Multiple Idols Pull Out Of Grand Vietnamese K-Pop Festival

Some of the agencies revealed the reason.

A popular K-Pop festival in Vietnam has come under fire due to its mismanaged organization.

The K-Pop Festival Open Air #2, a 2-day event celebrating K-Pop music, was slated to take place On December 23 and 24 at the My Dinh National Stadium in Vietnam. Artists like EXO‘s Chen and XiuminTRI.BESuper Junior D&EINFINITE, and HIGHLIGHT were among the performers supposed to grace the stage on day 1. The lineup on the second day consisted of acts like MAMAMOO+, EXO’s ChanyeolRaidenJaejoong2PM‘s Nickhun, and Jun.K.

While fans were looking forward to seeing so many artists under one roof, suddenly, many of them withdrew from the event. On December 20, multiple performing artists announced they were pulling out of the event, starting with INFINITE. According to HIGHLIGHT’s agency, Around US Entertainment, the event organizers failed repeatedly to fulfill the obligations on the performance contract with the artists. They were even incapable of confirming if the local permits necessary to organize the event had been attained.

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So far, apart from INFINITE, other acts like Super Junior D&E, HIGHLIGHT, MAMAMOO+, The Wind, Jaejoong, TRI.BE, and 2PM’s Nichkhun and Jun.K have all confirmed that their appearance at the event has been canceled.

With constant cancelations from most of the K-Pop artists, fans are now anxious that the entire event might be scrapped. However, BOM Entertainment, the organizer of the festival, is yet to comment on the situation.