Asian Singers to Gather in Daegu for Asia's Biggest Pop Concert

Asia Song Festival, the region's largest annual popular music event, will take place in Daegu on Saturday featuring 13 pop stars from six Asian countries: Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Thailand.

Super Junior, Girls' Generation, Beast and Lee Seung-gi are just some of the bands representing Korea. Super Junior's Dong-hae and Seo-hyun from Girls' Generation will sing a duet for the theme song "Dreams Come True." The song is due to be released on Tuesday, with all the proceeds to be donated to UNICEF.

Japanese pop group Perfume will also perform along with seven-member band AAA, noted for its electrifying dance moves, Chinese singer Zhou Bichang and Tata Young, a Thai singer who has made inroads into Japan and the U.S.

Clockwise from top left, Lee Seung-gi, Zhou Bichang and Perfume Clockwise from top left, Lee Seung-gi, Zhou Bichang and Perfume

The Korea Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, which is hosting the festival, said, "Over 40,000 free tickets have been all handed out, so we plan to release 3,000 more online on Wednesday that are currently being held in reserve. This will be a great opportunity for people to come and enjoy popular music from all over Asia."

For more information, please visit the festival's webpage at 222.asf.or.kr, or call (02) 523-1051.

englishnews@chosun.com / Oct. 10, 2011 11:15 KST