Thai-born K-pop singer LISA will not join countdown festival in Thailand, her South Korean entertainment agency announces today

Thailand –

Thai-born K-pop singer Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban of Blackpink will not be able to attend the countdown festival in Thailand this December, her agency YG Entertainment released the official statement today, October 28th.

The announcement followed the previous news on Sunday from the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, who stated that the singer had unofficially confirmed to join the Phuket Countdown Festival this year.

As of this afternoon, YG Entertainment, Lisa’s agency in South Korea, has issued a statement with Thai translation in response to the news, saying that the artist “will not be able to attend the event.”

The announcement read: “According to the news that LISA LALISA MANOBAN has confirmed to join the Countdown Event in Thailand. We are very grateful and honored for such a proposal to appear, but unfortunately, LISA will not be able to attend the event. We hope that there should not be any confusion. Thank you.”

Shortly after, the Tourism Authorities of Thailand (TAT) also released a response statement, saying that they “have acknowledged and respected the decision accordingly and looking forward to associating with her when the occasion arises.”



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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.