• K-Pop World Festival 2017 Arrives with Fanfare
  • [2017-10-12]
  • The K-Pop World Festival 2017 posters. It has become the largest event for fans of K-Pop.

  • All the participants and the winners. Its popularity grows stronger.

  • KBS continues its strong support to the international K-POP contest K-POP World Festival as the annual event has celebrated its 7th competition at Changwon Sports Complex in the capital city of Gyeongsangnam-do on 29 September 2017. Under the theme of K-POP ONE DREAM, ONE WORLD, the festival saw performances by 13 finalists selected from 72 countries through 88 preliminary rounds. This year’s contest also attracted thousands of K-POP fans from all over the world.


    The 13 finalists representing the United States, Canada, Malaysia, Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Russia, Hungary, Peru, Singapore, Madagascar, Turkey and Indonesia, competed to win a coveted trophy of the best performance. The show was hosted by Sunny from Girls Generation and I.M from Monsta X. Don Spike, J Black and DK from December also took part in the show as judges for the competition. The Grand Prize went to Indonesian contestant Tiffani Afifa & Alphiandi with their tribute performance to Park Kyung’s Inferiority Complex.


    Hosted by KBS in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Korean Culture and Information Service, the K-Pop World Festival has been enjoying its growing popularity with the world-wide spread of Korean Wave music and entertainment content. The show will be aired via KBS TV2 on 14 October 2017 and KBS World TV for the global audience in more than 100 countries.

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