The K-pop World Festa performance(KBS Music Bank in Gangneung) will be staged in Gangneung, where coffee and K-pop will meet.
Gangneung City said the K-pop World Festa performance will be held at Gangneung General Stadium on Oct. 5 during the 2019 Coffee Festival at Gangneung Arena from Oct. 3-6.
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The Gangneung city government participated in a performance contest project carried out by the Korea Tourism Organization in May and was finally selected after receiving an “A” rating over big cities such as Seoul, Incheon and Busan.
The K-pop World Festa is a rare, large-scale performance in which 700 million won is invested in total project costs, including 150 million won in state expenses, 200 million won in Dobby and 350 million won in Xavi.
The city of Gangneung plans to draw some 20,000 tourists from Asia from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia as well as from home.
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‘KBS Music Bank in Gangneung’ will be broadcast live on KBS Music Bank’s special features, and the lineup of the cast is also colorful.
The concert will feature some of the country’s top singers, including EXO Chen, Seventeen, TWICE, Baek Ji-young, Red Velvet and NCT Dream, to heat up the general stadium.
Accordingly, the city plans to hold a performance briefing for some 60 travel agencies in Seoul on Sept. 4 to actively invite foreigners. In particular, the Korea Tourism Organization is already busy promoting performances where coffee and K-pop meet at Incheon International Airport and others.
“We will showcase the best K-pop to match the status of the international city that held the Olympics so that Hallyu fans can visit Gangneung,” a city official said. “We will hold the best cultural event to drink coffee and watch performances.”
“KBS Music Bank in Gangneung” tour ticket will be available on habkorea.net soon.