Seoul Festa 2023

Authored By:

Caroline R.


My friends and I recently got tickets for and went to Seoul Metropolitan Government Seoul Festa 2023 Opening Ceremony Concert! It was so fun and exciting. Essentially Seoul Festa is a festival that takes place throughout Seoul that is held by the Metropolitan Government. It was an 8-day festival running from April 30 to May 7. The festival has five themes of music, style, taste, nightscape, and "boom up" events" ( Different areas in Seoul offer different exhibits and experiences. I attended the Opening Day Ceremony Concert (K-Pop SuperLive) on April 30, 2023, at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium.

The ceremony included K-Pop groups that performed about 1-3 songs each, depending on the group. The groups I saw were: OH MY GIRL, iKON, STAYC, P1Harmony, NATURE, IVE, ENHYPEN, Kep1er, BE'O, Lee Youngji, THE BOYZ, and ATEEZ, who I had just seen in concert the night before, they're so so talented.

The concert was incredible. However, it was shortened due to rain. Despite the rain, it still ended with a large fireworks display after Ateez closed the concert with The Real (Heung Ver.). In order to get tickets, you had to book through a travel agency as it was a festival to promote travel to Seoul. We booked through Klook, and the ticket was about $35. The ticket also came with general access to Lotte World on a day of our choice. It was so easy and efficient that we ended up sitting in the front of the second section, just right off the ground! 


Talk Soon, 

Caroline :)