Boyband Super Junior to headline HallyuPopFest

The 14-year-old boyband Super Junior propelled K-pop to global popularity with hits like Sorry Sorry (2009).
The 14-year-old boyband Super Junior propelled K-pop to global popularity with hits like Sorry Sorry (2009).PHOTO: HALLYUPOPFEST 2019

HallyuPopFest, the largest K-pop music festival in the region which attracted 25,000 attendees last year, is back.

This time, 15 established and up-and-coming K-pop groups will be heading to Singapore shores.

The 14-year-old boyband Super Junior, who propelled K-pop to global popularity with hits like Sorry Sorry (2009), will headline the two-day festival taking place on May 25 and 26 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

The group performed in Singapore in January last year.

Other acts include Winner, the group behind catchy tunes Really Really (2017) and Everyday (2018); mixed-gender group Kard, known for their Latin-inspired music; as well as popular boybands and girl groups like Monsta X, Nu'est, (G)I-dle and Oh My Girl.

Tickets to the full-day festival will go on sale on Saturday at 10am via SportsHub Tix.

  • BOOK IT / HALLYUPOPFEST 2019

    WHERE: Singapore Indoor Stadium

    WHEN: May 25 and 26 (full-day)

    ADMISSION: $98 to $288 a day from Sports Hub Tix (go to www.sportshub.com.sg)

Priority sales for Singtel Mobile customers and HallyuPopFest newsletter subscribers will begin a day earlier.

Prices range from $98 to $288 and each ticket-holder is entitled to two concert events a day - an afternoon showcase and the evening concert.

Those who purchase Cat 3 and above tickets, priced from $198, can also opt to buy an additional HallyuPass at $68 for one day.

This pass entitles them to interact with one performing act of the day.

The stars are slated to make appearances at the festival's red-carpet event.

This year, a new segment - HallyuTown, which is open to the public, including non-ticket holders - will make its debut.

Booths and activities featuring Korean food and beauty and lifestyle brands will be set up.

There will also be a dedicated area for fan support - merchandise and goods that fans make themselves to support their idols.

For the full artist line-up, performance schedules and artist engagement events, go to www.hallyupopfest.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2019, with the headline 'Boyband Super Junior to headline HallyuPopFest'. Print Edition | Subscribe