Manila all set for 2019 K-Pop Friendship Concert

The capital city of the Philippines is ready to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Philippines-South Korea bilateral relations with the 2019 K-POP Friendship Concert in Manila!

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the 2019 K-POP Friendship Concert in Manila will be held on March 7, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena. It will be hosted by Kring Kim & Ryan Bang, and the concert will feature a wide range of acts including famous Korean Idols and a homegrown Filipino artist.

The Artists

Five artists–two from the Philippines and three from South Korea–will be performing at the event.

The up-and-coming K-pop boy group NOIR  is coming back to the Philippines. Consisting of members from the second season of Mnet’s Produce 101, the group visited Manila in 2018. Having debuted on April 9, 2018, with the song “Gangsta” from their EP “Twenty’s Noir,” NOIR is hitting the Manila stage for the second time.  

K-Pop girl group APRIL also joins the list. Started in 2015, members, Chaekyung, Chaewon, Naeun, Yena, Rachel, and Jinsol, took home the 2016 Korean Entertainment Arts Award for Female Rookie of the Year. These talented girls also won in the Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018) for the K-pop Artist Award.

The youngest sub-unit of NCT, NCT DREAM, will also perform for the first time in Manila. They are the first NCT unit to ever win on “The Show,” with their comeback song “My First and Last.” This group boasts international recognition, being featured on Billboard’s “21 Under 21 2018: Music’s Next Generation” list and TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens of 2018. These cute teens are ready to “Trigger the Fever.”

To represent world-class Filipino talent, Philippines’ homegrown artist, Silent Sanctuary will also serenade the crowd. This five-piece Filipino rock band was formed in Metro Manila, Philippines in 2001. Armed with catchy guitar riffs and heart-pounding melodies from the violins, the band has invaded numerous bars, schools, and other performance venues with the passion to share their music.

With music comes dancing. The popular dance trio, VinSuriChan–Vince Igno, Dasuri Choi, and Phoi Chan. The three are known for their thrilling videos online with their dance covers of powerhouse groups in the K-Pop industry such as BIGBANG and INFINITE.

Witness as the Philippines and South Korea stand side-by-side in this one-of-a-kind concert that celebrates culture, music, and friendship – an exchange of talents that highlights the diversity of the two countries. The ‘2019 K-POP FRIENDSHIP CONCERT IN MANILA’ takes place on March 7, 2019, Thursday at the Mall of Asia Arena. Show starts promptly at 6PM. This show can be enjoyed by the public for tickets are free of charge.

To know more details about this event and how to get your tickets, visit th ‘2019 K-POP Friendship Concert in Manila’ Facebook page.

Dan Gambe
Dan is born in the 90’s who talks a lot when he writes. He has a love-hate relationship with writing, is fond of cats, and thinks mangoes are the key to world peace. The chances of him phonezoning you lie between 80 to 90 per cent, but he’ll speak to you if you speak to him so don’t be shy!

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