Top UK Kpop Events to Attend this October

Autumn has started and October is packed with events, including the prestigious 10th anniversary of the prestigious K-music Festival, idols’ birthdays, and accompanying cup sleeves.

K- Music Festival 10th Anniversary

Celebrating 140 years of UK and Korean relations, the K-music festival's 10th anniversary kicks off on the 1st of Ocotber. The opening act will be Jung Jae-il composer of Squid Game and Parasite Eve joined by the London Symphony Orchestra.

A range of diverse and curated acts will take to the stage in London from October to November. Acts such as Haepaary and Jambinai will be making their debut. Read all about the event here, and purchase tickets here.

๐Ÿ—“️Date: 1st October
⏰Time: 19:30–23:30pm
๐Ÿ“Place: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London. 

 Ticket: here.

Bang Chan and Lee Know Day (Cupsleeve)

Celebrate Stray Kids members Bang Chan and Lee Know’s birthday by attending a cup sleeve. Preorder packs are available to purchase including Toploader deco kits and S-class Photocard Holder Sets. Tickets for the Lucky draw will be £1 and you can enter as many times as you like!

๐Ÿ—“️Date: 7th October
⏰Time: 12:00 pm - 17:00 pm

๐Ÿ“Place: Ohayo Tea, Manchester

Kpop Pop-Up Market

K-pop fans who love to shop, get a bargain, and load up on merch 1on1 have the event for you! The Kpop Pop-up market now in its fourth year will be chock full of unique vendors selling fan art, to beauty skincare goodies. Some wonderful vendors have already been announced, over on 1on1’s socials! Book your ticket here.

๐Ÿ—“️Date: Sunday 8th October

⏰Time: 10:00- 18:00pm

๐Ÿ“Place: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London

'Falling For Yoon' (Cupsleeve)

Join the celebrations for Seventeens Jeonghan, the event which will be Carats Heaven will be filled with vendors and fan-made merch. Three fantastic tiers brimming with goodies are available for pre-order. Raffle tickets are for purchase with prizes including a sealed birthday box and a second prize Jeonghan sayings tote bag!

๐Ÿ—“️Date: Saturday, October 14th

⏰Time: 12- 18:00 pm 

๐Ÿ“Place: SideQuest Gamers Hub, 77-79 Charing Cross, London, WC2H 0NE

Promise Jimin Day (Cupsleeve)

Celebrate BTS’s Jimins birthday with plenty of vendors, and prizes to be won over at Sidequest. Games and activities will have ARMYS overjoyed with fun. Two tiers are available for those who want a little extra, a drink purchase is required to secure the freebies!

๐Ÿ—“️Date:  Sunday, 15th October

⏰Time: 13:00-18:00pm

๐Ÿ“Place: SideQuest Gamers Hub, 77-79 Charing Cross, London, WC2H 0NE


The South Korean singer-songwriter and producer will be heading to the Troxy this October. B.I’s second studio album ‘TO DIE FOR’ illustrated the complete range of emotions we feel in our youth towards our dreams, love, and life. 

๐Ÿ—“️Date: Sun, 15 Oct 

⏰Time:  19:00–23:00pm

๐Ÿ“Place: Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, United Kingdom E1 0H

Tickets here

K-music Festival 2023: Haepaary

Minhee and Hyewon who make up the duo Haeparry will be making their UK debut this Ocotber. The alt-electronic duo are known for “Then” and “Go To dgp” a show not to be missed! Read the exclusive interview with KpopWise here.

๐Ÿ—“️Date: Tues 24th October 
⏰Time:  19:30–23:00pm
๐Ÿ“Place: The Lower Third, 26 Denmark Street, London

Tickets here

Be sure to follow KpopWise for all the latest on your favourite idols! 

Kirsty Bright

A UK freelance writer, who stumbled into the land of Kpop while studying Korean. Her bias groups are BTS and Seventeen, but she loves a range of groups and finding new artists to listen to! Contact on Insta: @kirstybright_ Portfolio:

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