2009 Rubber Seoul promotional poster, from the official blog.
Jason of Kimchi Icecream tells me about Rubber Seoul 2009 happening at three Hongdae clubs in Seoul tomorrow, December 5th, to mark World AIDS Day. Below you'll find a Rubber Seoul press release and the musician line-up, but first is a short introduction from Paul Kerry's Korea Herald article:
To mark World AIDS Day, Little Travellers and Medi peace are holding three simultaneous rock concerts in Seoul tomorrow to spread awareness about the illness.
Last year saw a similar event. More than 1,000 people attended, raising 12 million won ($10,000) for the Little Travellers organization.
The event will be held at Jane's Groove, FF and DGBD, in Hongdae. The EV Boys, Rock Tigers, Gogo Star and Sotto Gamba will be among the dozen or so bands performing. Wristbands are 10,000 won.
The money will go to the Hillcrest Foundation, which helps women affected by AIDS in South Africa.
You'll find more information about the events, including a speech by Benjamin Wagner, in that article. The Rubber Seoul 2009 Facebook group has information about the performers:
10,000 Won will get you a Little Traveller doll as well as unlimited access to the clubs until the wee hours of the morning. ALL proceeds from the cover charge will go to support the Hillcrest AIDS Center in South Africa.
So, save the date on Saturday, December 5, 2009. It's gonna be an awesome night.
We have three clubs lined up, and here's the band line up:
JANE’S GROOVE (Doors open at 8:30 pm)
9:00 pm Brick Slipper
9:45 pm Bridget and the Puppycats
10:30 pm EV Boyz (Minus One)
11:00 pm Sotto Gamba
CLUB FF (Doors open at 9:00 pm)
9:15 pm The Koxx
10:00 pm Pony
10:45 pm Gogo Star
11:30 pm No.1 Korean
12:15 am U R Seoul
1:00 am - 6:00 am DJ Eddie's Super-Fun Rockin' Dance Party!
DGBD (Doors open at 11:00 pm)
11:15 pm Solitaire Love Affair
12:00 am Tacopy
12:45 am Rock Tigers
Get ready for a great time and to help some people out!
Don't forget to invite all of your friends.
And now an excerpt from the November 26th press release:
On the evening of December 5th the event “Rubber Seoul” will be taking place in Hongdae for its second year running. As well as to raise money the event is being held to remind people to have safe sex. This is a very important issue since the Korea Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 99% of the new cases of HIV/AIDS found in 2008 were transmitted sexually.
What Rubber Seoul is offering is access into three of Hongdae’s most vibrant clubs: Janes Groove, FF and DGBD and be able to see some of Seoul’s hottest bands, all for a tiny 10,000 won. If that’s not enough, you will also receive a Little Travellers doll to take home with you. Last year over 1000 people came out in Hongdae to join in Rubber Seoul and we raised an astonishing 12 million Won. Which really helped improve women’s lives in Africa. So don’t miss out on this years event, come along have fun and help us to help others.
Also on December 5th Medi peace are offering an interactive discussion with expert opinions. Not only will they address the dangers and medical facts surrounding AIDS but also the wider social issues such as the discrimination that people with AIDS live with and how we can change the stigmas attached with AIDS. It is of pivotal importance that AIDS ceases to be ignored and viewed as an irrelevant problem in Korea if the steady spread of the disease is to be halted. So come along and join in the discussions.