How SEVENTEEN are poised to make Glastonbury history

SEVENTEEN's booking is a landmark moment for K-pop in the UK
SEVENTEEN Glastonbury

Announced today, the 2024 Glastonbury line-up is chock full of music icons, rising stars and bop merchants from all over the world.

One of the most exciting bookings is certainly South Korean boyband SEVENTEEN, who will make history as the first-ever K-pop group to play Glastonbury's famed Pyramid Stage.

It's another milestone moment for K-pop in the UK. Last year, BLACKPINK became the first-ever Korean band to headline a major UK music festival when they took to the stage at BST Hyde Park in London.

Stray Kids have since been announced as one of this year's BST Hyde Park headliners, proving BLACKPINK's 2023 booking was no fluke.

SEVENTEEN Glastonbury

MORE: Check out SEVENTEEN's Official Charts history in full

BTS also made history back in 2019, when they became the first Korean band to headline London's Wembley Stadium, which they did on two consecutive nights.

Band member SUGA said at the time: "Wembley holds huge significance. As a singer, there are some dream stages. Since I was young, when I watched Queen at Live Aid, I have dreamed of performing here. I couldn’t sleep last night, thinking that I am performing at Wembley."

As Korean acts become ever more prominent on the UK live landscape, they're also continuing to break new ground on the Official Charts.

In May 2023, FIFTY FIFTY's Cupid became the first-ever song by a K-pop girl group to reach the Official Singles Chart Top 10. It spent three non-consecutive weeks in the Top 10, peaking at Number 8.


They followed in the record-setting footsteps of BLACKPINK, who secured the first-ever UK Number 1 album by a K-pop girl group in 2022, when their second studio record BORN PINK reached the summit.

MORE: Check out BTS's Official Top 40 biggest songs in the UK

And, last October, BTS member Jung Kook became the first Korean solo artist to secure two Top 5 singles in the UK. He reached Number 3 with his Latto collaboration Seven, and Number 5 with Jack Harlow team-up 3D.

Really, there's only one takeaway from all these live milestones and Official Chart firsts. K-pop's imperial phase in the UK is only just getting started, and we can't wait to see what happens next. 

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Good day, 

I would just like to correct that Seventeen isn’t headlining BST Hyde Park this year, it’s Stray Kids. Please update the article. Thank you.