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Korea Times Music Festival

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The Korea Times Music Festival (originally titled Korean Music Festival until 2013) is an annual event held at the Hollywood Bowl in the United States. Featuring artists from South Korea's K-pop music industry, the organizers describe it as one of the largest music festivals held in Southern California.[1]

Korea Times Music Festival
Korean music festival.jpg
The logo for the Korean Music Festival prior to 2013.
GenreK-pop
Location(s)Los Angeles, United States
Years active2003 - Present
Websitekoreanmusicfestival.com

The festival was founded and organized by The Korea Times to give Korean Americans residing in southern California an opportunity to stay in touch with Korean culture. The first festival in 2003 was 'in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Korean immigration to the United States'.[2]

Attendance figuresEdit

 
The Hollywood Bowl - venue of the annual Korean Music Festival

The inaugural concert in 2003 sold out 18,000 seats within 14 days and subsequent shows in the following years have also sold out;[1] organizers noted that the number of non-Koreans attending the music festival has increased substantially.[1] According to The Korea Times, about 95 percent of the tickets sold in 2008 were purchased by non-Koreans, with many fans coming from all around the United States as well as from other Asian and European countries to attend the concert.[3]

TimelineEdit

2003Edit

The 1st Korean Music Festival was held in 2003.

2004Edit

The 2nd Korean Music Festival was held on October 16, 2004.

Artists (21 total):[4]

2005Edit

The 3rd Korean Music Festival was held on April 23, 2005.

Artists (13 total):

2006Edit

The 4th Korean Music Festival was held on May 20, 2006

Artists (22 total):

Theme: World Cup Soccer

2007Edit

The 5th Korean Music Festival was held on May 5, 2007

Artists (18 total):

Theme: We Are One

2008Edit

The 6th Korean Music Festival was held on May 17, 2008

Artists (15 total):

2009Edit

The 7th Korean Music Festival was held on May 9, 2009

Artists (14 total):

2010Edit

Korean Music Festival 8 was held on May 1, 2010.

Artists (13 total):

2011Edit

Korean Music Festival 9 was held on April 30, 2011.

Artists (16 total):[5]

MC:

2012Edit

Korean Music Festival 10 was held on April 28, 2012.

Artists (11 total):[6]

2013Edit

The Korea Times Music Festival 11 was held on April 27, 2013. This was the festival's first year under its present name.

Artists (13 total):[7]

MC:

2014Edit

The 12th Korea Times Music Festival was held on May 3, 2014.

2015Edit

The 13th Korea Times Music Festival was held on May 2, 2015.

Artists (11 total):

MC:

2016Edit

The 14th Korea Times Music Festival was held on May 7, 2016.

Artists (15 total)[8]

2017Edit

The 15th Korea Times Music Festival was held on April 29, 2017.

Artists (12 total)[9][10]

2018Edit

The 16th Korea Times Music Festival was held on April 28, 2018.

Artists (12 total)[11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Memorable Night of Music and Harmony Among Korean Americans". Korean Music Festival. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
  2. ^ "2007 Korean Music Festival - About The Festival". Korean Music Festival. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
  3. ^ Han, Sang-hee. "Korean Music Festival in LA Unites Races, Generations". The Korea Times. Retrieved 12 January 2013. This year, not only Korean Americans but also thousands of visitors from 10 Asian and European countries came to the venue to enjoy the music, while 95 percent of the tickets sold through the Internet Web site were purchased by non-Koreans. The enthusiasm proved that the Hallyu (Korean wave) was still alive, marking the event as one of the biggest cultural festivals in the L.A. area. Avid fans from Hawaii, San Francisco and San Diego also flew to Los Angeles to participate.
  4. ^ "2nd Annual Korean Music Festival". hollywoodbowl.com.
  5. ^ http://koreanupdates.com/2011/04/09/korean-music-festival-2011-artist-lineup
  6. ^ http://koreanupdates.com/2012/03/09/korean-music-festival-2012-artist-lineup/
  7. ^ "Korea Times Music Festival". Facebook.
  8. ^ "2016 Lineup". Korean Times Music Festival. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
  9. ^ "2017 Lineup". Korean Times Music Festival. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Korean Times Music Festival Facebook". Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  11. ^ "2018 Lineup". Korean Times Music Festival. Retrieved 21 August 2018.

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