It was supposed to be the concert that helped bring two feuding nations together.
But North Korea has pulled out of their joint “peace concert” with the South, just days ahead of its February 4 stage date.
The concert, which was being organised by the Ministry of Unification, was due to take place at Mount Kumgang in North Korea, starring BoA, Lee Juk, Jing In, indie group Red Chair, pianist Son Yeoul Eum and a major idol group.
However, the Ministry of Unification confirmed today, January 29, that the event has been cancelled.
Reports suggest that it was North Korea who pulled out of the event, blaming media in South Korea for “insulting” their sincerity with their participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
A spokesman at the South Korean government office in Seoul called the cancellation a “great shame” and “very unfortunate.”