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Posted : 2013-04-09 19:40
Updated : 2013-04-09 19:40

Music festival in Cheongju

By John Redmond

Music venues in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, will host a music festival, "Cheongju, Live from the Moon" at four locations, on April 13.

The name Moon is in reference to JoongMoon, the Chungbuk National University district in which the festival is being held.

The festival will be host to over 15 acts comprised of over 60 musicians and jugglers.

There are three rock venues involved (Pearl Jam, Road King, Soundgarden), as well as a free afternoon outdoor stage, all within about a minute's walking distance of each other.

The program is wildly varied, from folk to folk rock to classic rock, thrash rock, jazz and funk.

Doors to rock venues open at 8 p.m. the cover charge of 8,000 won goes to help the out-of-town bands pay travel expenses. This is a nonprofit event.

The schedule for Pearl Jam is: 8:30 p.m. singer/songwriter Rab Nichols, 9 p.m. Frank Beard, 9:30 p.m. Tamara Kim, 10 p.m. Language of Shapes (eclectic folk), 11 p.m. Justin-Philmore Brown (spoken word), 11:30 p.m. the Swinging Doors (Gypsy jazz) and 12:30 a.m. Zee Dolfina.

The acts at Soundgarden are: 9 p.m. Drunk and Disorderly (classic rock), 10 p.m. the Primary (folk rock), 11 p.m. Sink to Rise (thrash rock), midnight, Asleep without Dreaming and 1 a.m. OTL.

The Road King line up comprises; 9 p.m. JFK (jazz funk), 10 p.m. Norbert! (rap), 11 p.m. Fu Shampu (funk), midnight, Get Down Syndrome (disco funk) and 1 a.m. Sotto Gamba (eclectic Latin).

The afternoon stage will include the Evans Jugglers, Primary and Asuncion.

For more information log onto the Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/events/576318545726474/?ref=2.

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