K-pop hotter than ever

The high turnover rate for South Korean pop music groups means the industry constantly feels fresh and helps it go well beyond Asian shores

Going by the rabid fan turnout at the HallyuPopFest music festival over the weekend, the demand for South Korean pop music, or K-pop, does not appear to be waning any time soon.

More than 25,000 people over three days showed up at the three-day festival at Singapore Indoor Stadium to catch their favourite K-pop idols sing, dance and, well, look good - never mind that the biggest boyband of the event, Wanna One, had last performed here just two months ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2018, with the headline 'K-pop hotter than ever'. Print Edition | Subscribe