Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)

  • Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)
  • Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)
  • Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)
  • Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)
  • Eumseong Pumba Festival (음성 품바축제)
05.22.2019 ~ 05.26.2019 Finished
28, Seolseonggongwon-gil, Eumseong-gun, Chungcheongbuk-do
충청북도 음성군 음성읍 설성공원길 28
Seolseong Park area
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(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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Sponsors / Management
Eumseong-gun Festival Organizing Committee /
Pumba was the word repeated in the songs of street singers, especially when Korea was once impoverished. They strolled around marketplaces or villages seeking food, money, or anything they could get. Pumba doesn’t have a specific meaning but is a language mechanism for keeping a rhythm. These days, the word pumba generally refers to gakseori. These performers do not beg for food or money, but do sing at events or festivals.

The Pumba Festival is held in Eumseong every year. Programs offer a visit to the old days of poverty and a glimpse of the performances and lifestyles of various gakseoris. The festival participants are top performing gakseoris who entertain at marketplaces, festivals, or theaters around the nation. No wonder the festival is filled with energetic and exciting performances as well as endless laughter from the audience.
- Pumba performance (free/paid)
- National Pumba King Contest
- Pumba street parade
- etc.

* Programs and schedule subject to change each year
Admission/Participation Fees
Duration of Performance
Varies by performance
Age Limit
Open to visitors of all ages
[Express/Intercity Bus]
Takea a bus from Dong Seoul Bus Terminal to Eumseong
Approx. 10 min walk to festival grounds
pumba21.com (Korean only)

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