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This Popular Korean Music Festival is Coming to Dubai for the First Time Ever

In exciting news for K-pop fans in the UAE, Waterbomb Festival is on its way to Dubai for the first time ever.

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Hwasa is one of the performers at the Waterbomb Festival in Seoul. Photo:

While 2023 was a great year for K-pop fans in the region, 2024 is off to an even greater start, with a major Korean music festival gearing up to make its Dubai debut. Waterbomb Festival, the popular summer event that brings together the hottest acts in the South Korean music scene on one stage for a few days has just announced its Dubai stop. The inaugural edition in the UAE is part of the festival’s global expansion, as it gets ready to take to new countries like Singapore, and Hong Kong for the first time.

Waterbomb Festival is yet to reveal the dates and lineup for its Dubai 2024 edition, but thankfully, fans have some information to go by considering the event in South Korea is all set to go ahead very soon. Seeing as the festival will take place on June 1-2 in Hong Kong, July 5-7 in South Korea, and have stops in Japan from July 13-August 17, fans can mark their calendars for dates sometime after the Asian tour. It is likely that the Dubai edition will take place once the mercury drops in the region, and after the festival in Singapore, the dates of which are also to be announced soon.

As for the lineup, Waterbomb Festival is known for enlisting a good mix of K-pop, K-hip-hop, and K-RnB acts, ensuring there is something for every listener. The upcoming edition in Seoul will feature hitmakers like Jessi, Crush, Jay Park, Taemin, and more. Fans in Dubai can expect a similar round of artists, given that many names on the lineup including Loco, Hwasa, Zico, and Sunmi have previously performed in Dubai and Abu Dhabi not long ago.

For the uninitiated, Waterbomb Festival first launched in August 2015, and offers fans a unique experience that combines fun and music. As its name suggests, water is a huge part of the festival, with the lineup and audiences being split into two teams competing against each other via water guns.

Watch this space for more details.

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