K-pop spreads further into China with YG Entertainment’s latest venture.
The Korean entertainment agency announced the opening of a digital theme park called “Play K-pop” in Zhejiang Province on May 19.
It is the first K-pop based digital theme park in China, and was created with the support of the South Korean government.
Along with the digital theme park in Quzhou, Zhejiang, YG Entertainment also plan to host hologram concerts at the Beijing Olympic Stadium this month.
The two locations will allow Chinese fans to see hologram performances by YG Entertainment artists, without having to go to South Korea.
The entertainment agency shared several pictures on its official Facebook page, revealing that Psy appeared at the grand opening of the new theme park.
“You can now meet Psy, Big Bang, and 2NE1 in a hologram concert at digital theme park ‘PLAY K-POP’ in Quzhou and Beijing!” announced YG Family’s official Facebook.
“To celebrate the opening of the theme park, Psy participated in the opening ceremony for ‘PLAY K-POP Hall’ in Quzhou.” Yonhap News reported that Big Bang’s “Fantastic Baby,” 2NE1’s “I’m The Best,” and Psy’s “Gangnam Style” are some of the songs currently available to view as hologram performances.
Other songs by the three acts are also featured.
Along with seeing hologram performances, visitors can partake in a variety of digital attractions, including taking pictures with their favorite YG-representet K-pop stars.
Shortly after the pictures appeared on YG Family’s Facebook page, fans from around the world asked for similar venues throughout the world.
“Europe next?” asked Safwan Uddin, while Brittany Chiu wrote “USA…” with a crying emoticon.
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