[ARTICLE] A Walk Down Memory Lane: Sundown Festival 2009

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A Walk Down Memory Lane: Sundown Festival 2009
by hui ling on Friday, November 18th, 2011 at 2:49 pm


Just a little more than a week to Sundown Festival 2011 and here at SG K-Wave, we bring you back in time to 2009 where the first Sundown Festival also known as Seoul’d Out 2009 took place!

Here’s some fun facts about the Sundown Festival 2009 for you guys to digest as we countdown to the days to Sundown Festival 2011 with Teen Top!

Fun fact 1: Sundown Festival Seoul’d Out 2009 was the first ever all Korean event to take place in Singapore.

Organised by Red Spade Entertainment, this bi-annual concert series started in 2009 on 12th December, where our sunny island saw many different but interesting musicians and entertainers from around Asia. K-pop artistes like T-Max, Brown Eyed Girls and F.T. Island were some of the few big names that were part of the performer list for Seoul’d Out 2009.

Fun fact 2: Sundown Festival Seoul’d Out 2009 was a mega one-night only, rain-or-shine event that was held at Fort Canning Green at Fort Canning Park.

The inaugural concert on 12th December 2009, attracted an estimated 7000 audiences and was opened in dramatic style with a percussion performance by Korean Musical, Miso followed by performances by various artistes and entertainers.

Fun fact 3: Sundown Festival Seoul’d Out 2009 was a fascinating four-hour worth of pumped-up performances.

There were a total of nine acts featuring artistes like T-Max, Brown Eyed Girls, FT Island, Mario, Lee Ji Su, plus fringe Korean cultural performances by Miso Korean Musical, Drawing Show and Rivers Crew—B*boys.

Fun fact 4: Sundown Festival Seoul’d Out 2009 was more than just a concert but doubled as an event which aided cultural exchange between Singapore and Korea.

Founded and organised by Red Spade Entertainment, each Sundown Festival is focused on congregating premier acts from all over Asia so as to deliver the best outdoor event experience for music, cultural and entertainment enthusiasts. The festival’s long term vision is to bring Asian Music values and cultures across globally so as to use the festival as a platform to bring awareness and benefit to the charitable organizations in Asia.

Fun fact 5: Sundown Festival Seoul’d Out 2009 was not only about the Korean acts on stage, there was also a carnival of all things Korean happening too.

Being a medium of cultural exchange, Sundown Festival Seoul’d Out 2009 included a carnival that showcased various artistic and lifestyle activities, including a food village alongside the main stage to satisfy the audiences’ cravings for authentic Korean Dong Dae Mun street fare such as rice cakes, yogurt and barbecued meats.

That’s all for Sundown Festival Seoul’d Out 2009. Stay tuned as we bring to you next, fun facts about Sundown Festival 2010!

Source: Red Spade Entertainment and Sundown Festival

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