K-Pop Festival KAMP LA 2022 Loses Several Artists Due to Visa Problems – Billboard

Update (October 15, 12:33AM ET): KAMP LA 2022 shared the following update via its social media accounts regarding the inability of the scheduled artists to perform at its inaugural festival.

“To KAMP LA 2022 ticket holders, we regret to inform you that today we have learned that the following artists are unable to travel as planned due to an unexpected event. [sic] US Work Visa Issues and Circumstances Beyond the Control of Artists and Promoters: BamBam, Jeon Somi, Kai, Lapillus, Taeyeon, Zion.T. Most of these artists were scheduled to appear in the squad on Saturday

“We have increased the artist group lengths on Saturday and added MOMOLAND and T1419 as special guests on Saturday as well. MOMOLAND and T1419 will continue to perform on Sunday as originally planned. Super Junior, iKON and P1Harmony will continue to perform as scheduled on Saturday

“Anyone who holds a one-day ticket on Saturday is entitled to a full refund or a 50% refund of the value of the two-day ticket. For those seeking a refund, you should have received an email from guestervices@axs.com by 5 PM PDT Today on how to request your refund You will have until 12 PM PT, Saturday, October 15th to request your refund

“Soon, we will share with you the revised Saturday schedule. We are doing everything we can to ensure that your KAMP LA 2022 experience remains enjoyable and memorable. We apologize for this very difficult and unexpected circumstance. Please contact us for further inquiries.”

Organizers and artists perform at KAMP LA 2022 expect will be ‘biggest’ K-pop Happened in US History” — but the two-day festival scheduled for the Los Angeles Rose Bowl this weekend is seeing a rapid turnaround in its plans.

Over the past 24 hours, online chatter has intensified that most of the artists scheduled in KAMP’s lineup were not filmed departing South Korea from any of its international airports. In addition to the fuel was Social media posts From KAMP artists like BamBam And the Jeon SomiBoth glimpse the delay In their plans to travel to the United States

According to a source, an organizer shared with the festival internally on Friday (October 14) that several artists are facing visa issues and will not be able to perform at KAMP LA 2022 this weekend. In the same intercom, the regulator said they plan to offer refunds.

Among the 15 artists scheduled to perform at KAMP LA, only a boy group is icon and soloist Chung Ha They were photographed leaving Korea from Incheon International Airport in Seoul in the past 24 hours. Five members of boy band Super Junior They were also photographed leaving Incheon, but not the whole group.

Meanwhile, fellow boy band P1 harmony Looks like she’s in the states already, yet Share a picture From their visit to San Diego radio station Channel 93.3 on Friday morning. girls group spa Also present in the United States, having attended NCT 127Concert at Newark’s Prudential Center on Thursday, and Happened in New York City Friday.

A representative of P1Harmony confirmed with painting That the band plans to perform at KAMP, with rehearsals scheduled for Friday.

while, BamBam confirmed via Twitter That he would not attend the festival and apologized to fans saying he was “really sorry for this situation” ahead of KAMP’s statement.

painting I reached out to KAMP for official comment, as well as representatives of various artists scheduled to perform.

KAMP LA announced in August With an assortment that also includes Monsta XKai Zion T The Labelous Girls Group. The mega concert is a co-production of KAMP Global (South Korea’s entertainment brand that aims to bring K-pop globally through Festivalslive events, immersive experiences, and artist representation) and co-brand Eventim Live Asia.

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