J-Hope at US Lollapalooza: BTS member becomes 1st South Korean headliner at a major American festival.
J-hope, a member of BTS, made history by being announced as one of the main acts of Lollapalooza in Chicago this Tuesday. The musician will be the first Korean artist to headline the festival's main stage. His participation takes place on July 31 and closes on the event's last day.
"His performance will make history, cementing him as the first South Korean artist to command the main stage at a major US music festival," the Lollapalooza Twitter account said.
Shortly after the announcement, BTS fans trended the names HOSEOK, JHOPE, and HOBI as the hottest topics on Twitter. Until 9:45 pm, the terms had 110 thousand mentions, 144 thousand, and 121 thousand, respectively; in microblog trends in the country. With this, the K-pop star, who is used to breaking records with his group, will also make history in his solo career.
Another confirmed K-pop act was TOMORROW X TOGETHER, who will perform on Saturday, July 30th. On a note, Lollapalooza Chicago points out these two confirmations as an important milestone in the event's history, as Lollapalooza aims to welcome diverse musical genres and innovative artists.
Among the other attractions confirmed in the 2022 edition of Lollapalooza Chicago are names such as Metallica, Dua Lipa, Charli XCX, Machine Gun Kelly, and more.