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Hyperound K-Fest Abu Dhabi 2023: Everything you need to know

Hyperound K-Fest

Hyperound K-Fest: When is it?

The music festival celebrating K-pop debuted last year and is coming back to Abu Dhabi in 2023. The Hyperound K-Fest will take place on Saturday, November 11, at Etihad Arena. The one-day festival will kick off at 3 p.m. for VIP category tickets and 6 p.m. for all other categories.

The event is organized by Hyperound Events in collaboration with Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Hyperound K-Fest will deliver a spectacular lineup of music artists, many performing in the UAE for the first time.

Who will be performing?

The lineup is as follows:

Enhypen

Fan favorite seven-member boy group Enhypen is the headlining act of the event. The band formed in 2020 after winning the survival show ‘I-Land’, and gained acclaim after their debut with their dark and moody concepts, catchy songs, and brand ambassadorship with Prada.

Sumni

South Korean singer, songwriter, and record producer Sumni debuted in 2007 as a member of the girl group Wonder Girls but went solo in 2013. Sunmi is known for her powerful vocals, catchy melodies, and dance moves. Her album ‘Warning‘ was named the third-best K-pop album of 2018 by¬†Billboard.

Epik High

Beloved by fans of old-school and alternative Korean hip-hop, Epik High is a three-member group that made its debut in 2001. Epik High is better known for their strong lyrics and experimental sound.

DPR Ian

Australian-Korean artist and DPR (Dream Perfect Regime) member, DPR Ian combines alternative R&B, hip-hop, and electronic sounds. The singer’s music is a raw and unfiltered look at his own life, including his struggles with mental health. He uses his music to tell the stories of his alter ego, Mito, who was born out of his bipolar disorder diagnosis.

XG

This seven-part girl group from Japan but based in South Korea, debuted last year in 2022 with their first single album, “La Maison”. XG (an acronym for¬†Xtraordinary Girls) are known for their powerful vocals, sharp dance moves, and unique visual concept.

Cherry Bullet

Cherry Bullet is a seven-member girl group that debuted in 2019, with their first single album, “Let’s Play Cherry Bullet”. They bring a more refreshing and youthful sound to this lineup and their energetic performances will put the Hype in Hyperound K-Fest.

Peakboy

This South Korean singer-songwriter is known for his collaborations with other amazing artists, such as IU, BTS, and Epik High. He also performed at Hyperound K-Fest last year. Peakboy has also released solo music, which features smooth vocals and catchy melodies.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets have been on sale since July 16. You can purchase your tickets on ethihadarena.ae or on platinumlist.net. The floor and seating plan is as follows:

Image taken from platinumlist.net

The prices for tickets start at Dhs210 for the Bronze tickets (which are now sold out) Dhs315 for the Silver tickets, Dhs420 for the Gold category (both seated and standing), and Dhs525 for the Platinum.

The most premium option, the VIP, starts at Dhs987 and comes packed with exclusive benefits like the best seats for prime viewing, a chance to be a part of the sound check, and more. Be aware that both VIP floor and Gold floor tickets are limited for safety reasons.

Tickets are being sold quickly, so mark your calendars and quickly buy your tickets before they sell out.

Is transport to and from the stadium available?

Yes! A shuttle bus is available for fans traveling to Abu Dhabi from Dubai or Sharjah. Your ticket for the bus should be bought as an extra through the ADD ON option. If you’ve already bought your ticket, you can contact the website from where you bought your ticket and ask for an add-on.

For Dubai residents, the shuttle bus will leave Ibn Batuta Bus Station at 12:30 p.m. on November 11 and costs 25 AED for a roundtrip. For Sharjah residents, the shuttle bus will depart from Al Zahia City Center on the same day and costs 30 AED for a roundtrip.

Other important information

There is a strict no re-entry policy. This means the ticket only grants a one-time entry into Etihad Arena for the Hyperound K-Fest, with no right to re-enter.

Anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult who is over 21 years old.

Posters and banners are allowed! However, they cannot be larger than 45 cm x 15 cm. You can even exchange them with other fans at the venue.

Only small power banks are allowed to be brought. Fan favorites lightsticks, which are portable, glowing electronic devices shaped like sticks or small lamps are allowed as well.

Bags larger than 30 cm x 30 cm x 15 cm are not permitted by the venue. No storage or locker room facilities will be available.

No professional cameras are allowed at the venue. Fans can bring Polaroid cameras and use their mobile phones to record anything at the Hyperound K-fest, but no live-streaming is allowed.

Food and drinks can not be brought into the venue, but food will be available there. Other merch might be available, but it has not yet been confirmed by Hyperound K-fest.

A list of all prohibited items is available here. Any other information regarding Hyperound K-Fest 2023 can be found here.

Remember to dance your heart out and have fun!

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