K-pop fans, have you started saving up already? This year is going to be a fun one because of all the Korean music and television icons who will be visiting the country to perform and meet their Filipino fans!
Grab your lightsticks now, as we give you a rundown of everything you need to know about the recent and the upcoming K-pop events this year! Don't forget to bookmark this page as well, because we will be updating them as more shows and dates are announced in the year!
1. Seungri's "The Great Seungri Tour 2019" in Manila
January 19 (Mall of Asia Arena)
BIGBANG's Seungri returned to the MOA Arena stage for his first solo concert here in the Philippines. The singer performed songs from his solo album The Great Seungri like "1, 2, 3" and "Where R U From", as well as classic BIGBANG hits "Bang Bang Bang" and "Fantastic Baby".
Joined by 2NE1's Sandara Park, they also performed Iñigo Pascual's "Dahil Sa'yo" for their Filipino fans.
Seungri last performed in Manila with G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P., and Daesung back in 2015 for BIGBANG's "MADE" World Tour.
2. MOMOLAND Fanmeeting in Manila
January 25 (Araneta Coliseum)
Just a few months since K-pop group Momoland visited Manila to perform at an exclusive event, the group returned for a fanmeeting for their Filipino Merries last January 25.
Composed of members Hyebin, Yeonwoo, Jane, Taeha, Nayun, Daisy, JooE, Ahin, and Nancy, the group debuted in November 2016 under MLD Entertainment, and has since released 4 mini albums and 1 compilation album. They're most popular for the songs "Bboom Bboom" and "Baam", released in January and June, respectively.
3. BLACKPINK's 2019 World Tour "BLACKPINK IN YOUR AREA MANILA"
February 2 (Mall of Asia Arena)
BLACKPINK's Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa have finally come to our area, Blinks! The 4-member group from YG Entertainment performed here in Manila last February 2, where they treated their fans to the stages of their hits like "Ddu Du Ddu Du", "Boombayah", "Playing With Fire", and more!
The members also performed solo stages which showcased their talents, with Jennie performing "Solo", Lisa performing "Swalla", Rosé singing "Let It Be", "You & I", and "Only Look At Me", and JIsoo performing "Clarity".
The sold-out show was presented by MMI Live and Pulp Live World.
4. Park Hyung Sik Fun Meet
February 16 (Mall of Asia Arena)
K-drama actor and singer Park Hyung Sik is coming back to Manila for a Bench Fun Meet this February 16 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Hyung Sik is a member of the group ZE:A and is famous for his roles in dramas Hwarang and Strong Woman Do Bong Soon. He's also one of the "Global Benchsetters", alongside Lee Min Ho, Park Shin Hye, Dylan Wang, Cole Sprouse, and Brooklyn Beckham.
Fans can get a free invite to the Fun Meet by purchasing a minim single receipt worth P500 of any regular-priced Bench, Herbench, or Bench Body items. You may check out the full mechanics here.
Park Hyung Sik also held a fanmeet here in Manila last 2017.
5. 2019 K-Pop Friendship in Manila
March 7 (Mall of Asia Arena)
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between South Korea and the Philippines, the Korean Culture Center here in the Philippines organized the 2019 K-Pop Friendship Concert in Manila, to be held on March 7 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
The concert will be featuring performances by the NCT unit, NCT Dream, who is known for the songs "Candle Light", "We Go Up", and "Chewing Gum". Joining them are the girl group April and the boy group Noir.
Admission for the event is free, but fans would have to wait for the qualifying forms on the event's Facebook page which will get them the vouchers for the show.
6. Park Ji Hoon's Asia Fan Meeting in Manila "FIRST EDITION"
March 15 (Araneta Coliseum)
Following Wanna One's disbandment, Park Ji Hoon announced that he will be going on his first solo fan meeting tour this year, which kicks off in Seoul and includes a stop here in the Manila for his Filipino MAYs on March 15 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Park Ji Hoon appeared in the 2017 survival television show "Produce 101" where he became known as "wink boy" and placed second, making him a member of Wanna One. After his activities with the group, the idol is said to focus on his singing and acting career.
This is Ji Hoon's third visit in the Philippines, the most recent one being their Manila stop for Wanna One's "ONE: The World" Tour.
Details for the fanmeet are yet to be announced. You may check back on PULP Live World's Facebook page for updates.
7. So Ji Sub's Asia Tour "Hello, Manila"
March 16 (New Frontier Theater)
Actor So Ji Sub will also be heading to Manila on March 16 to warmly greet his fans and show a new side to him for his "Hello, Manila" fan meet at the New Frontier Theater!
The 41-year old actor is most famous for his roles in I Am Ghost, Cain and Abel, Phantom, Memories of Bali, and Oh My Venus. Ji Sub also earned recognition for his performance in Cain and Abel, and 3 Best Actor recognitions for his role in the box office hit Rough Cut.
Tickets for the fanmeet are priced from P2500 to P7500, and will go on sale on February 3, 2019, 12PM at Ticketnet outlets and online. For more informatio,, you may check out PULP Live World's official Facebook page.
South Korean pop-metal girl group DREAMCATCHER will be performing in Manila for the first time on March 24, 2019 at the SM North Edsa Skydome to perform for the Filipino InSomnia!
The group, composed of members JiU, SuA, Siyeon, Yoohyeon, Dami, Handong, and Gahyon, has already released four mini albums since their debut in 2017. They have recently made their comeback in February 2019 with the mini album The End of Nightmare with the title track "PIRI".
General admission tickets are priced at P3000, while VIP tickets (which includes Hi-Touch) are priced at P6000. Tickets are now on-sale via SM Tickets. The show is made possible by the fans through MyMusicTaste.
9. Stray Kids' "Unveil Tour 'I Am...'" in Manila
April 27 (Araneta Coliseum)
Filipino STAYs are in for a good April because Stray Kids will be taking on the stage of Araneta Coliseum for their "Unveil Tour 'I Am...'" in Manila on April 27!
Recognized as Rookie Artist of the Year in 2018, Stray Kids is a rookie group under JYP Entertainment, formed from a reality show. The group - composed of members Bang Chan, Woojin, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N. - has already released a predebut mixtape, and 3 mini albums, with I Am You being the most recent one, led by the title track of the same name.
Tickets and more details on the show are to be announced soon. For now, you may keep checking PULP Live World's Facebook page for updates.
10. Park Bo Gum 2019 Asia Tour
While a date and a venue are still yet to be announced, fans of actor Park Bo Gum should start saving up money because his agency has already posted about an upcoming Asia Tour this year! The tour kicked off in Seoul last January 26, and will be including confirmed stops in Japan, Bangkok, and Hong Kong. Some of the other countries that the agency mentioned in their Facebook announcement (and we think Bo Gum will also be visiting!) are Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and the Philippines.
The 25-year-old actor is most famous for his roles in dramas including Hello, Monster,Reply 1988, Love in the Moonlight, and Encounter.
You can keep checking back on Blossom Entertainment's Facebook page for updates regarding Bo Gum's fan meeting.
11. GFriend's 'GFriend Asia Tour' in Manila
August 25 (New Frontier Theater)
A year after their successful Season of GFriend show last year, GFriend will be coming back to perform for their Buddies on August 25 at the New Frontier Theater. The show is made possible by the fans through MyMusicTaste.
The group, composed of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji, debuted in 2015 under Source Entertainment with the mini album Season of Glass. They have recently released a song called "Sunrise" which is part of the mini album Time For Us.
Ticket details are yet to be announced, so keep checking back on MyMusicTaste's official website, as well as GFriend's Facebook and Twitter pages.