Korean boy band BTS set to thrill Yangon fans

Htet Shine
Bangtan Boys, the acclaimed Korean boy band, looks set to perform in Myanmar next month. (Photo - BTS's Facebook page)

Popular South Korean idol group Bangtan Boys (BTS) and R&B artist Ailee will perform at a K-pop concert in Yangon on June 16 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Myanmar and South Korea.

The ‘2015 K-pop Concert Live in Yangon’ will see the group sharing the stage with N-Sonic and A.KOR 

“We originally planned to hold the concert in January, but it had to be postponed many times due to a rumour that Big Bang planned a concert in Myanmar in March. The rumour have caused us many delays,” said Oh Han Baek, chief executive of Han Baek, the concert’s organiser.

Up to 10,000 tickets costing between Ks 50,000 (US$50) to Ks 200,000 (US$200) are available from Lotteria, BBQ Chicken, and YKKO branches in Yangon, Mandalay, and Nay Pyi Taw.  

“You can say this concert mainly focuses on BTS. They will perform eight songs. Compared to the VIP tickets from the 2NE1 and 4Minute concerts, they are not very expensive. A third of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to orphanages,” he added.

Han Baek organised Myanmar’s first K-pop concert last year. This concert will be their third.