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O2 music fest offers alternative to summer rock circuit

By Korea Herald

Published : Aug. 6, 2013 - 20:23

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Secret Garden (Music Compass) Secret Garden (Music Compass)
Judy Collins (Music Compass) Judy Collins (Music Compass)
With the summer music festival calendar crowded with large-scale rock events, a new music fest being inaugurated later this month promises a welcome break from the usual ear-splitting sounds of the season.

The O2 Nami Island Music Festival 2013 was designed as a two-day summer music festival for those looking for non-rock music performances.

Filling the small island with the sounds of folk music and easy-listening classical pieces, the O2 music festival offers music lovers an opportunity to camp out overnight and spend the day listening to songs of a peaceful and healing nature.

In its first year, the festival will feature a number of top-name performers including Judy Collins, one of the most iconic names in the American folk music industry; the neo-classical music duo of Secret Garden; American musical group The Piano Guys; New Age pianists Yiruma and Kevin Kern; Scottish singer/songwriter Julienne Taylor; and 12-year-old child singer Connie Talbot, who rose to fame as the runner-up in the reality TV audition program “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2007.

The festival will be held on Aug. 30 and 31 on Nami Island in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province. Camp sites are available for those wishing to spend the night. Ticket prices for the music event range from 77,000 won to 143,000 won. For more information, call Music Compass at (02) 2052-5988.

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