"Hong Kong Dome Festival" is an outdoor concert which is to be held at the Kai Tak Development Site on July 1. It will showcase talents of BoA, SHINee, EXO, f(x), Super Junior-M's Henry, and local bands Mr and RubberBand.
But the Hong Kong fans are not excited about it, they actually want the artists to boycott the event. They even made a Facebook Page to voice out their protest.
Every year, a pro-democracy protest rally is held on the same day, July 1, in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong fans believed that it was purposely arranged by the government to halt young people to protest against the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. The low ticket price, which is sold for 99 HKD (14,000 won or approximately 12 USD) from the average 1,000 HKD (145,000 won or approximately 128 USD), added to the speculations.
However, organizers of the "Hong Kong Dome Festival" deny the controversy. PIA chairwoman Florence Chan said to South China Morning Post (SCMP), " We picked this day because we wanted to show the government that we need to be competitive in the region, and that would be through holding a big event in a mega venue. For example, Hong Kong Colisseum has a capacity for 12,500, but we need a place with a capacity of 25,000 to 30,000. Regarding the low price tickets, it was to help show public demand for mega shows."
There are no words from the Korean artists, but the local Hong Kong bands Mr and RubberBand will still participate, but will donate their earnings from the concert to charity.
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SOURCE: Money Today