When Korea and music are mentioned together, our minds usually flash to plastic pop idols, vapid auto tunes and brain-numbing dance moves along with crazed, adoring fans. But there's more to Korea and its music scene than the synchronised, heavily styled boy and girl bands as the country has apparently been trying to catch up with Japan in terms of music festivals and diversity.
The Cure. Photos by Binn Buameanchol
Valley Rock Festival is leading that charge in an attempt to put Korea on the worldwide festival map, something that Thailand has yet to achieve or even try. Switching locations on a yearly basis, this year saw Ansan, a sleepy, seaside town roughly an hour outside of Seoul, hosting the exciting musical event.
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