For the first time ever, Chinese indie music festival Modern Sky is set to take place in Helsinki, Finland. Plenty of great artists from the Nordic countries as well as China and other parts of East Asia are scheduled to play at the Hietalahti shipyard from August 28-29. Coming over from Korea, Sunwoo Jung-A and Kuang Program will be playing the Friday whereas Neon Bunny will take to the stage on the Saturday.
Check out Modern Sky Helsinki’s artist page for a list of all the artists that have been booked. Modern Sky also offers a YouTube playlist and a Spotify playlist if you want to listen in advance.
I’m very excited for the festival myself, definitely going over and looking forward to seeing also many of the non-Korean artists. I’m equally excited to be able to offer readers of Indieful ROK a chance to win 2-day tickets to the festival!
If you have the possibility to go and have yet to get your ticket, try your luck getting one or a couple if you need one also for a friend by answering the questions below. A total of five tickets are available and will be randomly assigned among those that complete the form. Winners will be contacted via email on Thursday, August 20th.
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Singer-songwriter Sungwoo Jung-A is an accomplished musician in her own right, proficient in a multitude of genres, while also writing songs for 2NE1 and GD&TOP among others. Her second full-length album It’s okay, dear won both Album of the Year and Best Pop Album at the Korean Music Awards in 2014, where she was nominated also for Artist of the Year. Sunwoo Jung-A’s latest release is digital single Springirls (봄처녀) from March this year.
Experimenting post-punk duo Kuang Program is lead by Choi Taehyun with Bamseom Pirates‘ Kwon Yongnam currently serving as the drummer. The duo came onto the Korean underground scene in 2012 releasing a couple of EPs before following up with a full-length album in 2013. Kuang Program’s latest EP Flames, Dreams, Laughter was released in November 2014.
Neon Bunny and her retro-styled, synth-tinged electropop surfaced in 2011 with the very strong album debut Seoulight, earning the Best Pop Album award at the Korean Music Awards the next year. She has since put out an EP, a digital single, and most recently a song for tvN drama My Secret Hotel (마이 시크릿 호텔). Collaborating with producer Cliff Lin on her own material, Neon Bunny has also worked together with several artists both in Korea and internationally, there among Smells and Spazzkid.