Today was the opening ceremony of the annual Busan One Asia Festival, showing off the best of Korean pop culture in the southern seaside city of Busan. The festival runs until October 28th, and has an impressive lineup including EXO, Wanna One, Seventeen and GFriend who all performed at today’s opening event.

Tomorrow there’s a free concert when the audience can enjoy a picnic along with tunes, and the lineup include K.Will, NU’ESTW, and Chungha. On other days, there are special beauty, art, and fashion events, rock, hip-hop and pop stages, plus special events from contemporary Busan theatre performers. Live linked mashup concerts are also being held in Singapore and Hong Kong.

The closing concert should be a banger as the lineup includes Red Velvet, NCT Dream, Teen Top, Dynamic Duo, KARD and Astro. Tickets are still available, and many other BOAF event tickets can be bought on the door. For more info on the festival, check the official website.


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