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World DJ Festival to return in May

By Korea Herald

Published : April 4, 2014 - 20:31

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The eighth World DJ Festival, an annual outdoor electronic music festival, will take place at the Yangpyeong Gangsang Sports Park, Gyeonggi Province, next month.

The festival will be held May 4 and 5. Each day it will begin at 2 p.m. and continue all night until 5 a.m. the next day. This year, the event falls on a long weekend that includes the national holidays of Children’s Day (May 5) and Buddha’s Birthday (May 6).

DJs from both Korea and abroad will play mostly electronic dance music, with hip-hop and rock music acts joining them.

On the first day, international DJs including Code Black from Australia, Dutch duo Mightyfools, hardcore techno DJ Noisecontrollers, Dutch EDM duo Showtek and local DJ act Deadend will appear on the main stage.
A scene from the 2013 World DJ Festival. (WDJF Facebook) A scene from the 2013 World DJ Festival. (WDJF Facebook)

The second day will feature energetic DJing sessions involving Moldovan trance DJ Andrew Rayel, L.A.-based DJ DJBL3ND, EDM duo Firebeatz, Amsterdam-based hardstyle DJ Frontliner, Gunz For Hire, Justin Prime, Head Hunter, trance DJ Omnia, EDM DJ Swanky Tunes, Young Gunz and more.

WDJF has yet to announce its final lineup in its entirety and will reveal more participating artists in the lead-up to the festival.

The festival will offer not only DJ performances but a number of events for attendees including a silent disco and various promotions at event tents available throughout the day and night. Booths for food and drinks will also be set up on the event site.

Given that the festival is taking place in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, WDJF is offering a special shuttle bus service from Seoul. Buses will leave at designated times throughout the day.

On May 4 and 5, buses will depart from Sinchon Station, Exit 7, at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 and 18:00; from Sadang subway station, exit 1, at 11:20, 13:20, 15:20, 16:20, 17:20 and 18:20; and from Sports Complex Station, Exit 2, at 12:00, 14:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00. Buses will leave the festival venue for Sinchon, Sadang and Sports Complex Stations at 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00, respectively, in the morning on May 5 and 6.

One-way bus tickets are priced at 12,000 won and round-trip tickets at 17,000 won. Shuttle bus tickets must be reserved on the WDJF website.

Those taking public transit will be able to reach the Yangpyeong Gangsang Sports Park by walking for 20-30 minutes from Yangpyeong Station on the Jungang line.

Tickets are 77,000 won for one day and 119,000 won for two days. They can be purchased through Interpark. For more information, visit the WDJF website at or call (02) 3141-6063.

By Sohn Ji-young (