A Romantic festival catering to the older crowd
Hyeonin Music Festival has become a favorite among those in their forties and up. It is a summer music festival that takes place on Songdo Beach that attracts oldies fans. The artists sing nostalgic music for five days straight in conjunction with Busan Sea Festival, resulting in this becoming a highly anticipated national event.
Meanwhile, the beach becomes a sand sculpture exhibition. At night, a stage is setup for teens who want to flaunt their musical talents as well as a beach concert. People come together though music at this annual event. Visitors get to choose from various events and concerts while they are at Songdo Beach during the festival. It is a good way to get away from the summer heat and spend some quality time with family and friends.
When the sun sets and the lights come up on stage, the music starts to blast as the crowd cheers, signaling the beginning of a special nighttime concert.
The stage is beautifully set against the backdrop of the beach landscape.
The event started off as Songdo Sea Festival in 1999, then was renamed Songdo Sea Music Festival in 2003. By 2005, the event had been named after Hyeonin, a singer who recently passed away and hailed from Busan. The festival celebrates its tenth year in 2015.
Songdo Beach has been newly refurbished thanks to the recent marine improvement project. Now with a beautiful coastline, trees offering cool shade, wide sandy beaches, and a sea fountain that spouts cool ocean water, the beach is a perfect place for festivities.
Hyeonin Music Festival, the pinnacle of all summer festivals
Hyeonin Music Festival is held at the height of a festival.
At times, the event presents unknown musical talent with a new career while the audience takes a trip down memory lane as they enjoy listening to their favorite tunes.
The newly-overhauled Songdo Beach is filled with people giddy to see their favorite artist. The event has attracted up to 500,000 people, the largest number ever at Songdo Beach since it opened up a century ago.