Asia Song Festival

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Asia Song Festival
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 亞洲音樂節
Simplified Chinese 亚洲音乐节
Korean name
Hangul 아시아송페스티벌
Japanese name
Kana アジア・ソング・フェスティバル

Asia Song Festival, aka A-Song-Fe or ASF, is an annual Asian pop music festival held in South Korea, since 2004. It is hosted by Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange (KOFICE) and features artists from Asian countries. This festival is recorded and broadcast on Seoul Broadcasting System in Korea and Fuji TV in Japan; and other major broadcasting stations around the world including USA, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Finland, Bulgaria, Vietnam.

Participating artists are awarded a plaque of appreciation by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Best Asian Artist by the chairman of Korea Foundation for International Culture and Exchange (KOFICE). South Korean boy band TVXQ is the only act to have participated for five consecutive years, since the 1st festival in 2004.[1]

The theme song for the 2011 Festival "Dreams Come True", a duet by Lee Donghae of Super Junior and Seohyun of Girls' Generation was released on 11 October 2011 as a digital single. The proceeds from the sale were donated to Unicef to help children in African countries.[2]

History[edit]

Number Date / Venue Artists
1st 16 November 2004
Olympic Park Olympic Gymnastics Arena
2nd[3] 11 November 2005
Sajik Baseball Stadium, Busan
3rd[4] 22 September 2006
Gwangju World Cup Stadium
4th[5] 22 September 2007
Seoul World Cup Stadium
5th[6][7] 3 & 4 October 2008
Seoul World Cup Stadium
Eve Night Concert (3 October) - The Best Asian Newcomer Award
Main Festival (4 October) - The Best Asian Artist Award
6th[8][9] 19 September 2009
Seoul World Cup Stadium
7th 23 October 2010
Seoul Olympic Stadium
8th[11] 15 October 2011
Daegu Stadium
9th[12][13][14] 4 August 2012
The Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, Pop Festival Stage
10th[15][16] 9 October 2013
Jamsil Olympic Main Stadium[17][18]
MC: Eunhyuk, Ok Taecyeon, Kris
11th [19] 2 November 2014
Asiad Main Stadium[20]
MC: Leeteuk, Zico, Minah [21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryu Seung-yoon "Asia Song Festival to celebrate its 6th anniversary" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-29
  2. ^ "Music and charity as Asia Song Fest wraps up its eighth year" Joongang Daily. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-27
  3. ^ "2nd Asia Festival press conference" Sina.com. 13 November 2005. Retrieved 2009-10-11 (Chinese)
  4. ^ "亞洲音樂節陳慧琳與帥哥貼身熱舞" Big5.chinabroadcast.cn. Retrieved 2009-09-30 (Chinese)
  5. ^ Lee Yong-sung "Heartthrobs of Asian pop gather in Seoul" Korea Herald. 14 September 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-03
  6. ^ "2008 Asia Song Festival" Popseoul.com. 7 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-30
  7. ^ "代表新加坡参加亚洲音乐节 郭美美希望学到Rain的舞功" Stars.zaobao. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-30 (Chinese)
  8. ^ "2NE1 to appear in Asia festival" Korea Herald. 13 August 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-04
  9. ^ "李宇春唱響亞洲音樂節 獲權威搜索榜單首位" Sina.com. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-27 (Chinese)
  10. ^ "Ekin Cheng to reprresent Hong Kong at 6th Asia Song Festival" Sing Tao. Retrieved on 2009-09-30 (Chinese)
  11. ^ "Asian Singers to Gather in Daegu for Asia's Biggest Pop Concert" Chosun Ilbo. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-12
  12. ^ "Asian Song Festival - KOFICE" Retrieved 2012-08-06
  13. ^ "B1A4, Ailee, and more have a successful stage at the 2012 "Asia Song Festival"" Koreaboo. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-06
  14. ^ "Fann Wong, Kim Hyun Joong named Best Asian Artist at Asia Song Festival" Channel NewsAsia. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-21
  15. ^ "2013 Asia Song Festival Line Up"
  16. ^ "2013 Asia Song Festival ticket now on sale!"
  17. ^ "2013 Asia Song Festival info"
  18. ^ "2013 Asia Song Festival official website"
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