End summer in Seoul with a bang with non-stop music, food, and fun. With multiple concerts almost every weekend this month, on top of the madness of Comic Con and food expos, August is sure to be a wild time. There’s almost too much going on – how do you choose?!
August 4-5 | Psy In Seoul
Korea’s ridiculous mascot is back for two nights here in Seoul for his “Summer Swag” concert. There will definitely be a ton of celebrity cameos at the show, and knowing Psy, those won’t be the only surprises. This will be a hit for visitors and locals alike, and the show will sell out quickly. Grab your tickets from Interpark as soon as you can!
Until August 6 | Rocky Horror Show
If you’re a musical fanatic, you’re not going to want to miss the famous Rocky Horror Picture Show! The show will go on at the heart of Seoul’s theatre district, Daehakro, and runs a little over two hours. The show, understandably, is a 19+ show and the audience is encouraged to sing along, dress up, and enjoy in true Rocky style! Get your tickets here.
August 4-6 | Comic Con Seoul
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Want the inside scoop on all things Anime, SciFi, comics, and more? Comic Con Seoul has you covered. The artists’ alley already looks amazing thanks to local and international artists, and the guest line up is getting better and better. For those who love the Walking Dead and Okja, you won’t want to miss meeting Steven Yeun! Grab your passes now! For more info, check out their website or Facebook page.
August 11-13 | Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival
. . [ #PENTAPORT2017 | 추가 라인업 발표 ] . 2017 인천 펜타포트 락 페스티벌의 새로운 라인업을 발표합니다. 매니아 1차 티켓은 잠시 후 12시부터 하나티켓에서 오픈됩니다. . † 강렬한 사운드로 프렌치 일렉트로닉의 정의를 내린다. 새로운 라이브로 찾아온 #JUSTICE † . * 매니아 1차 티켓오픈 : 잠시 후 낮 12시 * 가격 : 3일권 정가 220,000원-> 176,000원 (20% 할인) * 예매 : https://goo.gl/h2qqlt (하나티켓)
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In case you, like me, missed out on the amazing Jisan Rock Festival, here’s your chance to redeem yourself. Just a bit outside of Seoul, though still on the Seoul subway line, is Pentaport Rock Festival which is always a huge deal each year. The line up is always amazing and this year there will be acts like Bastille, Charlie XCX, Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, and DNCE, just to name a few. Don’t miss this!! Get your tickets here.
August 15 | Ariana Grande In Seoul
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Yes, the Dangerous Woman herself will be visiting Seoul! For one night only, Ariana will take over the Goseok Sky Dome for what is sure to be an absolutely awesome show. Ariana is well loved here in Korea and I wouldn’t be surprised if she brought a few guests on stage with her. If you’re a fan, you won’t want to skip this night! Tickets are available here.
August 17-19 | Halal Food Expo
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Now that you’ve spent the whole month rocking out, time for some amazing food! At COEX’s exhibition hall, there will be a 3 day long expo on Halal food, a scene that is growing more and more popular here in Korea thanks to tourism! For 5,000won you can walk in and enjoy numerous vendors with food and drink samples, and you can learn more about halal restaurants right here in Seoul! Visit the website for more info.
Cari Clark is currently based in Seoul, South Korea where she spends most of her time doodling in cafes, taking long bus rides, and eating the spiciest food she can find. She has seen every corgi video on the internet and she is still searching for the perfect burrito outside of her native San Diego, California.