Following the announcement of SHINee performing at the LKFF both SHINee and Jonathan Ross released video messages regarding the film festival. 

SHINee’s message:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a97eR8QWzY8]

Jonathan’s message:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFB2J-4_pn0]

SM also posted an official statement regarding SHINee’s upcoming performance – which quickly sold out.

October 28, 2011

SHINee is Invited to the Opening Ceremony of The London Korean Film Festival as the Leader of KPOP-Fever in Europe!

To Present Opening Gala Concert ‘SHINee in London’!

SHINee is the First Korean Idol Group to Hold Solo Concert in Britain!

SHINee will visit London after they are invited to The London Korean Film Festival.

SHINee is scheduled to present opening gala concert ‘SHINee in London’ at ‘The 6th London Korean Film Festival 2011’ which will be held in four British cities including London, Cambridge, Sheffield and Newcastle for three weeks starting from November 3rd.

Especially, in June, SHINee performed at the Abbey Road Studio (well known as Beatles’ Studio) in London as the first Asian artist and received an explosive response from local fans in London. Since the high popularity was also proven by performing at SMTOWN LIVE in Paris, it is expected to receive an enthusiastic response once again in London.

Moreover, it is unprecedented for a Korean artist to hold a solo concert in London and SHINee is the first Korean idol group to hold a solo concert, therefore it is predicted to strengthen the position of SHINee in Europe as a front-runner in spreading KPOP-fever.

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCC) said, “Since SHINee has been gaining high popularity from local fans in London, The London Korean Film Festival will be a chance to improve the awareness of Korean pop culture among British people in wider range of age groups.

‘SHINee in London’ will be held on November 3rd at the Odeon West End Theater of the Leicester Square, in which The London Korean Film Festival’s opening movie will be shown, and SHINee will perform hit songs and have an interview session.

Also, since Odeon West End Theater of Leicester Square is the place where holds the biggest British movie event ‘BFI London Film Festival’ every year, it is expected to attract the attention of London citizen.

With ‘The 6th London Korean Film Festival’s decision to have  opening gala concert with SHINee, it is predicted to generate synergistic effects to advertise both Korean movies and pop music at the same time.

Meanwhile, SHINee ended their solo concert in Nagoya, Japan on the 27th with great success after they performed at SMTOWN LIVE in New York on the 23rd.

You can find the full post here.

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Jonathan also rounded up his video with a series of tweets about SHINee with many legendary remarks including ‘wingdingdong’ and ‘WOSSee’. 

I’m sure most of you will have seen these, but here they are to enjoy again! And for those that haven’t until now, I hope you enjoyed them as much as the rest of us. If you didn’t get a ticket for the concert, you can always stalk outside, have fun and take lots of photos guys! Don’t forget to send us some at unitedkpop@live.co.uk and we’ll put them in an article!

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