If you’re a fan of K-Pop, K-Beauty or basically any Korean cultures, there are countless reasons to visit Busan this October, as Busan One Asia Festival, which is the largest Hallyu festival in Korea, will take place from October 19 to October 25!
The festival will be held in the entire area of Busan, centering around the Nakdonggang River, where the glow of the setting sun is beautiful.
Many more events will happen during the Busan One Asia Festival. For those who want to know all about BOF (Busan One Asia Festival) this year, we have made the ultimate guide so you can have a blast at this incredible festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy Korea’s best Hallyu festival in Busan!
1. Busan One Asia Festival (BOF) Overview
Busan One Asia Festival is a mega Hallyu event where you can enjoy various Korean cultural contents. It is the largest festival held in Busan every year, and during the period, the whole city is filled with festivities!
| Date: October 19 (Sat) ~ October 25 (Fri), 2019 / For seven days
| Place: Hwamyeong Ecology Park / Haeundae Culture Plaza / Busan Cinema Center / F1963
| What’s on: Performance (K-POP Concerts, Hip Hop Mash-up Concerts, and many more), Fan Meeting, Exhibition & Experience booths, and more!
2. Event Venue
|Event Venue||Nearby Subway Stn.||Events|
|Hwamyeong Ecological Park||Line No. 2 Hwamyeong Station or Yulri Station||• K-POP concerts|
• Family Park concerts
|Haeundae Culture Plaza||Line No. 2 Haeundae Station||• BOF Land|
|Busan Cinema Center||Line No. 2 Centum City Station||• Hip Hop & EDM|
|F1963||Line No. 3 Mangmi Station||• Star and Fan Meeting|
As you can see on the map above, Busan One Asia Festival 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.
If you want more information about Busan’s public transportation, be sure to read our ultimate transit guide!
3. K-POP Concert
This year, the Busan One Asia Festival will be proceeding without the opening & closing ceremony. Instead, there will be plenty more concerts you can enjoy. For sure the highlight of the festival would be the K-pop concert. It is the best and largest K-pop event in Korea boasting a star-studded line up every year. If you want to attend this main event, make sure to book it earlier as the tickets are always selling out very fast!
Here are the details for the K-pop concert this year.
| Date: October 19 (Sat), 2019
| Location: Busan Hwamyeong Ecological Park
| Line-up: AB6IX, Kim Se Jung, Kim Jae Hwan, ITZY, Ha Sung Woon, and more
4. What else on BOF 2019
Busan One Asia Festival will be on for 7 long days, and there is so much more to see than the K-pop concert, and the best part is that some of them are free to enter! Check out every program on BOF below and enjoy the festival to the fullest!
1) Hip Hop Mash-up
| Date: October 20 (Sun), 2019
| Location: Busan Cinema Center
| Line-up: Simon Dominic, Punchnello, Hoody, and more
BOF Hip Hop Mash-up is a concert with paid admission. Don’t miss out on the chance to spice up yourself with exciting beats during the festival period!
2) Idol Fan Meeting
| Date: October 21 (Mon) ~ 22 (Tue), 2019
| Location: F1963
BOF Idol Fan Meeting is a perfect event for idol fans and lovers. Idol photo exhibition, idol goods sharing, and fan meeting where you can meet your idols and make memories.
3) Family Park Concert
| Date: October 25 (Fri), 2019
| Location: Hwamyeong Ecology Park
| Line-up: JBJ95, Lovelyz, Stray Kids, and more
BOF Family Park Concert is a Hallyu concert where a lot of people are united with music. Enjoy the variety of music styles on BOF!
4) BOF Land
| Date: October 19 (Sat) ~ 25 (Fri), 2019
| Location: Haeundae Culture Plaza (Gunam-ro, Haeundae)
BOF Land is the main center of the festival where you can meet every Hallyu content with no genre limitation. It is a cultural playland where you can enjoy a variety of content, such as performances, exhibitions, cultural experiences, and participation focusing on K-POP.
5) Music Label on BOF
| Date: August. ~ October 20 (Sun), 2019
| Location: Final contest(October 20) is held in BOF Land
Music Label on BOF is a unique audition program to find future K-POP stars, starting from this year. It consists of the initial screenings on videos, the second round survival contests, the third round mission contest, and the final contest on BOF Land. You will witness competitive scenes of talented future k-pop stars!
6) Made in Busan
| Date: October 19 (Sat) ~ 25 (Fri), 2019 / 4 times a week
| Location: Undecided
Made in Busan hosts a variety of shows including ‘Hyperbolae Of Youth,’ the story of hyperbolae of youth. This show covers music, dance, and love at the background of the Korean War and the capital of refuge, Busan.
+) 2019 Busan Fireworks Festival
| Where: Busan Gwangalli Beach (between Hotel Aqua Palace & Homers Hotel)
| When: November 2 (Sat), 2019
November in Busan is filled with amazing festivals. Along with the BOF Festival in October, Busan Firework Festival is a must-see festival in Busan. It is the biggest firework festival not only in Korea but also in Asia. This year, Busan Firework Festival takes place on November 2, which is after the Busan One Asia Festival. So, you can enjoy both festivals if you make your way to Busan on these periods!
The sandy Gwangalli Beach is a 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.
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Photo Credit: Busan One Asia Festival 2019