The story took place in an art university where the youth romance drama “Festival” depicts the sweat and tears of students who run towards their dreams of love and friendship. The heroine, Kyu-Won (Park Shin-Hye) is a bright girl and a highly skilled gayageum player. She is in the Korean traditional music department. Kyu-Won also comes from a family who has one of the three best pansori singers in the world. While Lee Shin (Jung Yong-Hwa) is a cold and refined young man, while being a highly skilled guitarist. He is in the applied music department. They come from different family backgrounds which brings in frequent misunderstandings, but as time passes by, they start to like other.
- Park Shin-Hye as Lee Kyu-Won
- Jung Yong-Hwa as Lee Shin
- Song Chang-Eui as Kim Suk-Hyun
- So E-Hyun as Jung Yun-Soo