Busan gears up for massive, free BTS concert

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) — The city of Busan is preparing special security and transportation measures for K-pop sensation BTS’ free concert on Saturday to promote its bid for World Expo 2030.

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International superstars will perform for about 50,000 people at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium, while large screens have been set up in other parts of the city where several thousand more people are expected to watch live.

About 100,000 people are expected to visit the city for what will be one of the band’s largest concerts, according to the band’s management company and local officials.

The city has become more connected by air, bus, and metro to cope with such flows.

In addition, security forces have been deployed in busy parts of the city, especially around the stadium, and temporary clinics have been set up along with emergency sanitation centers.

Like the band’s latest release, the concert — to be titled Yet to Come — will be BTS’ first concert since March, when they wrap up they’re Permitted To Dance On Stage tour in Seoul.

The show is expected to boost Busan’s candidacy for World Expo 2030, a six-month event that attracts millions of visitors from around the world, held every five years.

The winner will be announced in December 2023 by the International Exhibition.

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