Sapporo Dome, located in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido Japan is a familiar place for Koreans as the Korea vs. Japan soccer tournament was held there in 2002. Sapporo Dome is a historic stage as world-renowned artists including Bon Jovi, Eagles, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, Bill Joel, and Simon and Garfunkel have performed there as well as top Japanese artists SMAP, GLAY, KinKi Kids, and Arashi.Top six Korean artists Kara, BEAST, MBLAQ, 4Minute, Rainbow, and BTOB will dazzle the stage of Sapporo Dome on August 1st for the event titled, “K-Pop Nonstop Live 2012 In Sapporo.”
The concert, which is an extension to a large festival in Sapporo, came together with the support of Hokkaido Shimbun Press, the leading newspaper publication in Hokkaido, and local promoters. The concert is expected to be the grand finale of Sapporo’s annual festival, “YOSAKOI.”
The local staff member stated, “We hope the ‘K-Pop Nonstop Live concert’ receives a great response so it can grow as a festival that could contribute to the cultural development between Korea and Japan. We are highly anticipating the passionate and superb performances of the K-Pop stars.”
“K-Pop Nonstop Live 2012 In Sapporo” will kick off at the Sapporo Dome on August 1st, at 630PM. The advertising company Mediacom is hosting the show with the support of Doshin Play Guide (Doshin Newspaper), which is an affiliated company of Hokkaido newspaper. For further details, please visit http://www.k-pop-nonstoplive.jp/ and tickets are available for purchase on www.doshin-playguide.jp.
Video messages from some of the idols attending can be found below: