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Coldstream Guards visit to South Korea

British Military Marching Band, The Coldstream Guards, will visit South Korea between 28 September – 8 October.

British Military Marching Band, The Coldstream Guards, will visit South Korea between 28 September – 8 October. The 44 man band are visiting Korea to further strengthen links between the UK-Korea and to show what modern Britain is all about – a modern, sharp and sophisticated country steeped in heritage and tradition. During their visit they will play at venues all around Korea including: being one of the first foreign bands to play at the RoK Armed Forces Day; the RoK Ground Forces Day in Daejeon; public events at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Shinchon GREAT Britain Festival & Seoul Hi Festival.

Ahead of their arrival, British Ambassador to Korea, Charles Hay said:

To have one of the most well known and talented military bands in the world visiting Korea is extremely exciting. This will be a rare privilege for people in Korea to experience the unrivalled quality of the Coldstream Guards. We have developed their programme so they will get to meet and perform to as many Koreans as possible. Knowing how much Koreans love their music and style, I am sure they will go down a storm!

Schedule for public facing events

Thursday 1 October

  • Dongdaemun Design Plaza performance (static concert, marching, static concert, beating the retreat) 1800-1900

Friday 2 October

  • Shinchon GREAT Festival (marching-concert) 1800-2000

Saturday 3 October

  • Shinchon GREAT Festival (marching-concert) 1200-1300
  • Shinchon GREAT Festival (marching-concert) 1800-1900

Sunday 4 October

  • Seoul Hi Festival (marching) 1500-1600