Posted on August 02, 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 Friday Aug 7th. To see our picks for the other days of the festival, click the links below :

FRIDAY | SATURDAY | SUNDAY


Angry Bear

- Shinhan Card Stage 12:40 - 13:00

The band, Angry Bear is made up of two guys from England and two from the USA.They are one of the longest-serving expat bands in the local Hongdae music scene, and personally speaking I think they were one of the best. I used the past tense in that last sentence because sadly, this performance at Pentaport will be their last before they call it a day. The band play a style of music that fits loosely within the alternative rock genre.  To date the band has written and recorded 3 studio albums, and, as you would expect with all that experience, they are good at what they do. The band produces a powerful sound which mixes elements of both British and American rock. With this being their last ever show I expect they will bring their ‘A’ game and rip it up. If you are coming to this year’s festival make sure you’re there to support Angry Bear when they open the festival on Friday.

If this year’s Pentaport is your first time to see the band, you will regret not getting to know them earlier. But seeing them just once is better than never seeing them at all.

Doyeon

A'Z Bus

- Dream Stage 13:30 - 14:00

Adele, Muse and Incubus. A’Zbus, who formed their name by combining sounds from those three names, have a powerful sound and solid live performance skills. The band appeared at loads of festivals and club concerts last year. One of the best things about the band is the vocal range that their front woman 우주 produces. I suggest that you listen to their song ‘Fame’; you will find yourself concentrating hard on the song right up until till the last high-pitched word, ‘fame’.  I think you will find yourself falling in love with the sharp and sexy A’Zbus.

A-Lim

Yeonnamdong Dumb & Dumber

- Shinhan Card Stage 14:00 - 14:30

From the band’s name to their song titles, everything sounds kind of familiar, if a little strange. <우리 이혼하자 (Let’s Get Divorced)> and <나를 음해하려는 세력이 있어 (There Are People Who Are Maligning Forces To Me)> are two of the more ‘normal’ song titles from the band's back catalogue. Their lyrics are very honest and straight up (so they have lots of songs that are rated ‘parental guidance’). Yeonnamdong Dumb & Dumber  is a project band for the guitarist and bassist from Wiretap In My Ear (내귀에 도청장치) but the styles of the two bands couldn’t be more different. When they play live they are great performers and have a fun stage presence. If your music preference is for the unique .. then you will love this band.

Nuri

Yellow Monsters

- Pentaport Stage 16:40 - 17:20

Since the first time I saw them, I knew a Korean rock festival just wouldn’t feel the same without the chance to experience the thrill you get from the middle of the circle pit while watching Yellow Monsters. Their high-energy brand of punk and collection of super-devoted fans make you literally want to get in the middle of it. You will jump, you will scream, and you will probably get knocked around a bit, but it’s always worth it. As if the rocking music and the excitement weren’t reason enough, since the group recently performed their final show in Hongdae, this is the last chance to ‘raise your flag’. Are you ready?!  

Jamie

Jambinai

- Dream Stage 17:20 - 18:00

Jambinai have got to be one of the most successful acts ever to have emerged from Korea’s burgeoning underground music scene. Since bursting onto the scene in 2010 the band has gone from strength to strength and gained critical acclaim both at home in Korea and abroad. These days it seems like they are constantly touring around the world and are regular fixtures on the global festival circuit. They have made several notable appearances at prestigious festivals  such as Glastonbury, South By Southwest, Roskilde and many more. It is hard to decide exactly what it is about Jambinai that makes them so appealing. It could be the unique sound which they get by blending traditional Korean folk instruments along with the more standard bass/drum/guitar combo. It could be their well-crafted post rock songs that will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. It could be their intense live shows that will send you into a trance-like state and then blow you away. It could be a host of other things that catch your attention, like their image or their amazing music videos that work so well with the songs.

Mainly though, the thing that will stand out the most is that they are just downright amazing musicians at the top of their game, putting on a show that one will not forget in a hurry and that will leave you wanting more. This is definitely a live show not to be missed. If you still need convincing, check out the video below.

Patrick

Used

- Pentaport Stage 18:00 - 18:50

It is the first day of the festival. If you want to start the weekend off right then make sure you have already listened to music by The Used before you arrive. The Used are a famous emocore band that hail from the United States. Thanks to their melodical sound and powerful screaming vocals you will soon forget the overbearing humidity and heat and will be able to enjoy the festival. The song I most want to recommend to you to is one of their most hardcore songs, Paralyzed. If you listen to it you will be overwhelmed by the vocals and find that your body starts doing its own thing.

Wonbi

Kim Chang Wan Band

- Pentaport Stage 19:30 - 20:30

Most people know Kim Chang Wan as an actor these days, but he was producing challenging and experimental music long before the Hongdae scene even existed. Simply put, he is the father of the Hongdae music scene, or perhaps even its grandfather. Ages ago, when he was a member of the legendary psychedelic band Sanullim he wrote a song called ‘Motorcycle Guitar Ride’ which is still popular to this day. You will never forget the moment you hear him play this song and join in the human conga line that is sure to be formed.

Jin

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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