K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Myanmar

K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon

South Korean girl band 2NE1 arrived are set to play their first concert in Burma on Saturday. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

South Korean girl band 2NE1 arrived are set to play their first concert in Burma on Saturday. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

RANGOON— Burmese K-Pop fans will get their first-ever chance to see South Korea’s 2NE1 on Saturday, as the girl group is set to perform at Rangoon’s Myanmar Event Park.

The four-member all-girl group arrived at Rangoon International Airport on Thursday night and held a press conference on Friday.

“We are very excited to meet you guys. We wouldn’t be here without you guys,” said CL, who sings in the group alongside bandmates Dara, Minzy and Bom. “So, I thank all from the bottom of our heart and we love you all.”

The concert will start at 7pm. Tickets start at 25, 000 kyat ($25), but the best seats in

the house will go for 900, 000 kyat ($900), with a chance to have dinner with 2NE1’s members included for those willing to pay the hefty price. The event, titled “2NE1 in Myanmar Galaxy Stage,” is organized by Samsung Myanmar in collaboration with Living Sound Entertainment and YG Entertainment from Korea.

“Burmese fans welcomed us warmly at the airport last night. I expect during tomorrow’s concert fans will welcome us warmly too,” Dara told reporters.

Tickets to see the group are available at City Mart supermarkets, Ocean supermarkets, and Taw Win Center in Rangoon, Diamond Plaza in Mandalay, or by calling 1876.


4 Responses to K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon

  1. I am sure Burmese fans will surely become crazy if they see their performance.Another big group..Girls Generation is set to make concert in Tokyo soon.They are really good entertainers.

  2. $900 to watch some Korean girls wit bleached hair and cosmetically manipulated faces? Nein Danke!

  3. I’d rather smash my jaw on a door frame.

  4. K-Pop Girl Band ‘2NE1’ to Play Rangoon; so what does it matter for the 99% of the Burmese who could barely eek out K1000 to buy a bowl of mohinga? I guess the 1% will say, “let them eat cake”.

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