K-Pop Europa

Europe's Biggest Ever K-pop Festival Unveils Second Day Due to Unprecedented Demand

44k tickets sold in seven weeks. Saturday line-up now finalised, with AB6IX and EXO's Kai also added. Saturday acts boast socials following of over 48.3. Sunday tickets go on General Sale on 17th February, 10am CET via kpopflex.com.

London & Cologne, 14th February 2022

Europe’s biggest ever K-pop festival KPOP.FLEX is adding a second day at Deutsche Bank Park Stadium, Frankfurt.

Organised by K-Pop Europa in partnership with PK Events and Korean broadcaster SBS Television Network, the first-of-its-kind festival is the first step in a five year programme catering to K-pop’s explosion in popularity across Europe.

Since its unveiling, KPOP.FLEX has ranked as one of 2022’s most anticipated events on the continent, as fan excitement blew up across social media. The new Sunday 15 May date sees the festival enlist groups (G)I-DLE, AB6IX, and IVE, who are set to wow fans over both days. Boy group ONEUS will play exclusively on Sunday, alongside fan-favourite Monsta X.

The full lineup of K-pop stars is also finalised for Saturday 14 May 2022. Following massive fan speculation, solo artist Kai, of EXO & Super M, and boy band AB6IX will join (G)I-DLE, NCT Dream, ENHYPEN, Mamamoo and IVE in kicking off the festival. Saturday’s acts boast a combined socials following of over 48.3 million, while those confirmed so far for Sunday count over 17.5 million.

However, KPOP.FLEX is about more than just the lineup, with ticket buyers having access to a vibrant fan-fest celebrating Korean culture in the grounds of the Deutsche Bank Park stadium. This contributes to K-Pop Europa’s mission to establish the festival as a hub for Europe’s K-pop community.

On the addition of a second date, Deutsche Bank Park MD Patrik Meyer says: “The attraction of the KPOP.FLEX festival is enormous for fans, as the K-Pop wave truly arrives in Europe. The fact that we can offer the fans a second festival day in our modern stadium in Frankfurt, at the heart of Europe, continues to increase the anticipation.”

David Ciclitira, Chairman of Live Company Group, adds: “We’ve been wowed by the response KPOP.FLEX has had from fans so far, and are delighted to be able to extend the event into a full weekend festival. This is only the beginning for K-Pop Europa, and we’re eager to bring even more of the genre’s biggest names to perform for European fans in future.”

Andreas Waschk, EXPLORADO GROUP’s Chairman of the Board, comments: “K-pop is a fantastic and very enriching part of the world’s music. We are really glad to be a part of implementing it in the hearts of Europe and its people. We look forward to a wonderful weekend in May and a great experience for everyone.”

Saturday ticket holders will have access to a 48-hour presale for the second day, which entitles the buyer to a 10% discount, going live 15th Feb, 10am CET. General release then begins at 10am CET on 17th Feb.

K-Pop Europa is a partnership between Live Company Group and EXPLORADO GROUP. Spurred on by the tremendous response to its inaugural KPOP.FLEX festival, K-Pop Europa plans to expand its brand with new dates and locations over the coming year.

 

LINEUP A-Z

 

Saturday 14 May 2022

AB6IX

ENHYPEN

(G)I-DLE

IVE

KAI

MAMAMOO

NCT Dream

 

Sunday 15 May 2022

AB6IX

(G)I-DLE

IVE

Monsta X

ONEUS

6th Act TBA

 

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About Live Company Group

Live Company Group (LVCG) plc, founded by David Ciclitira, is a live events and entertainment

group. David has been involved in promoting K-Pop concerts and art shows throughout Asia for

the past 10 years.

LVCG owns the BRICKLIVETM brand. BRICKLIVE is a global content provider for brick-based events, focused on creating an environment that encourages interactive play, fosters creativity, collaboration and physical experiences in an inclusive and safe environment and one of the two primary divisions on LVCG.

LVCG formed a new division LCSE in December 2020 which will conceptualise, acquire rights, commercialise and deliver sport, lifestyle and entertainment events.

 

About PK Events

PK Events is an event organiser whose major focus is on the implementation of open air (Sylt Open Air, Sauerland Open Air) and stadium concepts (e.g. Grönemeyer, PUR and Fanta 4 in Frankfurt or “Winter am Rhein” in Düsseldorf). PK Events operates throughout the whole of Germany, and its integral realisation of events covers everything from planning to final invoicing. CEO Peter Kötting has more than 30 years active experience in the entertainment and sports sectors in Germany.

 

About EXPLORADO GROUP

One of Europe’s biggest all-rounders in the field of out-of-home-entertainment. A key player within its field, EXPLORADO GROUP offers an unrivalled 360-degree range of services, from concept creation, strategic implementation, development and operations of indoor and outdoor out-of-home entertainment attractions in Europe. Based out of Cologne, EXPLORADO GROUP has been responsible for the German appearances of blockbuster exhibitions like HARRY POTTER – THE EXHIBITION and GAME OF THRONES – THE TOURING EXHIBITION.

EXPLORADO GROUP’s own kids science camps and exhibition houses are not only a renowned addition to the range of German children’s museums, but also have an unique selling point when it comes to entertainment for the whole family across Europe.

In the minds of its international partners the EXPLORADO GROUP, which was founded by Andreas Waschk 30 years ago, is perceived as a leader in the planning and implementation of all concept ideas as well as the touring of major sell-out exhibitions and branded attractions.

Andreas Waschk started his company as an independent promoter and organiser of stadium concerts for internationally-known artists in all areas of great music, including not only artists like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Jon Bon Yovi, but also Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocélli and Montserrat Caballé.

 

About SBS

SBS is one of the three major terrestrial broadcasting companies in Korea. It is the only privately owned terrestrial broadcaster with a nationwide network. Founded on 14 November 1990, SBS began broadcasting its full-fledged TV network and radio programming in 1991.

Today, the audience of the SBS includes not only the entire Korean population, but also overseas Koreans and viewers from all over the world. SBS is currently operating four channels: one television channel, two radio channels and one terrestrial DMB channel.

SBS is also the core business of SBS Media Group. In March 2008, SBS Media Holdings was founded by separating the functions of strategy and investment from SBS. Under the new broadcast group system, SBS can focus more on programme production and news reporting.

The business of SBS Media Group ranges from terrestrial broadcasting, programme provider via cable and satellite, TV content production, content distribution, online and new media, and to entertainment including film, music and games.

K-Pop Europa

K-Pop Europa is a partnership between live events specialists Live Company Group and Explorado Group.