The wait is finally over! For the past one month, the festival had been releasing and teasing the artiste line-up on their social media, and today (27 Jun) the organisers have confirmed more details such as the festival schedule and ticketing information. We will summarise everything into this page for your easy reference because it’s really extensive:
What is HallyuPopFest 2018?
HallyuPopFest is said to be the biggest K-pop music festival in South East Asia, and it will be staged in Singapore for the first time and over 3 days from 7 to 9 September 2018. The festival will feature over 100 K-pop idols, 111 to be exact, who will perform at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
It will be hosted by Korean-American singer-songwriter Eric Nam, and daily activities range from Global Auditions in the morning and throughout the day, followed by Afternoon Showcases and Red Carpet, and ending off with the festival’s finale Evening Concert, which promised power-packed performances that will go on for at least 3 hours daily.
Who will be performing at the Festival?
The line-up is pretty amazing looking at the star-studded performer list, featuring Wanna One for two nights, as they are slated to prepare a different performance setlist for each night, and other headliners such as Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, NCT 127, BTOB, Apink, Heize, EXID, and many more.
Fans can also look forward to up and coming groups such as UNB, Momoland, VICTON, Dreamcatcher, ONF and more, many of whom will be performing in Singapore for the first time. Check out the complete festival schedule below!
What are the Ticket Prices & Fan Entitlements?
There are five standard ticket categories ranging from Cat 1 to Cat 5 (Single day: From S$148 to $298 per day), and the ultimate Daebak! Pass premium tickets. All ticket holders (Cat 1 to Cat 5 and Daebak! Passes) will be entitled to FREE showcase entry aside from the evening concert, applicable for same day activities only.
EXAMPLE: If you purchase the Day 1 ticket (7 Sep), you will be entitled access to Day 1’s afternoon showcases and evening concert. Oh yes, Red Carpet* as well. That’s a pretty good steal. (*Note: Red Carpet will be open to the public too)
What about the Daebak! Pass?
Daebak! Pass belongs to the premium category where you can get access to all the fan entitlements that Cat 1 to Cat 5 ticket holders receive, and on top of that, Priority Access to the showcases & concerts, a Dedicated Daebak! VIP Standing zone (red carpet & evening concert), Hi-Touch and Group Photo opportunities, exclusive Daebak! lanyard & pass, and the exclusive goodie bag that comes with it. Prices are S$498 per day and passes are very limited as well — definitely not cheap but it’s really for those who can afford it. (On the looks of it, it’s kinda similar to KCON NY, but KCON is priced much higher for their Diamond/Platinum packages.)
Daebak! (in Korean) = Something Amazing/Awesome – So ticket holders of this premium category, you can expect really up-close interactions with your favourite idols at the festival!
What is the Global Auditions all about?
For the first time ever in Singapore and South East Asia, three of Korea’s biggest K-Entertainment companies – Cube Entertainment, Starship Entertainment and Jellyfish Entertainment will be partnering with HallyuPopFest to hold individual global auditions on different days of the festival.
If you are an aspiring singer/dancer/actor/actress, you may like to note that the Head of Recruitment from the respective agencies will personally be in town to search for budding talents in the region! This is a dream too good to be true, but yes IT IS TRUE. All ticket holders, regardless of the ticket category, will be entitled to register for all 3 days of auditions. Of course, you’ll have to practice hard and send in your audition video clip for a chance to be shortlisted for the actual auditions by the Korean Entertainment companies at HallyuPopFest.
(NOTE: Auditions will be held in the morning and throughout the day, closed-door. If you are a shortlisted applicant, you will hear from the event organisers on where and what time to report for the actual audition. Find out more on the auditions here.)
If you didn’t already know, the K-Entertainment companies house really notable and talented artistes like your favourite idols, such as:
- Cube Entertainment: BTOB, HyunA, Jo Kwon, PENTAGON, CLC, Wanna One’s Lai Kuan Lin, (G)I-DLE, and more
- Starship Entertainment: Soyou, MONSTA X, Boyfriend, K.Will, Jeong Sewoon, Yu Seungwoo, Cosmic Girls (WJSN), and more
- Jellyfish Entertainment: VIXX, gugudan, actress Jung So-min, Kim Ye-won, and more
When will Tickets go on Sale?
Public ticket sales for all categories, including single day Daebak! passes, will be available from 7 July (Saturday), 10am onwards (based on local time) via the following channels:
- Online Booking: www.sportshubtix.sg
- Hotline Booking: +65 3158 7888
- Others: Singapore Indoor Stadium Box Office, The Star Performing Arts Centre Box Office, Scotts Square Concierge Desk and all SingPost outlets
There will also be a 1-day priority sale for fans who wish to get the best tickets in the house for ALL 3 days. The only catch is, the 3-day pack is only applicable to CAT 1 tickets and Daebak! Passes, and they have to be purchased by the same category. In other words, either a 3-day CAT 1 package (S$298 x 3 days = S$894) or 3-day Daebak! Pass package (S$498 x 3 days = S$1,494), before booking fees. (UPDATE: There will be a 5% priority discount for these 3-day packs, exclusively on 6 July during the priority sale only)
The 1-day priority sale will be on 6 July (Friday) from 10am to 11.59pm (based on local time) via the same booking channels. Check out the seating layout below!
Interesting To Know
Even though this inaugural festival will be held for the first time in Singapore and South East Asia, it is interesting to know that HallyuPopFest 2018 is curated by H.A.H. Entertainment, a homegrown firm backed with two decades of experience in the entertainment business.
The festival will also be produced by Flax & Co., who is the production company behind other notable music events such as the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic’s K-pop Concert, MBC’s ‘Asian Music Network @ DMC Festival’ as well as MU:CON 2017. Definitely sounds very promising ahead!
Have any other Questions?
Didn’t managed to find an answer here to the questions you have? Head over to the Festival’s website @ www.hallyupopfest.com to read all the FAQs or you can also follow them on their official social media handles:
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
We will keep all future updates pertaining to the festival on this page so check back often if you need to refer to the latest updates!
Since the red carpet is open to public..May I know what around what time will the red carpet event start at??