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New festival to launch promoting peace in Korea

By | Published on Tuesday 8 May 2018

DMZ Peace Train

A new music festival in South Korea was formally unveiled last week, featuring a variety of Korean and international acts. The DMZ Peace Train Music Festival will be the largest music event ever to be held within view of the demilitarised zone between North and South Korea.

Co-founded by the Governor of Gangwon Province – where the event will take place – and the University Of Seoul, the event aims to promote peace and the uniting power of music. An international advisory board advising the event includes Great Escape co-founder and Glastonbury booker Martin Elbourne, artist manager Stephen Budd, Cooking Vinyl founder Martin Goldschmidt, Music Glue’s Mark Meharry and Sound Diplomacy’s Shain Shapiro.

Korean acts confirmed to play the two day festival on 23 and 24 Jun include: Jambinai, Crying Nut, Galaxy Express, Billy Carter, Say Sue Me, SsingSsing and Idiotape. International acts include: Vaudou Game form France, Colonel Mustard And The Dijon 5 from Scotland, Mitsume from Japan, No Party For Caodong from Taiwan and Zenobia from Palestine.

In addition to this, Sound Diplomacy will host a conference in Seoul dedicated to the role of music in conflict resolution on 21 Jun. It will be free to all attendees of the festival.

More information at the DM Peace Train website here.



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