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Seoul Jazz Festival 2024

Top jazz festival in Asia and one of the largest annual music events in South Korea

Dates: May 31-June 2, 2024

Seoul Jazz Festival is one of the biggest musical festivals in South Korea. Held every May, the annual jazz festival takes place in KSPO Dome at Olympic Park in Jamsil, Songpa-gu, Seoul. The weekend full of music of various genres attracts many famous jazz artists and well as up-and-coming musicians.

Seoul Jazz Festival was founded in 2007 and was first held at Sejong Center. The lineup of the festival spans different genres and styles, not just jazz. In the past, the festival hosted Jamiroquai, Earth, Wind & Fire and Lauryn Hill, Justin Hurwitz Jazz, Mika, Sergio Mendes, Sigrid, Damien Rice and Kiha & The Faces, Robert Glasper, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Tape Five, Roberta Gambarini, Maximilian Hecker, the Cardigans, Joshua Redman Quartet, Craig David, Wouter Hamel, Nils PetterMolvær, Eric Benet, and others.

The festival is also showcasing Korean music. Its lineups included local musicians, like Epik High, Sunwoo Jung-a, AKMU, Baek Ye-rin. Song Young Joo Quartet, Koh Sang-ji, Cho Min-gyu, and many others. Live music is played at four outdoor and indoor stages in the park. The audience can enjoy the performances in the standing zone or in the picnic area.

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