Seoul Jazz Festival “jazzes” up again for a more entertaining and various performances.
The 8th Seoul Jazz Festival will be held at Olympic Park in Jamsil this weekend (May 17 – 18, 2014). This year’s festival will feature a diverse pool of internationally renowned jazz artists and other prominent Korean performers. Audiences can also enjoy other music genres aside from the impressive jazz line up. The festival is a 2-day festival with various stages – 88 Garden, Gymnastics Hall, Lakeside Stage, etc. presenting over 30 artists. The actual jazz festival will begin on May 17th, but the opening night will be held on May 16th. The opening night will have other special performances that are separate from the 2-day festival.
There are package deals that include both or one of the festival days and the opening night performance. There are tickets available just for the opening night performances as well. The opening night performance will feature Chris Botti, Lee Seunghwan, and Michel Camilo & Tomatito. Each of their performances will last 75 to 90 minutes. For the main stages during the festival, artists including Damien Rice, Joshua Redman Quartet, Craig David, Sondre Lerche, Jack Dejohnette Trio, and Jamie Cullum are just a few among many other performers.
The Seoul Jazz Festival will be held both outdoors and indoors with no reserved seats. The main stage, 88 Garden, and sub stage, Lakeside Stage, are both outdoor venues. The use of picnic mats are only limited to certain areas. Please take note of this before you start packing for the event. Artists and/or their scheduled times could change. Therefore, it might be best to be prepared for any delays between performances or keep on checking for updated schedules. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed but may have some restrictions to certain areas of the festival. There are also designated smoking areas Alcohol will also be available but anyone causing a disturbance will result in being expelled from the festival without any refund.
Host: SBS, PRIVATE CURVE, Interpark, Stage Factory, KSPO / +82-2-563-7110
Festival Date: May 17 – 18, 2014
Festival Location: Olympic Park – 88 Garden, Gym #1, Lakeside Stage
Homepage: www.seouljazz.co.kr (Korean, English)
Ticket Reservation: ticket.interpark.com
– 2-day pass (including entrance ticket) 195,000 won
– 1-day pass (including entrance ticket) 121,000 won
– Package (Opening night + 1 Day) 170,500 won
Transportation: Olympic Park Station (Seoul Subway Line 5) Exit 3. Go straight for 100m.
NOTE: ALL DATES CAN CHANGE DUE TO FESTIVAL ORGANIZATION’S CONDITIONS. PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR CALL THEM BEFORE PLANNING TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL. IN THE CASE THERE ARE ANY CHANGES THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF, PLEASE SHARE IT WITH US AT firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!