Here we bring you the list of 2023 year-end & 2024 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. K-Link Festival 2023 – Dec 10

The K-Link Festival is an exciting K-pop music festival supported by the Korea Tourism Board. Be a part of this thrilling event and reserve your standing tickets to witness the captivating performances of a variety of K-pop artists from a close vantage point. Additionally, you have the opportunity to obtain tickets for N Seoul Tower, an iconic symbol of the city, providing a breathtaking view of Seoul in all its glory.

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2023 K-Link Festival Ticket

  • Date: December 10, 2023 (Sun)
  • Time: 6.00PM
  • Location: Jamsil Indoor Stadium, Seoul
  • Line-up: BoA, SHINee, aespa, ZEROBASEONE, TREASURE, FANTASY BOYS, EL7Z U+P, POW & more
  • Zone: Ground Standing Area / 2F Seating Area

2. SBS Music Awards (Gayo Daejeon) 2023 – Dec 25

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.

  • Date: December 25th, 2023 (Mon)
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: INSPIRE Arena

3. The 33rd Seoul Music Awards 2024 – Jan 2

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.

This time it’ll be held at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. Trazy offers exclusive Premium Ground Zone standing tickets for foreign fans to enjoy the concert closer to the stage!

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2024 Seoul Music Awards in Bangkok

  • Date: January 2nd, 2024 (Tue)
  • Time: 6:00 pm 
  • Location: Rajamangala National Stadium, Bangkok
  • Zone: Premium Ground Standing Zone

4. Golden Disc Awards 2024 – Jan 6

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 Jakarta, Indonesia 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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2024 Golden Disc Awards in Jakarta

  • Date: January 6th, 2024 (Sat)
  • Time: 6:00pm~10:00pm
  • Location: Jakarta International Stadium
  • Zone: Premium Ground Seating Zone

5. Circle Chart Music Awards 2024 (former Gaon Chart Music Awards) – Jan 10

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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2024 Circle Chart Music Awards in Busan

  • Date: January 10th, 2024 (Wed)
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Location: BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center) 1st Exhibition Hall
  • 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
  • Zone: Ground Seating Area
  • Options: Busan City Tour Bus, Round-trip transfer service from/to Seoul, 50 USD Trazy Voucher

6. 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.

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2024 S2CON (Sharing & Together Concert) in Seoul

  • Date: January 12th, 2024 (Fri)
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Location: SK Olympic Handball Stadium
  • Line-up:  ZEROBASEONE, RIIZE, HWASA, HIGHLIGHT, GOT7’s BamBam, Cravity, N.SSign, VANNER, & more
  • Zone: Ground or 2F Seating Area

7. Hanteo Music Awards 2024 – Feb 17~18

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 31st Hanteo Music Awards to celebrate the global K-pop festival with K-pop fans worldwide.

  • 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

8. Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) 2023 – Nov 28 & 29

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.

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

9. Melon Music Awards 2023 – Dec 2

The Melon Music Awards (MMA) is an annual awards ceremony in South Korea that celebrates outstanding achievements in the music industry. Organized by Melon, a popular South Korean music streaming service, the awards recognize and honor artists for their contributions to the Korean music scene.

  • Date: December 2, 2023 (Sat)
  • Time: 5.00PM
  • Location: Inspire Arena
  • Line-up: NCT DREAM & more

10. Genie Music Awards 2023 – Dec 9 & 10

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.

  • Date: December 9~10, 2023
  • Venue: KINTEX
  • Line-up: (Dec 9) ZICO, Giriboy, Changmo, I.M & more (Dec 10) Leellamarz, Wonstein, Big Naughty & more

11. Asia Artist Awards 2023 – Dec 14

The Asia Artist Awards (AAA) is an annual awards ceremony that honors outstanding achievements in the fields of music, television, and film across Asia. Established in 2016, the AAA seeks to celebrate the diversity and excellence of the entertainment industry in the region.

  • Date: December 14, 2023 (Thu)
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Philippine Arena
  • Line-up: 
  • 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

12. KBS Gayo Daechukje (KBS Song Festival) 2023 – Dec 9 & 15

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. 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.

  • Date: December 9 & 15, 2023 (Sat & Fri)
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Seibu Dome (Dec 9) / Yeouido KBS Hall (Dec 15)
  • Line-up: TBA

13. MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2023 – Dec 31

MBC Gayo Daejejeon is one of the best annual year-end music shows featuring 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, 2023
  • Time: 8:30pm
  • Location: MBC
  • Line-up: NCT127, NCT DREAM, NCT U, IVE, NMIXX, RIIZE, SHINee, STAYC, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, aespa, ATEEZ, BOYNEXTDOOR, ENHYPEN, FANTASY BOYS, fromis_9, ITZY & many 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]

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

KBS Official Website
Asia Artist Awards Website
Melon Music Awards Website
Golden Disc Awards Website
Hanteo Chart Music Awards Website

46 thoughts on “A Guide to 2023/24 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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