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BTS rapper J-Hope becomes first Korean star to headline Lollapalooza music festival

Rapper J-Hope of Korean pop group BTS is one of the headliners for the upcoming Lollapalooza, becoming the “first South Korean artist” to lead a music festival.

The 28-year-old actor will perform on the closing day of the music festival on July 31, alongside big names including Green Day, The Kid Laroi, Porno For Pyros, Maneskin, Charli XCX and more.

The excited rapper took to his official Instagram account to make the announcement.

J-Hope aka Jung Ho-seok promised fans that he would give them a great show. The rapper called it an “exciting new challenge.”

“This will be my first performance at @lollapalooza. It’s an exciting new challenge that I think will become a truly memorable chapter in my musical history! I’m going to put on a great show for you. Get ready to go crazy!” J-Hope wrote on Instagram.

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His group member, Jungkook, took to the comments section to promote the rapper.

“J-Hope, let’s yoooooo!” replied the singer, who is also the youngest member of BTS.

After releasing his first solo mixtape “Hope World” in 2018 and collaborating with American singer Becky G on her single “Chicken Noodle Soup” in 2019, J-Hope, who is affectionately referred to as Hobi by his band members, has also an active career as a solo artist.

Now, it will be interesting to see if the rapper brings out other BTS members during his performance at the music festival or not.

Meanwhile, TOMORROW x TOGETHER (TXT), a member of BTS’s Big Hit Music label, is also part of the festival lineup and the group will perform on July 30.

Lollapalooza opens on July 28. Other headliners for this year’s Lollapalooza include Metallica, Dua Lipa, J Cole, Green Day, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Baby and Kygo.

Professionally, the K-pop group is currently preparing to release their new album “Proof,” which is slated for release on June 10.