2016-2017 Awards Season Calendar | Dates & Schedule for Awards & Ceremonies in South Korea

Here we bring you a list of this year’s award ceremonies to end the year! Make sure you tune in to check out all of your favorite actresses, actors and K-Pop idols.

1. 2016 KBS Song Festival (Gayo Daechukje)

The KBS Song Festival, also known as “Gayo Daechukje” is broadcast every last Friday of December by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). The hottest stars will be awarded for their outstanding success over the past year and there will be lots of memorable performances by K-Pop stars.

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Date: 2016.12.29, 20:30

Location: Yeouido KBS Hall

MCs: Park Bo Gum, Seolhyun (AOA)

Lineup: Laboum, Astro, UP10TION, Oh My Girl, Cosmic Girls, NCT Dream, Uhm Jung-hwa

2. 2016 SBS Awards Festival (SAF)

The SBS Awards Festival (SAF) celebrates all the accomplishments in the TV programs hosted by the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) throughout the year. You’ll be able to see all your favorite artists and music producers! It consists of the entertainment, drama and music awards!

2016 SAF SBS Entertainment Awards

Here the entertainment shows that inspired viewers and brought both laughter and tears throughout the year are awarded! sub_entertain_top.jpg

Date: 2016.12.25, 22:05

Location: SBS Sangam Prism Tower

MCs: Kang Ho-dong, Lee Kyung-kyu, Lee Si-young

2016 SAF SBS Drama Awards

Featuring the stars of SBS dramas, tune in to see your favorite actors and actresses! sub_drama_top.jpg

Date: 2016.12.31, 21:00

Location: SBS Sangam Prism Tower

Nominees: Jo Jung-suk, Gong Hyo-jin, Lee Min-ho, Jun Ji-hyun, Kim Rae-won, Park Shin-hye, Yoo Yeon-seok and more

2016 SAF SBS Music Awards

Featuring the best artists in the music industry from this past year, only the hottest K-Pop artists will fill the stage! sub_music_top

Date: 2016.12.26, 20:55

Location: Hall D, COEX Exhibition Center, Samseong-dong

MCs: Baekhyun (EXO), Yoori (SNSD), Yoo Hee-yeol

3. 2016 KBS Drama Awards

The KBS Drama Awards is an awards ceremony presented by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) where awards will be presented to actors and actresses who have shown outstanding performances in KBS dramas.

Date & Time: 2016.12.31, 21:15

Location: Yeouido KBS Hall

Nominees: Song Joong-ki, Kim Woo-bin, Park Bo-gum, Kim Young-kwang and more.

MCs: Jun Hyun-moo, Kim Ji-won, Park Bo-gum

4. 2016 MBC Gayo Daejejeon

The MBC Gayo Daejejeon is one of the best annual year-end music program broadcast events that always features a star-studded line-up!

Date: 2016.12.31, 20:45

Location: Ilsan MBC Dream Center

MCs: Yoona (SNSD), Kim Sung-joo

Lineup: AOA, Apink, B1A4, B.A.P, BTOB, CNBLUE, EXID, EXO and more

5. The 26th Seoul Music Awards

Also known as the High1 Seoul Music Awards, the Seoul Music Awards presents awards to artists who had outstanding achievements in the music industry. Winners are selected from singers who released albums during the year. banner_1.jpg

Date: 2017.1.19, 19:00~20:30 (Red Carpet- 17:00~18:00)

Location: Jamsil Gymnasium

Categories: Main / Rookies / OST / R&B Hiphop / Ballad / Trot Hiphop /Dance Performance / Hallyu Special / Popularity / Best Music, Best Album/ Show & Culture

6. The 31st Golden Disk Awards

Presented annually by the Music Industry Association of Korea, the Golden Disk Awards recognizes the most outstanding musical achievements throughout the year, and the 2016 edition looks to be one of the most closely fought yet as there are so many outstanding nominees!Golden_Disk_Awards_logo.jpg

Date & Time: 2017.1.13, 17:00~20:00pm & 2017.1.14, 18:00~21:00pm

Location: KINTEX

Nominees: BTS, EXO, SHINee, TWICE, Taeyeon, I.O.I and more

7. The 6th Gaon Chart K-pop Music Awards 2017


Date & Time: 2017.2.22, 19:00pm~22:00pm

Location: Jamsil Sports Complex (Jamsil Arena)

*The line-up so far includes SISTAR, EXO, MAMAMOO, G-FRIEND, TWICE, Han Dong Geun, Bolbbalgan4, DEAN, BewhY, Onew (SHINee). The further line-up will be updated soon so stay tuned!

Gaon Chart K-pop Music Awards Foreigner Seat Tickets are available here.

8. Korea Cable TV Awards 2017


Date & Time: 2017.3.10, 19:30~21:30pm

Location: COEX Auditorium at Samseong Station (Subway Line 2)

*Line-up will be updated soon.

Korea Cable TV Awards Show 2017 Tickets are available here.

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  1. I know this is way too early, but do you have any idea when is the earliest date u will know about this year’s year-end festivals? I need to plan and buy the plane ticket at least one month before the festivals start. Thanks!

    1. Hello Misha! Unfortunately, the dates for the year-end festivals and events are usually released few weeks before the actual dates. This goes the same for the ticket sales. We will try our best to update the information as soon as the dates are released! Thank you. 🙂

  2. oh I thought there will be a drama award on the 30th of December …so there is no awards on that day ? I mean any drama awards ?

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