Korea’s premier independent music showcase festival, Zandari Festa, is now accepting applications from artists for this year’s festival. Zandari Festa 2019 will be held from Thursday, September 26th to Sunday, 29th.


Application Period

  • Applications from INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS will be accepted from March 4th to May 31st, 2019
  • Applications from Korea-based artists will be accepted from April 1st to June 30th, 2019


Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must have released an EP or album within the last three years.
  2. Applicants must have been playing regular shows over the last 2 years.
  3. 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 to provide documentation required from the promoter to support funding applications if it is needed.
  4. Electronic artists must be able to perform a live set (not a DJ set).
  5. Hip-Hop/Rap 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 and accomplishments. Please make sure to submit links to good quality videos that accurately reflect your live performing skills.

All the applicants will hear from us about the result by email no later than July 31st.


Artist Benefits

Full Artist Pass

  1. A pass will be given to all band members and one staff member granting entry to all Zandari Festa 2019 events (including conferences, special stages and the artist lounge) for the duration of the festival.
  2. Networking opportunities via a range of events over the weekend.
  3. Each band / staff member will also receive a festival goodie bag (including Zandari merch, gifts from our sponsors, program books, etc).
  4. Free beer and water in the artist lounge.

* Note: Unfortunately, Zandari does 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 if needed.


Additional Information

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, application and social media and also through the festival’s program book, advertisements, posters, etc.

How To Apply

Click the ‘Apply’ button and fill out the form and submit.
If you have any problems with the application form, please email

31, Yanghwa-ro 7an-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea