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Begin Again Is The First K-Pop Concert In The PH Since The Lockdowns, SHINee’s Key, NCT Dream To Perform

First international and K-pop concert in the Philippines

Music fans in the Philippines have suffered a two-year concert drought since lockdowns began. Luckily for some Filipino K-pop fans, the drought is ending very soon with Begin Again: K-pop Edition the first live concert for an international act in the Philippines since March 2020.

The concert will be held on 29th May 2022 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City and will feature several K-pop acts. These include Key from the second generation boy group SHINee and the NCT sub-unit with the group’s youngest members, NCT Dream – both from SM Entertainment.

More performers

Begin Again K-pop Edition concert - Alice
Image credit: @iok_alice

Besides Key and NCT Dream, there’s also the seven-member girl group ALICE – formerly ELRIS – that debuted in 2017. They recently released their new single “Power of Love” on 4th May.

Begin Again K-pop Edition concert - WEi
Image credit: @wei__official

With them is the six-member boy group WEi which debuted in October 2020 with the song “Twilight”. While they are a fairly new K-pop group, they have released four mini-albums since their debut.

How to get tickets

Begin Again K-pop Edition seat plan
Seat plan

Image credit: CDM Entertainment

Tickets to Begin Again: K-pop Edition are available at TicketNet outlets across Metro Manila.

If you’re not from the area, you can also get your ticket at TicketNet Online. Online ticket selling just began today, so you can still score your ticket.

Admission prices for the K-pop concert are as follows:

  • General Admission – P3,445 (~USD65.67)
  • Upper Box – P5,250 (~USD100.07)
  • Lower Box – P8,325 (~USD158.68)
  • VIP – P10,020 (~USD190.99)
  • MVP Seated – P10,865 (~USD207.10)
  • MVP Standing – P10,865 (~USD207.10)

Begin Again: K-pop Edition to be held on 29 May

For Lockets, Dreamies, BLRIS, and RUi – Key, NCT Dream, ALICE, and WEi’s fandoms, respectively – the long wait to meet their K-pop faves again is over with this 29th May concert at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

With Begin Again: K-pop Edition leading the return of concerts in the country, fans of other international music acts can also look forward to their idols’ Philippine concerts soon.

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Cover image adapted from: @shinee and @nct_dream