There are a huge variety of events this weekend. Take your pick from a Tomato Festival, a Rock Festival, a lingerie party and some house and neon parties in-between.
Like mudfest, but with tomatoes instead of mud… This weekend Hwacheon (a small town near the DMZ) the annual Tomato Festival is taking place. Find the 10 rings amongst the squelch and juice and you get to keep them, and be rich in gold. If you can’t make it to Spain this year then this is the best alternative you’re gonna find!
Pentaport Rock Festival
Not satisfied after the festivities of Jisan? Well, Incheon is hosting the famous Pentaport Rock Festival. Line-up includes Snow Patrol, Manic Street Preachers, The Koxx, Crystal Castles, 10cm, Ash, plus an array of excellent Korean bands.
For tickets and information visit the official website.
Price: Varies depending on the day.
House, techno, funk, hip-hop fusion night at Platoon, Gangnam this Friday from DJS Akiyuki Tanno & Tobias Kalleder. Playing a large variety of music to please everyone and have an amazingly fun time, this party would be a good one to kick-start the weekend. Here’s the information page.
Price: No Entry Fee
Location: Platoon, Gangnam
Social Underground is a relatively new night at the well known Exit Bar. Back for it’s seventh night Social Underground brings Dan Uba, playing the best of the UK electronic music. DJs Lewis Anthony and Aaron Cho will also be in attendance playing you through this Saturday night. There is no dress code, no cover and cheap drinks. Fun filled night at Exit Bar!
New venue POWWOW is opening for it’s second week with the Life In Neon party. It’s America’s biggest paint party and this weekend POWWOW brings it to Seoul. Although there will be no paint throwing, there will be neon paint, black lights, psychedelic visuals, and live performances from Space Papa, The Pony, Hologram Film, and Fantastic Drug Store. POWWOW is the most up-and-coming venue at the moment and this is a party not to be missed.
Location: Noksapyeong Station Exit #2
Chicken n’ Chips English Party
This event is at a new venue located 5 minutes from Gangnam Station and attempts to bring people from different nationalities together and allow them to meet and make new friends – all while drinking beer and eating chicken.
If you are new to Korea or are interested in meeting new people this event would be a good one to attend as you will meet a large variety of friendly people of all nationalities. After the food and pre-drinking beers at Chicken n’ Chips you have free entry to ‘famous stylish club in Gangnam’.
Price: 20,000. Covers food, soju, beer and side dishes.
Location: Gangnam Station Exit #12. Walk straight for about 80 meters, and you will see GS25(convenience store). Turn left and walk straight for another 80 meters; Chicken n’ Chips is right in front of you after Family mart(another convenience store).
Pink White, Platoon
If you fancy something really different this weekend then the charity Pyjama event at Platoon sound appealing. It is a benefit for the Korean Breast Cancer Foundation and also there will (hopefully) be lots of sexy bodies walking around with bottles of soju and not very many clothes.
This is a description from the Facebook page ‘Women’s Attire: Pink with your Pajamas/sleepwear, or short shorts etc. Anything that you think is sexy (use your sexy imagination A bottle of Nuvo liquor will be given to the woman with the sexiest outfit, so dress to impress!* Men’s Attire: Wear White or Black with your pajamas. NO sweatpants please’.
Price: 20,000 cover includes 3 free drink tickets.
30,000 cover includes 3 free drink tickets and German style side dish. Available before 11:30pm.
Location: Platoon, Gangnam
Images: Pentaport, Platoon, Michael Beech