One of the representative festivals hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the 2017 Seoul Drum Festival marks the 19th anniversary of a performing art event that offers non-verbal content through which participants can easily enjoy the drum, a percussion instrument.
This year’s Seoul Drum Festival offers performances by world-class drum artists, along with many diverse programs all participants can enjoy, including the drum exhibition and experience center. On June 2 and 3, as summer begins, please come and enjoy modern music in harmony with the beauty of a traditional palace. The event is open to all: from family and friends to couples and singles.
“The Drummer” is a citizens’ drum competition held as part of the 19th Seoul Drum Festival, one of the representative festivals hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Participating citizens can show off their drum skills in the competition. Citizens of all age groups—from elementary school students to adults—can step up to the challenge in “The Drummer.” There are five contest categories: elementary school, middle school and high school grouped as students, and amateur and semi-pro grouped as adults.
The top 16 teams selected through the on-line preliminary and on-site final competitions will receive the Seoul Mayor's Award and various prizes.
Come and visit Malli-dong Square on May 21 to see the on-site final competition. You will not only appreciate the passionate performances by the skilled citizen drummers who passed the preliminary competition, but also see “Seoullo 7017,” a new sidewalk transformed from an overpass. It is sure to be a fine occasion for a spring outing with family, friends, and couples.
The 19th Seoul Drum Festival has transformed the previous exhibitions into “Drum Fair & Market,” a venue for hands-on experiences and exhibitions of drums. The festival was created in collaboration with Korean drum providers and manufacturers. Greater information and content on “drums” will be provided during on-site explanations and musical instrument demonstrations. The operation of the Showing Booth will also facilitate instruction. Those unfamiliar with drums can easily and joyfully learn about the musical instrument, while enjoying a new experience.
|Subway||line 1||Exit No. 2 of Seoul station, (900m, 15 min on foot)|
|line 4||Exit No. 14 of Seoul station, (900m, 15 min on foot)|
|Airport Railroad Line||Exit No. 15 of Seoul station, (300m, 5 min on foot)|
|Gyeongui-Jungang Line||Exit No. 5 of Seoul station, (150m, 3 min on foot)|
|버스||Village bus||Seodaemun 06, Yongsan 04|
|Blue bus||173, 231, 261, 262, 463, 503, 604, N16|
|Subway||line 5||Exit No. 7 of Gwanghwamun station, (470m, 7 min on foot)|
|line 5||Exit No. 4 of Seodaemun station, (600m, 8 min on foot)|
|line 3||Exit No. 7 of Gyeongbokgung station, (720m, 10 min on foot)|
|line 1||Exit No. 1, 2, 3 of City Hall station, (950m, 15 min on foot)|
|line 2||Exit No. 12 of City Hall station, (980m, 16 min on foot)|
|Bus||Blue Bus||101, 160, 260, 270, 271, 273, 370, 470, 471, 600, 601, 602
702A , 702B, 704, 705, 710, 720, 721
|Regular Bus||99, 1002|
|Red Bus||2500, 9701, 9709, 9710|
Use the parking lot of
Seoul Museum of History
|- Under 20-seater vehicle: 3,000 won for first 2 hours
- plus 400 won per 5 minutes, 22,000 won for one day
|- Over 20-seater vehicle: 6,000 won for first 2 hours
- plus 800 won per 5 minutes, 44,000 won for one day