The recent record-breaking Billboard rankings of Korean idol groups such as BTS and Blackpink have increased the recognition of K-pop around the world. Various concerts and festivals featuring celebrities who are at the forefront of today’s K-pop craze are held year-round in Korea.
Incheon K-Pop Concert (INK Concert):
This annual hallyu concert held at Incheon Munhak Stadium features both established and up-and-coming K-pop singers and Korean celebrities. Hands-on experiences (face painting, nail art, etc.), promotional booths, and food trucks are operated outside the concert venue. All tickets are standing only.
Busan One Asia Festival (BOF):
This major festival of Busan is held every October in various venues throughout the city (Busan Asiad Stadium, Busan Citizens Park and Busan Cinema Center). The festival features performances by well-known K-pop stars as well as events that introduce new groups and bands, an SM Town Goods Shop, and much more.