Here we bring you the list of 2022 year-end & 2023 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!

1. The 32nd Seoul Music Awards 2023 – Jan 19

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 recognizes excellent achievements in the Korean music industry.

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2023 Seoul Music Awards & COEX Aquarium Ticket Package

  • Date: January 19th, 2023 (Thu)
  • Time: 7:00 pm 
  • Location: KSPO Dome at Olympic Park, Seoul
  • MC: Kim Iljoong, Choi Minho. Lee Mijoo
  • Nominees: 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

2. Golden Disc Awards 2023 – Jan 7

Presented annually by the Music Industry Association of Korea, the Golden Disc Awards recognizes the most outstanding musical achievements throughout the year. This year, the event will be held in Bangkok, Thailand 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.

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2023 Golden Disc Awards in Bangkok

  • Date: January 7th, 2023 (Sat)
  • Time: 6:00pm~10:00pm
  • Location: Bangkok Rajamangala National Stadium
  • Line-up: BTS J-hope, PSY, NewJeans, LE SSERAFIM, SEVENTEEN, Stray Kids, ENHYPEN, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, IVE, BE’O, BIG Naughty, Younha

3. Hanteo Music Awards 2023 – Feb 10~11

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 to celebrate the global K-pop festival with K-pop fans from all around the world.

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HMA Hanteo Music Awards 2023 Tickets Package

  • Date: February 10~11, 2023 (Feb~Sat)
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Jamsil Arena (Jamsil Indoor Stadium), Seoul
  • Line-up: H.O.T., S.E.S., god, Jewelry, SS501, Brown Eyed Girls, Wonder Girls

4. Circle Chart Music Awards 2023 (former Gaon Chart Music Awards) – Feb 18

Circle Chart Music Awards (former Gaon Chart Music Awards) is one of the biggest K-pop awards that celebrate the most popular songs and artists of the year. The awards are granted based on sales of songs and albums in the previous year.

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Circle Chart Music Awards 2023 Tickets Package

  • Date: February 18th, 2023 (Sat)
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: KSPO Dome at Olympic Park, Seoul

5. SBS Music Awards (Gayo Daejeon) 2022 – Dec 24

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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2022 SBS Gayo Daejeon Ticket

  • Date: December 24, 2022 (Sat)
  • Location: Gocheok Sky Dome, Seoul

6. KBS Gayo Daechukje (KBS Song Festival) 2022 – Dec 16

The KBS Song Festival, also known as “Gayo Daechukje”, is another major year-end K-pop event held every 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 K-pop icons.

  • Date: December 16, 2022 (Fri)
  • Time: 8:30pm
  • Location: Jamsil Indoor Stadium, Seoul
  • Line-up: BoA, Choi Yena, Stray Kids, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, ENHYPEN, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, The Boyz, ATEEZ, PENTAGON, ONEUS, aespa, NewJeans, IVE, LE SSERAFIM, NMIXX, Kep1er, STAYC, (G)I-DLE, fromix_9 & more

7. MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2022 – Dec 31

MBC Gayo Daejejeon is one of the best annual year-end music shows that always features a star-studded line-up! The MBC, one of the 3 major broadcast corporations in South Korea hosts the show on new year’s eve every year.

  • Date: December 31st, 2022 (Sat)
  • Time: 8:40pm
  • Location: Ilsan MBC Dream Center
  • Line-up: aespa, IVE, YENA, NMIXX, Kep1er, CLASS:y, BIG Naughty, ITZY, BE’O, (G)I-DLE, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, MONSTA X, MAMAMOO, Younha & more

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

[Photo Credits]

Gaon Music Awards Official Website
Seoul Music Awards Official Website
Circle Music Awards Official Website
MBC Offical Website
SBS Official website

KBS Official Website

46 thoughts on “A Guide to 2022/23 Winter K-pop Music Awards

  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 ‘’ 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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