Big Bang, 2NE1, Psy and More Fascinate 35,000 Fans
On August 15, AIA Real Life NOW Festival was held at the Main Stadium of Jamsil Sports Complex in Seoul. As a headliner, YG family performed there, while YG's popular artists such as Psy, Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High, Lee Hi, Akdong Musician, Winner and Team B took part in the concert, electrifying a total of 35,000 fans.
The first artist of the concert was 2NE1. The charismatic girl group members performed their hits such as 'Crush', 'Fire', 'Come Back Home' and 'Gotta be you', proving that they are the best live singers among Kpop idol girl groups.
Akdong Musician, the duo who debuted in early 2014, also hit the stage and performed 'Crescendo', 'Give Love' and '200%'. The duo said "It is the first time for us to perform at this kind of large scale concert. We will try not to cool the atmosphere down." And the next artist Epik High performed 'Fly', 'Umbrella', and 'Love Love Love', while Akdong Musician's Lee Soohyun sang 'Umbrella' with the group and 2NE1's Sandara Park came on the stage to perform 'Love Love Love' with them.
Winner, who recently released its debut album, received huge cheers from the audience. The group sang 'Go up', 'Empty' and 'Smile again', stating "Up to this very moment, we have been working hard for a long time." It was the first time for the group to perform its debut song 'Empty' in front of the public.
Among all the YG artists who took part in the concert, Big Bang received the biggest cheers from the audience, proving that it is one the most popular idol groups in Korea. The group performed its hits including 'Haru Haru', 'Bad Boy' and 'Fantastic Baby'. As it has been a long time since the 5 members performed together on stage, it seemed that all the fans visited the Main Stadium of Jamsil Sports Complex were stunned by Big Bang's performance.
After Big Bang's high quality performance, Team B appeared and performed 'Just another boy', and sated, "We are working very hard to make a debut some day. Look forward to our debut, please."
YG artists also showed various collaborative performances. Check out the list of the performances below.
G-Dragon of Big Bang + CL of 2NE1 - The Baddest Female, MTBD
TOP of Big Bang + Sandara Park of 2NE1 + Song Minho of Winner - DOOM DADA
Daesung of Big Bang + Kang Seungyoon of Winner - Ugly
Taeyang of Big Bang + Team B - Ringa Linga
Minzy of 2NE1 + Lee Hi - 1,2,3,4
2NE1 + Lee Hi - If I were you
Taeyang + Epik High - Eyes, Nose, Lips
After then, Psy, who made a mega hit with his song 'Gangnam Style' in 2012, came on the stage and showed passionate performance with his songs such as 'Right now', 'Entertainer', 'It's art', 'Father', 'Gentleman', 'Champion', and 'Gangnam Style', while all the audiences danced 'horse-riding dance' along to 'Gangnam Style'. Psy is well known for his extraordinary energy, and he absolutely made the crowd go wild.
After 2NE1 performed 'I'm the best', 'Scream' and 'Can't Nobody', Big Bang reappeared and made a grand finale of the concert. Big Bang performed 'Tonight', 'Feeling', 'Hands up', 'Lies', and 'Heaven', and the atmosphere of the concert rose to a climax.
And added, "It has been a long time since we released our album as Big Bang. I'm sorry for making you wait. I'll do my best to be able to release Big Bang's new album within this year."