The schedule and first lineup of the K-pop festival Busan One Asia Festival (2023 BOF) were released on the 5th.
According to the Busan Tourism Organization, the 2023 BOF will be held two days from October 21st.
On the first day, a K-pop concert with various artists with a global fandom will be held at Busan Asiad Main Stadium, and on the second day, a park concert with citizens will be held at Pier 1 of Busan Port.
Celebrating its 7th year this year, BOF will support the bid to host the 2030 Busan World Expo and meet Hallyu fans worldwide through various platforms by combining multiple K-culture and K-pop content in Busan on and off the stage.
The idol group NCT 127 and Fantasy Boys were named in the first lineup of the 2023 BOF.
NCT 127 is a multinational male group consisting of Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan. They are a K-pop representative group with a strong global fan base in Korea and abroad.
Fantasy Boys is a male group formed through MBC’s global audition program ‘After School Excitement Season 2 Boy Fantasy’, aired in 2023. It consists of a total of 12 members, including Yoo Jun-won, Kim Gyu-rae, Hong Seong-min, Oh Hyun-tae, Lee Han-bin, Ling-chi, Kang Min-Seo, Hikari, Soul, Kim Woo-Seok, Hikaru, and Keidan.
Following the announcement of the first lineup, the 2023 BOF will soon release a second lineup with more diverse artists added.