Vans are launching in South Korea and are throwing a huge, fuck off party in celebration. And who better to help them facilitate this than warehouse rave aficionados VLUF? The international skate brand are teaming up with the infamous crew to make this the biggest and baddest youth culture event Seoul’s ever seen.

Our event photography from previous VLUF parties. See more by clicking here.

VLUF usually highlight alternative subcultures in Seoul, having previously shone a spotlight on all types of creatives such as visual artist Mostapes, indie band JuckJuck Grunzie and DJ Soulscape. With the Vans influence this upcoming soiree is all about skateboarding and punk rock, kicking off at 2pm with freestyle skating and demos on a pop-up indoor ramp from newly-signed Vans Skate Team riders. Music performances start at 8pm from the rock n’ rolling Unionway Krew (the ‘U’ in VLUF), and will include Korean punk bands Rux and The Strikers. Hedonistic DJ posse DDND MVMT (Deadend Movement) will be spinning till you drop at 4am.

Art has always been a mainstay of VLUF gatherings, and House of Vans will be no exception. SUPACRQS, OKEH and a selection of other artists will be milling around in a live painting area to assist with customising Vans Sk8-Hi shoes and skateboard decks.

This isn’t the first time Vans have put on an event like this, although it is the company’s first of its kind in Asia. In its original format The House of Vans is a creative platform situated in Brooklyn, New York, which focuses on skateboarding, art, music and street culture. Previously they created a highly successful House of Vans event in Berlin where Mos Def and Lupe Fiasco performed.

Korea’s House of Vans has a 1000 person capacity, so make sure you get down early before the space fills up. VLUF are renowned for jam-packing the Seongsu location this event will be at.

VLUF’s House of Vans party is on Feb 16th (Sat) from 2pm at Daerim Warehouse in Seongsu-Dong, near Seongsu subway station.

Directions to VLUF House of Vans: Take exit 3, go right and walk straight until you see a red brick warehouse on the left hand side with House of Vans posters on it. .


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