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Nine Inch Nails, Shinoda to headline Incheon Pentaport Rock Fest

All Headlines 10:42 June 01, 2018

SEOUL, June 1 (Yonhap) -- American rock band Nine Inch Nails, singer Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and several other renowned musicians will headline the 2018 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival, one of South Korea's longest-running summer music festivals, organizers said Friday.

The three-day rock-electronic music blowout will be held from Aug. 10 to 12 at Songdo Moonlight Festival Park, also known as Pentaport Park, in Incheon, 40 kilometers west of Seoul, according to the festival authority.

The festival announced that the event's first lineup consists of seven groups -- Nine Inch Nails and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park of the United States; The Bloody Beetroots of Italy; Japan's Suchmos; and South Korea's The Koxx, Sunwoo Junga and Sesoneon.

Pentaport, now in its 13th year, is one of the biggest annual music festivals in South Korea and has brought together international and local musicians largely in the rock and electronica genres. About 1,200 groups, including big names such as The Chemical Brothers, Korn, Muse and Travis, have graced the stage in recent years before an accumulated total audience of 800,000.

This photo provided by the Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival shows a view of the 2017 festival. (Yonhap)

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