Well, we finally have some answers to the mystery of the K-pop artists that turned up on the Pentaport website a few weeks ago, only to be disavowed by all involved. It turns out they are part of a special Friday night subsection of Pentaport, called SuperTraxx.
SuperTraxx is actually a concert to promote the IAAF World Championships, a big athletics competition being held this year in Daegu (?!). That’s a long way from Pentaport, but I guess the organizers thought it would be good synergy.
Anyhow, the important thing is the bands. And for SuperTraxx, B.o.b., Drunken Tiger, Yoon Mirae (aka “T”), G Dragon and T.O.P., Taeyang, and Miss A will all be performing at Pentaport on Friday, Aug. 5, beginning at 7pm. While I quite like Tiger JK, in my humble opinion Yoon Mirae is one of the most talented singers/artists in the entire Korean scene. I wish I were able to see her perform live.
Depending on how media savvy you are, you can check out SuperTraxx on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. And there is even a SuperTraxx contest you can enter, to be flown to Korea for the the show, the full “VIP” treatment.
I find it quite interesting that the summer music festivals are trying harder to integrate themselves with the more mainstream Korean music scene. Jisan, for example, has added Skull, DJ DOC, and Big Mama. They may not be my favorite bands, but a hell of a lot of people do like them, and if this can inspire more people to come out to the festivals, I think it can only help the scene.