One of the largest Kpop concert festivals in US, KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022 suffers from a massive issue after losing half of its lineup performers. Reports also mentioned that someone actually got arrested during KAMP LA and caused a massive commotion during the Kpop festival. Check out what really happened behind the KAMP LA 2022 issue and incident.
HUGE Issue: Kpop Festival KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022 Lost Half of Its Lineup Performers
On October 16, Korean media reported that one of the largest Kpop festival in US, KAMP LA 2022, had ended with a huge issue.
In the middle of fans’ high anticipation and excitement, KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022 Kpop concert had lost half of its lineup performers. Seven performers, including SNSD Taeyeon, EXO Kai, GOT7 BamBam, Jeon Somi, Zion.T, Lapillus, and MONSTA X were unable to perform at the concert as scheduled.
Therefore, out of 14 performers, KAMP LA 2022 delivered only 7 performers during the 2-day concert. As a result, many fans canceled their attendance, skipping the concert altogether. And it happened because of a terrible lack of management and professionalism.
What’s Behind the HUGE Lineup Cancelation Issue?
On October 14, several Kpop artists scheduled to perform at the 2022 KAMP Los Angeles (LA) reported difficulties regarding their flight to the US. GOT BamBam, Jeon Somi, Super Junior, EXO Kai, SNSD Taeyeon, and LAPILLUS shared on social media about issues regarding their visa. That is why they had to wait longer for their flights.
While Super Junior managed to pass through the issue, it didn’t happen to the other Kpop artists.
The next day, KAMP LA 2022 released an official statement that BamBam, Somi, Kai, LAPILLUS, Taeyeon, and Zion.T had to cancel their performance due to visa issues.
A statement from KAMP Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/BTeaIx8dHa— KAMP GLOBAL (@kampfestivals) October 15, 2022
Along with the above six performers, came the talented Kpop boy group MONSTA X who also canceled their performance at the KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022 due to the same issue.
[ ATTENTION MONBEBE ]— MONSTA X | WONHO VOTING SQUAD | SLOW (@MonstaXVotingSQ) October 15, 2022
We know many Monbebe is looking forward to seeing #MONSTAX on KAMP LA 2022. However, it seems that there were visa concerns relating different artists which includes Monsta X. Due to this circumstances, MC won't be able to attend the show.@OfficialMonstaX https://t.co/0IEpk4eIWG pic.twitter.com/mBZ2UJvIDl
So, what really happened?
While no clear explanation came from the Kpop festival regarding this visa issue, fans speculated that the KAMP LA 2022 event organizer was at fault. That is because all the preparation for the concert and lineup artists falls into the event organizer’s responsibility.
Therefore, fans demanded clear reasons for how such mismanagement and unprofessionalism could happen to one of the biggest Kpop events in the US.
.@kampfestivals hello. fans are worried about the organisation surrounding the festival. most of the artists performing tomorrow still have not departed from korea yet. we’d like to know more about it. i think you should address it and he transparent. thank you 🙂— sum saw kai (@jonginsdoII) October 14, 2022
kamp needs to say something like cmon if some artists can’t make it you need to say it before fans start travelling or ease people’s concerns and say that they’ll be able to make it @kampfestivals— rou 🔜 KJI3 (@kji_rnb) October 14, 2022
The real crisis is the crisis of incompetence. All those fans buying tickets, hotels so that now they come out with a surprise for the fans who wait for their idols to perform, due to poor organization or who is to blame, many will be angry https://t.co/Eh8YoChqjx— LeonAyara (@AyaraLeonard) October 14, 2022
Someone Got Arrested During KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022 Kpop Festival
Moreover, as if the Kpop concert was not spicy enough with the lineup cancelation issue, someone got arrested at KAMP LA 2022!
On the first day of the Kpop concert, while KAMP LA 2022 must go on with their remaining lineup performers, a commotion started in the middle of the audience.
During P1Harmony’s performance, the audience reported that officials were dragging someone and escorting the person out of the concert. These audiences stated that the official had “arrested” the person in question.
Along with the reports, video footage of the incident widely circulated on the internet. In the footage, officials were seen dragging a female attendee away from the concert. And the female attendee was also seen struggling and fighting back.
bruh #KAMPLA2022 #kamp pic.twitter.com/lX0bLfoSPW— haven ∣ jay (@lightschoice) October 15, 2022
Y'all 😭😭 #KAMPLA2022 pic.twitter.com/AFjCv35vrs— ✿ beck ✿ (@heartbeathoney) October 15, 2022
While this arrest brought a huge question to the public, some fans who witnessed the arrest stated that the person in question had a large camera on her. The concert highly prohibited bringing large camera to the location so the officials had to take action. However, the person refused to cooperate, so the officials had to drag her out.
Fans suspected the person in question was from a fansite or a possible sasaeng.
to everyone asking what happened, they had a large camera and got dragged out from in front of me by their hoodie. they tried to hold on to people around them and the barricade and were just pulled out— 아르민 | post ikon depression (@kissybinjin) October 15, 2022
Mixed Reactions About the Arrest and Issue at the KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022 Kpop Concert
With the arrest problem and the visa issue at the KAMP LA 2022 Kpop concert, fans began questioning the professionality of the organizer.
According to some fans, the number of attendance at the Kpop concert was already low due to the visa issue. But they still kicked out another attendee.
Not only that, but this arrest also called for many questions from fans. Indeed, the officials seemed firm and strict during the arrest. However, previously the official KAMP LA 2022 Twitter account repeatedly retweeted photos from unofficial fansites to prove their artists’ attendance.
And fans believe the two actions are ironic.
KAMP Global Offers Ticket Refunds
Finally, KAMP Global offered a 50% refund to those who bought the full two-day event tickets due to the lineup cancelation issue. Meanwhile, if you hold a ticket to the Saturday event, you may claim for a full refund
But unfortunately, this refund is only claimable until October 16 at 4 AM KST.
“Anyone holding a single-day Saturday ticket is entitled to a full refund or 50% refund off of a two-day ticket.
You will have until 12 noon PDT on Saturday, October 15, to request your refund.”KAMP Global.
So, what are your thoughts regarding the lineup issue and incident at the KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022 Kpop festival? Feel free to share them in the comments and stay with Kpoppost Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram channel for more updates.
In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of MOMOLAND performance at the KAMP Los Angeles (LA) 2022.
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