Qatar’s first-ever K-pop festival, “K.ONE FESTA QATAR 2023“, is set to take place in 2023. Presented by HANARO LLC and EMFFL Entertainment, the concert will feature feature a mix of Korean and international artists.
Here is everything you need to know about K-pop Festival Qatar including event dates, venue, ticket prices and how to buy tickets.
02 MAY 2023 UPDATE:
K-pop Festival Postponed
Organizers of the K.One Festa Qatar 2023 announced that the concert set to take place this month has been postponed.
“We deeply apologize for the delay of K.ONE FESTA QATAR 2023 that was scheduled to take place in Qatar on May 19th and 20th,” said the organizers in an announcement.
Meanwhile, it also affirmed that it plans to re-organize the concert for the fourth quarter of this year. A new date for the event will be announced on its official Instagram account.
Tickets purchased by K-Pop fans in Qatar will be reimbursed in full. The organizers stated that automatic refunds will be made according to the procedure of the platform where tickets were bought. This also applies to those who purchased through the student discount website.
K.One Festa further mentioned that “when the new date is announced, discounts and pre-purchase benefits will be provided to those who purchased tickets during this time.”
K-pop or Korean Pop is a genre of music, TV dramas, movies, and other entertainment from South Korea, which has gained popularity worldwide.
The Korean Wave, also known as Hallyu, refers to the rise of South Korea’s cultural popularity worldwide. This genre of music, especially, is known for its energetic and catchy numbers, with some of the hits making it to the top of the charts regularly.
Qatar K-pop Festival Dates & Venue
The K.ONE FESTA QATAR 2023 will be held in 2023 (date to be announced).
The venue is Lusail Multipurpose Hall. Here is the location map to the event venue.
Qatar K-pop Festival Artists
The festival will include performances from iKON, SUNMI, SF9, EVERGLOW, xikers, ATEEZ, BamBam, OH MY GIRL, P1Harmony, and DRIPPIN. Here is the complete line-up:
- OH MY GIRL
iKon, stylized as iKON, is a South Korean boy band formed in 2015 by YG Entertainment and currently under 143 Entertainment. The lineup consists of six members: Jay, Song, Bobby, DK, Ju-ne and Chan. Originally a seven-piece band, leader B.I departed from the group in June 2019.
Lee Sun-mi, known mononymously as Sunmi, is a South Korean singer, dancer, songwriter and record producer. She debuted in 2007 as a member of South Korean girl group Wonder Girls and left the group in 2010 to pursue her studies.
SF9 (shortened from Sensational Feeling 9) is a South Korean boy band formed by FNC Entertainment and the company’s first dance boy group. Consisting of nine members, they debuted on October 5, 2016, with the release of their first single album, Feeling Sensation.
Everglow is a South Korean girl group formed by Yuehua Entertainment. The group is composed of six members: E:U, Sihyeon, Mia, Onda, Aisha, and Yiren. Everglow debuted on March 18, 2019, with the single album Arrival of Everglow.
Xikers is a South Korean boy band formed by KQ Entertainment. The group consists of ten members: Minjae, Junmin, Sumin, Jinsik, Hyunwoo, Junghoon, Seeun, Yujun, Hunter and Yechan. They debuted on March 30, 2023, with the extended play House of Tricky: Doorbell Ringing.
Ateez is a South Korean boy band formed by KQ Entertainment. The group consists of eight members: Hongjoong, Seonghwa, Yunho, Yeosang, San, Mingi, Wooyoung and Jongho. They debuted on October 24, 2018, with the extended play Treasure.
Kunpimook Bhuwakul, nicknamed BamBam, is a Thai rapper and singer based in South Korea, and a member of the boy band Got7.
Oh My Girl is a South Korean girl group formed by WM Entertainment. The group is composed of six members: Hyojung, Mimi, YooA, Seunghee, Yubin and Arin. Originally an eight-piece group, JinE left the group in October 2017 due to health issues, and Jiho left in May 2022.
P1Harmony is a South Korean boy band formed and managed by FNC Entertainment, consisting of Keeho, Theo, Jiung, Intak, Soul, and Jongseob. The group was introduced through premiered the future film P1H: The Beginning of a New World starring by all members on August 27, 2020.
Drippin is a South Korean boy band formed by Woollim Entertainment in 2020. The group made their debut on October 28, 2020, with the EP Boyager.
Qatar K-pop Festival Ticket Prices
Ticket prices are as follows:
|Platinum Standing||QR 900|
|Platinum Standing + Meet & Greet||QR 1,500|
|VIP Lounge + Meet & Greet||QR 1,500|
The pricing for VIP Box + Meet & Greet, which has three types available for 8, 9, or 10 people, are QR 16,000, QR 20,000 and QR 22,000.
How To Buy Tickets
Tickets are available on Virgin Tickets and Q-Tickets.
Click here to buy on Virgin Tickets.
Click here to buy on Q-Tickets.
The event is accessible for all ages, but there’s a restriction for the standing category. For the standing area, there’s an age restriction until 11 yeaes. 12 years old is allowed to join the standing category.
15+ years would require ticket only for Platinum Standing Category.
Patrons between 4-15 years old must be accompanied by an adult (Age Limit: 4+).