AKB48 has announced a live broadcast “Asia Festival 2021 Online” which will feature performances by the internationally popular J-Pop idols and their sister groups on June 27th.
The livestream broadcast event will bring together AKB48's sister groups from across Asia, including JKT48 (Jakarta), BNK48 (Bangkok), MNL48 (Manila), AKB48 Team SH (Shanghai), AKB48 Team TP (Taipei), SGO48 (Ho-Chi- Minh City) and CGM48 (Chiang Mai).
Tickets are now available on the event's official English information page: https://www.akb48asiafes.com/en/
Livestream packages include the archive view for up to 14 days after the concert and a virtual digital ticket for the event.
This festival will implement XR technology which is unique to online staging. Now the festival can be enjoyed and experienced in a variety of ways, allowing fans from all over the world to interact with the content.
Pre- and Post-Event features live broadcasts and exciting attractions with content that will allow you to have a new experience with members after the Main Event.
Watch the event trailer on YouTube:
The AKB48 Group Asia Festival took place in Bangkok for the first time in January 2019. In the same year, on August 24th, the second event "AKB48 Group Asia Festival in Shanghai" took place in Shanghai. Both events were honored and welcomed with success as the sister groups joined forces for the first time in the history of the AKB48 groups.
Since the Bangkok event, the Shanghai festival has been further upgraded, the staging has focused on showcasing the culture of each group, and the event has been well received and rated by fans.
For this upcoming third event on June 27, 2021, Tokyo will be unveiled as the center of the event and will act as a virtual performance stage, with all sister groups, including AKB48, joining together to perform from theaters, online and in special venues across Asia.
During the announcement press conference in Japan, some of the sister groups provided comments in English for fans abroad. Fans can watch the entire press conference – moderated jointly by AKB48 member Nana Okada and the group's general manager, Mion Mukaichi – with English subtitles (press the "CC" button on the YouTube video player).
BNK48 and JKT48
As a special promotion, the event created a special TikTok account where participating members uploaded videos highlighting fun moments created by individual members. The groups and members who receive the most reactions (hearts, comments and shares) will be awarded a special prize at the festival.
AKB48 GROUP ASIA FESTIVAL 2021 ONLINE
Official website: https://www.akb48asiafes.com/en/
Date: June 27, 2021
Start time: 15:30 (doors) / 16:30 (start) (JST)
Setup: AKB48 / JKT48 / BNK48 / MNL48 / AKB48 TeamSH / SGO48 / AKB48 TeamTP / CGM48
Streaming platform and ticket sales:
-Online live streaming ticket
-Ticket with archive view for 7 days
-Ticket with archive view for 14 days
-Ticket with digitally designed ticket