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!

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Annual K-pop Festivals

1. The 28th Dream Concert CONNECT:D

  • Date: June 18th~19th, 2022

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.


  • June 18th: NCT Dream, Red Velvet, OH MY GIR, Lee Mujin, Pentgaon, STAYC, IVE, Golden Child, Victon, WEi, RABOUM, Dreamcatcher etc. (MC: Doyoung (NCT), An Yujin (IVE))
  • June 19th: Namjin, Sul Woon Do, Kim Hojoong, Song Gain, Jin Sung, Kim Yong Im, Han Hyejin, Park Ku Yoon, Park Goon (MC: Do Kyung-wan)

2. The 13th INK Incheon K-pop Concert

  • Date: October 1st, 2022

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.


  • MC: Golden Child Jang Jun, VIVIZ Eunha
  • Artist: MAMAMOO, MOONBIN & SANHA, VIVIZ, Golden Child, Kep1er, CIX, Billie and more.

3. Powerful Daegu K-pop Concert Re;START

  • Date: October 9th, 2022

Organized by the Daegu Tourism Organization, the 2022 Powerful Daegu K-pop Concert Re;START showcased a dazzling line-up of stars for its ceremony. What a great chance to enjoy both Daegu city and a K-pop concert with an amazing line-up.

The event was broadcasted worldwide via ALL THE K-POP’s YouTube channel, Naver V LIVE, Afreeca TV and more.


  • MC: Lee Sung Jong, HYNN
  • Artist: PSY, Kai, WINNER, ASTRO, THE BOYZ, ATEEZ & more

4. Asia Song Festival (Yeouido Park) 

  • Date: October 14th, 2022

Asia Song Festival (ASF), or A-Song-Fe, is an annual Asian pop music festival. The festival praises and celebrates the achievements of pop artists from Asian countries. The venue took place at Yeouido Park in 2022 and it was online streamed for free on YouTube. The festival was held on October 14th and you can see not only the stages of world-famous K-pop & Asian stars but also busking stages with the background of Yeouido, Seoul.


  • MC: Lee Dae-hwi, Seunghee
  • Artist: OH MY GIRL, SF9, GRAY, iamSHUM, 4th IMPACT, Ha Le/Uyên Linh, Samuel Cipta, ROSEBERRY and TURAN

5. KBS Gayo Daechukje

  • Date: December 16th, 2022

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.


  • MC: Kim Shin Young, IVE Jang Wonyoung, and Na In Woo
  • Artist: BoA, Choi Yena, Kim Wooseok (of UP10TION), Stray Kids, TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT), ENHYPEN, NCT Dream, NCT 127, The Boyz, ATEEZ, PENTAGON, ONEUS, aespa, NewJeans, IVE, LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, Kep1er, (G)I-DLE, STAYC, fromis_9 & more

6. SBS Gayo Daejeon

  • Date: December 24th, 2022

Hosted by Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS), SBS Gao 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 amazing lineups and outstanding performances.


  • MC: KEY, Cha Eun Woo, An Yu Jin
  • Artist:  NCT 127, NCT DREAM, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, ATEEZ, ITZY, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, aespa, ENHYPEN, IVE, NMIXX, LE SSERAFIM, NewJeans  & more

7. MBC Gayo Daejejeon

  • Date: December 31st, 2022

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: Yoona, Jang Sung Kyu, JUNHO
  • Artist: Rain, Park Jin Young, Uhm Jung Hwa, GOT7, TWICE, MONSTA X, NCT, MAMAMOO, Henry, Jessi, Paul Kim, Kang Seung Yoon, Oh My Girl, ITZY, (G)I-DLE, IZ*ONE, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ, LOONA, Aespa & more

Annual Music Award Shows

1. The Fact Music Awards (TMA)

  • Date: October 8th, 2022

The Fact Music Awards (TMA) is an awards ceremony that debuted in April 2019 and features fans and K-pop artists together. Because of COVID-19, TMA also returned for an offline ceremony at KSPO Dome after three years.


  • Artist: BTS, NCT DREAM, THE BOYZ, ITZY, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, IVE, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, LE SSERAFIM, Kep1er, Kang Daniel, ATEEZ, NewJeans & more

2. Genie Music Awards

  • Date: November 8th, 2022

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. Due to the Itaewon stampede, the red carpet and live broadcast were canceled and were rebroadcasted later on.


  • Artist: TEMPEST, PSYCHIC FEVER, Peder Elias, Red Velvet, (G)I-DLE, IVE, Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon, The Boyz, DKZ, Be’O, Jaurim, NCT Dream, LIGHTSUM, TNX & more

3. The 14th Melon Music Awards (MMA)

  • Date: November 26th, 2022

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 also made a successful offline comeback at Gocheok Sky Dome for the first time this year since 2019!



4. Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA)

  • Date: November 29th~30th, 2022

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.


  • Day 1: Stray Kids, TXT, JO1, Kep1er, HYOLYN, BIBI, Forestella, NMIXX, LE SSERAFIM, Street Man Fighter, KARA, DKZ & more
  • Day 2: ITZY, ENHYPEN, TREASURE, IVE, Zico, Lim Young Woong, (G)I-DLE, NiziU, INI, NewJeans & more

5. The 7th Asia Artist Awards (AAA)

  • Date: December 13th, 2022

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 Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan with the AFTER STAGE being held the following day.


  • Artist: Seventeen, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ, ITZY, IVE, Le Sserafim, New Jeans, Pentagon, KARD, Treasure, & more
  • Actor & Actress: Kim Seon Ho, Seo In Guk, Hwang Min Hyun, Kang Daniel, Lee Jun Ho, Han So Hee, Kim Se Jeong & more
  • MC: Hwang Min Hyun & Yabuki Nako

6. The 37th Golden Disc Awards

  • Date: January 7th, 2023

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


  • BTS J-hope, New Jeans, LE SSERAFIM, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, ENHYPEN, TREASURE, (G)I-DLE, IVE, PSY, Younha, BE’O, BIG Naughty

7. The 32nd Seoul Music Awards

  • Date: January 19th, 2023
  • Venue: KSPO Dome at Olympic Park

Started in 1990, Seoul Music Awards is one of the biggest K-pop events in South Korea. This music award features the best artist and singers every year. The winners are selected from singers who have released albums during the year, through mobile votes, the popularity poo, digital downloads, album sales, and judges’ scores. This time around, it will be held on January 19th, 2023 at the KSPO Dome in Seoul.

Get Your Tickets to 2023 Seoul Music Awards!


  • MC: Kim Iljoong, Choi Minho. Lee Mijoo
  • Presenters: Byeon Woo-seok, Moon Sang Min, Yoo Seoho, Kim Jae Yeong, Sung Joon, Chae Jong Hyeop, Hwang In Youp, Kim Ye Won, Roh Jeong Eui, Bae Da Bin, Sewan, Seorina, Kim Sowon, Aiki

8. Hanteo Music Awards

  • Date: February 10~11th, 2023
  • Venue: Jamsil Arena (Jamsil Indoor Stadium)

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. This year, it presents the 30th Hanteo Music Awards at Jamsil Indoor Stadium in Seoul to celebrate the global K-pop festival with K-pop fans from all around the world.

Get Your Tickets to 2023 HM Hantoe Music Awards!


  • Artist: NCT DREAM, Kim Ho Joong, Jeong Dong Won, CIX, WEi, BE’O, TEMPEST, LUCY, EPEX, YOUNHA, STAYC, Youngtak, Kep1er, YUJU, fromis_9, Dreamcatcher, EVERGLOW, Billie, JUST B, KANGDANIEL, YENA, VERIVERY, TNX, cignature, TRI.BE, BLANK2Y, BLITZERS, TAN
  • Presenters: Tony An (H.O.T.), BADA (S.E.S.), Danny Ahn (god), Seo In Young (Jewelry), Kim Hyung Jun (SS501), Narsha (Brown Eyed Girls), Yubin (Wonder Girls), Lee Ji Hoon, Kim Kyung Rok, Tei, SOYOU

9. Circle Chart Music Awards 

  • Date: February 18th, 2023
  • Venue: KSPO Dome at Olympic Park

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 the KSPO Dome in Songpa-gu, Seoul. Who do you think will be sweeping us the awards next year?

Get Your Tickets to 2023 Circle Chart Music Awards!



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[Photo Credits]

  • Dream Concert Official Website
  • SBS Super Concert Official Website
  • Powerful Daegu K-pop Concert Official Website
  • Incheon K-pop Concert Official Website
  • Asia Song Festival 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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