After teasing fans for weeks, promoter IME Thailand today announced a new festival, iMe K-pop Fantival 2017, featuring five hottest idol groups like Winner, B1A4, Halo, KNK and KARD.
The multi-act event is happening on Saturday, August 26 at Thunder Dome Muang Thong Thani. Tickets are on sale starting Saturday, July 15 through IME Thai, going at THB2,000 / 3,800 / 4,800 / 5,500 and 6,000.
Being a festival for fans, more than music is to be expected at iMe K-pop Fantival 2017. “Many privileges are prepared to all fans,” revealed IME Thailand. “[They] will have a chance to get close to your beloved idol groups.”
Winner are a hip-hop act from YG Entertainment consisting of Jinwoo, Seunghoon, Mino and Seungyoon. The group was formed through the 2013 reality program WIN: Who is Next, where they competed and were crowned winners. They’re known for hits like “Really Really”, “Sentimental” and “Empty”.
B1A4 are Jinyoung, CNU, Sandeul, Baro and Gongchan. The boyband made their debut in 2011 with EP Let’s Fly, feauturing “OK”. They have successfully broken through Japan and recently toured the US across four major cities.
Making their return to Bangkok after five months, Halo are Dino, Inhaeng, Ooon, Jaeyong, Heecheon and Yoondong. The group is known for “Feel So Good”, “Fever” and “Mariya”.
KNK (pronounced keu na keun) are a five-member boy group consisting of Youjin, Seungjun, Inseong, Jihun and Heejun. They’re the youngest act in the lineup, having debuted in March 2016 with single “Knock”.
The only coed group in the roster, KARD are J.seph, BM, Somin and Jiwoo. They rose to stardom with debut single “Oh Nana”, its followup “Don’t Recall” and 2017’s “Rumor”, which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard‘s World Digital Song Sales chart.
Update (Jul 3): Fan privileges than come with your tickets are as follows:
1. All tickets include an IME K-Pop Fantival official poster.
2. CAT 1 (THB6,000) ticket holders get to attend to hi-touch event with all 24 artists.
3. CAT 1 and CAT 2 (THB5,500) ticket holders get a chance to be one of lucky 500 who will attend the rehearsal.
4. CAT 1, CAT 2 and CAT 3 (THB4,800) ticket holders get a chance to be one of lucky 100 who will attend the group photo op with all 24 artists (CAT 1 50 winners, CAT 2 25 winners, CAT 3 25 winners).
5. CAT 1, CAT 2 and CAT 3 ticket holders get a chance to win a signed poster of all 24 artists (CAT 1 5 winners, CAT 2 3 winners, CAT 3 2 winners).
6. All ticket holders get a chance to win a signed poster of one of the idol groups (CAT 1 50 winners, CAT 2 40 winners, CAT 3 30 winners, CAT 4 20 winners, CAT 5 10 winners).
7. All ticket holders get a chance to win a signed album of one of the idol groups (CAT 1 50 winners, CAT 2 40 winners, CAT 3 30 winners, CAT 4 20 winners, CAT 5 10 winners)
8. 5. CAT 1, CAT 2 and CAT 3 ticket holders get a chance to win a signed polaroid photo of one of the idol groups (CAT 1 10 winners, CAT 8 40 winners, CAT 3 7 winners)