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J-Hope Of BTS Is Going To Be The First Korean Artist To Headline U.S Music Festival Lollapalooza

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Making history and breaking records has become second nature to Korean supergroup BTS and its members. After reaching several remarkable firsts, the group’s member J-Hope has added another amazing first to his name. The rapper and dancer is going to be the first Korean artist to headline the Lollapalooza music festival this year!

ARMYs all over the world were taken by surprise when it was announced that J-Hope will be closing out the Chicago-based music festival this year, with the tickets to his performance getting sold out within minutes of the announcement.

J-Hope, or Jung Hoseok, took to Instagram to share the incredible news with his followers.

He wrote, “This is going to be my first performance at @lollapalooza (sic) It’s a thrilling new challenge that I think will become a really memorable chapter in my musical history! I’m gonna give you guys a great show. Get ready to get crazyyyyyy! (sic),”

His fellow bandmate Jungkook replied with, “J-Hope, let’s gooooooo! (sic)” to hype up the rapper.

K-pop group Tomorrow x Together is also going to make their U.S music festival debut with Lollapalooza. Perry Farrell, the founder of the music festival, expressed his excitement in having these K-pop superstars be a part of the festival. In a statement, he said, “I’m happy to welcome J-Hope and Tomorrow x Together into the Lollapalooza family. These artists have been given great gifts in communication. Their global audience speak different languages but possess an intense passion for their music. Lolla is the place where all music genres live in harmony. These are the superstars of the global phenomenon of K-Pop, and we are so excited to have them at this year’s festival.”

J-hope is joining co-headliners like Metallica, Dua Lipa, J.Cole, and Green Day. The festival will take place in Chicago’s Grant Park from July 28 to July 31.