On July 13th, K-Pop took over Japan’s Tokyo Dome for ‘Music Bank in Tokyo K-POP Festival‘! Performances from the concert were finally broadcast through KBS on July 22nd and on 72 different networks around the world, thanks to their satellite channel, KBS World.
The three hour-long concert was attended by 15 Korean artists, including TVXQ, KARA, SNSD, 2PM, B2ST, 4minute, U-KISS, IU, Baek Ji Young, SECRET, Rainbow, INFINITE, Park Hyun Bin, Rania, and X-5, who danced and sang to an exuberant crowd of 45,000. This was the first time in 15 years that 15 artists stood together at the Tokyo Dome, so it’s no surprise that tickets sold out in just 4 days.
KBS spent a total of 7.1 million USD for the Hallyu concert and brought in 25 different cameras for the special event. Hosted by KARA’s Gyuri, Hara, and actor Hyun Woo, the concert had an exciting finale with a group performance of DJ DOC’s classic song “Run to You“.