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A short guide to the songs and artists of ‘Hallyuween 2022’

On the Day of the Dead, the spirit of Hallyu will rise in Manila and leave fans screaming—with excitement! This is the expectatios from “Hallyuween 2022”

Six of K-pop’s hottest acts is coming to SM Mall of Arena this coming Oct. 29 for a one-of-a-kind, Halloween-themed K-pop party that’s sure to unleash Pinoys’ K-Spirits.

Filipino fans are in for a treat as the “Baddest female” and former 2NE1 leader CL returns to the Philippine stage after eight years.

Hip-hop kings Epik High, singer-producer Gaho and his band KAVE, K-pop kings PENTAGON and KARD, DJ SODA and the Philippines’ own P-pop ace, BGYO, will also headline the biggest K-pop party thrown by PULP LIVE WORLD and HAPPEE HOUR.

Costume ideas for ‘Hallyuween 2022’

It’s going to be a night like no other as there would be awards for best costumes! If you don’t have any outfit prepared, no worries—you can also wear spooky makeup to get in the vibe, or just come in a white shirt and get yourself spookified by the resident stylists 

Sexy or inappropriate costumes, however, are not allowed—so put that revealing catwoman suit back to storage!

Props are allowed, but prop weapons—sharp objects, metal weapons, firearms, pointed scissors—are not, for the safety of the other attendees. Don’t be a party pooper with party poppers, pyrotechnics or props that make a loud noise, or any other props that could damage property. 

Oversized costumes that take up multiple seats or block the view of other fans are also a big no-no—unless you’ve bought multiple seats equivalent to the size of your costume.

Lastly, costume or not: make sure to still wear a mask and follow health protocols. It’s surely going to be a spooktacular night as these artists set the stage ablaze! 

Lee Chae-rin (CL) 

She goes by the name of CL of 2NE1, once the powerhouse girl group of the second generation in K-pop. When they disbanded in 2016 and new K-pop groups entered the scene, CL proved she’s still the Baddest Female in the game after her debut studio album, “Alpha.” 

Recommended songs: Tie A Cherry, 5 STAR, +DONE161201+

EPIK HIGH

They paved the way for everyone who paved the way. Since 2006, the legendary hip-hop triad consisting of Tablo, DJ Tukutz and Mithra Jin produced sharp, incisive rap songs that shaped the Korean hip-hop scene, inspiring the likes of no less than global superstars BTS to follow in their footsteps 

Recommended songs: Fly, Rosario, Born Hater

GAHO and KAVE

You probably know Gaho as the honey voice behind the soundtracks of your favorite K-dramas like Itaewon Class and Start-Up

He and his band Kave are the hottest cover band around, having covered songs like Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U”, Harry Styles’ “As It Was”, Blackpink’s “How You Like That”, and many more. We hope to hear some of our favorites in “Hallyuween 2022”.

Recommended songs: Start Over, Running

Covers: Blackpink’s How You Like That, BTS’ Life Goes On

Pentagon

If you know the viral “hammer dance” on TikTok, then you’ve probably heard of Pentagon, one of the hottest boy groups in K-pop. The self-producing group debuted in October 2016 with their self-titled mini album and has since risen as one of the most sought-after acts in K-pop. 

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Recommended songs: Shine, Daisy, Follow

KARD

One of the few co-ed groups in South Korea, the pop quartet composed of BM, J.Seph, Somin, and Jiwoo is known for infusing electronic trap and hip-hop in their anthems. They officially debuted in 2017 with their EP, Hola Hola, and has since been considered a rarity in the K-pop scene where mixed-gender bands often fail to get a solid foothold.

Recommended songs: Don’t Recall, Hola Hola

BGYO

Known as the Aces of P-pop, BGYO is known for their powerhouse vocals and synchronized choreo. They debuted in January 2021 with their first single, The Light, whose music video became the fastest debut MV by a P-pop group to hit 1 million views on YouTube. BGYO stands for “Becoming the change, Going further, You and I, Originally Filipino.”

Recommended songs: The Light, Tumitigil ang Mundo

DJ SODA

Hwang So-hee, or DJ SODA, is well-known as a frequent headliner for several Asian music festivals. And now, she’s part of Hallyuween 2022. It includes the S20 Songkran Music Festival. She left her acting career in 2013 to carve out her own name in an industry dominated by men. She has since been a household name especially among dance music enthusiasts in South Korea.

Recommended songs: Tik Tok, Okay

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