45,000 Japanese fans gathered at Niigata Big Swan Stadium on August 20 to watch many of the hottest groups in K-Pop perform. The artist lineup, which featured groups who are established in the Japanese market, consisted of CN Blue, BEAST, SNSD, Kara, 4minute, SECRET, 2PM, 2AM, Infinite, SISTAR, and Norazo. There were also special collaboration stages, including a performance from once-couple on “We Got Married,” CN Blue’s Jung Yong Hwa and SNSD’s Seohyun.
The event was hosted by SNSD’s Tiffany, Sooyoung, and Yuri. Sponsored by MBC, the concert was the third of its kind this year held to celebrate the channel’s 50th anniversary. The first two concerts were held in Seoul and Bangkok. Proceeds from this particular concert went to support the reconstruction projects in the areas that suffered from the earthquake that happened this year. MBC also invited children from affected areas to the concert for free.
Now the performances!
Of course we must begin with YongSeo singing the banmal song! This made everyone’s heart melt: