Big Acts At Korean Fests

Both of Korea’s major summer fests announced initial lineups at the end of May.

The fifth annual Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, July 23-25 at Incheon Dream Park, will feature LCD Soundsystem, Hoobastank, Air Traffic and Japanese visual-kei superstars Dir En Grey.

Meanwhile, the second Jisan Valley Rock Festival, which will be July 30 to Aug. 1, will have Massive Attack, Pet Shop Boys, Corinne Bailey Rae, Muse and Kula Shaker.

As of press time, all the other artists (except for Pet Shop Boys) are appearing the same weekend at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, which is cooperating with MNet, the host of the Jisan festival. Like Fuji, Jisan is held at a ski resort.

Both festivals have said they will finalize their lineups sometime in June.