This year’s a-nation concert is going to be the most exciting one yet for Japanese YG fans as both BIGBANG and iKON have been confirmed as part of its lineup.
a-nation is Japan’s biggest summer music festival in the nation, and this year, it will take place at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on August 27th and 28th.
While this is BIGBANG’s third consecutive year to attend, making their first appearance in 2014 and again in 2015, it is iKON’s first time.
BIGBANG has proven to be quite popular in Japan as they became the first foreign artist to hold a Dome Tour in Japan for three consecutive years. During their Japan leg of the MADE 2015 World Tour, the group attracted over 911,000 fans alone to their 5 city-tour held between November 2015 and February 2016.
Their junior group and labelmates iKON has also experienced popularity in Japan with their 1st album WELCOME BACK released in January. The album was spotted at #1 on the Oricon Chart. Additionally, they have even attracted over 146,000 fans with their Japan tour held in February 2016. Recently, iKON released a new single titled #WYD (What You Doing).
Source: Sports Donga