KPOP.FLEX is an upcoming 2022 European K-pop festival, touted as the first mega-concert of K-pop groups that is going to take place in Europe. As Kpop.Flex had previously said, it is supposed to provide five hours of entertainment, boasting a total lineup of thirteen popular K-pop acts. The festival was originally scheduled to happen only on 14th May 2022, at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany. But due to the high demand and good feedback from the fans, KPOP.FLEX went ahead and announced that they are going to add another date to the concert, along with a brand-new lineup that will perform on that day! So, now the festival is supposed to take place on the 14th and 15th of May 2022. This should have caused only gleeful excitement among the fans, but currently, KPOP.FLEX is facing a lot of criticism from the people who had previously bought tickets, for one certain reason.
As it turns out, KPOP.FLEX announced a change in the lineup order along with adding a new concert date, and this lineup change has gotten fans fuming! It was previously announced that MONSTA X would be performing on 14th May, due to which a lot of people who were especially interested in seeing MONSTA X perform bought their tickets. But on 14th February, the KPOP FLEX officials announced that MONSTA X would be unable to perform on 14th May and that their performance had been postponed to 15th May, and their sister group from Starship Ent., IVE would be replacing them on the 14th. The reasons for this change they cited were that MONSTA X had to withdraw due to “official domestic reasons”.
Fans Upset at KPOP.FLEX – MONSTA X Concert Postponement
In their official apology, KPOP FLEX did mention that the Saturday ticket holders could request a ticket swap for 15th May, or they could request a refund. But obviously, fans are not happy with this deal because, according to them, KPOP.FLEX didn’t take into account that a lot of fans would be coming to Germany from all over Europe and had already booked potentially non-refundable plane tickets and hotel rooms for attending the concert on the 14th. Fans are also upset at the fact that MONSTA X was originally supposed to be the Main Act for the concert and now are being replaced by a rookie group. They have taken to Twitter to express their anger at the KPOP.FLEX management.
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The artists performing on KPOP FLEX on the 14th of May are Kai (EXO), (G)I-DLE, IVE, Mamamoo, NCT Dream, ENHYPHEN, and AB6IX.
The second day was added due to an “overwhelming demand” and love from fans.
KPOP.FLEX lineup for the 15th of May is MONSTA X, AB6IX, IVE, (G)I-DLE, ONEUS, and another group that is yet to be announced! Stay tuned to find out who the final group would be. Hopefully, it will be a group that could make some fans happy after the scheduling debacle.
According to the official KPOP FLEX Twitter, previous Saturday ticket holders will get access to the presale from 15th February 2022, 10 AM CET. And the General Sale of KPOP.FLEX concert tickets start from 17th February 2022.
KPOP.FLEX is the first-ever multi-group K-pop concert to take place in Europe. The KPOP.FLEX officials have announced their aims of growing the European K-pop audience with a five-year plan that will target the European continent.
Aside from the performances, the attendees of the festival have also been promised a gallery of original artworks created by a plethora of talented K-pop idols, including WINNER’s Kang Seung Yoon and former SUPER JUNIOR member Henry Lau. Fans can also purchase limited edition prints of these artworks on site.
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