MANILA — Filipino and Korean artists are set to take the stage of the Mall of Asia Arena on March 7, in a concert that aims to commemorate 70 years of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and South Korea.
K-pop stars will fly to Manila to share the stage with Filipino artists for the 2019 K-pop Friendship Concert in Manila, a cultural celebration presented by Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Boy groups NCT Dream and NOIR, and April comprise the Korean acts in the concert. This also marks the first time that NCT Dream and April will perform in the country.
NCT Dream is the sub-unit of NCT under SM Entertainment, where members "graduate" from the group after reaching the Korean age of 20 (19 internationally). Some of their notable hits include "Chewing Gum," "My First and Last," and "We Go Up."
Six-piece girl group April debuted in 2015 under DSP Media. They took home the Female Rookie of the Year award in the 2016 Korean Entertainment Arts Award.
Rookie boy group NOIR will return to Manila after performing for the first time last December.
Five-piece Filipino rock band Silent Sanctuary will also serenade the crowd while trio VinSuriChan — comprised of Vince Igno, Dasuri Choi, and Phoi Chan — will showcase their dance skills.