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Busan gears up for massive, free BTS concert

Seoul, Oct 14 (EFE).- The city of Busan is preparing special security measures and transport for a free concert by K-pop sensation BTS on Saturday being held to promote the city’s candidacy for the World Expo 2030.

The global superstars will perform for roughly 50,000 people at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium, while giant screens have been installed in other parts of the city where several thousand more people are expected to watch the live transmission.

According to the band’s management company and local authorities, around 100,000 people are expected to travel to the city for the concert that will be one of the band’s biggest ever shows.

The city has increased the frequency of air, bus and subway connections to face such an influx.

In addition, security forces have been deployed in the city’s busiest areas, particularly surrounding the stadium, and temporary medical clinics have been installed as well as sanitary emergency facilities.

The concert — titled Yet to Come, like the band’s latest single — will be BTS’ first show since March, when they finished their tour Permission to Dance on Stage, in Seoul.

The show is expected to boost Busan’s candidacy for the World Expo 2030, an event held every five years that lasts six months and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world.

The winner is to be announced by the International Bureau of Expositions in December 2023.

The race to host the fair will be between Busan, Riyadh, Odessa and Rome. EFE


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