ICYMI: BTS, Seventeen, RADWIMPS, ARASHI, and More Performs at 2020 FNS Music Festival

K-pop superstars BTS and SEVENTEEN along with some of the best Japanese music artists, such as RADWIMPS and ARASHI performed at the most anticipated 2020 FNS Music Festival – Summer by Fuji TV Japan.

Asian artists filled the night with music and stellar performances one after the other through Fuji TV’s summer music special, “2020 FNS Kayousai Natsu” on August 26.

From showcasing the diverse Japanese music, FNS Music Festival has also been constantly inviting Korean artists to grace their stage.

This year, global-scale K-pop boy groups Seventeen and BTS headlined the festival.

Clad in a chic black and red ensemble, Seventeen performed their Japanese single, “24H” for the first time.

The single is included in their 2nd Japanese mini album slated for official release this September 9.

Carats around the world tuned-in to witness the boys’ amazing synchronization and impressive vocals.

BTS, on their second appearance for the said music festival dominated the TV airwaves and the internet, as expected.


Performing their newest hit, “Stay Gold”,  from their fourth Japanese studio album Map of the Soul: 7 – The Journey. BTS filled the stage with enchanted aura and smooth vocals.  

Moreover, the boys also delivered an electrifying performance of their mega-hit, “Mic Drop”.

ARMYs showed their prowess once again, as they dominate the trending list as an immense support for BTS’ performance.

Both BTS and Seventeen had to pre-record their performances in South Korea due to the pandemic restrictions.

Aside from the Korean guests, Japan’s RADWIMPS also showcased a visually stunning, and ear-pleasing performance of their summer anthem, “Blame Summer”. The stage lit up with the dreamy fireworks on the background.

Top Japanese idol ARASHI also performed their refreshing and fun track “In the Summer”, a mix of upbeat and EDM sound, written by Kenshi Yonezu.

In addition, the festival features performances from top Japanese artists like Official Hige Dandism, LiSa, Sandaime J SOUL BROTHERS from EXILE TRIBE, Nogizaka46, Perfume, and Hey! Say! JUMP.

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The 2020 FNS Music Festival – Summer ran for four hours and a half in total.

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Photo Courtesy of BTS Japan Official Twitter Account @BTS_jp_official

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