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KBS Song Festival 2021: The First Lineup of Performing Artists

The KBS Song Festival 2021 is scheduled to be held on Friday, December 17. The 3-hour long event will be broadcast live via KBS 2TV on the 17th of December starting at 8:30 PM KST. The show is set to take place both in-person as well as online.

For all those fans, who have been looking forward to knowing the names of the artists performing at the much-anticipated event, read on as we have shared the first lineup of performing artists below.

KBS has made an official announcement on Friday, 3rd December to reveal the names of the artists going to perform at the upcoming KBS Song Festival 2021.

KBS Song Festival 2021 First Lineup Of Performing Artists Are Revealed

The artists going to take on the stage include Red Velvet, Stray Kids, TXT, Oh My Girl, ITZY, THE BOYZ, aespa, ENHYPEN, Kang Daniel, and Lee Mujin.

The KBS Song Festival 2021 is set to take place at KBS Hall in Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo, Seoul. This year’s theme of the festival is ‘WITH’ hoping to create K-Pop stages that can be enjoyed by anyone from anywhere.

This year’s annual KBS Song Festival will be hosted by ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo, AOA’s Seolhyun, and SF9’s Rowoon.

Cha Eun Woo would be hosting the event for the second time in a row who took the charge as a host of the KBS Song Festival last year as well. Seolhyun has hosted the event five years back in 2016.

Rowoon who is seen in the ongoing KBS drama series ‘The King’s Affection’ is hosting the KBS Song Festival for the first time this year.

The KBS Song Festival is a year-end music show that is aired on the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) every year. It was first aired back in the year 1965 as an awards ceremony. However, in 2006, KBS discontinued the awards ceremony and continued it only as a music festival. In the year 2013, awards were however given.

From 1981 to 2011, the festival was held on 30th December every year. From 2012 to 2018, the year-end South Korean music festival was held on the last Friday of December. In the year 2019, the event was held on December 27.

However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the KBS Festival was organized at an earlier date – on December 18. Last year’s music festival was held with no in-person audience owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking about this year’s event, the live audience is allowed, however, they need to follow the covid protocols. All the necessary steps have been taken by KBS for the safety of the live audience.

It is also being ensured that the performing artists, staff as well as organizers are all vaccinated and free from covid infection.

Stay connected for more updates about the upcoming KBS Song Festival 2021 event!

Archana Kabra
Archana Kabra is a Freelance Writer and has been extensively writing stuff related to Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Technology. She is also an ardent music lover. Twitter handle: @archana153sarda
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