Screaming fans greet K-pop stars

Girl group GWSN on the red carpet at HallyuPopFest at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
Girl group GWSN on the red carpet at HallyuPopFest at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Fans of K-pop stars such as boy-band Winner and female soloist Hyolyn saw their idols in the flesh at a red carpet event on Saturday, the first day of music festival Hallyu-PopFest here.

The annual festival brought together some of K-pop's top performers, including popular group Super Junior, for a two-day concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Hordes of fans, many of whom were pressed against barricades outside the Singapore Indoor Stadium and clamouring to snap photographs of the celebrities, screamed as their idols walked past at around 3.30pm.

Adoring fans chanted four-piece group Winner's name even before they reached the red carpet.

Other acts that graced the event included girl groups GWSN and Oh My Girl, boy groups A.C.E and Nu'est, and rock band N.Flying.

All the artists performed on Saturday night, with the exception of A.C.E, which performed at an afternoon showcase the same day.

Groups such as Super Junior, Monsta X and Kard were slated to perform at the concert yesterday.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2019, with the headline 'Screaming fans greet K-pop stars'. Print Edition | Subscribe