Busan to Host the Largest K-Pop Festival of 2024

As the countdown begins, excitement is building for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of K-Pop and Korean culture, firmly establishing Busan as a premier destination for Hallyu enthusiasts worldwide.

Maru Kim
Maru Kim

Busan, South Korea – The city of Busan is set to host the largest K-Pop festival in Asia, the 2024 Busan One Asia Festival (BOF), from June 8 to June 9. The festival, now in its eighth year, will take place at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium and Hwamyeong Eco Park, promising a blend of K-Pop performances and cultural experiences.

The festival kicks off on June 8 at 7 PM with the “BOF Big Concert” at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium. Fans can look forward to performances from nine K-Pop groups spanning from the first to the fifth generation. The lineup includes iconic names such as g.o.dSUPER JUNIOR-D&E, and rising stars like ZEROBASEONE and BOYNEXTDOOR. The concert will feature extended performances and special collaborations, culminating in a spectacular finale.

In addition to the main concert, the festival will host various K-Culture experiences, including K-Beauty, K-Art, and K-Food zones, providing fans with immersive cultural activities. The “K-Pop Playground,” a highlight of the festival, will offer a random dance play competition starting at 2 PM, engaging both local and international visitors.

The festivities continue on June 9 at 6:30 PM with the “Park Concert” at Hwamyeong Eco Park. This concert aims to provide a healing and relaxing experience with performances by renowned vocalists MelomancePaul KimJukjae, and Onestar. The picturesque setting along the Nakdong River will offer attendees a serene backdrop to enjoy the music.

Busan’s Mayor Park Heong-joon emphasized the city’s commitment to ensuring the safety and convenience of all attendees. He expressed his hopes that visitors would create unforgettable memories in Busan, a city rapidly emerging as a hub of Hallyu culture.

To accommodate the anticipated influx of visitors, city officials are encouraging the use of public transportation due to expected traffic congestion around the event venues. For more information, including detailed event schedules and updates, visitors can check the official BOF website and social media channels.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 8-9, 2024
  • Venues: Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Hwamyeong Ecological Park
  • Attendance: Approximately 50,000 people (30,000 for the K-Pop concert, 20,000 for the Park concert)
  • Organizers: Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Tourism Organization
  • Sponsors and Partners: KNN, Honeycomb C&T Consortium

As the countdown begins, excitement is building for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration of K-Pop and Korean culture, firmly establishing Busan as a premier destination for Hallyu enthusiasts worldwide.

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