Friday, 4 April 2008

2008 Korean Music Festival in Los Angeles

While Malaysians (and some Thais, Indonesians and Singaporeans as well) fume over the cancelled FT Island concert, our K-popped! friends in Los Angeles will be enjoying a music extravaganza in May!

2006: The finale of the 2006 Korean Music Festival.
The night sky was lit with fireworks

On May 17th the 2008 Korean Music Festival will be held at the Hollywood Bowl from 6.30pm onwards. The annual event (since 2003) is said to be the largest Korean concert outside of South Korea.

2006: Everyone wants a piece of Hyori

2006: Se7en performs his handstand...maybe he'll attend
this year's event as a spectator?

The festival is set to be a showcase of notable Korean talents. This year's line-up include:

Oldies: Shin Joong-hun, Tae Jin-ah, Yoon Hyung-joo, Kim Se-hwan, Choi Baek-ho, Jung Hoon-hee

Youngsters: TVXQ, Super Junior-T, Sohn Ho-young, Girls' Generation, Fly to the Sky, SG Wannabe, Ock Joo-hyun, Eru and a couple more singers to be announced later.

MCs: Brian Joo of Fly to the Sky and Ock Joo-hyun

Two artists - Lee Hyori and Wonder Girls pulled out of the event after a change in the broadcast partner. SBS will be covering the event instead of MBC.

Initially, Lee Hyori was supposed to co-MC the event (and possibly perform), but she has been replaced by Ock Joo-hyun. Wonder Girls pulled out as well because of an initial commitment with MBC.

2007: Fly to the Sky's Brian (right) and Hwanhee belt out a tune

Ticket and other details are at:

Nice...are any K-popped! readers going? Make sure you enjoy yourselves as there are many talents converging on one platform.

2007: The Big Bang boys, Lies ;-)

2007: Ivy wants applause, like, NOW!

Over here in Malaysia, we've only ever had two Korean acts perform in a concert - TVXQ (twice) and Rain. We nearly got our 3rd Korean act...but then, you know that story already ;-).

Source: 2008 Korean Music Festival & AsianFanatics Forum
Pics credit: 2008 Korean Music Festival


Johan said...

I would so go for this, if only to watch SNSD live.

jehan said...

i used to wonder how beautiful lee hyo ri is... coz she's still so hot after all these years... being i filipina, i chanced upon a filipina blogger living in Korea.. i visit this site everyday because her blog is really very informative..

for the fans of lee hyo ri wanting to see her in person, here's a testimonial you must read...

coz she's in the picture here and she's to perform again in this song festival, that i want to share this info about her...

Orchid said...

Gosh, last year's stage is a feast for the eyes! So elaborate.
Liz, i am sure you wanna go so you can take a good look at Hwanhee!

@jehan, thanks for sharing that link. I went to Buhay sa Korea (Life in Korea) and that blog is indeed nice! Filipino living in Korea, married to a Korean. =)

Liz said...

Yeah, really scrutinize him up close...and ask him to give me his plastic surgeon's biz card.

Orchid said...

year 2006's stage i mean.

Anonymous said...

I went last year and this year...
I am going! I have 4th row seats. I am finally gonna see DBSK--- Its so my dream! It's gonna come true and I am so excited! I will let you gals know how it all went down and bring you some up close pictures of it~!!!

vanessa said...

i went last year, but this year money is tight and since i don't live on the west coast, it costs quite a bit.

but whoever's going this year, you will have a blast! i had the time of my life last year. :D

Anonymous said...

hmm.....i thought BigBang will be going over US?! maybe not for this event?? LOL
ah well, i hope BigBang can come over Malaysia!! wanna see their live perf! must be superb awesome! =3

Rachel said...

Looks like a lot of fun...too bad we can't have something like this in Chicago...*sigh*

-XioN- said...

haihz... so sad... korean can have their big concert over there.. too bad malaysia is kinda an embarrassment for any korean entertainment to come after wat happened... :(

Anonymous said...

On no! I really wanted to see Hyori again!!! Oh well, I like Ock Ju Hyun too! The girl has an awesome voice!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see Brian again! He has such a fun personality and he's such a cutie pie!!!

Anonymous said...

Why must Hyori pull out?! I was really looking forward to seeing her again!

rockpinkslip said...

i might be going but that's still up in the air since i'm waiting for their final list

MimieJay said...

i wished they actually show this on TV..watching the Fancams is making me headache! :p

anyway my friend from YT is going!! hehe she'll be receiving a lot of message from me!

Anonymous said...

Where did you all get your tickets? Please post a link to the website if you got them online. Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

mimiejay, it was shown on tv
if you go to the webite you can see it. *cough* I was on there :-P

blinkableq said...

I read that this will be aired on TV if I am not wrong ^^;; And fancams are quite clear and upclose!
This year this is such a hype coz the DongBang boys gonna be there *envy*
I wish Korean artistes would come together to Msia and have big festive concert like this and called it Malaywood Bowl XD

yi said...

Is there anyone know when DBSK will come, cuz i really want to go to the airport, and to wait them. Also i want to ask, I have seat F1's ticket, is that very far from the stage??


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