It’s that time of year again when it’s highly possible for you to dance for 16 hours straight, only to wake up surrounded by 10 Koreans dressed as Oompa Loompas taking your picture (this has actually happened…CHINCHA).  Seoul World DJ Festival isn’t always well-known for its line-up.  It is, however, known for giving you a bloody good time.

The line-up this year includes Dash Berlin, Freemasons, Joy Kitikonti, ShowTek, Daedelus, Dada Life and many more. There will be something for most music lovers, including trance, hip hop, electro and rock.  For those who like to dance like nobody is watching, there will also be a silent disco. Numerous entertainment tents will give you the opportunity to zip around all night long, and if it’s like last year there will be a chance for you to watch chilled entertainment such as fire poi.

Last year there were tons of food and drink places, including everything from Asian cuisine to Turkish kebabs.  You won’t go hungry. Drinks come in most varieties and there has not been a year yet without a Jager tent, not to mention a number of cocktail bag vendors (our favourites) dotted around. In most people’s experiences food and drink is expensive at festivals, but this is not the case in Korea –edibles and alcohol have always been fairly reasonable at all the events we’ve been to over the past few years, usually ranging from 3,000 won upwards. Keep an eye out for free goodie bags with stickers, fake tattoos, badges and t-shirts too.

The 6th WDJ festival will be held this weekend at Yanpyeong Festival Park between the 26th and the 28th May.  Yangpyeong Park is not really Seoul, it’s Gyeonoggi-do, although the organisers still maintain that it’s ‘Seoul’ World DJ Festival. The park is reachable by subway and bus, but be prepared to have to wait until modes of transport are up and running again in the morning. There will, however, be lots of grass space for you to spread out on if you do feel you need to pass out before sunrise. For more information on the line-up or for directions, see the World DJ Festival website.

If you have any information you want to share on your previous WDF experience, leave a comment below.


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