Korea’s largest music showcase festival, Zandari Festa, is now accepting applications from INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS for this year’s festival (applications for acts based within Korea will open at a later date; please keep an eye on Facebook for more information). Zandari Festa 2017 will be held from Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st. We accept applications from musicians of all genres; however, this is a live music showcase festival, so we require all musicians to play their music live.
Applications from INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS will be accepted from April 4th to May 31st, 2017 (Applications will close at midnight Korean time on May 31st).
Applications for Korea-based artists will open on May 1st. If you are a Korea-based artist, please do not apply until we announce that applications are open for local artists.
Applicants must have released an EP or album within the last three years.
Applicants must have been playing regular shows over the last 2 years.
Applicants must be able to fund their own trip to Korea (flights and accommodation). We recommend that artists seek funding from their home countries. We will help provide necessary documentation to support funding applications.
Successful applicants must actively promote their appearance at Zandari via social media, etc.
Electronic artists must be able to perform a live set (not a DJ set).
Hip Hop artists who perform with live musicians will be considered preferably.
[How Acts Will Be Selected]
Acts will be chosen based on the strength of recordings, live videos, and recent activities & accomplishments. Please make sure to submit links to good quality videos that accurately reflect your live performing skills.
Submissions will be evaluated as they are received. Approximately 60 international acts will be chosen to perform at Zandari Festa 2017.
If selected to perform at Zandari Festa 2017, acts can choose one of the options below.
1) Package A: Full Artist Pass
A pass will be given to all band members and one staff member granting entry to all Zandari Festa events (including conferences, special stages and the artist lounge) for the duration of the festival.
Networking opportunities via a range of events over the weekend.
50% discount on tickets (of all types) for up to 5 friends.
Each band / staff member will also receive a festival goodie bag (including Zandari merch, gifts from our sponsors, program books, etc).
Free beer and coffee in the artist lounge.
2) Package B: One-Day Artist Pass
A one day pass will be given to all band members and one staff member granting entry to all Zandari Festa showcase concerts and the artist lounge for one day only (the day of your showcase concert).
Payment of 100,000 won (approximately $90) to be paid after your performance.
* Please Note: Unfortunately Zandari can not provide funding for airplane tickets & accommodation. Bands are encouraged to seek grants or other means of funding from their home countries. It is also your responsibility to check your visa status. Conditions of entry into Korea will vary depending on where you are from. We recommend that you check any requirements with the Korean embassy in your home country before applying for Zandari Festa. Zandari is a non-paying showcase festival and we will help provide relevant documents for visa applications.
All performance spaces will be equipped with a full drum kit (including breakables), guitar and bass amps (although specific types will vary from space to space), sound and lighting systems, a sound engineer, and extra staff to provide assistance if needed.
Acts will be promoted on Zandari Festa’s website and social media and also through the festival’s program book, advertisements, posters, etc.
There will be an after party held on the last night of the festival that is open to all artists who performed at Zandari Festa 2017.
[How To Apply]
Fill out the form below and then click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page.
If you have any problems with the application form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please note, sadly our website is not perfect and it has some glitches. Firstly, please make sure that to TOTEL size of all images you submit are less than 10 MB total, otherwise the application will fail. Secondly, once you have submitted your application, if you can not see a conformation message then please scroll up and down the page to check for error notices and resubmit. If you are not sure whether or not your application has gone through, please drop us an email and we will check it out (please allow a few days for us to respond).