Jisan Rock Festival, South Korea with Diane Birch

Round two!! Jisan Rock Festival: South Korea… placed spectacularly in the valley, you couldn’t ask for a more visually pleasing setting to enjoy the likes of Pet Shop Boys, Muse and Massive Attack.. ! After we got our (way too) many wrist bands required for entering the premises we managed to erect our tent next to the swimming pool, a required pleasure in the 33 degree heat we would endure for the next three days. Jisan was a very different experience to Pentaport – the security was most definitely tighter and it seemed that none of the Korean press were getting interviews with the western artists. ‘We have problems.. we have problems’ I was told by some of the crew. Which seemed like a bit of a shame! On the Saturday night three people I knew had their passes cut off and were thrown out for jumping into the pool at night.. (although of course managed to get back in, in a James Bond action man type of way!) Yet in only it’s second year in production I can understand why Jisan are ensuring they are doing everything by the book.

The most frustrating part of a Korean festival is not being able to read the line up.. thankfully I was taken under the wing by some nice Koreans, who shared their makali (white rice wine) and introduced me to Sister’s Barber Shop, The Comeon’s and Kingston Rudieska.. (go youtube “Kingston Rudieska: My Cotton Candy” this is slowly becoming my favourite song at the moment). I also saw The Pet Shop Boys whose performance was really entertaining…. Martina Topley Bird joined Massive Attack on stage and she has an amazing voice. I have no idea what the Korean says in the slideshow above but they are shots from the Massive Attack light show.. (anyone? anyone?)

So anyway enough rambling for now: I hope you enjoy my video.. be prepared as you will witness the best dancing I have ever seen.. and thanks to Lauren Mc Gee who helped me do some of the filming.

Becki B x

6 Comments on “Jisan Rock Festival, South Korea with Diane Birch

  1. Ahh becki, you’re making it even harder to be away from Jisan now. Great weekend, great filming! Also, I think that dancer was there to win the 10,000 won if I remember correctly. A lot of work for a fiver.

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