Rock fest returns to Jisan this year
CJ E&M has reunited with Jisan Forest Resort to bring the annual rock festival to its home in Icheon, Gyeonggi.
The 2016 Valley Rock Festival will be held from July 22 to 24 at the resort.
CJ E&M, a leading entertainment company, used to hold the Jisan Valley Rock Festival in conjunction with Jisan Forest Resort from 2010 to 2012. Since their breakup in 2013, the two parties continued to hold their own separate annual festivals.
Then, in 2014, neither party held a festival in the aftermath of the Sewol ferry disaster. Last year, CJ E&M resumed its own event - the Ansan M Valley Rock Festival - while Jisan Forest Resort continued not to hold a festival. But this year, they are back together.
“CJ E&M and Jisan Forest Resort were able to resolve the conflict,” CJ E&M said. “The nature Jisan provides and its history with the rock festival let us come to such a decision.”
The first Jisan Rock Festival in 2009 made its name with a great lineup of artists. For four years, the headlining acts at the annual festival included Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Oasis and Muse.
For this year’s festival, the first lineup will be disclosed via its official homepage and social media accounts on Friday.
BY JEONG BYUNG-KI