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One of the largest and successful K-Pop concerts, Korea Times Music Festival that has been drawing thousands of fans annually to Hollywood Bowl in LA is returning for their 10th anniversary.
The 2012 concert has been announced to take place on April 28. The lineup of the artist will be announced in the following months before the concert date. Last years concert featured 4minute, G.NA, U-KISS, Jay Park, SISTAR, Secret, K.Will, and more.
Its exciting to wait and see who will perform as this mark the ten year anniversary.
The Korean Music Festival, one of the largest and most successful K-Pop concerts in America, is returning for their 10th anniversary show!
The mega concert will take place on April 28, 2012 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The host and sponsor Korea Times announced earlier today that ticket sales will begin on January 21 at 10AM PST.
You can buy tickets online at koreanmusicfestival.com, or in person at the Korea Times Ticket Office located in the lobby of 4525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.
The artist lineup will be announced in the following months before the concert date. Fans can expect a spectacular show as 2012 marks the ten year anniversary. Korean Music Festival 2011 brought big names such as 4minute, G.NA, Jay Park, SISTAR, U-KISS, Secret, Baek Ji Young, DJ DOC, K.Will, Kim Jang Hoon, and more!
In the past years, Korean Music Festival has brought some of the largest Korean artists to Los Angeles including BoA, Rain, Se7en, Epik High, Hyori, JYP, Big Bang, SS501, SG Wannabe, Kim Tae Woo, BEAST, 2PM, Wonder Girls, SNSD, DBSK, SHINee, Super Junior, and many more.
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Traditional and Modern Meet at the 13th Korea Times Music Festival Written by Willis On May 8, 2015 This past Saturday, the 13th Korea Times Music Festival was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Outside of the concert itself, there was a lot of scrutiny on TMZ’s bit showing a staffer mocking EXID’s Junghwa’s English accent (Seoulbeats discussed that incident in our Roundtable this week). Aside from that incident, the Korea Times Music Festival was a sold out affair this year and harbored a lot of great performances.
The festival continues to bridge the older generation artists with newer idols. A quick glance at the general make up of the crowd revealed a diverse crowd ranging from young children to older folksall coming together to enjoy Korean music. Prior to the start of the show, one of the attendants stated that we get cozy in the Hollywood Bowl. With the open air arena, bench seating, and a sold out crowd, it equated to one boisterous event.
The audience was first treated to a performance of traditional Korean drums from a group from UCLA. After their rhythmic performance, there was a taekwondo demonstration, which got the crowd excited especially when some K-pop was integrated into the mix. Afterwards, the national anthems of both the US and Korea were sung terrifically.
Heejun, one of the two MCs of the night, was the first official artist on the lineup. Although there were some mic issues at the start, his rendition of Bruno Mars’s “Runaway Baby” was a high energy affair. He joked about being a New Yorker at heart, despite the chagrin of the crowd, and sang “New York State of Mind” right afterwards. He later joined EXID’s Hani to MC the show in both English and Korean.
The second performer was Bada. She brought a lot of sass. In a sparkling gold dress, she traipsed around on stage while belting out notes. Her cover of Girls Generation stood out because of the jazzier arrangement.
After Bada, Got7 got the crowd hyped. Their entrance was met with a burst of excitement as the first idol group performer of the night. Introduced as the singers of Hajima Hajima (Stop Stop It), they drove their fans wild. Their movements had a pristine precision accented by their white blazers. It was funny though because as they performed A and Girls Girls Girls, more of the members started shedding their blazers. The combination of upbeat songs, dry weather, and adoration of the home crowd for Mark probably contributed to the heat on stage. Jackson was a ball of energy and got the crowd together to sing a chorus of Happy Birthdays to BamBam. Another round of birthday cheers was sung for Hani as well.
Entering the arena next were Kim Yon-ja and Oh Seung-geun. Their traditional sounds were an intriguing change up. Kim Yon-ja brought an enka style, which was full of vivacious vocal power. She gave a couple of riffs here and there that got the crowd going and definitely worked the whole stage. Oh Seung-geun followed up with his trot styling. This was another crowd pleaser, and a lot of folks got up to jam along with his hits.
Closing out the first half of the show was Kim Bum-soo. Boy, can this guy sing. We got a short glimpse of it when he sang the Korean national anthem earlier in the evening, but his performances of Appear from the Secret Garden OST and I Miss You were definitely some vocal standouts of the night. His voice rang true through that arena, and he got the crowd waving their arms from side to side as he hit all the right notes.
Not everyones concert experience is going to be the same, and mine got a bit tumultuous during the second half, but more on that later.
EXID came out in full force after the short break. The five ladies rocked out to Every Night, Ah Yeah and UpDown for their set. LEs presence on stage, especially during her rapping bits, was spectacular, and Soljis voice cut through really nicely in the stadium. UpDown was especially well-received and was a perfect way to kick off the second half of the show.
Im Taekyung was a revelation for me during this show. He has an operatic voice and was boasting some lungs of steel as he pushed out powerful vocals. His arrangement to Summertime gave a boost of energy to crowd before Kim So-hee took the stage.
So, from the beginning of Kim So-hees set to the beginning of A Pinks, there was some trouble in my seating area. A concertgoer sitting near me was quite excitable and screaming loudly throughout the first half. This angered some of their neighbors and resulted in repeated warnings from concert staff and quite the vocal dispute. Unfortunately, for me, the argument inhibited my view and attention. By the time the concert attendee was escorted out, A Pink had finished singing their first song of the night, Luv. A Pink was really great live (even among all the craziness in my seating area). Bomi was charismatic, and vocally every member held their own. NoNoNo was probably one of the strongest overall performances of the night. They really knew how to get the crowd on their feet and participating during that song.
After A Pink, Cool took the stage and showed a dynamic performance. In red jumpers, they were dancing around, and nearly everyone was either dancing or ecstatically bobbing along. The trio showed that theyve still got moves as they executed their choreography to a tee. As Heejun stated before they got on stage, the crowd would regret it if they stayed seated during Cools performance.
Last but not least, TVXQ took the stage. It was definitely not a surprise to me how excited the stadium got. These two are legends. I remembered seeing them live once before during a SM Town Concert in LA, but they impressed me even more during their set at KMF. They performed Keep Your Head Down, and, man, is that choreography impressive to see live with my own two eyes. There was a little bit of old and new mixed in as they brought back Mirotic and Rising Sun to the stage before closing out the night with Catch Me. The audience was living it during the duos medley of songs, and it was a spectacular way to end the night.
As all of the artists got back on the stage to say goodbye with a group performance, the bridge between the older and newer generations of idols and artists definitely came full circle. The fireworks lit up the sky above the Hollywood Bowl, and the night came to a close. The 13th Korea Times Music Festival was an extremely well put together show. There was an intimacy between the artists and crowd even in the large stadium. Not only was everyone nestled closely amongst one another, but the flow of the show was great with artists and idols providing a good mix of ballad and upbeat numbers that kept my attention for the night. For my first KMF, it was for the most part a successful and entertaining one.
Did you attend the Korea Times Music Festival? Which performers were your favorite, and which artists surprised you the most?
(Korea Times, Photos via KMF Facebook, YouTube )
TVXQ has been confirmed to make their appearance at the 13th Korea Times Music Festival!
They will be performing alongside Apink, Bada, Im Tae Kyung, and EXID who have also been confirmed for this years festival that will be held on May 2nd at the renowned Hollywood Bowl.
The Korea Times Festival a.k.a KMF is known to attract large audiences with it’s star studded lineup of not only Korean Pop Idols, but Trot Musicians and Traditional Korean Performances.
The lineup is still being revealed as the date gets closer so stay tuned to find out more!
Tickets can be purchased at http://ktmf.koreatimes.com/
(Photo : Kpopstarz) K-pop girl group A-Pink are the latest act to be added to the lineup of the upcoming event, The Korea Times Music Festival. The 13th Korea Times Festival will be held on May 2 at the Hollywood Bowl from 3 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.
A-Pink will be joined by the Shinsadong Tiger produced group, EXID. EXID wowed Korean music fans with their 2014 hit single, UpDown.
Bada was introduced by K-pop fans as the lead singer of the revolutionary girl group, S.E.S. She pursued a solo career after the breakup of S.E.S and departed from SM Entertainment. Bada is currently a prominent soloist and Korean musical theater actress.
Cross-over tenor and Korean musical star Im Tae Kyung will bring his tremendous vocals to the event. He has appeared on numerous original soundtracks and has delivered acting performances on the musical stage.
The event provides K-pop fans with the opportunity to hear some of their favorite artists. Traditional musicians, balladeers and trot artists are also included in the lineup, making the Korea Times Music Festival an event for all-ages.
Previous performers have included EXO-M, B1A4, Dal Shabet and 2AM.
Tickets for The Korea Times Music Festival can be purchased through the event website.
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2AM, Crayon Pop and Dal Shabet are the first three K-Pop artists revealed to perform at the Korea Times Music Festival in Los Angeles this year.
Set for May 3, the concert is now in its twelfth year at the Hollywood Bowl. The event usually features 10-14 Korean performers, aimed at entertaining all ages.
Fans can expect more performers to be announced soon.
In past years, the concert has brought over all many of the big names in K-Pop, such as Big Bang (2005), Girl‘s Generation (2008,2009), Rain (2004, 2005), TVXQ (2008), Hyori (2006), 2PM (2010), BEAST (2010, 2013), Secret (2011) and SISTAR (2011).
For more information, you can check out their Facebook page. Tickets are currently available.
Lucky fans in California get to see two big K-Pop concerts in less than a month. It was recently revealed that KBS would hold a free concert on April 12 featuring 2PM, SHINee, SISTAR, CNBlue, Dynamic Duo, Girl’s Day, Kim Tae Woo, Sul Woondo, Song Sohee and more to be announced.
Korea Times revealed the official date for their 11th annual Korea Times Music Festival at Hollywood Bowl in late December, and three months later, the first lineup for the popular concert has finally been released!
On April 27, 2013, the following artists have been confirmed to attend and perform, including:
Blush, Im Taeyoung, BMK, Joe Sungmo, Heyee, Kim Bumryong, Oh Junghae, BEAST, ZE:A, Jewlery, YB, Guckkasten, BTOB
The lineup for the annual concert is expected to grow, with more additions to be announced in the future.
Will you be attending the concert this year? Hurry and get your tickets now at http://www.koreanmusicfestival.com/!
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Korea Times Music Festival at Hollywood Bowl Confirmed for April, 2013The biggest annual concert in Southern California, the Korea Times Korean Music Festival at Hollywood Bowl is scheduled for April 27, 2013.
On Thursday Korean Times announced the official date for their 11th annual festival that began in 2003. Just this year in April, the festival celebrated its 10th anniversary featuring popular K-Pop artists such as Lena Park, MBLAQ, Brown Eyed Girls and more.
Fans are highly anticipating the artist's lineup for 2013's festival in the following months as the date draws near.
It's that time of the year once again for fans in North America to prepare for the annual Korea Times Music Festival at Hollywood Bowl in California.
On December 27th local time, Korea Times revealed the official date for its 11th annual concert. In April 2012, the event celebrated its 10th anniversary, inviting artists such as Kim Kyungho, Lena Park, Lee Yong, LovePeace, Arirang, MBLAQ, Im Taekyung, Brown Eyed Girls and more to perform.
This year, the official concert date for the 2013 concert has been announced for Saturday, April 27, 2013.
The lineup for the upcoming concert will be released in the next few months as the concert date draws near.
Who are you looking forward to watch perform this year?