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What you need to know about Seventeen, Glastonbury's first K-Pop group

The boy band are making history as the first Korean group at the iconic festival

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - MAY 27: SEVENTEEN attends SEVENTEEN's 4th Album 'Face the Sun' Release Press Conference at Conrad Seoul Grand Ballroom on May 27, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)
Seventeen will be appearing on Glastonbury's 2024 line-up, the first Korean group to do so. (Getty Images)

The 2024 Glastonbury line-up has been revealed and Seventeen have made history as the first K-Pop group to appear at the renowned music festival.

The boy band are set to perform on the Pyramid stage at the event, which is taking place from the 26 to 30 June. They are joining the likes of Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, and Shania Twain on the stage, which is one of the biggest at the event.

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For those unfamiliar with the group but who are interested in learning more about them and the K-Pop genre, here is everything you need to know

Who are Seventeen?

K-pop group SEVENTEEN (Back Row L-R) Jun, Jeonghan, Woonwoo, DK, Dino, Hoshi, The 8 and S.Coups (Front Row L-R) Seungkwan, Joshua, Mingyu Woozi and Vernon arrives at LA3C held at Los Angeles State Historic Park on December 10, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Penske Media via Getty Images)
Seventeen consists of 13 members: (Back Row L-R) Jun, Jeonghan, Woonwoo, DK, Dino, Hoshi, The 8 and S.Coups (Front Row L-R) Seungkwan, Joshua, Mingyu Woozi and Vernon. (Getty Images)

Seventeen debuted in South Korea in 2015, and their star has only continued to rise ever since. The group consists of 13 members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino.

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The name Seventeen stems from the group having 13 members, divided into three groups (Hip-Hop, vocals, and performance), that consists of one unit. They are known as a "self-producing" boy band, meaning they write their own songs, and are involved in music production, choreography and more.

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - JANUARY 10: Seventeen performs in concert during their
Seventeen performs in concert during their Ode to You tour in January 2020. (Getty Images)

Prior to their debut, the group's members appeared on the show Seventeen Project: Big Debut Plan which helped to introduce them to K-Pop fans.

After their debut the boy band became hugely popular, starting their career with their hit EP 17 Carat which became the longest-charting K-pop album in America in 2015. The group have since released four studio albums and 12 EPs in Korean, as well as several Japanese albums.

Starting strong, the band launched their first studio album Love & Letter in 2016, which brought them success both domestically and abroad. Their lead single Very Nice brought them a lot of attention and has been viewed over 130 million times on YouTube.

But their biggest achievement came in 2020 when their album Heng:garae sold over 1 million copies within five days of release. The album ranked third in South Korea's all-time weekly album sales at the time, only trailing behind BTS’s Map of the Soul: 7 and Map of the Soul: Persona.

The group landing a primetime slot at Glastonbury shows their continued growth and popularity as K-Pop artists. While they are the first K-Pop band to appear at Glastonbury, Seventeen are not the first Korean group to land a festival slot in general in the West.

Coachella has been home to a number of K-Pop artists over the years, with Blackpink making their debut in 2019 and Big Bang appearing there in 2020 as part of their reunion comeback. Blackpink went on to make history by headlining the festival in 2023, and they headlined BST Hyde Park the same year.


Glastonbury 2024 takes place between Wednesday 26 and Sunday 30 June 2024.