Many small bridges leading to the Indie culture at the Zandari Festa.
The Zandari Festa in Hongdae will take on the streets from October 11 to 13. Zandari Festa first kicked off on October 19 to 20in 2012, which was a great start with 204 artist teams performing on 34 stages and additional programs such as Zandari Conference, and Zandari Rebel Market. ‘Zandari’ means ‘small bridges’ which were all around the streets of Hongdae in the past. Seo-kyo, the name of this area, also comes from the word Zandari. It also represents Indie culture which acts as a small bridge to all other cultural areas.
Musicians will voluntarily participate in this festival, which is different from other performed festivals. This is a town festival that takes place throughout the entire Hongdae area and not limiting itself to a specific space. Zandari Festa has more than 35 different official venues which include live clubs, cafes, concert halls, and outdoor stages all along the streets of Hongdae. This year 340 teams from across the nation and overseas is supposed to participate in the festival. It doesn’t only bring a variety of experience programs but also performances and events by combining the area’s own culture/town infra and the festival itself. More than 25 places (the streets you want to walk on, alleyways of parking lots, main Hongdae streets, performing hall, clubs, cafes, etc.) are participating as the official venues of the festival. Also, business districts are joining the festival as “Zandari Store”.
Famous Indie bands such as Shinchon Blues, Kim Monkkeong Blues Band, Hwang?Sinhye Band, 3 Line Butterflies and No Brain will also take part in the performing festivities. Side by side, young and underground bands will detail the festival to make it that much more interesting and a lot more amusing for the audiences’ viewing pleasure. During the festival, interviews with artists and live performances will be aired through Ustream Zandaari Festa channel (www.ustream.tv/zfesta). People can enjoy the festival, drinking and hanging out around shops near Hongdae. Some of the shops will provide services with reduced prices just for the festival. Reservations for certain performance is available through Interpark at a discounted price. For more detailed information for the times and locations of performances, visit their?English website and make plans to visit the festival.
Zandari Festa is trying to grow as one of those International regional festivals that represent Korea. Combining Hongdae’s unique cultures and town infra with festivals, it makes the festival more than just a performance festival, which is a free and lively Korean style town festival where regions, artists and audience all become the main characters of the festival. Moreover, Zanadri Festa will identify itself as an international festival with no border where anyone regardless their age, status, and nationality can freely come and enjoy as much as they want, to become a festival that can stand shoulder to shoulder with other international festivals held in Edinburgh, Avignon, New York, Austin, Sibuya, and other places. 2013 Zandari Festa has already been having artists and participants from many countries such as Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Russia, England, etc.
10월 11일부터 13일까지 KT&G 상상마당을 비롯한 서울 서교동 일대에서 ‘잔다리페스타’가 열릴 예정이다. ‘잔다리’는 홍익대 앞 서교동의 옛 지명을 뜻하는 말이자 ‘문화계 전반의 작은 다리들’로 활약하는 ‘인디 정신’을 상징한다. 기획자의 틀에 맞춰 짜이는 타 페스티벌과 달리, 이 페스티벌은 아티스트가 직접 참가를 신청하거나 원하는 공연을 기획해 무대에 올리는 페스티벌이다. 이것은 타운 페스티벌로 장소에 제약이 없이 도시 전체에 걸쳐서 35개의 라이브 클럽, 카페, 콘서트 홀, 야외 무대와 같은 다른 장소에서 행사가 진행된다. 이번 해에는 국내외의 340개의 팀이 참가하였으며 유명한 신촌블루스, 김목경 블루스 밴드, 황신혜 밴드, 3호선버터플라이, 노브레인과 젊은 음악인들도 명단에 포함되어 있다. 축제 기간 유스트림 잔다리페스타 채널(www.ustream.tv/zfesta)을 통해 참가 아티스트 인터뷰와 일부 공연을 실시간으로 중계해 전세계에서 볼 수 있도록 할 예정이다. 축제 기간 동안에는 축제를 즐기면서 음주를 할 수 있으며, 따로 푸드존은 없지만 지역 상인과 제휴한 잔디리 샵에서 할인 혜택을 받을 수 있다. 인터파크를 통해서 할인된 가격으로 예매가 가능하며 공연을 관람하기를 원하는 사람들은 홈페이지에서 미리 공연 정보를 확인하고 일정을 짜는 것이 도움이 된다.