[INFO] 2NE1, A-JAX added to Japan’s “a-nation musicweek” lineup
Top girl group 2NE1 and soon-to-debut boy band A-JAX have been invited to perform at the 12th “a-nation musicweek.”
2NE1 and A-JAX will bring Japanese music fans to their feet by performing their hit songs at the Yoyogi National First Gymnasium in Tokyo, set to be held between August 3 and 12, sources said.
Hosted by music software company AVEX, the 10-day festival will open under different themes everyday, such as ‘Band’, ‘Anime songs’, ‘Idol’ and ‘Rock.’
On the opening day of the annual summer event, August 3, 2NE1 has been announced to appear on stage with Japanese hip-hop group m-flo, according to 2NE1’s official Japanese website.
Also, A-JAX will serve as the opening acts of ‘Asia Progress M’ on August 9, which features rookie male artists in the region, with other K-pop groups U-KISS and SHUI and Japanese groups AAA and DEEP, A-JAX’s official told 10Asia in a brief phone interview.
Since its beginning in 2002, the a-nation musicweek has presented performances by A-list acts including Ayumi Hamasaki, Kumi Koda, BoA and TVXQ!
Meanwhile, an official from 2NE1’s agency, YG Entertainment, confirmed this morning that the girls will be returning to the local music scene in mid-June with a new album, though they have yet to decide whether it is going to be a mini-album or an official full-track album.
Before attending the music fest, A-JAX will also perform as opening artists at K-pop girl group KARA’s concert, “KARASIA,” at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama on May 26 and 27.
Having gone viral under their tentative team name “DSP BOYZ” before the official name was announced in late April, A-JAX is prepping up to make local debut later this month.