On May 21, K-pop band XG made their first appearance at the large-scale music festival, Head In The Clouds New York Music & Arts Festival, hosted by 88rising at the Forest Hills Stadium in New York.
Head In The Clouds (HITC) has been a major music festival held since 2018 in Los Angeles (USA), Jakarta (Indonesia) and Manila (Philippines). In the New York edition, twenty-six artists participated, including XG, ITZY, Rich Brian, MILLI, NIKI and Leaders of Atarashii Gakko.
After showing a CGI intro video, XG were welcomed on stage to rapturous applause. They captured the hearts of the audience with their breathtaking stage presence, starting with a medley of their first single “Tippy Toes” and second single “MASCARA”. In between the song performances, the group commented, “It’s truly an honour for XG to realize our first live performance in America at HITC. We’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time and can’t believe we’re standing on this stage right now. We’ll deliver an exciting performance for you all, so please enjoy the show.”
Next, they showcased rap performances of two unreleased songs, “Two Tens” by HARVEY×MAYA and “Nothin” by JURIN×COCONA, which received shouts of appreciation from fans, the latest in a series of content that had been causing a buzz on social media.
For the cover of Justin Bieber’s “Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon” named “XG VOX #1 Peaches”, CHISA×JURIA, joined by HINATA, dramatically changed the vibe of the venue with their cool, soft vocals.
Finally, they delivered an overwhelming stage presence with their third Single “LEFT RIGHT” and “SHOOTING STAR”, bringing the show to its climax. They captivated the approximately 15,000 New York audience with their hugely successful stage performance.
On May 13, XG showcased their first performance in Japan at the world’s largest K-Culture festival, KCON JAPAN 2023. XG continues to deliver dynamic live performances, making them a group to keep an eye on in the future.