Excited fans greet pop star Jay Park ahead of Hammersmith Apollo concert


His arrival sparked chaos amongst fans at the airport.


By Rachel Hur

Tens of excited fans greeted Korean singer Jay Park on his arrival in London ahead of his first European concert in Hammersmith on Saturday.

Born in Seattle, US, Jay Park is a popular star in Korean known for his charismatic performances. He will be embarking on his first ever European tour, starting in London and performing in Amsterdam on September 25.

Sarah Kim, a fan who went to the airport, described Jay Park’s arrival in London as ‘chaotic’. As a member of his official fan club ‘J-Walkers’, Kim could not hide her disappointment on the ‘lack of manners’ from some fans at the time.

She said: “There were a lot of fans, more than the organisers expected I think, and it was total chaos when Jay came through the arrival gates. Everyone just rushed up to him with cameras and asking for autographs. There seemed to be a lack of security and I was worried someone would get hurt.”

On Jay Park’s upcoming London show, Kim was delighted on his global fan base and promotions.  

“Obviously Jay has had some controversy over the years but he came back from that stronger. We’re delighted he is coming to London and by the look of the many fans that turned up at the airport to get a glimpse of him, I’m sure the concert will be a huge success,” she said. 

Jay Park shot to fame in 2008 as a member of boy group 2PM. He caused controversy in Korea when unfavourable comments towards Korea were found on his personal Myspace account from 2005. Despite his apology, it was confirmed he would leave 2PM and after a short period back in America, he returned to Korea to launch a successful solo career. 

Jay Park will be performing at Hammersmith Apollo this Saturday at 8pm. 

Tickets are still available at

His Berlin concert originally scheduled to be on the 28th has been cancelled.

Photo courtesy of Tourism.Victoria, with thanks. 

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