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Busan One Asia Festival, Asian No.1 Korean Wave Festival, to Be Held in October

Come to Busan and meet BLACKPINK, Apink, GFRIEND and other popular K-Pop Stars

News provided by Busan One Asia Festival
July 26, 2017 15:35 KST

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire) July 26, 2017 -- Best K-pop singers will meet their Hallyu (Korean Wave) fans from all over the world in Busan in October. They will come together in the 2017 Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), Asian No.1 Korean Wave Festival. The fest will be hosted by Busan Metropolitan City Government and run by Busan Tourism Organization.

The BOF is a blend of Busan-based cultural and tourism infrastructure, Hallyu content and Asian culture. One can enjoy all things about K-culture, including K-pop, K-food and K-beauty, in one place. A variety of concerts and exhibitions will be held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Busan Cinema Center, Gunam-ro in Haeundae Beach, and other Busan sites from Sunday, October 22, to Tuesday, October 31.

BLACKPINK, Apink, GFRIEND, B.A.P, ASTRO and SECHSKIES will excite the audience at the Opening Ceremony Concert. YURI SANGJA(Glass Box), BAEK Z YOUNG, KIM TAE WOO, Ailee and Bolbbalgan4 will send spectators into raptures at the Park Concert.

BLACKPINK is a fast rising K-pop act whose new single, “As If It’s Your Last,” notched the No. 1 spot on the Apple Music Pop’s “Best of the Week” list. The song also topped the Chinese QQ Music chart. Apink is a girl group who landed high on the Japanese Oricon chart and also received special honor at the Taiwanese KKBOX Music Awards. Also, girl group GFRIEND was named as one of “Top 5 K-Pop Artists to Watch in 2015" by Billboard. B.A.P is a group of six boys who were crowned best Korean act of 2016 at the MTV EMAs. ASTRO was voted Hallyu Special Award winner at the Seoul Music Awards by overseas Korean Wave fans. SECHSKIES are the first-generation K-pop idols of the 1990s.

YURI SANGJA is a male duo loved by fans for singing sentimental pop-ballads. BAEK Z YOUNG captivates her fans with a raspy voice. KIM TAE WOO is the lead vocalist of popular boy band g.o.d., often referred to as ‘a national idol group.’ Ailee is a pop diva with superb singing voice. Bolbbalgan4 enjoy popularity on digital release charts.

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