Here’s a complete list of major annual Korean music festivals and year-end award ceremonies that were held in Korea last year for K-Pop fans!

*Please note that the information on most festivals and music award shows is to be updated. 

Click on one to find out more!
K-pop FestivalsMusic Award Shows


Annual K-pop Festivals

1. The 29th Dream Concert in Busan

  • Date: May 27, 2023
  • Venue: Busan Asiad Stadium

The Dream Concert is one of the biggest annual K-pop festivals in South Korea and Asia, which features some of the most in-demand K-pop stars of the year! It’s indeed one of the hottest Hallyu concerts in Asia and boasts a stellar line-up every year.


  • MC: Jo Jungsik, Yubin (OH MY GIRL)
  • Line-up: ITZY, JO1, NMIXX, Kim Jaehwan, Dreamcatcher, EVERGLOW, OH MY GIRL, ONEUS, TEMPEST, MIRAE, NINE.i, JUST B, Lapillus, TAN, BB GIRLS, DRIPPIN, Golden Child, Kim Taewoo

By booking the 2023 Dream Concert in Busan tour package via Trazy, you can have a great chance to enjoy both Busan city sightseeing and K-pop concert, departing from Seoul and Busan. Don’t miss out on the chance to get an early bird 20% discount!

2. Lotte Family Duty Free Family Concert 2023

  • Date: June 16~18, 2023
  • Venue: KSPO Dome

The Lotte Family Duty Free Family Concert is a highly anticipated annual K-pop concert held in Seoul and organized by the popular duty-free shop chain Lottey Duty Free.


  • June 16: NCT Dream, Stray Kids, aespa, STAYC, KINGDOM, Lee Chae Yeon
  • June 17: ITZY, ENHYPEN, Crush, Jukjae, Sung Si Kyung, Gummy
  • June 18: Young Tak, Lee Chan Won, Jang Min Ho, Jang Yoon Jung, Song Gain, Jin Simon

Trazy’s Lotte Family Concert 2023 & Duty Free Shopping Tour includes a $100 Lotte Duty Free coupon, giving fans the opportunity to indulge in some luxury shopping while in Seoul.

3. SKA Super Swag Festival 2023

  • Date: July 22, 2023
  • Venue: Gwangmyeong IVEX STUDIO

SKA Super Swag Festival is where you can experience the ultimate celebration of hip-hop music, food, and non-stop party vibes! With an incredible line-up of Korean rappers, such as BewhY, GIRIBOY, Zior Park, and many more, you’ll get to party up close with your favorite artists.


BewhY, GIRIBOY, Kid Milli, LEELLAMARZ, lilBOI, Zior Park, DON MALIK, B.I, TABBER, JUTO & more

Trazy’s package includes a standing ticket, round-trip transportation from/to Seoul, and English/Chinese-speaking staff!

4. Boryeong Mud Festival 2023 – Music Festivals

Boryeong Mud Festival is Korea’s iconic summer festival with more than 20 years of history. Enjoy 3 main music festivals that feature an amazing line-up and book a hassle-free shuttle bus package from/to Seoul!

1) World K-pop Festival

  • Date: July 22 (SAT)
  • Time: 4pm~10pm
  • Line-up: Apink, ONF, Golden Child, DRIPPIN, H1-KEY, SECRET NUMBER, DIGNITY, J.E.B, Vandal Rock & more
  • Book a shuttle bus package to the World K-pop Festival!

2) GS25 Music Festival

  • Date: July 29 (SAT)
  • Time: 4pm~10pm
  • Line-up: Paul Kim, Gray, Woo Wonjae, meenoi, Vandal Rock, L-like, Better, Joody & more
  • Book a shuttle bus package to the GS25 Music Festival!

*This festival is exclusively for individuals who are 19 years old or older.

3) World DJ Festival

  • Date: August 5 (SAT)
  • Time: 4pm~10pm
  • Line-up: Pendulum DJ Set, Krewella, KOO, Mike Perry, Third Party, RayRay, Aster X Neo, Juncoco, Vandal Rock, Yesong & more
  • Book a shuttle bus package to the World DJ Festival!

*This festival is exclusively for individuals who are 19 years old or older.

5. Rapbeat 2023 Festival

  • Date: September 2 & 3, 2023
  • Venue: Seoul Land

Rapbeat Festival is a must-go annual music festival in Korea for hip-hop and R&B fans. It’s a perfect opportunity to see popular rappers in Korea as well as the hottest underground artists performing on the stage.



This year, Trazy is the exclusive global ticket seller for Rapbeat 2023 and you can get up to 25% discount by booking early!

6. INK Incheon K-pop Concert 2023

  • Date: September 9, 2023
  • Venue: Incheon Munhak Stadium

Incheon K-pop Concert (INK), hosted by Incheon City and the Incheon Tourism Organization, is one of the leading K-pop concerts that brings high-flying K-pop artists and K-pop fans all over the world together.


  • Artists: BTOB, OH MY GIRL, GOLDEN CHILD, WEi, H1-KEY, XIKERS, woo!ah!, TRIPLES, 8TURN & more

Book your seat via Trazy, which includes round-trip transportation from/to Seoul, English-speaking tour staff, and an INK Concert ticket!

7. DMZ OPEN Peace Nuri Picnic Festival 2023

  • Date: September 23, 2023
  • Venue: Imjingak Peace Nuri Park

DMZ OPEN Peace Nuri Picnic Festival is a music festival that blends music, nature, and unity where you can indulge in exceptional music performances, breathtaking landscapes, and a profound message of peace!


  • Artists: Lee Seung-hwan, Peppertones, Soran, Roy Kim, HYNN, Kim Feel, HeMeets, and Touched

Book your seat via Trazy, which includes round-trip transportation from/to Seoul, English/Chinese-speaking tour staff, a festival ticket, an eco-friendly picnic mat & table, and gimbap!

8. Yeongdong-daero K-pop Concert

  • Date: October 8, 2023
  • Venue: Yeongdong-daero (in front of Hotel Rivera)

Enjoy the 2023 Gangnam Festival at Yeongdong-daero K-pop Concert, an annual K-pop concert held in the heart of Gangnam District, showcasing major K-pop artists! It’s also an incredible opportunity to explore Seoul, including Seoul’s old downtown course and Gangnam walking tour course.

| Line-up: 

  • NCT Dream, aespa, ATEEZ, ZICO, STAYC, fromis_9, BOYNEXTDOOR

Secure your spot for 2023 Yeongdong-daero K-pop Concert via Trazy, departing from Hongdae & Apgujeong!

9. Lotte Duty Free All-Night Party at Lotte World

  • Date: October 14 & 21, 2023
  • Venue: Lotte World at Jamsil Station, Seoul

Get ready for the dazzling All-Night Party at Lotte World, where you can enjoy an hour-long performance by top artists in the K-pop scene, followed by an energetic DJ party! This package includes a $30 Lotte Duty-Free coupon, a Lotte World entrance ticket, FREE rides for 10 attractions, and English/Chinese-speaking tour staff.

| Line-up: 

  • Oct 14: DJ Yesong, DJ Juncoco
  • Oct 21: DJ JEB, DJ Vandal Rock

This All-Night Party package includes a $30 Lotte Duty-Free coupon, a Lotte World entrance ticket, FREE rides for 10 attractions, and English/Chinese-speaking tour staff.

10. BOF (Busan One Asia Festival) K-pop Concert 2023

  • Date: October 21, 2023
  • Venue: Busan Asiad Stadium

Busan One Asia Festival is a mega Hallyu event where you can enjoy various cultural programs including K-pop concerts, exhibitions, and fan meetings. With this tour package, you’ll get to explore top destinations in Busan as well as enjoy the highlight of the festival, the K-pop concert, featuring the hottest K-pop artists from the best seats!



Book your seat via Trazy, which includes ground seating A or S tickets for BOF K-pop Concert, round-trip transportation from/to Seoul & Busan, and Busan City Tour Bus!

You can also book a ground seating S ticket with a KTX package that includes a one-way KTX ticket from Seoul to Busan at a 50%  discount.

11. K-Link Festival 2023

  • Date: December 10, 2023
  • Venue: Jamsil Arena (Jamsil Indoor Stadium)

K-link Festival is a special K-pop music festival sponsored by Korea Tourism Board. Join this electrifying K-link Festival and secure your ground area standing tickets to enjoy the performances of various K-pop artists up close! You can also get tickets for N Seoul Tower, the symbol of Seoul, offering a spectacular 360-degree view of the entire city.



Secure your ground-standing area tickets with up to 23% OFF via Trazy! Only a limited number of tickets are available.

12. KBS Gayo Daechukje 2023

  • Date: December 9 & 15, 2023
  • Venue: Seibu Dome (Dec 9) / Yeouido KBS Hall (Dec 15)

One of the popular annual year-end events, KBS Gayo Daechukje, also known as the KBS Music Festival, is held by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). The best artists are selected by viewers’ text-message vote. This year, KBS will host the ‘2023 Music Bank Global Festival’ on December 9th at the Seibu Dome in Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan, and on the 15th of the same month, the ‘2023 Gayo Daechukje’ will take place at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Seoul.


  • Artists: TBA

13. SBS Gayo Daejeon 2023 

  • Date: December 25, 2023
  • Venue: INSPIRE Arena

Hosted by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), SBS Music Awards (Gayo Daejeon) is a major annual end-of-the-year music award show and it was held in Daegu last year. It’s well-known for its amazing lineups and outstanding performances.



14. MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2023 (TBA)

  • Date: TBA

MBC Gayo Daejejeon is one of the best year-end music award ceremonies. The MBC, one of the 3 major broadcast corporations in South Korea hosts the show on new year’s eve every year.


  • MC: TBA
  • Artists: TBA

Annual Music Award Shows

1. K Global Heart Dream Awards 2023 

  • Date: August 10, 2023
  • Venue: KSPO Dome at Olympic Park

2023 K Global Heart Dream Awards has unveiled their spectacular award ceremony with a jaw-dropping line-up! Make sure to grab this ticket, save a seat closer to the stage, and see Korea’s biggest idols’ live performances, featuring THE BOYZ, ATEEZ, Stray Kids, STAYC, TAEYONG (NCT), and many more.


  • MC: Jun Hyun-moo & Jang Do-yeon
  • Artists: THE BOYZ, ATEEZ, Stray Kids, TAEYONG (NCT), SEULGI (Red Velvet), TREASURE’s T5, YOUNHA, STAYC, EPEX, ATBO, xikers & more

Book your ground-floor seating ticket or 1st-floor seating ticket to the 2023 K Global Heart Dream Awards with a Seoul City Tour ticket!

2. The Fact Music Awards 2023

  • Date: October 10, 2023
  • Venue: Incheon Namdong Gymnastics Stadium

The Fact Music Awards (TMA) is an awards ceremony that debuted in April 2019 and features fans and K-pop artists together. Vote for your favorite K-pop stars and see them perform their songs on stage! Ground floor standing tickets are available on Trazy.



3. Genie Music Awards 2023

  • Date: December 9~10, 2023
  • Venue: KINTEX

The Genie Music Awards is an annual music awards show organized by Genie Music. It is one of the biggest music awards ceremonies and thus, has an equally amazing line-up for everyone to enjoy.


  • Dec 9: ZICO, Giriboy, Changmo, I.M & more
  • Dec 10: Leellamarz, Wonstein, Big Naughty & more

4. Melon Music Awards (MMA) 2023

  • Date: December 2, 2023
  • Venue: Inspire Arena

The Melon Music Awards is another major music awards show that takes place annually in South Korea. Based on digital sales and online votes collected from the online music store Melon, the winners are selected. It’s coming back this year to INSPIRE Arena so stay posted on the lineup!


  • Artist: NCT DREAM & more

5. Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2023 

  • Date: November 28~29, 2023
  • Venue: Tokyo Dome

Mnet Asian Music Awards, or MAMA, is one of the biggest music awards that is broadcast on 4 continents, including Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. Every year, MAMA presents a spectacular concept and theme of stages and shows.



6. The 7th Asia Artist Awards (AAA) 2023 (TBA)

  • Date: December 14, 2023
  • Venue: Philippine Arena

Asia Artist Awards recognizes the outstanding achievements of Asian artists in the TV, film, and music industry. Hosted by Starnews, it will be held this coming December at the Philippine Arena in the Philippines.


  • Artist: NewJeans, Le Sserafim, BoyNextDoor, Nmixx, Zerobaseone, Stray Kids, Itzy, The Boyz & more
  • Actor & Actress: Kim Seon-ho, Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Se-jeong, Moon Ga-young, Lee Dong-hwi & more
  • MC: Kang Daniel, Jang Won-young, and Sung Han-bin

7. Golden Disc Awards 2024 (TBA)

  • Date: January 6, 2024
  • Venue: Jakarta International Stadium

The Golden Disk Awards annually celebrates the outstanding achievements of K-pop music by giving awards to the artists who have contributed to the music industry. This time, the event will be held at the Jakarta International Stadium in Indonesia with a star-studded line-up!


  • Artist: TBA

8. The 33rd Seoul Music Awards 2024

  • Date: January 2, 2024
  • Venue: Bangkok Rajamangala National Stadium

Started in 1990, Seoul Music Awards is one of the biggest K-pop events in South Korea. This music award features the best artists and singers every year. The 33rd Seoul Music Awards will be held in Bangkok, Thailand this year with a spectacular lineup, giving you a lifetime opportunity to watch the most popular K-pop stars of the year perform their hit songs all on the same stage!



Secure your ticket to the Premium Standing Zone, where you can watch the event closer to the stage.

9. Circle Chart Music Awards 2024

  • Date: January 10, 2024
  • Venue: BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center)

Gaon Chart has rebranded itself as Circle Chart! The Circle Chart Music Awards (formerly known as the ‘Gaon Chart Music Awards’) is one of the major music awards shows in South Korea. Every year, winners are chosen based on data for sales of songs and albums from the previous year. This time it will take place at BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center) in Busan! Who do you think will be sweeping us the awards next year?


  • Artist: TBA

Book your Ground Area Seating Tickets with a Busan City Tour Bus ticket via Trazy!

10. Hanteo Music Awards (TBA)

  • Date: TBA
  • Venue: TBA

Hanteo Music Awards is hosted by Hanteo Chart, which started its service in 1993. Hanteo Chart is the world’s one and only real-time music chart with K-pop bit data.


  • Artist: TBA

Stay tuned for updates! Make sure to check out, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, for K-pop concert tickets! If you want to learn more about the ultimate K-Pop experience in Korea, read our blog on the top things to do if you love all things K-Pop.

[Photo Credits]

  • Dream Concert Official Website
  • Incheon K-pop Concert Official Website
  • Asia Artist Awards Official Website
  • Melon Music Awards Official Website
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards Official Website
  • Genie Music Awards Official Website
  • The Fact Music Awards Official Website
  • KBS Gayo Daechukje Official Website
  • SBS Gayo Daejeon Official Website
  • MBC Gayo Daejejeon Official Website
  • Golden Disc Awards Official Website
  • Circle Chart Music Awards Official Website
  • Seoul Music Awards Official Website
  • Hanteo Music Awards Official Website

70 thoughts on “A Complete Guide to Annual K-pop Festivals & Award Shows

      1. Now in Corona pandamic will all award show will do
        Will momoland are aloud to come to all show
        And blackpink , BTS and twice
        Exo and such other groups will they attend

        1. Hi,
          Due to the pandemic, most of the events are postponed to next year.
          We recommend you to keep checking the K-pop related articles for updates.

          Thank you.

        1. For Seoul Music Awards, they do not sell their tickets separately. You can only get the tickets by participating their online events and the mobile vote, so please check their website regularly. For Golden Disk Awards, the tickets are available on their website. However, the ticket sale has not started and their website has not been updated yet. You should check their website regularly for updates. Hope this answers your question:)

          1. Hi if a group has comeback in November and like MAMA will be in November . Will that group be nominated in the music show or no?
            And can you explain me why?

          2. Hi,

            If a K-pop event is held, a line-up is released by the event organizer when it’s nearer to the event date.
            Nomination/line-up is determined by the event holder’s policy.

            Thank you.

  1. Hi, may i know if tourists can go for the KBS, SBS and MBC Gayo Daejun? If possible, where and how do we purchase the ticket?

    1. Hi, you can apply on MBC’s website but the application pages have not been opened yet. So, please check their website regularly if you want to apply for the tickets. For your reference, the application period for MBC Gayo Daejejeon for last year started a week right before the date of the event. Hope this info helps! 🙂

      1. thank you for such a quick reply! and could you, by any chance, give me a link to their website? also, the application pages will only be in korean, right?

  2. Hi! Do you have the link to the Yes24 page where they sell the tickets for the KBS Gayo Daechukje tickets? When does the ticket sales start?

    May I also ask if there are other places/sites where I can purchase the tickets for the MBC Gayo Daejejeon or the Drama Awards Shows should I be unsuccessful in the application for the tickets on their respective sites? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi, the ticket sale has not started on Yes24 so there is no link yet. A date for ticket sale has not been announced. But you may want to try applying for the tickets to KBS Gayo Daechukjae here: Please note that the page is only in Korean. Tickets to MBC’s year-end events are only available through website application. Hope this answers your question.

      1. Thanks for the info! I was looking around and can’t seem to find much information on this. Is there any way we can tickets for the KBS Drama Awards happening on the 31st of December? Thanks a lot!:)

  3. Hi, I am currently in seoul for a while. I have applied for SBS gayo daejun and am waiting for the results which will be revealed on 24th. Sbs gayo is on a monday whyyyy T.T so yeah i wanted to know if i can apply for tickets for kbs gayo as well.. do you by any chance know if the ticketing started? I checked yes24 but couldnt find anything any help i would be grateful ~~ ^^

  4. Hello, I have applied for the MBC gayo daejejun on Dec. 31 on their website. Is it possible to ideally increase your chances of winning by creating multiple accounts and applying. And should we make multiple accounts if my whole family wants to attend? Thanks!

      1. Thanks! I might have missed this on the website, but it’s the a definite date for when they will they reveal the winners?

      2. Will you still receive it if you don’t have Korean number? Sorry for all these questions by the way, I’m pretty noob.

        1. We do not have a definite answer for you as the website says that the SMS will be sent via the registered phone number. The SMS to the winners has been sent on 26th Monday at 6pm KST, so please check your SMS. If you haven’t received any message, it is highly likely that you have not made it.

    1. Hello, the ticket sale has not started yet. A good news for you is that we might be offering tickets for Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards on for this year! So please check out our website regularly for the update! 🙂

  5. Hi can you please, make a list of the dates for the music awards or festivals, so that I’ll know earlier. I’m really interested to buy a ticket if I have to.

  6. Hi ! I know it’s a late comment but I was wondering how can you buy tickets for the Melon Music Awards as a foreigner ? There isn’t a lot of people who talk about it 🙁 Also I saw that you can only buy a “global” ticket, and then exchange it on the day of the venue for your exact seat ? I don’t understand how it works and how you can get a ticket in the zone of your choice 🙁 Thank you

    1. Hi Luna 🙂
      We do not have any plans to provide booking service for the Melon Music Awards at the moment.
      Also, the ticket details and pickup method highly differs depending on the concert/event. I recommend you to check out each booking page on Trazy for more information 😀

    1. Hi Wana! We are sorry but we do not have a plan to sell the tickets of the mentioned event at the moment. We will open the deal as long as we get to contract with the event organizer. We recommend you to check our website regularly.

        1. Hi Trazy! Thank you for the useful info as always! I understand that SBS Gayo Daejun tickets are all sold out but what about this year’s MBC and KBS Gayo Daejun? Are tickets available for sell yet and where can I buy them from? Thank you very much!!

        2. Hi Nor! The deal page was for last year’s event. We will update the deal page as we get to sell the ticket. Please keep following us.

  7. Now in Corona pandamic will all award show will do
    Will momoland are aloud to come to all show
    And blackpink , BTS and twice
    Exo and such other groups will they attend

    1. Hi,
      Due to the pandemic, most of the events are postponed to next year.
      We recommend you to keep checking the K-pop related articles for updates.

      Thank you.

        1. Hi,

          Not like other music awards, APAN Award is for both K-pop artists and actors/actresses who have appeared in dramas.

          Thank you.

  8. Hello! I was wondering if you knew how to get tickets for the MAMA awards 2021 in December 11th. We’re trying to find information but can’t find anything. Thanks!

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