BOF 2018 Brings Together Biggest K-Pop Stars Including EXO Wanna One Seventeen in Busan for Opening Show on Oct. 20


  • Enjoy K-pop performances and Experience K-content for 9 days until Oct. 28

BUSAN, South Korea–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct. 19, 2018

The 2018 Busan One Asia Festival (BOF 2018), Asia’s No. 1 Hallyu (Korean Wave) fiesta, will start a nine-day run with a spectacular opening performance on Oct. 20.

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Asia's largest Hallyu festival the Busan One Asia Festival 2018 (BOF 2018) holds in Busan from Oct.  ...

Asia's largest Hallyu festival the Busan One Asia Festival 2018 (BOF 2018) holds in Busan from Oct. 20 to 28. The BOF Opening Concert kicks off on Oct. 20 with a spectacular lineup of K-pop stars including EXO, Wanna One, SEVENTEEN, NCT 127, Celeb Five, Mamamoo, EXID, GFriend, The Boyz, A.C.E and (G)I-dle. BOF Closing Concert on Oct. 28 with performances by Red Velvet, NCT Dream, Favorite, Dynamic Duo, Rhythm Power, Teen Top, Astro, April, KARD, Mighty Mouth and Spectrum. The BOF will offer free concerts to the public. 'BOF Park Concert,' a picnic concert, will open at Busan Citizens Park from 6 p.m. on Oct. 21. A variety of K-culture programs on K-beauty, K-art and K-fashion as well as K-pop will be run in the Gunam-ro area throughout BOF 2018. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The performance titled “Hi Five Busan, BOF” is to kick off at 7 pm on Saturday, Oct. 20 in Busan Asiad Main Stadium, introducing K-content which express Busan.

It will begin with a joint show by ‘Celeb Five,’ which is a group of five popular female comedians, and about 100 Busan citizens. Following performances will be introduced in relay by Busan-born model and actor Bae Jung-nam, artist Kim Chung-jae who’s in charge of directing the design of BOF 2018 BI and posters, and singers slated to come to the stage.

The audience will be thrilled at dazzling gigs by leading K-pop musicians — EXO, Wanna One, SEVENTEEN, NCT 127, Celeb Five, Mamamoo, EXID and GFriend — and rising “idol” singers such as The Boyz, A.C.E and (G)I-dle. Afterwards, the opening performance will be telecast again.

On the following day, Oct. 21, ‘BOF Park Concert’ will delight your ears and eyes with various genres of music favored by every generation. The picnic concert will open at 6 pm on a square of grass at Busan Citizens Park. Busan City Choir will perform in collaboration with Kingston Rudieska, a Korean ska band. The lineup includes K.will, Chung Ha, NU’EST W (a four-man band), Favorite (a six-girl group), and Cherry On Top (a four-girl group).

“We will bring together Korea’s truly best Hallyu artists in Busan for the opening performance. We expect the BOF to help spread the brand value of Busan as a city with Asia’s most abundant Hallyu content,” the BOF Project Group said, “We have prepared a various array of programs for everyone to experience K-content, not to mention enjoying K-pop. We hope you will like them.”

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