5 Reasons To Attend Busan One Asia Festival 2018

If you’re a fan of K-Pop, K-Beauty or basically any aspect of Korean culture, there are countless reasons to visit Busan this October, as the Busan One Asia Festival 2018, which is the largest Hallyu festival in Korea, will take place from October 20 to October 28!

Besides its grand opening & closing concert, there are many more events happening during the Busan One Asia Festival 2018. Here are five reasons why you should not miss out on the Busan One Asia Festival 2018 this year.

1. It is a perfect chance to travel all over Busan

The Busan One Asia Festival 2018 is a mega Hallyu event where you can enjoy various Korean cultural content. It is the largest festival held in Busan every year, and during the period, the whole city is filled with festivities!

Also, the Busan One Asia Festival 2018 takes place all over Busan, and thankfully getting around Busan is very easy due to its straightforward public transit system. Just like any other big city in Korea, they have a convenient subway and bus system.

Here are the main venues for Busan One Asia Festival 2018 this year. Check their locations and which events each venue hosts!

Event Venue Nearby Subway Stn. Events
Busan Asiad Main Stadium Sports Complex Station • BOF Opening Concert
• BOF Closing Concert
Busan Citizen Park Bujeon Station • BOF Park Concert
Busan Cinema Center Centum City Station • Made in Busan
Yongdusan Park Nampo Station • Made in Busan
BOF Land
(Gunam-ro, Haeundae)
Haeundae Station • BOF Land
• BOF Fan Meeting
• BOF B-Art
• BOF On-stage
• Made in Busan
• BOF Goods shop

2. You can attend some of the largest K-pop events in Korea (opening & closing concert)

The highlight of Busan One Asia Festival 2018 is the opening and closing concert. They are some of the best and largest K-pop events in Korea, boasting a star-studded line up every year. If you want to attend these main events, make sure to book it early as the tickets always sell out very fast!

Here are the details for the opening & closing concert this year.

1) Opening concert

  • Date: October 20, 2018 (Sat)
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. KST
  • Location: Busan Asiad Main Stadium
  • Line-up: EXO, Wanna One, Seventeen, NCT 127, Celeb Five, MAMAMOO, EXID, GFriend and more
  • Ticket info: Tickets for BOF opening concert are currently sold out. But if you are lucky, you might find a canceled ticket, so keep your eyes on it!

Tickets for 2018 BOF Opening/Closing concert are available on Trazy.com. (*Trazy is the official English booking site for Busan One Asia Festival 2018.)

2) Closing concert

3. There are tons of FREE K-pop events as well!

There are actually many more K-pop events to see than just the opening/closing concert, and the best part is that they are all FREE! Check out every program at the BOF below and enjoy the festival to the fullest!

1) BOF Park Concert

  • Date: October 21, 2018 (Sun)
  • Time: 7:00 pm KST
  • Location: Busan Citizen Park
  • Line-up: K.WILL, CHUNGHA, and more

The BOF Park Concert is a free concert that is open to all citizens and visitors. It is a picnic-like concert that takes place in the huge park. Also, don’t miss out on the flea market in the park!

2) BOF On-stage

  • Date: October 25 (19:00) / October 26 (19:00) / October 27 (16:00)
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)
  • Line-up: TBA

BOF On-stage is a Hallyu concert with Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Korean stars. Enjoy the variety of their music style at BOF On-stage!

3) BOF fan meeting

  • Date: October 21 (19:00) / October 23 (19:00) / October 26 (17:00)
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)
  • Line-up: TBA

This year, there will be three times the fan meetings at BOF! Stay tuned for which stars will be coming for the fan meeting this year!

4. There is much more to see other than K-pop at BOF!

BOF is not just a K-pop festival, but a Hallyu (Korean culture) event. Here is a list of things you can check out at the Busan One Asia Festival 2018 other than K-pop events.

1) Made in Busan

  • Date: October 20 ~ 28, 2018
  • Location: Busan Cinema Center, Yongdusan Park, BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

Made in Busan is designed for fostering regional performances. This is where local artists and citizens come together, and there will be more than 20 local artist teams performing all across Busan!

2) BOF land

  • Date: October 20-28, 2018
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

BOF Land is the main festival ground where you can experience lots of Hallyu content with no genre limitations! It is the venue of various events, such as the K-POP New Star Showcase, the Made in Busan Performance & Exhibition Programs, and the EverySing Audition.

3) BOF B-Art

  • Date: October 20-28, 2018
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

Busan turns into a runway during BOF! There will be photo shoots by professional models at various Busan’s landmarks. Also, you can try making BOF’s BI with the famous Korean designer Kim Chung-Jae.

4) BOF Goods shop

  • Date: October 20-28, 2018
  • Location: BOF Land (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)

There will be a gift shop during the festival where you can buy exclusive merchandise and souvenirs designed by BOF and SMTOWN. Be sure to check it out and treat yourself with some unique gifts!

5. You can also enjoy 2018 Busan Fireworks Festival!

Along with the BOF Festival, the Busan Firework Festival is also a must-see festival in Busan for October. It is the biggest firework festival not only in Korea but also in Asia. This year, the Busan Firework Festival takes place on October 27, which is during the Busan One Asia Festival 2018. So, you can enjoy both festivals if you make your way to Busan in that period!

The sandy Gwangalli Beach is the perfect stage for the sky sparklers with various displays. To fully enjoy the festival, book your seat on the beach beforehand and savor the spectacular view from the best viewpoint.

Tickets for 2018 Busan Fireworks Festival are available on Trazy.com.

There’s no better way to describe a festival than to go yourself and see with your own eyes. Being in a new city for days exploring the culture and enjoying music with your friends is a priceless experience. It truly is something you will always remember!

Last but not least, don’t forget to visit Trazy.com which is the official English booking site for Busan One Asia Festival 2018, and enjoy Busan to the fullest!

* BOF2018 Festival is sponsored by Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism & Korea Tourism Organization.

Image Source: Busan Tourism Organization, 2017 BOF Official Photos.

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