BTS’s J-Hope Will Make History As First K-pop Headliner At Lollapalooza 2022

J-Hope from BTS (Big Hit Music)

J-Hope of K-pop sensation BTS will make history as the first Korean musician to take the main stage at Lollapalooza, an annual four-day music festival held in Chicago’s Grand Park. He is scheduled to perform as the main headliner on Sunday (US time).

This year, the Lollapalooza kicked off at noon on Thursday, with some 170 renowned artists performing on eight different stages. J-Hope will perform on stage between 9 and 10 p.m. (US time) on the last day of the rock festival.

Announcing this year’s Lollapalooza lineup early last month, a festival official introduced J-Hope, saying, “His performance will go down in history, cementing him as the first South Korean artist to headline the main stage of a major American music festival.”

Following the unveiling of the roster of performers, US online ticketing agent TickPick said on Tuesday that the Sunday ticket for Lollapalooza was the most requested single-day ticket ever for the music event based on numbers. of the ticket agent. He also spotlighted J-Hope as the day’s headliner.

J-Hope flew to the United States for the festival on Monday, having released his first solo album titled “Jack In The Box” earlier this month. The 10-track album is the first-ever official solo album to be released by a member of BTS. The group announced a new chapter in the act’s career in June so the members could focus on individual projects.

Lollapalooza, which began as a traveling show in 1991, has since made Chicago’s Grant Park its annual venue and has become one of America’s premier music events. Other festival headliners this year include Metallica, Dua Lipa, J. Cole, Green Day, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby and Kygo.

Another K-pop group and J-Hope’s label mate, Tomorrow X Together, was also on the roster. It will mark the boy band’s debut at the US festival, with the group due to perform on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

Meanwhile, global fandom platform Weverse has hinted that it will be livestreaming parts of the music festival, offering performances from J-Hope and Tomorrow X Together for free. It’s part of the platform’s efforts to share artists’ daily lives with fans, a Weverse official said.

By Jie Ye-eun ([email protected])

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