HYBE and BIGHIT Music officially announced the change of the venue of BTS’ upcoming <Yet To Come> concert in Busan, South Korea. In August, BTS revealed the plan to give a free concert in Busan to support Busan as a host city for 2030 World EXPO. The City of Busan and the management company originally planned to hold a concert in Ilgwang Special Stage. However, it has created concerns about the safety issue as well as a question about public transportation. The new location for <Yet To Come> concert will be Busan Asiad Main Stadium in Yeonje-gu, Busan. The details following the change including seating will be announced separately later. Read the full statement from the agency below.
The Official Statement
“Hello, this is HYBE/Big Hit Music.
We would like to notify you regarding a change in the location of the ‘2030 Busan World Expo’ bid concert, ‘BTS in Busan’.
The location of this concert has been changed from the Ilkwang special stage to the Busan Asiad Main Stadium.
In July of this year, BTS took on the role of ambassadors for the successful bid of the ‘2030 Busan World Expo’. As the first step in their ambassadorial roles, Big Hit Music planned a large-scale, global concert which BTS could enjoy with fans from all over the world while they supported Busan’s bid for the ‘2030 World Expo’. As a concert meant for global fans of BTS and the general public to enjoy together, this show will be free of charge.
The agency hoped to aid in Busan’s bid for the ‘2030 World Expo’ by making South Korean culture known around the world through a unique, massive scale show and stage effects. With this in mind, the agency chose the Busan Ilkwang area as the venue for the concert after an assessment of several locations. The agency was in the process of working closely with the city of Busan, the Busan police, the Busan fire department, and the Korean Railroad Corporation to ensure that attendees would not experience discomfort.
However, it has been decided that the primary task at hand is to bring attention to the city of Busan’s bid for the ‘2030 World Expo’ without diluting the attention of the press elsewhere. Thus, in order to prioritize the safety and comfort of attendees and ensure a smooth and transparent concert environment, while still protecting the purpose of this concert, the company has come to the decision to change the concert location.
Even with the change in venue, all related programs geared toward boosting the ‘World Expo’ bid will resume as planned.”
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