Another K-pop concert with a star-studded lineup is going online! This time, a new concept like drive-in cinemas for offline concerts is born!
K-pop artists have been forced online this year due to the pandemic outbreak, but they would have a chance to meet fans offline through drive-in concerts, the 2020 Korea Music Drive Festival, slated at the end of this month. The Korea Management Federation (KMF) said on August 10 that it had received the green light to hold drive-in concerts at Incheon, a port city west of Seoul, on October 31th & November 1st.
The two-day event, which will take place at the metropolitan city’s International Passenger Terminal, is the fourth edition of the annual Korea Music Festival.
“In line with the government guidelines on social distancing, we decided to organize drive-in concerts,” an official preparing for the event told media outlet Korea News Plus. “It would be a new platform where K-pop stars and fans can interact in the era of the novel coronavirus. A bunch of superstars will take part in the concerts to attract attention from across the world.”
Not only idol groups, but also soloists and even trot singers will join the performances, which will be live-streamed for international fans of K-pop music, the official said. The KMF expects that more than 2,000 cars would be accepted to the concert per day. The KMF is the association that represents a total of 165 management companies based in Korea, including such big players as SM, YG, JYP, and Big Hit.
Artists Line-up – DAY 1 (Saturday, Oct. 31)
ATEEZ / NCT U / ALEXA / ASTRO / AB6IX / THE BOYZ / LOVELYZ / MOMOLAND / PENTAGON / CIX / (G)I-DLE / KIM JAE-HWAN / WJSN / CRAVITY / CLC / GOLDEN CHILD / CHERRY BULLET / ROCKET PUNCH / DRIPPIN / GIANT PINK / DREAMCATCHER / CIGNATURE / DKB / B.O.Y / 3YE / NO BRAIN / ADOY / LEENALCHI / PARK MOON-CHI / GALAXY EXPRESS / CHIYOONHAE / ROUND 30
Artists Line-up – DAY 2 (Sunday, Nov. 1)
DJ DOC / BAEK JI-YOUNG / JUNGYUP / THE ONE / PARK KI-YOUNG / PARK JAE-JUNG / GAHO / HONG JIN-YOUNG / JIN SUNG / KIM SOO-CHAN / PARK SEO-JIN / KIM NA-HEE / HYNN (PARK HYE-WON)
31th OCTOBER, 2020 – 6 hours of event (red carpet & performances)!
1st NOVEMBER, 2020 – 6 hours of the show (red carpet & performances)!
Live Content includes 90 minutes of Red Carpet and over 3 hours of show. Over 4 hours and 30 minutes each day!
Online live streaming (click here to purchase tickets):
The event will begin on Saturday, October 31 at 3PM KST, or 7AM UTC/GMT (UK/London time). It will be accessible thru the Overlook-Events platform, and will only be available on these territories: USA, Canada, Middle & South America, Europe, Africa, Asia (except Japan, Korea, China), and Russian Countries.
The KMDF 2020 is Produced and presented by Korea Management Federation. Live Streaming provided and presented by Torpedo by Overlook Events.