Just when we’ve barely gotten over the news of iKON coming to town for their 2018 Continue Tour, YG Entertainment just had to drop another bomb that their counterparts WINNER will also be making their way to Singapore for their 2018 Everywhere Tour.

Similar to iKON’s touring schedule, WINNER will be starting off in Seoul on 19 August – a mere day after iKON’s concert – before heading to other parts of Asia including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

It’s safe to assume that iKON and WINNER will be staging back-to-back concerts in every country, but perhaps the biggest dilemma for fellow YG fam stans is the ka-ching so y’all better start saving up. We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t want to miss one for the other, and what are the chances of them making surprise appearances at each other’s shows? Make it happen, YG!

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WINNER 2018 Everywhere Tour in Singapore

WINNER 2018 Everywhere Tour in Singapore 
Date: 3 November 2018 
Time: 6pm 
Venue: The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo
Tickets: $268, $228, $188, $148

Tickets will go on sale 10 August, 10am via SISTIC. Package deals for both iKON and Winner concerts are also available at $388, $328, $268 and $198.

Meanwhile, enjoy some WINNER visual and ear candy in the form of their latest track ‘Everyday’:

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There’s definitely no shortage of music festivals during this concert-heavy couple of months, but with a stellar three-day (!) line-up and plenty of other elements in the realm of fashion and arts to see, We The Fest 2018 (WTF 2018) in Jakarta looks set to be the definitive one on your radar.

Thinking of heading overseas for a quick getaway with your best mates and catching some of the world’s best music acts? Then you ought to seriously consider WTF 2018, happening between 20 to 22 July at the Jakarta International Expo. The fifth edition this year will see the likes of electronic acts such as Odesza and Petit Biscuit, alternative rockers Alt-J and The Neighbourhood, female game-changers Lorde and SZA, as well as guitar hero James Bay. Local favourites The Sam Willows also join the fray on Day 2 of the festival!

Before the festivities, we highlight three headliners that we can’t wait to throw our hands up to later this month.

LORDE

Lorde WTF 2018

Ella O’Connor might be only 21 years old, but she’s already earned two Grammys to her name and is currently on her second worldwide tour that will see her cap off the second night of WTF on a high. Better known as Lorde, the enigmatic songstress defied any assumptions of a sophomore slump, when her second album Melodrama notched highs on many critics’ best of 2017 lists, and even scored a coveted Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. With stirring tracks like ‘Green Light’, ‘Royals’ and ‘Liability’, expect nothing short of greatness from Lorde’s first ever live performance in Southeast Asia.

ODESZA

ODESZA WTF 2018

As part of their ongoing Asia tour, ODESZA is set to light up WTF with their explosive live set. The dynamic electronic duo has garnered heaps of praise for tracks like ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Late Night’, and a devout fanbase eager to lose themselves in their tunes. Their latest album A Moment Apart was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at this year’s Grammy Awards too, and there’s no doubt that these guys will prove just why they deserve that honour later this month.

SZA

SZA WTF 2018

Is there anyone else whose rise has been so captivating to watch than SZA? Pronounced “Sizza” (not “SAR” or “ZHA”), the R&B songbird SZA has been making quiet but deadly moves on her ascent to the top of the music scene. First gaining notice from collaborations with Rihanna and Chance The Rapper, SZA has blossomed into her own, stunning critics and fans alike with her debut album Ctrl, alongside statement guest spots on singles with Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar. Boasting sultry vocals, pensive lyrics and slow-burning beats, SZA’s music is bound to take listeners on an unforgettable journey.

Check out the full lineup here. Tickets and travel packages for WTF 2018 are available for purchase on www.wethefest.com

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After taking over the world by storm with their chart-topping viral hit ‘Love Scenario’, it seems like K-pop sensation iKON has been on the fast-track to fame. And clearly, they’re out to conquer – with nothing less than a world tour. Although the seven-member group has already went on several Japan tours as well as their own 2016 Asian tour, 2018 Continue Tour is the first ever world tour they’ll be embarking on.

The tour is set to kick off in Seoul on 18 August before the band hits the road for the other Asian stops – and Singapore is part of the lineup! Other cities include Hong Kong, Bangkok and Taipei, with more to be revealed at a later date.

This will mark their return in three years since their last concert here in 2015 as part of their iKoncert: Showtime Tour, where they successfully put up a solid show in front of a 6,500-strong crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium – and they were barely a year into their debut back then. It’s safe to say, we’re expecting a much bigger turnout this time around! SG iKONICs, start saving up!

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iKON 2018 Continue Tour in Singapore

iKON 2018 Continue Tour in Singapore
Date:
4 November 2018
Time:
6pm
Venue:
The Max Pavilion, Singapore Expo
Tickets: $268, $228, $188, $148

Tickets will go on sale 10 August, 10am via SISTIC. Package deals for both iKON and Winner concerts are also available at $388, $328, $268 and $198.

Meanwhile, check out their latest music video for ‘Love Scenario’:

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In case you haven’t heard of all the buzz surrounding the one and only HallyuPopFest, the final mammoth lineup of the three-day K-pop extravaganza is finally confirmed!

To say that we are beyond stoked for this massive gathering of K-pop acts is an understatement. Especially when we’re talking about trending supergroups including Wanna One, NCT 127, EXID and AOA, as well as powerhouse soloists such as Taeyeon, Heize and Eric Nam. To add on to the already impressive lineup, fans also get to discover a new crop of up-and-coming gems such as Momoland, UNB and Dreamcatcher that are poised to become the next big things so you can say you were there first.

Check out the full lineup below, in order of announcement:

BTOB
Soyou
Gugudan
Jeong Sewoon

Yu Seungwoo
Dreamcatcher
MYTEEN
Apink
Eric Nam
Huh Gak
EXID
VICTON
ONF
SNUPER
NCT 127
Taeyeon
AOA
UNB
Momoland
Heize
Wanna One

The festival is set to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from 7 to 9 September 2018, and will feature a myriad of activities including a public red carpet event, meet and greet sessions, and even global audition opportunities where K-pop hopefuls can take a shot at stardom!

HallyuPopFest 2018
Date: 7 to 9 September 2018
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Tickets: $498 (Daebak Package A and B), $298, $268, $238, $198, $148

HallyuPopFest Seating Map

HallyuPopFest Festival Schedule

All tickets will include access to same-day showcases and entry to concert. Public sales will start on 7 July, 10am via www.sportshubtix.sg. An exclusive 3-day pack, which applies to only Category 1 ($298 x 3 = $894) and Daebak Pass A ($498 x 3 = $1,494) tickets, is available for purchase during the 1-day priority sale on 6 July, 10am to 11.59pm. More details can be found here.

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Any unassuming passerby who passed by the Singapore Indoor Stadium on a certain weekend might think there was a World Cup screening going on, but no – it was a K-pop concert staged by none other than the hottest girl group of the moment, TWICE, as part of their TWICE 2ND TOUR ‘TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park.

Commanding a 8,500-strong crowd of hardcore ONCEs, it was a treat for the army of testosterone-filled fans who turned up in full force: dreamy stage set-ups, fun performances and endless fan service. The audience certainly lapped it up in delight, armed with candy bongs in hand as they roared and chanted along to every song. Here are the thoughts that ran through our minds over the course of the three-hour set:

#1 “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”

The TWICE girls made their grand entrance decked out in breathtaking white gowns, looking ever so angelic as they descended on stage in a row of elevated swings. It wasn’t even one song in that they switched up their costumes for cute floral dresses, promptly launching into a sequence of familiar melodies such as ‘Like OOH-AHH’, ‘Cheer Up’ and ‘Likey’. Transforming the stage into a winter wonderland complete with snowflake embellishments and whimsical fairy lights, they winded it down for a couple of mid-tempo numbers including ‘Someone Like Me’ and ‘Turtle’. Check out how gorgeous the set-up was!

#2 “Gotta love those girl crush vibes!”

Ever since ‘Like OOH-AHH’, TWICE has stuck with the same ol’ formula of sweet bubblegum earworms that fans have come to love. So we couldn’t help but wonder when would they change up their concept – and boy, did they surprise us with a total image overhaul. Ditching their cutesy appeal to showcase a more refined look, the ninesome returned to the stage in dashing pinstripe suits as they delivered a solid repertoire of remixes. “A lot of our songs are bright and bubbly, but we wanted to try something cool this time round,” explained Momo. Hey JYP, can we propose a ‘Touchdown’ 2.0 for their next comeback?

#3 “Can we please debut these sub-units?”

You know TWICE for their addictive bops, but we often forget that they’re made up of unique personalities that aren’t always translated to their presence in the group. Thankfully, each member got a slice of their own spotlight with solo performances and special unit stages: Dahyun showed off her fierce charisma with a killer rendition of Rain’s ‘Rainism’ (or rather, ‘Dahyunism’), Jihyo, Momo and Tzuyu channeled their inner Beyoncé for ‘End Of Time’, Jungyeon and Nayeon swapped gender roles for a sizzling cover of Baek Ji Young and Taecyeon’s ‘My Ear Candy’.

#4 “We love inclusive queens!”

Don’t worry, we didn’t leave out Mina, Chaeyoung and Sana on purpose. In fact, we wanted to give special mention to the trio, who performed the throwback hit ‘Oppa’ by Wax. Although it was intended as a treat for their oppa fans (an endearment term for older brother), Sana didn’t forget to give a shoutout to female as well as younger fans. “There are a lot of people here who are unnies (older sister) and dongsaengs (younger brother/sister) too,” added Sana, before rallying the other members to greet the fellow unnies in attendance.

#5 “How cool would it be to have a Winner x TWICE collab?”

Remember when TWICE performed EXO’s ‘Overdose’ and SEVENTEEN’s ‘Pretty U’ during their Singapore show last April? This year, the nine-member group once again impresses with their electrifying cover of WINNER’s smash hit ‘Really Really’. Needless to say, we’re really really loving it!

#6 “Who says TWICE can’t sing? Fight us.”

Admittedly, TWICE doesn’t have the cleanest of reputations when it comes to live singing. The use of backing tracks was a tad too obvious at some points, but we understand it’s strenuous enough having to keep up with the back-to-back choreography, let alone hit those notes effortlessly. However, that doesn’t mean the ladies can’t hold a tune – just check out this acoustic performance of ‘What Is Love?’. We sure hope they can have more opportunities to show off their vocal skills in the future though!

#7 “Aww, don’t cry!”

Before the night comes to an end, ONCEs surprised TWICE with a special fanmade video while holding up banners that read “We will wait for TWICE to return”. Touched at the gesture, a teary-eyed Jihyo took the time to thank fans: “I can’t believe we have doubled the amount of ONCEs we can meet today. Thank you so much for always loving and supporting us!” Wrapping up the show with a promise to return next year, they proceeded to walk us down the TWICE memory lane with a medley of all their greatest hits so far.

Is it too early to start prepping for #TWICELAND3inSG? We think not.

Featured image credits: ONE Production

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