Music is a crucial component that makes a city rich with culture and energy. Daegu boasts a fascinating music scene throughout a year hosting a big-size music festivals to mini guerilla concerts inside subway station. When you are living in or traveling Korea, you should considering making your visit in Daegu for music. The following is Daegu’s 4 major nation and global-wide festivals you might want to check out!
Daegu International Musical Festival
Beginning of summer is when Daegu’s music scene really gears up for festivity. Daegu International Musical Festivals has been out for public more than a decade. Each year, it brings international and domestic talents to Daegu to perform globally renowned musical works and independent works by new faces. It is also a rare opportunity to meet Korean musicals! During this period, fringe concerts take places on streets such as Dongseongro. There are also many discount chances for budget-minded audience!
■ Date: June
■ Main Venues: Opera House, Suseong Artpia, Bongsan Culture Center, Ayang Art Center
As you might already know, Chimac is what most of Koreans crave for during summer. Simply a short term for Chicken and Beer in Korean, it often appears in Korean’s everyday conversation. It is no wonder Chimac Festival takes place in Daegu, a chicken mecca. Back then, chicken industry started to thrive from Daegu to the rest of Korea. Also, a number of nation-wide chicken brands originated in Daegu: bbq, Nene Chicken, KyoChon Chicken, Ddanng Ddang Chicken and so many more! One of the essential experience at the festival is its blasting concerts in the open!
■ Date: July
■ Main Venues: Duryu Park and Pyeonghwa Chicken Gizzard Alley
Daegu Folk Festival
|Image: Daegu Folk Festival|
When we are done letting steam out at Chimac Festival, it’s time to chill out and enjoy the summer spirit at Daegu Folk Festival. It’s another great way to forget about the summer heat and be with your loved ones! A lot of folk artists and kpop stars come out to present you great melody that will encapsulate the summer night.
■ Date: July
■ Locations: Kolon Outdoor Music Hall, Duryu Park, KimGwanSeok Street, Suseong Lake, Dongseongro(Outdoor Concert Stage)
Daegu International Opera Festival
Each fall, Daegu International Opera Festival deepens scent of autumn in Korea. Korea’s biggest opera festival is going to start in September this year and last for 38 days with great opera works, actors, staff and audience. 16th DIOF will begin with the famous, AIDA!
■ Date: September - October
■ Main Venues: Daegu Opera House and Buk-gu Eoul Art Center