Are you a big fan of K-pop and want to make some special memories in Korea? If you are from outside of Korea, there aren’t many chances to meet K-pop stars even if you are a huge K-pop fan. However, if you’re in Korea, especially in Seoul, there are more opportunities to dive into the real K-pop world.

Here’s our ultimate guide to how you can experience genuine K-pop music at various attractions in Seoul. Make unforgettable memories during your stay in Korea!


1. SBS MTV The Show

Would you like to see your favorite K-Pop star performing in front of your eyes? Then this is your ultimate chance! The Show is a live music TV show produced by SBS MTV, and it invites you to be part of the audience for its latest episode! Your dream of K-Pop groups performing their newest songs and choreography while gazing at you will become a reality at The Show!


2. ARMY Tour: Explore Seoul Through the Eyes of BTS

This BTS fan tour takes you on a memorable journey to locations around Seoul that BTS has visited or where their groundbreaking music videos were filmed. You’ll visit the iconic streets and venues that have played a crucial role in shaping their global success stories, such as Yoojung Sikdang, an old Big Hit Entertainment building, and more.


3. K-pop 1-Day Tour

Explore must-visit K-pop spots in the northern and southern parts of Seoul in 1 day. From iconic broadcasting stations to immersive themed zones, experience the heartbeat of K-pop culture in every corner of the city, including KBS, Hikr Ground, Ktown4U, SM Kwnagya, and many more.

You can also join a K-pop-themed 1-day tour that includes a K-pop dance class! You’ll get to join a 2-hour K-pop dance lesson led by professional dancers and master awesome moves. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with like-minded people who love K-pop just like you!


4. Make Your Own K-pop Recording

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were a K-Pop star? Well, wonder no more! You can spend a day like a K-pop star by recording a song in a professional recording studio where K-pop stars like VIXX and Jung Eun-ji have recorded. You will receive guidance from professional vocal trainers and sound engineers to show your full potential.

If you book a premium package, you’ll receive your very own 3-minute professional studio version music video, along with a mastered mp3 audio file and music CD.

You can also experience both K-pop dance and vocal training from instructors who have firsthand experience as K-pop idols. After the class, take a high-quality Shorts video with professional shooting equipment like an actual K-pop idol!


5. K-pop Dance Lesson

K-pop is loved by fans from all over the world for its integration of crisp choreography into its songs. If you are a fan who fell in love with K-pop for its cool dance moves, join a group dance class where you can learn the choreography of the latest K-pop songs! Don’t worry if you have never danced before, the instructor will lead the class step-by-step. At the end of the class, you can return home having learned the moves to an entire song, so that you can perform in front of your loved ones and wow them like a true K-Pop star!


6. K-pop Photo Card Pop-up Store (Jan 26~Feb 25)

From January 26th to February 25th, the K-pop Pocamarket Pop-up Store will take place in the heart of Seoul’s vibrant Hongdae district. This first offline pop-up store is hosted by the biggest photo card marketplace for the global K-pop fandom!

You can find over 1.4 million photo cards from more than 90 groups and you’ll get special gifts (1 random K-pop photo card, goods package with 1 key ring and 1 pin-back button, free delivery coupon) exclusively for everyone who signs up for the event on Trazy.


7. K-pop Summer Camp in Seoul (Aug 5~23)

Join a 3-week summer camp in Seoul filled with education, inspiration, and a chance to explore the exciting world of K-culture and K-pop! Created in partnership with a famous K-pop dance studio, this program provides valuable knowledge and skills for those aspiring to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.

This camp includes a Korean language class (10 hours), a K-pop dance class (18 hours), accommodation (3~4-star hotel, twin room), and 3 cultural activities (once a week). The application deadline is until May 1st, 2024 (KST).


8. K-pop Festivals & Concerts in 2024

Going to K-pop festivals or concerts and watching your favorite K-pop idols’ stages is probably the best way to make unforgettable memories for foreign fans.

Check out this year’s K-pop festivals & concerts that you can easily get tickets via Trazy!

1) The 33rd Seoul Music Awards in Bangkok (Jan 2)

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.

  • Date: Jan 2 (Tue), 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Venue: Bangkok Rajamangala National Stadium
  • Line-up: NCT DREAM, YOUNGJAE, RIIZE, ZEROBASEONE, BAMBAM, KANG DANIEL, KISSOFLIFE, STAYC, TIFFANY YOUNG, SANDARA PARK, YOUNG TAK, NMIXX, Dynamic Duo, JAM REPUBLIC & more

Grab Your Tickets to the 2024 Seoul Music Awards in Bangkok!

2) 2024 Golden Disc Awards (Jan 6)

Golden Disc Awards is an annual K-pop music awards ceremony to honor the achievements and accomplishments in the Korean music industry. This year, the event will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia with a spectacular line-up, giving you a lifetime opportunity to watch the hottest K-pop stars in one place!

  • Date: Jan 6 (Sat), 2024
  • Time: 6:00pm~10:00pm
  • Venue: Jakarta International Stadium
  • Line-up: SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, ZEROBASEONE, ENHYPEN, NewJeans, STAYC, LE SSERAFIM, IVE, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Parc Jae Jung, BOYNEXTDOOR, LA POEM, Keena (FIFTY FIFTY), YB & more

Secure Your Spot for the 2024 Golden Disc Awards in Jakarta!

3) 2024 Circle Chart Music Awards (Jan 10)

Meet the top K-pop artists of the year in one place at the Circle Chart Music Awards, formerly known as the Gaon Music Awards! This year, it will be held at BEXCO 1st Exhibition Hall in Busan and you can choose options among Busan City Tour Bus and round-trip transfer service from/to Seoul, and a 50 USD Trazy Voucher.

  • Date: Jan 10 (Wed), 2024
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: BEXCO 1st Exhibition Hall in Busan
  • Line-up: AKMU, NCT DREAM, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, RIIZE, STAYC, HWASA, KISS OF LIFE, imase, NiziU, ZEROBASEONE, Kyoung Seo, Parc Jae Jung, Lee Chan Won

Get Your Ground Area Seating Tickets to the 2024 Circle Chart Music Awards!

4) 2024 S2CON (Sharing & Together Concert) (Jan 12)

Get ready to immerse yourself in the heart-pounding beats and electrifying performances of your favorite K-pop stars and the 2024 S2CON (Sharing & Together Concert). This ticket package not only grants you exclusive access to the year’s hottest music festival but also unlocks the key to exploring the vibrant city of Seoul.

  • Date: Jan 12 (Fri), 2024
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Venue: SK Olympic Handball Stadium
  • Line-up: ZEROBASEONE, RIIZE, HWASA, HIGHLIGHT, GOT7’s BamBam, Cravity, N.SSign, VANNER, & more

Secure Your Ground or 2F Seating Are Tickets for 2024 S2CON!

5) 2024 AWA Seoul Vol. 1 – EDM DJ Party (Feb 4)

Prepare for a groundbreaking series of EDM extravaganzas at AWA (Advanced We Are) Seoul Vol.1 on February 4th! Immerse yourself in the pulsating beats and electrifying tunes produced by Korea’s top mainstage music producers and DJs. Get ready to be swept away by the beats, lights, and energy of the EDM scene like never before!

  • Date: February 4th (Sun), 2024
  • Time: Ticket booth (5pm~10:30pm) / Door open (6pm~6:30pm) / Party (6:30pm~11pm)
  • Venue: Muse Seoul in Apgujeong
  • Line-up: ADVANCED, SUNGYOO, PURE 100%, JEONGHYEON

Get Your Tickets to AWA Seoul Vol.1 – EDM DJ Party (Feb 4)

6) 2024 HMA Hanteo Music Awards (Feb 17~18)

Enjoy the performances of the top K-pop artists of the year at the 31st HMA Hanteo Music Awards, taking place at Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) from February 17th to 18th. Secure your standing tickets as well as tickets for the N Seoul Tower to enjoy your time in Korea to the fullest!

  • Date: February 17th~18th (Sat~Sun), 2024
  • Time: Red Carpet Event (5:00pm~) / Main Music Awards Event (7:00pm~10:00pm)
  • Venue: Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
  • Line-up:

Feb 17 (SAT): Kim Jae Hwan, VIVIZ, Kep1er, daybreak, PLAVE, TEMPEST, JUST B, LUCY, Billlie, VANNER, Lee Chan Won, Jeong Dong Won & more

Feb 18 (SUN): aespa, ZEROBASEONE, KISS OF LIFE, YB, Parc Jae Jung, tripleS, 8TURN

Secure Your Standing Tickets to Hanteo Music Awards!

7) 2024 Buzzer Beat Festival (Apr 13~14)

The annual Buzzer Beat Festival returns with an amazing lineup of Korea’s hottest hip-hop and R&B artists! Experience the best of Korea’s hip-hop scene with top artists and enjoy the fun events and activities to keep you entertained at all times.

  • Date: April 13~14th (Sat~Sun), 2024
  • Venue: KBS Arena
  • Line-up:
  • (Apr 13) E SENS, BEWHY, JUSTHIS, B.I, PAUL BLANCO, BLOO, WONSTEIN, RAD MUSEUM, OWEN, SKINNY BROWN & MORE
  • (Apr 14) CHANGMO, GIRIBOY, ASH ISLAND, LILBOI, KID MILLI, HAN YO-HAN, TABBER, YANG HONG-WON, KIM HYO-EUN & DON MALIK & MORE

Secure Your 1st Tickets to Buzzer Beat Festival!


BONUS: BTS Pilgrimage Tour in Busan

If you are a BTS fan, join this tour that carefully curated itinerary with the top places that BTS fans should visit in Busan! You’ll get to explore the neighborhoods in Busan where Jimin and Jungkook spend their time before their debut as well as their favorite spots. Also, you’ll get to visit Cafe Magnate, a cafe owned by Jimin’s dad, Busan High School of Arts, the high school Jimin graduated from, and Busan Citizen Park, a famous V’s photo spot.


Find out more about K-pop and the trendiest things to do in Korea at Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, Trazy.com!


[Photo Credits]
Circle Chart Music Awards Official Website
Golden Disc Awards Official Website
Hanteo Music Awards Official Website

8 thoughts on “6 Things All K-Pop Fans Must Experience in Seoul

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