Get up close & personal with K-pop stars

SINGAPORE - It is the event fans of the Hallyu Wave will not want to miss.

Singapore's biggest K-pop fan celebration - Kstar Fanfest 2014 - happens on Nov 21 and 22.

It's not only a chance to see popular K-pop groups Girl's Day and B1A4 perform live at Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall - you could also get to meet them.

The two-day event, presented by Sphere Exhibits and the Embassy Of Korea, is the grand finale of Korea Festival 2014.

The two-month long festival, launched on Sept 24, promotes friendship between Singapore and Korea.

For Kstar Fanfest 2014, a variety of tickets will give you different kinds of access to the groups; from watching them do a sound check to giving them a high five.

Girl's Day

Performing Friday, Nov 21

Since they burst onto the scene in 2011 with the hit Twinkle Twinkle, the quartet are one of the most sought-after groups.

The four members - Sojin, Minah, Yura and Hyeri - had a brief hiatus earlier this year, but their comeback track Darling shot straight to No. 1, proving they were sorely missed.


Performing Saturday, Nov 22

Formed in 2011, the idol group comprising Jin-young, Sandeul, Baro, CNU and Gongchan wowed the scene immediately.

Their sound has matured, as heard on the stunning ballad Lonely.

The boys have also recently made moves to conquer the US on this month's 2014 Road Trip Tour.


VIP and Premium ticket holders are invited to attend the Soundcheck Party on Thursday, Nov 20.

Fans can watch as their idols prepare for the big show.

Then after the Nov 21 showcase, these ticket holders can stay on for the K-pop Afterparty with a Korean guest DJ providing the beats.

VIP ticket holders can also get closer to their idols with a post-performance hi-five session.

There's even a chance to win VVIP backstage passes, which means another shot at getting up close with the stars.

There are also opportunities for Premium and Superior ticket holders to get ticket upgrades via social media contests.

VIP Pass: $238 (includes invites to the Soundcheck Party, Hi-­five Session, K-­pop Afterparty and exclusive merchandise).

Premium Pass: $198 (includes invites to the Soundcheck Party, K-­pop Afterparty and exclusive merchandise). Superior Pass: $168 2-day Premium Pass: $298 2-day Superior Pass: $258

Early bird promotion until Nov 2 gives you a 5 per cent discount on all categories except VIP and two-day passes.

To buy tickets and for more information about event highlights visit the official website at

This article was first published on October 26, 2014.
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