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Busan One Asia Festival 2018 is coming back this October

If you’re a K-Pop fan, you MUST consider visiting Busan this October, as the Busan One Asia Festival 2018, which is the largest Hallyu festival in Korea, will take place from October 20 to October 28!

Not to mention its prime opening & closing concert, there are many more events happening during the BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018. Here are the highlights of BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018 that you don’t want to miss out on!

1. Opening & Closing concert

The highlight of BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018 is the opening & closing concert. They are some of the best and largest K-pop events in Korea, boasting a star-studded line up every year. If you want to attend the opening or closing concert, make sure to book it ASAP as the tickets are always selling out very fast!

Here are the details for the opening & closing concert this year.

1) Opening concert

  • Date: October 20, 2018 (Sat)
  • Time: 7:00 pm KST
  • Location: Busan Asiad Main Stadium
  • Line-up: EXO, Wanna One, Seventeen, NCT 127, Celeb Five, MAMAMOO, EXID, GFriend and more!
  • Ticket info: Tickets sale for BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018 opening concert has been closed. 😭

2) Closing concert

  • Date: October 28, 2018 (Sun)
  • Time: 7:00 pm KST
  • Location: Busan Asiad Main Stadium
  • Line-up: Red Velvet, NCT Dream, Favorite, Dynamic Duo, Rhythm Power and more!
  • Ticket info: You can get the exclusive standing or ground seat tickets for BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018 closing concert on Trazy.com.

*Trazy.com is the official English booking site for BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018.

2. FREE K-pop events

There are actually many more K-pop events to see than just the opening/closing concert, and the best part is that they are all FREE! Check out every program on BOF below and enjoy the festival to the fullest!

1) BOF Park Concert

  • Date: October 21, 2018 (Sun)
  • Time: 7:00 pm KST
  • Location: Busan Citizen Park
  • Line-up: K.WILL, CHUNGHA, and more!

BOF Park Concert is a free concert that is open to all citizens and visitors. It is a picnic-like concert that takes place in the huge park. Also, don’t miss out on the flea market in the park too!

2) BOF On-stage

  • Date: October 25 (19:00) / October 26 (19:00) / October 27 (16:00)
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)
  • Line-up: TBA

BOF On-stage is a Hallyu concert with Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korean stars. Enjoy the variety of their music style on BOF On-stage!

3) BOF fan meeting

  • Date: October 21 (19:00) / October 23 (19:00) / October 26 (17:00)
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)
  • Line-up: TBA

This year, there will be 3 times the fan meetings at BOF! Stay tuned for which stars will be coming for the fan meeting this year!

3. Endless Hallyu events

BOF is not just a K-pop festival, but an ultimate Hallyu (Korean culture) event. Here is a list of things you can check out at the BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018 other than K-pop events.

1) Made in Busan

  • Date: October 20 ~ 28, 2018
  • Location: Busan Cinema Center, Yongdusan Park, BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

Made in Busan is designed for fostering regional performances. This is where local artists and citizens come together, and there will be more than 20 local artist teams performing all across Busan!

2) BOF land

  • Date: October 20 ~ 28, 2018
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

BOF Land is the main festival ground where you can experience lots of Hallyu content with no genre limitations! It is the venue of various events, such as the K-POP New Star Showcase, the Made in Busan Performance & Exhibition Programs, and the EverySing Audition.

3) BOF B-Art

  • Date: October 20 ~ 28, 2018
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

Busan turns into a runway during BOF! There will be photo shoots by professional models at various Busan’s landmarks. Also, you can try making BOF’s BI with the famous Korean designer Kim Chung-Jae from the famous TV show “I Live Alone”.

4) BOF Goods shop

  • Date: October 20 ~ 28, 2018
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

There will be a gift shop during the festival where you can buy exclusive merchandise & souvenirs designed by BOF and SM TOWN. Be sure to check out and treat yourself with some unique gifts!

Last but not least, don’t forget to visit Trazy.com which is the official English booking site for BusanOneAsiaFestival 2018, and enjoy Busan to the fullest!

* BOF2018 Festival is sponsored by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Tourism Organization.

Image Source: Busan Tourism Organization, 2017 BOF Official Photos.