The organizers said the event’s main venue would be Gyeongju City, South Korea, and it would start at 6 p.m. (Hanoi time).
Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, there will be no audiences. All non-Korean artists will have recorded performances streamed live on the ASF website and South Korean channel The K-Pop.
Hieu will be Vietnam’s only representative. He will also take part in a special performance with other international artists.
He said he was honored and happy to be part of such a big musical event but also a bit sad he could not travel to South Korea and perform live.
“Nonetheless, I’m excited because I have the chance to collaborate with international artists in a big project.
“The ASF is a long-established event and always impresses people with amazing performances. My dream is to become one of the best performers, so taking part in the ASF will give me more confidence in pursuing that dream.”
K-pop artists this year include Irene and Seulgi (Red Velvet), Yooa (Oh My Girls), Momoland, GFriend, and The Boyz.
Yeeun (CLC) and Doyoung (NCT) will emcee the event.
There will be six artists from other countries this year: AKB48 (Japan), Project K (Myanmar), When Chai Met Toast (India), S.K.Y (China), and Mili (Thailand).
The ASF has been held since 2004 by the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange.
Vietnamese artists participating in the ASF in the past have included My Tam (2004), My Linh (2005), Ho Quynh Huong (2006 and 2008), Lam Truong (2007), Ho Ngoc Ha (2009), Noo Phuoc Thinh and Slim V (2006), Dong Nhi (2017), and Vu Cat Tuong (2018 and 2019).