Great news for Australian K-pop fans! The city of Melbourne will be having its first ever Korean Festival on May 17th!
The Festival will take place in Federation Square, and will be an all-day event showcasing many different aspects of traditional and contemporary Korean culture. There will be activities held throughout the day, including Korean folk dance performances, a hanbok fashion show featuring designs by Jin-Sook Oh, and a traditional wedding ceremony. There will also be a Korean cooking show, Hapkido and TaeKwonDo demonstrations, and of course the highly anticipated K-pop contest.
Finalists for the K-pop contest have been chosen and will be performing in the evening on the 17th for various prizes. There will also be vendors and exhibits set up for attendees to check out, as well as food stands featuring various types of Korean cuisine. More details on what to expect at the festival are constantly updating, so be sure to check the website frequently here, as well as follow them on Facebook .
Take a look at some shout-outs below from Korean idols, sending their well-wishes for the first Melbourne Korean Festival! Join us in sending congratulations as we wait for more exciting details.
After School’s message:
SISTAR’s Hyo Lyn’s message:
Jiwon Ha from “Empress Ki” message:
Actress Baek Jin Hee’s message:
Actor Ji Chang-Wook’s message:
Article by: Laura Dees
Edited by: Alona Sass