K-pop artists under Big Hit Entertainment labels will be holding the 2021 New Year’s Eve Live concert on Dec. 31.
Presented by Weverse app and organized by Big Hit 360 Co., the online and in-person concert will feature BTS, NU’EST, TXT, GFriend, Lee Hyun, Bumzu and upcoming boy band ENHYPEN.
The concert will be held starting at 9:30 p.m. KST (8:30 p.m. Philippine time) at Halls 4 and 5 of the KINTEX Exhibition Center in Goyang, South Korea.
BTS, TXT and Lee Hyun are under Big Hit Entertainment while NU’EST and Bumzu are under Pledis Entertainment. GFriend is under Source Music while ENHYPEN will make their debut on Nov. 30 under Belift Lab.
According to Big Hit, a select number of seats will be made available for the in-person component of the concert to comply with “seat-distancing measures mandated by government public COVID-19 prevention guidelines.”
If the government implements more restrictions, the in-person concert will be cancelled and only the online live streaming concert will be held. For the in-person concert, ticket prices are 154,000 won ($138), 242,000 won ($217) and 275,000 won ($246).
Ticket reservation for the in-person concert will be held through a raffle and only official Weverse members of the artists’ fan clubs are eligible to apply. Raffle winners will be announced in two rounds. Raffle entry dates are from Nov. 17 to 20 and the first-round winners and payment period will be announced from Nov. 24 to 27 while the second-round winners will be announced from Dec. 1 to 4.
The organizer will implement strict COVID-19 measures for the in-person concert. Fans can only stay at their designated seats and strict physical distancing will be implemented. Their temperature will be checked and they need to check in through QR code, fill out a contact tracing form and wear a mask.
“Yelling, chanting, singing or standing up during the concert is prohibited as per government measures,” according to the rules.
BTS will be making their comeback on Nov. 20 with the album “BE” while ENHYPEN will release their debut album “Border: Day One” on Nov. 30.