As of the 12th Zandari Festa in 2023, Dalse Yoon-Young Kong, who serves as the Executive Director of Zandari Festa, began his career in event planning and artist management within South Korea’s first-generation indie label Gangaji Culture and Art. In 2002, he established Nori People, a company with a primary focus on hosting and managing various events and parties. In 2010, he assumed responsibility for artist management and international tours at DFSB, a company specialized in digital music distribution and global exchange.
In 2018, he took the initiative to organise the DMZ Peace Train Festival, driven by the aspiration to use music as a mean to transcend the boundaries of nationality, politics, economics, ideologies, and racial differences with a vision of promoting freedom and peace. He held the position of Artistic Director for this festival until 2022.
Currently, Dalse Yoon-Young Kong is actively involved in coordinating Zandari Festa and overseeing the artist management company HIKE, which was established in 2020. HIKE represents artists such as LEENALCHI and Goonam.