An Ultimate Guide to Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) 2019

The biggest Korean wave festival in Korea, Busan One Asia Festival is coming back from October 19 to October 25 in Busan, the second-largest city in Korea. It means if you love K-pop or any other Korean culture, there are many reasons to visit Busan this October.

Along with the festival, you can explore the city of Busan which has numerous destinations that are worth visiting, as the festival will be held in the entire area of the city. Also, the festival combines various cultural contents of Busan with the Hallyu (Korean wave) contents and shares them with people around the world, thereby attracting many visitors.

For those who want to know all about BOF this year, here is the ultimate guide to help you enjoy yourself thoroughly at this fascinating festival.


1. Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) Overview

Busan One Asia Festival, a.k.a. BOF is a huge Hallyu event held in Busan every year and hosts the top k-pop artists and artists of other genres. Hence, you can enjoy various Korean cultural contents including k-pop at this festival and get along with other fans of Korean cultures.

| Date: October 19 (Sat) ~ October 25 (Fri), 2019 / For seven days

| Place: Hwamyeong Ecology Park / Haeundae Culture Plaza / Busan Cinema Center / F1963

| Events: Performance (K-POP Concerts, Hip Hop Mash-up Concerts, and many more), Fan Meeting, Exhibition & Experience booths, and more!


2. BOF Event Venue

Event VenueNearby Subway Stn.Events
Hwamyeong Ecological ParkLine No. 2 Hwamyeong Station or Yulri Station• K-POP concert
• Family Park concert
Haeundae Culture PlazaLine No. 2 Haeundae Station• BOF Land
Busan Cinema CenterLine No. 2 Centum City Station• Hip Hop & EDM
F1963Line No. 3 Mangmi Station• Star and Fan Meeting

Busan One Asia Festival takes place all over Busan, and transferring in Busan is easy thanks to its straightforward public transportation system. Like any other big city in Korea, you can easily take the metros and buses in Busan. There are five lines for the subway and dense routes for the buses.


3. BOF K-POP Concert

This year, there will not be an opening and a closing ceremony at the Busan One Asia Festival. In its place, plenty more concerts are about to unfold. Of course, the climax of the whole festival is the K-pop concert. The best and largest K-pop event is taking place in Busan, showing off a superb line up every year. If you want to attend this main event, make sure to book it quickly since the tickets are always selling out in the twinkle of an eye.

Here are the details of the K-pop concert.

| Date: October 19 (Sat), 2019

| Place: Busan Hwamyeong Ecological Park

| Line-up: AB6IX, Kim Sejeong, Kim Jae Hwan, ITZY, Ha Sung Woon, and more

| Zone: Trazy Exclusive Standing A & Standing B Zone.

| Tickets: Available at Trazy

(*Trazy is the official English booking site for Busan One Asia Festival 2019.)

[Trazy-Exclusive] Busan One Asia Festival 2019 K-pop Concert Seating Map


4. Other Performances in BOF 2019

Busan One Asia Festival will go along for a week, and there are so many performances and experiences to enjoy other than the K-pop concert. The good news is that some of them are free to enter. Now, check out every program on BOF and have fun!

1) Hip Hop Mash-up

| Date: October 20 (Sun), 2019

| Place: Busan Cinema Center

| Line-up: Simon Dominic, Punchnello, Hoody, and more

| Entry: Paid admission

Though the BOF Hip Hop Mash-up is a charged concert, fans of hip hop music have been waiting for this moment. Play hard with the most beloved hip hop musicians at the BOF.


2) Idol Fan Meeting

| Date: October 21 (Mon) ~ 22 (Tue), 2019

| Place: F1963

| Entry: Paid admission

BOF Idol Fan Meeting is a perfect chance for idol fans to meet idols. There will be Idol photo exhibitions, idol goods sharing, and fan meetings to spend wonderful moments together.


3) Family Park Concert

| Date: October 25 (Fri), 2019

| Place: Hwamyeong Ecology Park

| Line-up: JBJ95, Lovelyz, Stray Kids, and more

| Entry: Free admission

If you want to enjoy the Hallyu, Korean wave, leave for the BOF Family Park Concert. Imagine how joyful it would be to sing along k-pop songs with other k-pop lovers!


5. More Things to See Other Than Performances!

1) BOF Land

| Date: October 19 (Sat) ~ 25 (Fri), 2019

| Place: Haeundae Culture Plaza (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

| Entry: Free admission

BOF Land is the main center during the festival and you can learn almost every type of Hallyu content from performances to cultural experiences.


2) Music Label Contest at BOF

| Date: ~ October 20 (Sun), 2019

| Place: Final contest(October 20) is held in BOF Land

| Entry: Free admission

Music Label on BOF is an audition program to discover future K-pop artists, starting from the BOF 2019. Finalists will go through initial screenings on videos, the second round survival contests, the third round mission contest, and lastly the final contest on BOF Land. You will witness interesting contests of talented would-be stars!


3) Made in Busan

| Date: October 19 (Sat) ~ 25 (Fri), 2019 / 4 times a week

| Place: Undecided

| Entry: Free admission

This year, Made in Busan is composed of a variety of shows such as ‘Hyperbolae Of Youth’. Shows contain music, dance, and deals with a love story that bloomed during the Korean War. Note that Busan was once the capital of refuge during the Korean War.


+Also, enjoy the 2019 Busan Fireworks Festival

| Date: November 2 (Sat), 2019

| Place: Busan Gwangalli Beach (between Hotel Aqua Palace & Homers Hotel)

| Tickets: Available at Trazy

In November, Busan is in a romantic and cheerful mood with festivals. Busan Fireworks Festival, the biggest fireworks festival in Asia, is as famous as the BOF. This year, it will take place on November 2. Therefore, go ahead to spot fantastic sparkles after you watch the twinkling performances at the BOF.

The venue, sandy Gwangalli Beach, is frequently visited by travelers to Busan. To fully enjoy the festival, book your seat on the beach beforehand and savor the festival at the best spot. Click here to book a ticket to witness the unforgettable Busan Fireworks Festival!


Last but not least, don’t forget to visit which is the official English booking site for Busan One Asia Festival and many more festivals, events, and tours in Korea!

Photo Credit: Busan One Asia Festival 2019