Monsta X, (G)I-DLE Confirmed For Kpop.Flex Festival Premiere In Germany
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images – (G)I-DLE performing during the 9th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards in Seoul, South Korea, Jan. 8, 2020.
The girl group will perform at the first edition of Kpop.Flex in Germany next year.
Kpop.Flex, Europe’s first K-pop festival, will premiere at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany, May 14, 2022. Monsta X and (G)I-DLE will perform at the first Kpop.Flex edition, five more names are still to be unveiled.
The event is staged by K-Pop Europa, in partnership with PK Events and Korean broadcaster SBS Television Network. K-Pop Europa is a partnership between Live Company Group and Explorado Group. And the Live Company Group is the brainchild of David Ciclitira, who has been involved in promoting K-pop concerts and art shows throughout Asia for the past ten years.
According to the latest IFPI figures, K-Pop largely contributed to South Korea becoming the fastest-growing major music market in 2020, growing 44.8% year-on-year.
Kpop.Flex wants to take that momentum and specifically target the European continent over the coming five years.
The festival will kick off the 2022 music season at Frankfurt’s Deutsche Bank Park, which has already sold out three dates for Coldplay and two for Ed Sheeran later in the year, which together already sold 300,000 tickets, according to Deutsche Bank Park MD Patrik Meyer.
Korean broadcaster SBS will film the festival and create a TV edit for Korea after the event.
Festival visitors will also be able to view original artwork by K-pop stars Ohnim and Yooyeon (from boy band Winner) and independent talent HENRY LAU, whose work is currently on a world tour that started in London at StART Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery this autumn. Limited edition prints of these artworks will be available to purchase.
David Ciclitira, a partner in K-Pop Europa and chairman of Live Company Group, said: “The Korean Wave has been gathering force in Europe for some time now, so we are particularly excited to be able to give our growing fan base what they want, right here on European turf, with the return to major live music events here in Frankfurt next Spring.”
Tickets go on sale, Dec. 10, 9 a.m. GMT at www.k-popflex.com and through Ticketmaster.