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Mark Your Calendars: Virtual K-Pop Concerts And Events In Korea 2021 New Year's Eve

by Tyler Khoo / Dec 29, 2020 05:19 AM EST
2021 NEW YEAR'S EVE LIVE (Big Hit Labels/YouTube Screenshot)

New Year is right around the corner. It has been a tradition for several people across many countries to celebrate this occasion outdoors, perhaps traveling to various locations, dining out in restaurants, and attending events with the crowd. It is bound to be different as people across the globe welcome New Year 2021. The pandemic looms, the reason why the entertainment industry and New Year events organizers are choosing to conduct gatherings virtually. 

This should not stop anyone from making noise and celebrating the upcoming New Year. It may be virtual this time, but the tradition of welcoming New Year continues. Here are the virtual K-Pop concerts and events in Korea you should mark on your calendars right now. 

Big Hit Entertainment's 2021 NEW YEAR'S LIVE

Presented by Weverse, the mobile app of Big Hit Entertainment, the biggest stars in K-Pop will gather in the online event happening this December 31st from the KINTEX Exhibition Center in Gyeonggi-do. 

Big Hit Entertainment's artists, BTS, GFRIEND, ENHYPEN, TXT, NU'EST, Lee Hyun, and Bumzu will grace the event with performances. It will also feature a "connect stage" that honors late rock icon Shin Hae Chul. 

BLACKPINK's 'The Show'

YG Entertainment, in partnership with YouTube, Tokopedia, and Philippine-based telecommunications company Globe, will conduct "The Show," a live stream concert on January 31st, 2021 featuring BLACKPINK. 

"We wanted to end the year with something very special for our Blinks who have been waiting so patiently for us," the official statement from BLACKPINK stated. "We hope everyone can comfortably enjoy our first-ever live stream concert 'The Show' at home and hopefully join in on some special perks we've prepared for those who join our channel. Overall, we're super excited to share this fun moment with our Blinks and we can't wait till 'The Show.'"

SMTOWN LIVE 'Culture Humanity'

SM Entertainment will also host a star-studded concert, the SMTOWN LIVE "Culture Humanity," starting at midnight Korea time on December 28th. 

Attending the event are K-Pop artists Super Junior, SuperM, Red Velvet, TVXQ, NCT subunits NCT Dream, NCT U, NCT 127 and WayV, EXO, H.O.T.'s Kangta, SHINee's Taemin, and Girls' Generation.

These are only among the Korean entertainment industry's New Year 2021 events. For those who are traveling safely to South Korea for the New Year, know that many of the usual events are canceled, but you can take part in the country's events, such as the Bosingak Watch-Night bell ceremony, among others.

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