Big concerts are coming back, starting with 'Together Again, K-pop Concert'
As the social distancing measures are relaxed, a large-scale offline K-pop concert is set to take place for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to the Korea Management Federation (KMF) on Tuesday, the organization will collaborate with Arirang TV to host an offline K-pop concert titled “Together Again, K-pop Concert” on July 17 at the SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium at Seoul Olympic Park in southern Seoul.
A total of 26 artists including K-pop groups NCT Dream, Oh My Girl, Brave Girls, BTOB, Momoland, ONF, AB6IX and CIX and ballad singers Kim Tae-woo and Baek Z-young are to perform at the concert.
A total of 2,000 seats are to be filled for the concert, abiding by the social distancing measures set by the government, while audience members are required to wear masks, check their temperatures and fill out attendance sheets.
Ever since the Covid-19 pandemic hit last February, offline K-pop concerts have all but disappeared. However, recent governmental protocols have eased up on large-scale music concerts by allowing a maximum of 4,000 audience members attend such events starting from June 14. From next month, a maximum of 5,000 people will be allowed to attend music concerts.
“This concert will become a significant milestone, setting a new direction for the future K-pop concerts,” the federation said in a statement. “We hope that the concert can be wrapped up successfully and signal the recovery of our normal lives.”
BY LEE JAE-LIM [firstname.lastname@example.org]