Saturday, October 13, 2018

HBC Fall Music Festival Running into the Thirteeth Year

Hae Bang Chon Fall Music Festival 2018, takes place on Friday, and Saturday October 19th and 20th      This is the second installment of HBC Fest in the 13th year of the Hae Bang Chon music festival with a great lineup and some new additions for independent music. The definitive expat and international music and performance fest in Korea. Made up entirely of independent music artists and performers from Korea and a host of other countries. The festival began in 2006 as a showcase for expat musicians in the city to perform to larger crowds. It has grown over the years from the 3 simple bars it was first conceived in. The 'Fest' was originally started by
Lance Reegan-Diehl and James Gaynor. It continues to this day under the guidance of founder Lance Reegan-Diehl owner of DEELEEBOB Music and the HBC fest.

HBC, or Hae Bang Chon located in Youngsan-Gu is one main street where the action happens from the very bottom all the way up to the top where the Hair of the Dog sits perched. The HBC area became very famous as a local expat hangout from 1998 onward, and the Hae Bang Chon festival has made the entire area blossom into a bubbly, busy place for all kinds of businesses to open as more people find it an attractive neighborhood to be in. The festival has always adapted to the demands of both musicians and venues, this fall festival venues and supporters: Hair Of The Dog, Linus BBQ, Phillies Pub, Bedrock, The Cave, Bonny’s Pizza Pub, Al Matto Terrace, Camarata Music, Rabbit Hole, Casablanca Sandwiches, Morococo, The Workshop, and Hidden Cellar. Boogie Woogie.

Phillies Pub, Camarata Music, Bedrock , and Boogie Woogie, host the bands that perform on the larger sized stages, and the sounds range from blues, to rock, to jazz, and all points funky in between. The festival is known for the up close, small venue and intimate feeling you get from watching the variety of people perform.  Local bands performing include Reasco, Cutty, The Beagles, The Coals, Batu, Park’s Blues Band, Rough Cuts, DND, Rooftop Stray, TRAP, and a host of solo and smaller acoustic acts will be on stage at Hair of the Dog, Linus BBQ, Hidden Cellar, Workshop, Phillies Balcony, and The Cave.

While safety in large numbers is always a concern. There has never been a single fest related accident or incident with cars and people during the entire run of HBC Fest for 13 years. There are now sidewalks in the area outside of all the fest venues, and everyone is free to walk from bar to bar without tape lines, or traffic issues. The festival is provided by local business owners who support this music festival and give independent artists a place to play.

The HBC Festival is a DEELEEBOB Music Production. The central point between artists, venues and business owners. Music sponsors include Sound Drive Amplifiers, Swing Guitars, Graphtech Guitar Parts, Olympia Strings and Straps, along with all participating business owners and Beer vendors.
The festival begins on Friday Oct. 19th   with 4 to 5 venues hosting some live acts. Saturday Oct. 20th there will be live music from 4pm onward in the wee hours. Last act on at 1am. 10 live venues running for the Saturday.

For more details, including an updated schedule and list of performers, please visit the main website and there is an event page on Facebook, which directs you to the schedule on the website.

DEELEEBOB Music - HBC Festival,
47-B1, Sinheung-ro, Yongsan-gu,
Seoul, Korea, 140-842


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