Here we bring you the list of 2019 year-end & 2020 upcoming K-pop music awards and events in Korea!

The awards season is approaching so get ready, K-pop and K-drama fans!

Filled with the annual award ceremonies and other mega K-pop awards events, Korea’s awards season is something you definitely can’t miss as a fan of K-pop or K-drama.

For those who wish to attend, see below for the dates and schedule of the upcoming events!

[NOTICE] Some of the dates of these events are tentative and are subject to change without notice.

1. 2019 V Live Awards V Heartbeat



The V Live Awards V Heartbeat is an award ceremony honoring the most popular channels on the celebrity live streaming application V Live. Cheer your favorite K-pop idols on and watch them perform their best hits!

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2019 V Live Awards V Heartbeat Ticket

• Date: November 16, 2019 (Sat)
• Time: 7.00 pm ~ 10.00pm
• Location: Gocheok Sky Dome
• Hosts: To be announced
• Line-up: X1, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, AB6IX, ITZY and more to be announced!

2. 2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon (SBS Music Awards) 



The SBS Awards Festival (SBS) celebrates all the accomplishments in the TV programs hosted by the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) throughout the year. As a part of the SBS Awards Festival, SBS Gayo Daejeon features the best artists of the year in the K-pop industry.

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2019 SBS Gayo Daejeon Ticket

• Date: December 25, 2019 (Wed)
• Time: To be announced
• Location: Gocheok Sky Dome (Near Guil Station Subway Line 1)
• Hosts: To be announced
• Line-up: BTS, GOT7, NU’EST, Red Velvet, Mamamoo, Seventeen, TWICE and more to be announced!

3. 2019 KBS Gayo Daechukje (KBS Song Festival)



The KBS Song Festival, also known as “Gayo Daechukje”, is another major year-end K-pop event held every last Friday of December by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). The hottest K-pop stars will receive awards for their outstanding success over the past year. Plus, there will be lots of memorable performances by the K-pop icons.

• Date: December 27, 2019 (Fri)
• Time: 7.50 PM ~
• Location: KINTEX
• Hosts: To be announced
• Line-up: ITZY, Red Velvet, MONSTA X, BTS, GOT7, Seventeen, TWICE, NU’EST

4. 2019 MBC Gayo Daejejeon



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

• Date: December 31st, 2019 (Tue)
• Time: To be announced
• Location: Ilsan MBC Dream Center
• Hosts: Yoona, Cha Eun Woo,  and Chang Seung Gyu
• Line-up: TaoYeon, Red Velvet, AOA, ASTRO, Celeb Five, DAWN, GOT7, (G)I-DLE, Guckkasten, ITZY, Lovelyz, MONSTA X, MAMAMOO, NCT DREAM, NCT 127, NU’EST, NORAZO, OH MY GIRL, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, TWICE, KyuHyun, Sung Si Kyung, Lee Seok Hoon, Jang Woo Hyuk, Kim Jae Hwan, Woo Joo So Nyeo, Guckkasten, ChungHa, TaeMin, Hyeona, Guckkasten, Song GaIn, Hong Jin Young

5. The 34th Golden Disc Awards 2020



Presented annually by the Music Industry Association of Korea, the Golden Disk Awards recognizes the most outstanding musical achievements throughout the year. The upcoming 34th edition looks like one of the most closely fought yet as there are so many outstanding nominees!

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2020 Golden Disc Awards Ticket

• Date: Jan 4 – Jan 5, 2020
• Time: 5:00pm
• Location: Gocheok Sky Dome
• Hosts: To be announced
• Line-up:
  – Jan 4: Twice, MAMAMOO, Paul Kim, Jannabi and more.
  – Jan 5: BTS, Twice. Seventeen and more.

6. Gaon Chart Music Awards 2019


Gaon Chart Music Awards is an annual music award ceremony held by Gaon Chart, the national music record chart in South Korea. The awards are granted based on sales of songs and albums in the previous year.

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Gaon Chart Awards Ticket

• Date: January 8, 2020 (Wed)
• Time: 7.00 pm
• Location: Jamsil Indoor Stadium
• Hosts: Leeteuk of Super Junior, Lia of ITZY
• Line-up: TaeYeon, BOL4, NCT DREAM, N.Flying, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, MONSTA X, CHUNG HA, Ben, Hwa Sa, Jang Hye Jin, Kassy, and more

7. The 29th High1 Seoul Music Awards 2020


High1 Seoul Music Awards is an awards show founded in 1990 that is presented annually by Sports Seoul. The presentation ceremony features special stages of prominent artists and recognize great achievements in Korea music industry.

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High1 Seoul Music Awards Ticket

• Date: January 30th, 2020
• Time: 6:50 pm
• Location: Gocheok Sky Dome
• Hosts: To be announced
• Line-up: To be announced


Stay tuned for more info on K-pop award ceremonies! Don’t forget to check out Trazy.com, Korea’s #1 Travel Shop, for K-pop concert tickets and experiences in Korea.

Photo Credits
2019 Asia Artist Awards Official Facebook
Gaon Music Awards Official Website
MBC Offical Blog
Zennith News

44 thoughts on “A Complete Guide to 2019/20 Winter K-pop Awards in Korea

  1. 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 ?

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. Will you be updating this list as the tickets application periods are announced? Also, is the website usually easy to navigate when they ARE announced (specifically for KBS Song Festival)? Thanks!

    1. Hi Ruby, we are updating this post as new information is released. Unfortunately, those websites of broadcasters are mainly in Korean. If you read Korean, it will be easy to navigate.

  4. Just booked my tickets through trazy for the seoul music awards during my upcoming trip. I received my confirmation email, but was wondering how and when I would receive the ticket.

    1. Hi Lj,
      We do not have plans to provide booking service for the event mentioned at the moment. We would recommend you to contact at ‘inquiry@trazy.com’ a month before the concert date for more exact information 🙂

  5. what do I have to do if I want to have SBS Gayo Daejeon (SBS Music Awards) or The 33rd Golden Disc Awards ticket? Do you have any tips? I want to go in 2019/2020

    1. Hi Xuan Tran! 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. Thank you.

  6. what do I have to do if I want to have SBS Gayo Daejeon (SBS Music Awards) or The 33rd Golden Disc Awards ticket? Do you have any tips? I want to go in 2019/2020

    Thank you

  7. Hi I want to know if blackpink will attend 😭
    Please we need them in award show it’s hard we vote all day and night to see them😭

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