Korean Music Festival

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Korean Music Festival
Korean music festival.jpg
Location(s) United States Los Angeles, United States
Years active 2003 - Present
Genre K-pop
Website koreanmusicfestival.com

The Korean Music Festival is an annual event held at the Hollywood Bowl in the United States.[1]

Background[edit]

The Hollywood Bowl - venue of the annual Korean Music Festival

The festival was founded and organized by The Korea Times to give Korean Americans residing in southern California an opportunity to stay in touch with Korean culture. According to organizers, the annual event at the Hollywood Bowl is one of the largest music festivals held in Southern California and features some of the most well-known celebrities from South Korea's K-pop music industry.[2]

Attendance figures[edit]

The inaugural concert in 2003 sold out 18,000 seats within 14 days and subsequent shows in the following years have also sold out;[2] organizers noted that the number of non-Koreans attending the music festival has increased substantially.[2] According to The Korea Times, about 95 percent of the tickets sold in 2008 were purchased by non-Koreans, with many fans coming from all around the United States as well as from other Asian and European countries to attend the concert.[3]

Reception[edit]

The event has been positively received by the K-pop community at large. Allkpop described the music festival as "undoubtedly one of the most anticipated" of its kind.[4]

Timeline[edit]

2003[edit]

The 1st annual Korean Music Festival was held in 2003.

Artists:
Unknown

2004[edit]

The 2nd annual Korean Music Festival was held on October 16, 2004.

Artists (21 total): [5]
- Rain
- Seven
- Shinhwa
- DBSK
- Lexy
- Wheesung
- Eun Ji-won
- Big Mama King (BMK)
- Han Kyung-il
- Kim Jong-kook
- Jeong Soo-ra
- Kim Jong-hwan
- Tae Jin-ah
- Chul Hyun
- Song Dae-kwan
- Hyun Sook
- Kim Dong-kyu
- Keum Joo-hee
- Love & Peace[disambiguation needed]
- Crenshaw Elite Choir
- MBC Pops Orchestra

2005[edit]

The 3rd annual Korean Music Festival was held on April 23, 2005.

Artists (13 total): [6]
- NRG
- Rumble Fish
- Mýa
- Hong Kyung-min
- Wheesung
- Seven
- Lee Soo-young
- Chae Yeon
- Rain
- Sonnie
- Kim Gun-mo
- Gummy
- Park Jin-young (JYP)

MC:
- Ock Joo-hyun

2006[edit]

The 4th annual Korean Music Festival was held on May 20, 2006

Artists (22 total): [7]
- Seven
- Lee Hyori
- SS501
- SG Wannabe
- Epik High
- Dynamic Duo
- Psy
- Clon
- Lee Seung-gi
- DJ DOC
- Eru
- Im Tae Kyung (popera vocalist)
- Lee Eun-mi
- Kim Jang-hoon
- Shin Seung-hun
- Lee Sun-hee
- Lee Soo-young
- Tae Jin-ah

Two comedians:
- Go Hye-sung
- Kang Il-goo

Guest Appearance by:
- Jang Dong-gun
- Lee Jung-jae

MC:
- Ock Joo-hyun
- Kim Yong-man

Theme: World Cup Soccer

2007[edit]

The 5th annual Korean Music Festival was held on May 5, 2007

Artists (18 total): [8] [9]
- Super Junior (10 of the 13 members attended)
- Baek Ji-young
- Epik High
- Eru
- Yang Hee-eun (양희은)
- Yoon Hyung-joo (윤형주)
- Kim Se-hwan (김세환)
- Song Dae-kwan
- Lee Eun-mi (이은미)
- Tae Jin-ah
- Fly to the Sky
- Big Bang
- Choi Jin-hee (최진희)
- Lim Jeong-hee
- Choi Hyun-soo (최현수) (classical vocalist)
- Seo Ji-young
- BoA
- Ivy

MC: - Eugene
- Brian Joo (Fly to the Sky)

Theme: We Are One

2008[edit]

The 6th annual Korean Music Festival was held on May 17, 2008

Artists (15 total): [10]
- Lee Min-woo (Shinhwa)
- Moon Hee-joon (H.O.T)
- Chae Yeon
- TVXQ
- Super Junior-T
- Girl's Generation (SNSD)
- Fly to the Sky
- SG Wannabe
- Son Hoyoung
- Ock Joo-hyun
- Shin Jung-hyeon
- Yoon Hyung-ju
- Kim Se-hwan
- Choi Baek-ho
- Jung Hoon-hee


MC: - Brian Joo
- Ock Joo-hyun

2009[edit]

The 7th annual Korean Music Festival was held on May 9, 2009

Artists (14 total): [11]
- Girls' Generation (SNSD)
- Lee Juck
- Lena Park
- Kim Changwan Band
- Son Hoyoung
- SHINee
- Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
- Kim Heung-gook
- Tae Jin-ah
- Um Jung-haeng (tenor)
- Kim Tae-woo
- Baek Ji-young
- SS501 (all five members)
- Min Hae-kyung

MC:
- Son Hoyoung

2010[edit]

The 8th annual Korean Music Festival was held on May 1, 2010

Artists (13 total): [12]
- Wonder Girls
- 2PM
- Choi Sung-soo
- Leessang
- Kim Jong-kook
- Yoon Soo-il
- Kim Yun-ja
- Joo Hyun-mi
- KARA
- Lee Eun-mi
- BEAST
- Yoon Bok-hee
- Yoon Han-gi

MC:
- Haha
- Nicole Jung

2011[edit]

The 9th annual Korean Music Festival was held on April 30, 2011

Artists (16 total): [13]
- 4minute
- Baek Ji-young
- Bobby Kim
- DJ DOC
- G.NA
- Jay Park
- Jeon Young-rok
- Jeong Soo-ra
- K.will
- Kim Jang-hoon
- Lee Eun-ha
- SECRET
- SISTAR
- Song So-hee
- Seol Woon-do
- U-KISS

2012[edit]

The 10th annual Korean Music Festival was held on April 28, 2012.

Artists (10 total):[14]
- Nam Jin (남진)
- Love & Peace[disambiguation needed] (사랑과 평화)
- Lena Park
- Bobby Kim & The Buga Kingz (부가 킹즈)
- Kim Kyung-ho
- Brown Eyed Girls
- MBLAQ
- Arirang
- g.o.d.

2013[edit]

The 11th annual Korean Music Festival was held on April 27, 2013.

Artists:[15]
- Yoon Do Hyun Band (aka YB, YoonBand)
- Big Mama King (Kim Hyun-jung, also known as BMK)
- Guckkasten
- Heyee
- Im Tae Kyung
- Kim Bum-ryong (김범룡)
- Oh Jung-hae
- Jewelry
- ZE:A
- Blush
- BEAST
- BTOB
- Haha

2014[edit]

The 12th annual Korean Music Festival was held on May 3, 2014.

Artists:
- 2AM
- Crayon Pop
- Dal★shabet
- ULALA SESSION
- Insooni
- B1A4
- Kim Jong-seo
- Shim Soo-bong
- Jung Dong-ha
- EXO-M

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LEASE EVENT: Korean Music Festival". Hollywood Bowl. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Memorable Night of Music and Harmony Among Korean Americans". Korean Music Festival. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Han, Sang-hee. "Korean Music Festival in LA Unites Races, Generations". The Korea Times. Retrieved 12 January 2013. "This year, not only Korean Americans but also thousands of visitors from 10 Asian and European countries came to the venue to enjoy the music, while 95 percent of the tickets sold through the Internet Web site were purchased by non-Koreans. The enthusiasm proved that the Hallyu (Korean wave) was still alive, marking the event as one of the biggest cultural festivals in the L.A. area. Avid fans from Hawaii, San Francisco and San Diego also flew to Los Angeles to participate." 
  4. ^ "The Korea Times Korean Music Festival, undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events for kpop music fans in North America, has just announced the line up of artists that will be performing at the event!". Allkpop. Retrieved 1 April 2013. "The Korea Times Korean Music Festival, undoubtedly one of the most anticipated events for kpop music fans in North America, has just announced the line up of artists that will be performing at the event!" 
  5. ^ http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/2nd-annual-korean-music-festival/2004-10-16
  6. ^ http://l33mimi.xanga.com/249774699/item/
  7. ^ http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/27861/korean-music-festival-hollywood-bowl-concert/p1
  8. ^ http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/659/h1ab7.jpg
  9. ^ http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/109637/x
  10. ^ http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/189563/info-hollywood-bowl-2008-korean-music-festival/p1
  11. ^ http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/270429/info-korean-music-festival-2009-hb/p1
  12. ^ http://forums.soompi.com/discussion/327763/info-the-8th-annual-korea-times-music-festival-2010-hb/p1
  13. ^ http://koreanupdates.com/2011/04/09/korean-music-festival-2011-artist-lineup
  14. ^ http://koreanupdates.com/2012/03/09/korean-music-festival-2012-artist-lineup/
  15. ^ https://www.facebook.com/koreatimesmusicfestival

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°06′46″N 118°20′20″W / 34.11278°N 118.33889°W / 34.11278; -118.33889