What you need to know about HallyuPopFest, the biggest K-Pop concert in Singapore

PHOTO: Twitter/YG_WINNER

HallyuPopFest returns this year after a run last year. This time round, the music festival spans over two days, May 25 and 26. Apart from the showcases and concerts, there will also be a red carpet segment that are open to fans who buy selected packages. If you want to enjoy everything Korean on that day, head to the HallyuTown, where there'll be booths and activities featuring Korean food, K-Beauty and lifestyle items. There's also a Fan Support area for those who want to show their love and support for their idols.

Priority sale starts tomorrow (March 29) at 10am for SingTel mobile subscribers and HallyuPopFest EDM subscribers. Head to www.sportshubtix.sg to get your tickets between 10am and 11.59pm. If you're not subscribed to either service, you can buy your tickets on March 30 online at www.sportshubtix.sg, via phone bookings at +65 3158 7888 and the following box office locations: Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office, The Star Performing Arts Centre Box Office, Scotts Square Concierge and all Singpost outlets.

And if you didn't already know, there are five ticket categories to choose from:

  • Cat 1:$288
  • Cat 2:$258
  • Cat 3:$198
  • Cat 4:$138
  • Cat 5:$98

Want to see your idols up-close and personal? You'll need the Hallyu Pass, available for $68 (only available to Cat 1, Cat 2 and Cat 3 ticket holders), which entitles you to Artiste Engagement with 1 performing act on the same day and an exclusive lanyard and pass. Do note that not all artistes will be participating in the Artiste Engagement so check before you buy so you don't end up disappointed!

Need a rundown of whose coming and/or which day to buy if you're not going for both days? Scroll down to see who's performing when.

A.C.E

A.C.E.Photo: Twitter/official_ACE7

The quintet will be performing at the showcase on the first day. We're expecting them to sing their debut song "Cactus", as well as newer offerings such as "Take Me Higher".

GWSN

GWSN.Photo: Twitter/kiwipop_GWSN

The multinational group, which comprises Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese members, will be performing at the showcase as well.

WINNER

WINNER.Photo: Twitter/YG_WINNER

WINNER returns to Singapore this May after six months. They were the last act to be announced for HallyuPopFest.

NU'EST

NU'EST.Photo: Twitter/NUESTNEWS

Now that Minhyun is done with Wanna One, NU'EST finally returns as a quintet. We wonder if they'll be singing "Hello".

N.FLYING

N.Flying.Photo: Twitter/NFlyingofficial

N.Flying will certainly provide a breathe of fresh air with their rap rock music genre. We hope they'll perform their latest hit, "Rooftop"!

OH MY GIRL

Oh My Girl.Photo: Twitter/WM_OHMYGIRL

If cutesy songs are your cup of tea, then you'll definitely be looking forward to OH MY GIRL's performance at the concert!

HYOLYN

Hyolyn.Photo: Twitter/officialhyolyn_

You know her as SISTAR's vocal powerhouse, and now you can watch her show off her steely pipes live. YASSS, QUEEN!

VERIVERY

Verivery.Photo: Twitter/the_verivery

If you're not familiar with them, they belong to the same agency as VIXX and Gugudan. The group just debuted in January, so this will be your chance to familiarise yourself with their songs when they perform at the showcase on the second day.

KANTO

Kanto.Photo: Twitter/kanto94

If you're a fan of Korean rap music, you'd probably know Kanto. Look forward to seeing him spit out rapid-fire rap verses during the May 26 showcase.

TREI

TREI.Photo: Twitter/TREI_official

The second day's showcase sees not two, but three acts performing. TREI is another new group that just debuted in February. Get to know the trio through this showcase!

SUPER JUNIOR

Super Junior.Photo: Twitter/SJofficial

THE KINGS ARE BACK! Super Junior returns to Singapore after too long. We can't wait for the group to perform their new songs that have Latin music influence. Is it also too much to ask for if we want to see solo stages from Ryeowook and Yesung and D&E perform their subunit songs?

MONSTA X

Monsta X.Photo: Twitter/OfficialMonstaX

Missed MONSTA X when they came last year? Here's your chance to see them. The group just released their third studio album, so we're expecting them to sing songs off that release.

PENTAGON

Pentagon.Photo: Twitter/CUBE_PTG

The group may have lost a member (E'Dawn left last November) but they're still going strong as a nonet. We're kinda hoping they would sing their Japanese song "Cosmo", which topped the Oricon chart in Japan.

(G)I-DLE

(G)I-DLE.Photo: Twitter/G_I_DLE

Who's excited to see this girl group? They've only debuted last year, but they already making waves, scoring a win on a music show 20 days after their debut. Can't wait to see their live performance!

KARD

KARD.Photo: Twitter/KARD_Official

The K-pop group returns to Singapore after one-and-a-half years and we are so thrilled. Somin and Jiwoo performed with Super Junior on "Lo Siento" for some music shows, so we are hoping they might perform together again in Singapore.

This article was first published in CLEO Singapore

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