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Concert kicks off Chuncheon leisure festival

Aug 29,2018
CHUNCHEON, Gangwon - A star-studded K-pop concert lit up the 2019 Chuncheon World Leisure Sports Festival on Saturday evening, after competition began earlier in the day.

Idol groups and singers, including SHINee, Nu’est W, B.A.P., Bromance, Emily, Gugudan, Dreamcatcher, BaBa, Nature, Park Hyun-bin and Kim Yeon-ja, went on stage for the concert held a day after the event’s opening, drawing visitors from home and abroad.

Preliminary competition got under way on Saturday, with some 6,500 participants from 30 countries taking part in the annual event at Songam Sports Town and Uiamho Lake that ended Monday.

The festival, in its seventh year, featured action sports, in-line slalom, RC car racing, water skiing and wakeboarding. canoe racing, darts, a taekwondo festival, Go and deep water soloing were newly added this year.

Action sports and RC car racing, delayed due to Typhoon Soulik, were held Saturday. Canoe racing and darts were opened to visitors for direct hands-on experience. Water gun battles, drone flying, water sports and traditional games were also held throughout the venues as attractions.