Korean news reports have begun to tease the performers for the upcoming Olympics Opening Ceremony next week, with some popular vocalists confirming appearances.
Interpark Entertainment reportedly confirmed to Korean news outlet YTN Star that Guckkasten’s Ha Hyun Woo would be performing during the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Feb. 9. Ha, the lead vocalist of the popular indie rock band, rose to prominence last year in South Korea after appearing on the popular television show King Of Masked Singer.
Bolbbalgan4‘s Ahn Ji Young will also perform at the Olympics Opening Ceremony, reports the Korea Joongang Daily. The indie pop star will collaborate with the iconic Korean rock band Deulgookhwa, fronted by lead singer Jeon In Kwon, reports the Kukmin Ilbo.
Despite the reports, the Olympics have kept the Opening Ceremony performers under wraps, with one rep citing to by Billboard a desire to “surprise” audiences.
The Opening Ceremony for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games will take place Feb. 9 at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. The ceremony will be directed by Yang Jung Woong, who previously described the performance as being based on a story where five children find peace through adventure. “It will be like a fairy tale in the winter,” he previously said, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. “It’s a fantasy, which children see as a dream.”
South Korea last hosted the Olympic Games in 1988, when Seoul hosted the Summer Games. The Pyeongchang 2018 Games will feature South Korea and North Korea participating under a unified Korean flag.