[History] Hello Rookies 2014

I frequently find myself looking up former contestants of Hello Rookie when writing small info snippets for various posts. Since the competition started in 2007 a large number of great bands and solo artists has gotten a share of the spotlight, and it’s particularly fun to see how the now more famous acts have evolved…. Continue reading

Zandari Festa 2015 Review

Beginning of October 2015 I happened to be on vacation in Korea. I had already been there for a couple of weeks of vacation, meeting friends and going to various shows, without being able to make up my mind about whether or not I should go to Zandari Festa the last weekend before going back… Continue reading

Hello Rookies of September 2014

With the first monday this August happening in the middle of Korea’s vacation season, the live audition for the September edition of Hello Rookie instead took place on August 11th. The two winners can be seen on the monthly Hello Rookie special on EBS Space 공감 to be broadcast on September 1st.   Hello Rookie… Continue reading

Hello Rookies of May & June

Since the last day of Mars artists have been able to apply for this year’s Hello Rookie competition. Applications are made on monthly basis with around seven bands usually picked for final audition in front of a live audience. The monthly winners are awarded 1 million won each and get to appear on a special… Continue reading