K-Pop recently made its way to England and took over London’s capital when HallyuPopFest arrived at the OVO Arena. Over two days, K-Pop fans worldwide came together to see some of the biggest idols and artists perform during one of the hottest weekends of the year.
With so much that happened, here are 20 moments from the event you have to see!
1. Soloist Sam Kim started the show off perfectly, capturing the audience’s attention with his vocals.
He even treated the crowd to his OSTs from the K-Dramas Our Beloved Summer and Nevertheless.
— missdamiッ (@minimwe) July 9, 2022
Sam Kim performed Love me Like that at HallyuPopFest London 2022
look at the massive chants from the crowd after he sang LMLT 😭💖 everyone said that the song reminds them of Nevertheless. N u r truly loved 😭💜💚#송강 #Songkang #한소희 #HanSohee #SAMKIMpic.twitter.com/i7g7TUzmC1
— tine🍒🦄 (@hlxlight) July 10, 2022
2. There’s nothing better than a “Random Cover” challenge and P1Harmony slayed with covers from TWICE, IVE and SF9!
P1Harmony proved they are also the biggest K-Pop fans as they danced to some of the most-loved tracks.
— Fangirl Flops (@FangirlFlops) July 9, 2022
If there’s any p1harmony fans, you’re gonna die with them dancing alcohol free pic.twitter.com/ba8ya3SNVm
— Lina | I saw Astro 💜 (@IntlAroha) July 9, 2022
3. Of course, nothing beats P1Harmony performing their tracks because they brought the fire.
They rocked the stage so much that everyone wanted to know about one of the hottest 4th generation groups.
THIS is how you hype a crowd, i'm beyond proud of you p1harmonypic.twitter.com/iSnuPMsFCT
— kat (@jiunglows) July 9, 2022
— mila ♡ junghoon🦋💛 (@glowyx1) July 9, 2022
4. ONEUS’s first time performing in Europe didn’t disappoint, and they made every moment of their stage count!
As soon as the members of ONEUS came out on stage, they proved why they are known as the “Performance Kings.”
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oneus opening with intro: who got the joker
the CHILLS I got when wgtj started playing, oneus is insane for this#oneus #원어스 #HallyuPopFest #HallyuPopFest2022 https://t.co/IhSuHqTb19 pic.twitter.com/yWFi5GX1eu
— shark wei 상어 웨이 🦈 (@catbreadroll) July 10, 2022
— үαмι♮ ͩ ͬ ͤ ⷶ ͫ🌙 || 💙MISSING ONEUS🤍 || (@YamiDreaming) July 9, 2022
5. ONEUS are the epitome of duality with their diverse discography.
One minute, they were killing the stage with their bold concepts. The next, they made the whole arena smile with their track “Life is Beautiful.” We stan diverse kings!
— ONEUS GUIDE ♤♡ (@OneusGuide) July 9, 2022
6. ASTRO lit up the stage as a group and with their subunits… sorry, it was just a lot to take in.
How can ASTRO go from super sexy to actually adorable AF within the space of a few minutes?
— ❀ D ❀ survived Astro in London (@CaliAstro) July 10, 2022
— ❀ D ❀ survived Astro in London (@CaliAstro) July 9, 2022
— Seasayu (@Seasayu1016) July 12, 2022
7. The arena went crazy for EVERGLOW, and it isn’t surprising to see why.
From the minute the group stepped onto the stage, the crowds were singing along to their badass tracks.
— kim⁷ (@_220113) July 10, 2022
— lara⁷♡ saw everglow (@cutestjeonguk) July 10, 2022
8. MAMAMOO’s Hwasa made sure to make her presence known and set the stage on fire…
Let’s just say that it wasn’t just the weather heating up the OVO arena.
— ❖🃏⁷ Hwasa in London 🌹🐿 (@m_Legggo) July 9, 2022
— suma 🤌✨ hwasa in london (@whoreforhwasa) July 11, 2022
9. Queen Hwasa also provided a true fan service, and we’re jealous AF.
Let’s just say one lucky member of the audience won’t be forgetting this birthday any time soon.
Winner of the entire night: The person Hwasa sang Happy Birthday to: pic.twitter.com/zNGigmpw6m
— JOSH SAW HWASA LIVE (and is also in London) (@EndorMoo) July 9, 2022
10. There is no question that EXO’s Chen is the true epitome of a real-life prince!
His visuals were definitely something out of a fairytale book and he is the true definition of “Husband” material.
Chen on the HallyuPopFest London 2022 Red Carpet 🎤✨
Jongdae: Hello, I’m EXO’s Chen~ *bows*pic.twitter.com/84Hyl7sgPT
— 쉰花 ❄️ (@xunhuas) July 9, 2022
CHEN 💙 pic.twitter.com/JGcT8iYvnX
— klau 🌝 东 (@kokokbop) July 9, 2022
11. At the end of the first night, Chen melted the hearts of everyone in the audience with his honey vocals.
From his presence on stage to his vocals and charm, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house after he finished singing.
Wooo everytime i see u ~#Chen nyanyiin ost dots di Hallyu Pop Fest di London 😍
— UPDATE KDRAMA NEWS (slow) (@infodrakor_id) July 10, 2022
That 'Always Saranghae' part really" feels so emotional
— yan_ (@daisymilkyway) July 9, 2022
12. Everyone left HallyuPopFest in love with Paul Kim because not only is he so talented, but he is truly charismatic.
He sang “So Long” from Hotel Del Luna and flirted with fans… what else is there to want?
when you teach paul kim the british slang chuffed, peng and bees knees… then this happens on stage pic.twitter.com/0Hs0FN3EXj
— Hallyu Doing (@HallyuDoing) July 11, 2022
Paul Kim sang tonight at the hallyupop fest "So long” the hotel del luna ost 🥺❤️ feeling so blessed to hear this beautiful song live by him pic.twitter.com/FvXbFhbuZY
— 🌟 (@lily506iu) July 11, 2022
13. Whether it was their own tracks or a dance cover, WEEEKLY are definitely ready to take over K-Pop.
Can someone confirm they’re still rookies? WEEKLY they owned the stage.
— tai☆ (@tailuvsjimin) July 12, 2022
WEEEKLY DANCING TO EXO KOKOBOP THE EXO FANCHANTS OH MY GOD pic.twitter.com/QmkrOlgydL
— donkey clone 69 (@kaikaeya) July 10, 2022
14. CRAVITY made their presence known with their powerful performances.
How can some of the cutest human beings on the planet suddenly change so quickly when they start performing?
— esteIIe 🍒 misses tbz (@kswblueprint) July 10, 2022
220710 CRAVITY can say "Veni Vidi Vici" in London coz they have new Luvitys for sure!👏
One of the most beautiful performance from this festival❤
— 🌌7th_soulchild (@7th_soulchild) July 11, 2022
15. Everyone is ready to stan CIX because they’re not just fantastic performers but genuinely lovely people.
On stage, they set the stage on fire, and even when meeting fans, they proved to be truly humble and friendly.
— REC. (@rec_BX) July 3, 2022
cix is genuinely one of the sweetest and most talented group’s out there im so happy to see non fans seeing that in them as well pic.twitter.com/kAVTYv20jP
— nat🍒 (@cixpjn) July 11, 2022
16. Wait, are you sure Kep1er are rookies? The reactions from the audience at their first international concert proved otherwise!
As soon as the group came on stage, it was almost impossible to hear anything but cheers from across the arena.
For a rookie group, #Kep1er truly had the crowd on their feet and I haven’t heard screams so loud… they are such talented idols and deserve the world 🥺🥺🥺 #hallyupopfest #HallyuPopFest2022 *my picture please do not steal* pic.twitter.com/kNuuu0Pewh
— Sonal Lad (@K_Reflections96) July 10, 2022
— JeeethovenJIHAN DAY #ThankYouJiyoon (@yeppeossong) July 11, 2022
17. If this is the reaction to Kep1er on their first international outing, imagine the success worldwide.
From “WA DA DA” to “Up!”, everyone in the arena sang and danced.
Kep1er – Up! (Part 2) pic.twitter.com/YSbZz1cfH6
— simay⁷ ✩ blade's manager (@moraIesfilm) July 10, 2022
Kep1er – WADADA (Part 2) pic.twitter.com/C9q4aaAkV1
— simay⁷ ✩ blade's manager (@moraIesfilm) July 10, 2022
18. SF9 proved to be true professionals during their set, whether it was a music mix-up or a wardrobe malfunction.
Not even a technical difficulty or issue with Yoo Taeyang’s outfit would stop SF9 from performing for FANTASY.
— ally (@zuhoqt) July 10, 2022
— 𝓔𝓶 🐻🍑 saw Kai again & ascended❤️ (@Emjaysway) July 10, 2022
19. If SF9 was sexy AF, EXO’s Kai continued to bring the heat, and the arena erupted when the idol arrived on stage and performed his hits.
It must be illegal to be so handsome…
— PEACHES (@hanpiupiu) July 11, 2022
20. Kai came back for EXO-Ls, and he didn’t disappoint.
The EXO singer continues to prove how much he loves his fans, and in return, the arena was full of cheers.
— nic (@nicbeith) July 11, 2022