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Seoul Community Radio hosting stage at DMZ Peace Train Music Festival

The event takes place at the notorious demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea...

 The event takes place at a Korean demilitarized zone between North and South Korea...
The event takes place at a Korean demilitarized zone between North and South Korea...

Seoul Community Radio (SCR) will host a stage at the forthcoming DMZ Peace Train Music Festival. 

The event, which began last year with input from Glastonbury booker Martin Elbourne, takes place at the Korean Demilitarized Zone— AKA DMZ— a 160mile long, 2.5mile wide stretch of land separating North and South Korea. 

SCR is amongst Seoul's most prominent electronic offerings, and the crew's stage will feature domestic DJs and live acts such as Co.kr and Jangster, alongside international artists from Denmark, Cuba and Japan.  

Launched last year, the festival aims to promote peace between the two countries, which have been divided by the zone since an armistice was signed in 1953. The two-day gathering runs this weekend, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June, and carries the banner 'Dancing For A Borderless World'. 

This is far from the only party to be held in an area notorious for conflict and tension— read our report from Beirut for another example, while Georgia's epic 32-day GEM Fest lies close to Abkhazia, a separatist region aligned with Russia. Nevertheless, DMZ Peace Train takes place at arguably the world's most notorious border, sending a strong message of unity and resistance in the process. 

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