SINGAPORE, March 23, 2019 | The most eagerly-anticipated K-pop music festival in the region, HallyuPopFest (HPF) returns this May for its second edition in Singapore. The best of Korean music and culture will converge at the electrifying K-pop extravaganza, which happens on the 25th and 26th of May 2019 at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Globally acclaimed superstars SUPER JUNIOR, will be headlining the festival, along with wildly popular bands such as MONSTA X, NU’EST and WINNER. In this year’s edition, a new segment, HallyuTown will also debut. It will function as the main festival square where HallyuPopFest’s much-loved Red Carpet event will be held. HallyuTown will be open to the public offering a variety of Hallyu-related booths and activities featuring K-Food, K-Beauty and K-Lifestyle, as well as a dedicated Fan Support area for fans to show their love and support for their idols.
As South East Asia’s first and largest K-pop festival, #HallyuPopFest was the most tweeted hashtag in Singapore in 2018, and last year’s festival saw over 25,000 attendees from all over the region. This year’s edition of the ‘Korean Wave Movement’ promises to be another spectacular event, with more unstoppable entertainment for K-pop fans.
Each event day, festival-goers get an all-in-one, day-to-night experience, starting with activities at HallyuTown, Showcase performances by up-and-coming K-pop artistes, the Red Carpet event, Artiste Engagement opportunities and finally our spectacular Evening Concerts featuring our headliner acts. The artiste line-up will boast a total of 15 performing acts including established boyband PENTAGON, top girl groups (G)I-DLE and OH MY GIRL, reggaeton group K.A.R.D, veteran soloist HYOLYN, chart-topping rock band N.FLYING, and talented rapper KANTO, as well as the next generation of K-pop music acts including GWSN, A.C.E, VERIVERY and TREI.
Boasting a full Korean technical team like last year, HallyuPopFest promises another spectacular backdrop for every artiste’s performance full of creative visuals and effects for more unforgettable performances.
“HallyuPopFest came about because we wanted to create a festival experience where K-pop fans from all over, from various fandoms could come together and celebrate their idol adoration, boundless energy and love for the music that are the cornerstones of K-pop,” said Selena Ho, CEO, H.A.H. Entertainment.
“We’re thrilled to bring together an amazing line-up comprising a diverse variety of Korean music genres, from pop to rap, rock and more. Besides the breadth of musical styles, we have a mix of acts from different generations catering to different fanbases. So, whether you’re a K-pop newbie or a long-time fan of a certain idol, our festival has something for everyone,” added Selena.
“As this is our second time participating in HPF, we’re beyond excited to continue our partnership with HallyuPopFest. We’re confident that the festival will be as spectacular as the first,” said CUBE Entertainment spokesperson.
Said spokesperson from PLEDIS Entertainment: “We’re thrilled to be a part of HallyuPopFest this year, as the event brings together many in Southeast Asia to enjoy the music and performances of Korean artists. Seeing as last year’s inaugural festival was a huge success, we are very much looking forward to participating this year.”
Every ticket gives festival goers access to two concert events per day – the afternoon Showcase that runs about 2 hours long, and the 3-hour Evening Concert where headliners will perform individual sets of at least 30 minutes each, making it a “concert within a concert”. For Category 1, 2 and 3 ticket holders who would like a more personal fan experience, they may opt for the HallyuPass for Artiste Engagement which gives them a once-in-a-lifetime interaction experience with an artiste performing that day.
Event: HallyuPopFest 2019
Date: 25th and 26th of May 2019 (Saturday and Sunday)
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Organiser: H.A.H Entertainment
• 1.00pm Showcase of up-and-coming artistes
• 3.30pm Red Carpet Event
5.00pm Artiste Engagement Sessions
• 8.00pm Evening Concert featuring headliners
• from 10.00am HallyuTown festival square (open to public)
Tickets for HallyuPopFest 2019 go on sale as follows :
Priority Sale for SingTel Mobile subscribers and HallyuPopFest EDM subscribers :
29 March 2019 from 10.00am to 11.59pm
Public Sales : 30 March 2019 from 10.00am onwards
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sportshubtix.sg, via phone bookings at +65 3158 7888, and at the following box office locations : Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office, The Star Performing Arts Centre Box office, Scotts Square Concierge and all Singpost outlets.
Cat 1: $288
Cat 2: $258
Cat 3: $198
Cat 4: $138
Cat 5: $98
• The HallyuPass entitles the passholder to the following:
o Artiste Engagement with 1 performing act of the same day
o Exclusive Lanyard and Pass
• Available only to Cat 1, Cat 2 and Cat 3 ticket holders.
• More information on HallyuPass and Artiste Engagement sessions are available at the HallyuPopFest website.
For more information on ticketing, kindly visit HallyuPopFest website (http://www.hallyupopfest.com).
HALLYUPOPFEST 2019 ARTISTE PROFILES
SUPER JUNIORSUPER JUNIOR is a boy group produced by SM Entertainment that debuted in 2005 with their single “Twins (Knock Out)”. The group gained international recognition after their best-selling single “Sorry, Sorry” remained in music charts for 36 straight weeks in 2009. Over the years, the group also gained recognition for their fashion and earned titles for their dance choreography and popularity. Recently, SUPER JUNIOR’s latest single “One More Time” debuted at No. 5 on World Digital Song Sales chart.
Check out SUPER JUNIOR’s playlist here.
MONSTA XMONSTA X is a seven-member boy group from Starship Entertainment. The group was created through the survival program NO.MERCY and eventually debuted on May 14 2015 with their first EP “Trespass”. With their immense popularity, their first solo concert, MONSTA X The First Live “X-Clan Origins”, successfully sold out in just five minutes.
Check out MONSTA X’s playlist here.
NU’ESTNU’EST, short for New Establish Style Tempo, is a boy band formed by Pledis Entertainment. The group debuted with their first single, “Face”, on 15 March 2012 and were able to expand to the global market. They have since released many dynamic tracks such as ‘Hello’, and ‘Love Paint (Every Afternoon)’. NU’EST recently released a new song “A Song For You” from their upcoming new album. The comeback, expected to be in April, will also celebrate the group’s seventh-year anniversary.
Check out NU’EST’s playlist here.
WINNERWINNER, was a group formed by YG Entertainment through the survival show WIN: Who is Next, where they competed and won as Team A. After debuting in 2014, the group proceeded to win multiple Best New Artist awards. The group gained international recognition with hit songs such as “REALLY REALLY” and “EVERYDAY”.
PENTAGONPENTAGON is a nine-member boy band formed by Cube Entertainment in 2016. The group was introduced through a survival show called “Pentagon Maker” and they made their debut with their selftitled debut EP on October 10, 2016. The lead single “빛나리 (Shine)” off their sixth EP “Positive” released on April 2, ranked second on Billboard’s The 20 Best K-pop Songs of 2018.
Check out PENTAGON’s playlist here.
(G)I-DLE(G)I-DLE, short for Girl-idle, is a girl group from Cube Entertainment formed in 2018. The group made their debut with their lead single “Latata” and their MV exceeded 5.9 million views within the first week. Within the same year, they were awarded multiple awards, including the Rookie Artist of the Year at the 33rd Golden Disc Awards.
Check out (G)I-DLE’s playlist here.
OH MY GIRLOH MY GIRL is a seven-member girl group made their debut in 2015 with a self-titled debut minialbum. The girls took home their first music show win with their hit song “Secret Garden”, and were also awarded the Bonsang Award at the 2018 Korea Popular Music Awards. The group had recently debut in Japan, with the album topping Oricon’s Daily Album Chart.
Check out OH MY GIRL’s playlist here.
K.A.R.DK.A.R.D is a four-member mixed gender group formed by DSP Media and made their official debut on July 19, 2017 with the EP “Hola Hola”. The group released 3 singles prior to their debut and with their third and final project single, titled “Rumor”, it managed to secure #1 in 13 countries on iTunes’ K-pop charts. With their outstanding musicality, they took home the New Wave Award for Music at the Asia Artist Awards.
Check out K.A.R.D’s playlist here.
HYOLYNHYOLYN is a South Korean singer, best known for her powerful vocals and energetic dances with hit songs such as “Dally”. Her release of solo single album “See Sea” earn her the Highest Solo Entry to Date on World Digital Song Sales as recorded on Billboard. Now under the management of her own self-started production company Bridʒ, she hopes to produce music that bridge the communication between her and the public.
Check out HYOLYN’s playlist here.
N.FLYINGN.FLYING, short for New Flying, is a rap rock band formed by FNC Entertainment. The band first introduced themselves to Singapore in 2014, where they were the opening act for their senior labelmates. On 2nd January this year, the band made an incredible comeback with song “Rooftop” which topped music charts, earning them their first music show win.
Check out N.FLYING’s playlist here.
VERIVERYVERIVERY is a seven-member boy group from JellyFish Entertainment. The boys made their introduction through their own reality show named “NOW VERIVERY” prior to their debut. They then made their official debut this year, on January 9 2019, with their first mini album VERI-US.
Check out VERIVERY’s playlist here.
GWSNGWSN, short form for Gongwon Sonyeo, is a girl group formed by Kiwi Pop, Kiwi Media Group. They are known for their multiple busking events all over South Korea as well as their dance covers of popular songs on their YouTube. The group made their debut with their lead single, “Puzzle Moon” on September 5 2018. GWSN recently made a comeback with their second mini album “The Park in the Night Part 2”.
Check out GWSN’s playlist here.
A.C.EA.C.E is a five-member boy group under Beat Interactive and had made their debut on May 23, 2017. A.C.E stands for Adventure Calling Emotions. The members are well known for their dance covers and busking activities, gaining traction among the international community. Their first dance cover video, that they performed on the streets of Hongdae, currently has 4.5 million views on Youtube. The group was here last year on our sunny island to receive the Best Newcomer Award at StarHub Night of Stars.
Check out A.C.E’s playlist here.
TREITREI (TRiNiTiOPUS) is a three-member group under Banana Culture. The group originally started as a duo on August 28th, 2017 and participated in a survival reality show where they were able to showcase their performance skills. The third member, Kim Juntae, joined in after and the trio made their official debut on February 19, 2019 with their mini album “BORN”.
Check out TREI’s playlist here.
KANTOKANTO made his debut under Brand New Music in 2013, with his debut single “What You Want”. Part of the hip-hop group Troy, the rapper has also appeared on the popular show “Show Me The Money”. He also appeared on the idol reboot show “The Unit”, where he received 5 boots or a Super Boot during the evaluation round, which immediately allowed him to join the show.
Check out KANTO’s playlist here.
- HallyuPopFest moves away from the typical single-act-evening-concert format, and instead establishes itself as Southeast Asia’s first unique all-day festival format that brings fans closer to their favourite Korean superstars. The festival features afternoon showcases, evening concerts and fan engagement opportunities including High Touch (a high five), group photo and redcarpet interactions.
- The concerts are one-of-a-kind, featuring a special “concert within a concert” concept. Evening concert features headliners with sets of at least 30 mins, and Showcase runs between 90-120mins.
- The line-up creates an unforgettable concert experience for fans and showcases the vibrance and variety that Korean music has to offer, from pop to rap, rock, and even reggaeton.
- The Hallyuwave is no longer just a fan craze, K-culture has become a way of life with K-pop, K-beauty, K-food. The Hallyuwave can be experienced at HallyuTown at the festival as various k-brands will setup booths for fans to enjoy.
- The two-day festival aims to unite up to 25,000 like-minded festival go-ers and fans from all over the region including countries like Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia and Thailand and hopes to bring ‘Korea’ to Singapore through music, entertainment, and many more.
The first and largest of its kind in South East Asia, HallyuPopFest is an annual Korean music festival held in Singapore that showcases the best of K-pop entertainment. Now in its second edition, HallyuPopFest 2019 combines red carpet event, emerging artiste showcases, evening concerts and a marketplace into an all-inone entertainment concept.
The performing acts lined up for the 2019 edition include: SUPER JUNIOR, MONSTA X, NU’EST, WINNER, PENTAGON, (G)-IDLE, OH MY GIRL, K.A.R.D, HYOLYN, N.FLYING, KANTO, GWSN, A.C.E, VERIVERY, TREI.