BTS moves to a better stage for free Busan concert
K-pop megaband BTS’s free concert in Busan is being moved from a makeshift seaside stage in Gijang county, northeastern Busan, to the Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
HYBE announced Friday that the venue for “BTS: Yet to Come in Busan” on Oct. 15 has been changed to a proper stadium due to safety concerns.
“The venue for the concert has been changed from the previously announced Ilgwang Special Stage to the Asiad Main Stadium,” HYBE said in a statement.
“The decision was made to create a pleasant and safe environment for audience members while not forgetting the main purpose of this event, which is to support the city’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo.”
The venue is equipped with 53,789 seats and has 72 exits, enough to cater to the 100,000 people the concert is expected to draw, HYBE said.
If that many people come, it will be the biggest single BTS show ever in Korea, it added.
Busan's city government said it will make sure it prepares thoroughly for the change in venue, so there are no problems with safety, transportation or accommodation.
The concert will also be streamed on large screens at car parks at the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal as well as online.
The concert time remains the same, 6 p.m.
BY YIM SEUNG-HYE [email@example.com]