Europe’s First K-Pop Festival Adds A New Date And New Artists—Why Some Fans Are Upset
It was announced today that a second date will be added to KPop.Flex, Europe’s first ever “K-Pop mega concert.” In addition, artists IVE and ONEUS are joining the lineup.
The festival was originally only scheduled for May 14th at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany. The additional show will take place on May 15th. KPop.Flex made the announcement via a YouTube video and gifted the second date as a Valentine’s Day surprise.
The announcement offered a solution to the highly sought after sold out tickets but not without a cost. It was reported that tickets were no longer available right after EXO‘s Kai was added to the lineup.
The announcement was followed by an update to the schedule, noting that IVE would replace MONSTA X for the show on May 14th and MONSTA X would instead perform on the 15th.
Though KPop.Flex indicated that the change was out of their control, MONSTA X fans were upset by the sudden change mentioning that since the group was one of the first announced, fans had bought tickets specifically for them.
KPop.Flex issued an apology stating that, “MONSTA X has had to withdraw from the Saturday lineup due to official domestic reasons.” They also offered those who already have tickets for the Saturday show a solution by allowing them to swap the tickets for the Sunday show.
The final lineup for Saturday includes EXO’s Kai, (G)I-DLE, IVE, MAMAMOO, NCT DREAM, ENHYPEN, and AB6IX.
The Sunday show will feature MONSTA X, AB6IX, IVE, (G)I-DLE, ONEUS, and one other group that has yet to be announced.