Two of the hippest groups of Korea`s current pop scene, Big Bang and 2NE1, will be appearing at the 2009 Asia Song Festival Sept. 19 at Seoul World Cup Stadium.
The 6th annual festival will feature 14 popular singers and teams from nine different countries from 6 p.m., according to the Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange, which is organizing the event.
The latest line up for the show also includes Japan`s popular group V6, as well as Hong Kong`s actor-cum-singer Ekin Cheng.
The foundation released the first list of stars for the festival last month, including Super Junior and Girls` Generation from Korea, and rocker Gackt and duo mihimaru GT of Japan, along with China`s popular star Chris Lee, Taiwan`s solo singer Luo Zhi Xiang Alan, Thailand`s five-member male group K-Otic, Vietnamese actor/singer Ho Ngoc Ha and Agnes Monica of Indonesia.
The foundation said 2NE1, a newcomer to Korea`s pop scene who has already been making an impact with two singles, will be receiving the fresh face award given to the potential stars of Asia.
2NE1 of YG Entertainment has been dubbed the female version of the highly popular boy group Big Bang, who are managed by the same company. Their debut single "Fire" was released in May.
Entry into the festival is free and tickets can be downloaded from the official site www.asf.or.kr from Aug. 21.