.pentaportrock.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/pentaport
Twitter : https://twitter.com/Pentaport

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