Embark on a K-pop trip: Here are 3 music award shows to catch in 2024

Some of the most anticipated music award shows are happening soon, and here's everything you need to know about them to plan your K-pop trip.

Oliver Chan

| December 19, 2023
LE SSERAFIM performing their live set at the recent Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), held in Tokyo Dome, Japan. Photo: @Mnet_MAMA/X

The start of the new year is set to bring a wave of excitement for K-pop enthusiasts.

Some of the most anticipated K-pop music award shows are happening soon. These musical extravaganzas boast an array of dazzling performances and the recognition of outstanding achievements in the industry.

In January alone, K-pop fans worldwide can witness the glitz and glamour of the three must-go music awards happening around the region. These are the awards shows you should catch.

1. The 33rd Seoul Music Awards in Bangkok

We’re kicking off the year with a burst of energy. The Seoul Music Awards, happening on 2 Jan, will be heading to Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium.

The 2024 Seoul Music Awards will be held on 2 Jan, at Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium. Photo: Trazy

The impressive line-up promises an unforgettable night filled with performances by some of K-pop’s brightest stars. Fans can witness electrifying beats from NCT Dream, soulful tunes from Kang Daniel, and ZB1‘s dynamic stage presence.

Tickets to the premium ground-standing area go at S$397. Book them here now.

Book it: The 33rd Seoul Music Awards in Bangkok
Date: 2 Jan 2024 (Tue)
Time: 6PM
Venue: Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Line-up: Bambam, Kang Daniel, NCT Dream, ZB1, RIIZE, STAYC, NMIXX, Kiss of Life, Tiffany Young, Sandara Park, Youngjae etc.

2. 2024 Golden Disc Awards in Jakarta

As the new year unfolds, Jakarta becomes the stage for the prestigious Golden Disc Awards.

The 2024 Golden Disc Awards will take place at the Jarkata International Stadium (JIS) on 6 Jan (Sat). Photo: Trazy

The Jakarta International Stadium will be hosting this star-studded night featuring performances from Seventeen, Stray Kids, NewJeans and other chart-topping acts.

Tickets to the premium ground seating offer go at S$501.50. And it offers a prime vantage point to witness the magic unfold on stage. Purchase them here.

Book it: 2024 Golden Disc Awards in Jakarta
Date: 6 Jan 2024 (Sat)
Time: 6PM
Venue: Jarkata International Stadium (JIS)
Line-up: Seventeen, Stray Kids, NewJeans, Enhypen, ZB1, STAYC etc.

3. 2024 Circle Chart Music Awards in Busan

The upcoming Circle Chart Music Awards will be held in Busan. Photo: Trazy

The 2024 Circle Chart Music Awards, formerly Gaon Chart Music Awards, will close the series of award shows in January.

While last year’s edition took place in Seoul, the upcoming awards ceremony will take place in Busan, a city known for its rich cultural heritage.

Organisers have yet to reveal the line-up of stars, but anticipation runs high as fans await the announcement of the stellar acts set to grace the stage. The previous edition of the Circle Chart Music Awards saw stars like Enhypen, Tomorrow X Together, aespa and more played live.

Tickets for the ground seating area are available here.

Book it: 2024 Circle Chart Music Awards in Busan
Date: 10 Jan 2024 (Wed)
Time: TBA
Venue: BEXCO (Busan Exhibition & Convention Center) Hall 1
Line-up: TBA


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