Nearly 110 bands from 17 countries are making their way to Seoul, South Korea this week for the seventh annual Zandari Festa. The event runs from October 4 – 7 and will features concerts, conferences, parties and networking events at venues across Seoul’s famed Hongdae district.

Zandari Festa is South Korea’s premier music showcase festival and in addition to attracting music fans from around the world, this year’s edition will also be attended by music industry professionals from 22 different countries including staff from Sounds Australia and folks from other renowned music outings such as Spain’s Primavera Sound, England’s Glastonbury, Slovakia’s Pohoda Fest, Serbia’s Exit, Thailand’s Big Mountain Festival, Hong Kong’s Clockenflap, China’s Midi and more.

We spoke with some of the Asian and European bands that will be playing at Zandari Festa 2018.

Next up, Sayacoxxx from Japan’s Funnynoise caught up with us to chat about why they’re excited to play the event. They will play at Zandari Festa on October 7 at Club Steel Face.

Why are you excited to play at Zandari Festa?

We visited Seoul this July and made many friends. We’re excited to see our friends again when we play at Zandari Festa. We hope we can help to create a bridge between Korean and Okinawan artists.

What do you have planned for your Zandari Festa showcase?

We’re planning to collaborate with Korean indie artists.

Learn more about Zandari Festa at their official website HERE. And learn more about the band at their Facebook page HERE.