KPop Calendar

If you’re looking for more detailed information of the current or previous months, we archive them in Monthly KPop.

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Anniversaries are posted here and Debuts are posted here.

KPop Events By The Month

January

  • 12 — 6th Gaon Kpop Star Awards app voting begins (runs to February 19th)
  • 12 — GDA bangoceanapp voting closes
  • 13 — 31st GDA (Golden Disc Awards, Korea) Day 1
  • 14 — 31st GDA (Golden Disc Awards, Korea) Day 2
  • 15 — voting for Global V Live Top 10 awards ends (winners awarded individually on V Live between Jan 16-24)
  • 16 — ISAC (Idol Star Athletics Championships
  • 16 — 12th Annual Soompi Awards online voting ends (voting opened December 19th 2016)
  • 17 — SMA app voting ends (voting opened November 25th, 2016)
  • 17 — Voting for Shorty Awards begins
  • 18 — V Live Channel+ opens
  • 18 — Korean Hip Hop Awards online voting opens
  • 19 — 26th SMA (Seoul Music Awards)
  • 22 — 12th KKBOX Music Awards, Taiwan
  • 28 — Seolial (Lunar New Year)

February

  • 3 — Korean Hip Hop Awards online voting closes
  • 10 — High School Rapper begins (Mnet)
  • 16 — Voting for Shorty Awards ends
  • 19 — GAON KPop Star Awards app voting closes
  • 22 — 6th Gaon Chart Awards
  • 25 — 31st Japan Golden Disc Awards
  • 28 — 14th Korean Music Awards
  • TBA12th Soompi Awards (moved to March)

March

  • 1 — 12th Soompi Awards (web award)
  • 1 — Korean Independence Movement Day
  • 2 — 2017 One K Global Peace Concert (Manila)
  • 3 — Korea Cable TV Awards (COEX Auditorium Samseong Station)
  • 9 — South Korean President Park Geun Hye is impeached.
  • 17 — SXSW Kpop NIght Out
  • 17, 18 — KCON Mexico
  • 30 — President Park Geun Hye is arrested.
  • 31 — High School Rapper final episode (Mnet)

April

  • 7 — Produce 101 Season 2 begins (Mnet)
  • 8 — 5th YinYueTai V Chart Awards (China)
  • 8, 9, 10 — Hiphopplaya Fest
  • 14 — Yang Nam Awards
  • 15 — Hallyu Dream Con, Los Angeles (Staples Center)
  • 16 — Sewol Ferry Remembrance Day
  • 17 — former President Park Geun Hye is charged.
  • 19 — Hallyu Dream Con, New York (Prudential Center)
  • 22 — Hallyu Dream Con, Charlotte (TWC Arena, Spectrum Center)
  • 23 — 9th Shorty Awards, NYC (honors the best of Social Media)
  • 24 — Weibo begins it’s own Billboard chart for China in collaboration with Nielsen.
  • 29 — 15th Korea Times Music Festival (Hollywood Bowl, CA, USA)
  • (Assumed) – KCON Japan

May

  • 1 — Online voting for BBMAs opens
  • 5 — Baeksang Arts Awards
  • 6 — KPop Festival in MYANMAR
  • 9 — South Korean Special Elections
  • 12, 13 — TkC17 (Toronto KPop Con 2017)
  • 15 — Instiz iChart rule change (Soribada, Olleh, & Monkey3 are removed. Naver scores now worth x2). Soribada is kept in. There will be a Soribada Award this fall.
  • 19 — Korean Special Presidential Election
  • 19, 20, 21 — KCON Japan (Chiba)
  • 21– BBMA (Billboard Music Awards)
  • TBA – Hallyu Dream Festival (Korea)

June

  • 3 — 2017 Dream Concert (Seoul World Cup Stadium)
  • 6 — Mwave MAMA Preliminary voting begins
  • 8 — Korean Memorial Day
  • 10 — Bangkok Super Live
  • 10, 11 — Ultra Korea Music Festival (Seoul)
  • 12 — Billboard Philippines (BillboardPH) opens officially (was launched in Sept 2016). Chart ranking is updated Monday mornings.
  • 16 — Produce 101 Season 2 final episode (Mnet)
  • 19 — GAON announces it will not count USBs as physical albums. They will count on the digital charts instead.
  • 22, 23, 24 — Asian Model Awards Festival
  • 23, 24 — KCON NY
  • 30 — SMTM 6 (Show Me The Money season 6) begins (Mnet)
  • (Assumed) – KCON Paris

July

  • (Assumed) – KCON LA
  • 1 — RAPBEAT Australia (Heize, Jay Park, Loco, Ravi, Zion.T)
  • 1 — MCountown voting changed (Mnet). Now, artists who are ending  promotion are no longer eligible.
  • 7 — Super PopCon Manilia (B1A4, BAP, BTOB, Pentagon, VIXX)
  • 8 — London Korean Fest (EXID, Highlight, KNK, Snuper)
  • 8 — SMTOWN (Seoul World Cup Stadium)
  • 13 — Idol School begins (Mnet)
  • 20 — Soribada Award voting opens
  • 29 — Weibo officially leaves GAON.
  • 31 — 44th Korean Broadcasting Awards

August

  • 3 — Korean Consumer Forum 15th Brand of the Year Awards
  • 4 — Music Bank Singapore
  • 5 — SMTOWN Hong Kong
  • 10,11,12,13,14,15 — JIMFF (Jecheon International Music & Film Festival)
  • 11 — K-Content Expo Europe
  • 12 — 13th JIMFF Award Ceremony (Jecheon Internationa Music & Film Festival)
  • 11, 12, 13 — Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival (Moonlight Festival Park, Songdo, Incheon)
  • 11, 12, 13 — Busan International Rock Festival (Samnak Ecology Park, Busan)
  • 12, 13 — DMZ Peace Concert (Imjingak Pyeonghoa-nuri Park)
  • 13 — 2017 Teen Choice Awards (LA, CA, USA)
  • 15 — Korean Liberation Day
  • 18, 19,  20 — KCON  LA
  • 25, 26 — 2nd Jeju Music Festival
  • 27 — MTV Video Music Awards (LA, CA, USA)
  • 31 — Soribada Music Award voting ends (changed 18 August)

September

  • 2 — Music Bank Jakarta
  • 4 — South Korean broadcasting strike on KBS and MBC begins
  • 4 — Korea Broadcaster Awards (2 categories; Actor Award and Artist Award, can be given to KPop idols). Canceled due to strike.
  • 4, 11 — Chuseok ISAC XIV filming (Idol Star Athlete Championships)
  • 7 — Seoul Drama Awards
  • 9 — INK 2017 (Incheon KPop Concert
  • 10 — Soribada Music Award voting ends
  • 10 — Soribada Award winners announced
  • 16 — VH1 India begins their 1st KPop show: “KPOPP’D”
  • 16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24 — 2014 DMC Festival (the concert has been canceled due to planned strikes beginning September 4)
  • 19 — Finalist voting for K-Pop World Festival begins
  • 20 — 1st Soribada Best K-Music Awards, Jamsil Gymnasium
  • 22, 23 — KCON Australia
  • 23, 24 — Melody Forest Camp Festival 2017 (Jara Island)
  • 22, 23, 24 — Asia Song Festival. (Busan)
  • 29 — K-Pop World Festival (Changwon)
  • 30 — Fandom School Music Festival. Day 1 (Gocheok Sky Dome)
  • 30 — Fandom School app vote for SMA begins
  • TBA — Hallyu Dream Festival (projected month)

October

  • 1 —  Fandom School Music Festival. Day 2
  • 3,4,5 — Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) runs through Oct 5th
  • TBA — air date ISAC XIV (Idol Star Athlete Championships. Airs during Chuseok) — (Postponed on Sept 5th due to strike)
  • 8(?) — Asia Song Festival (Expected date)
  • 13 — AAA app voting opens (Asia Artist Awards)
  • 16 — preliminary SMA app vote ends (Fandom School app)
  • 17 — SMA app vote official begins (Fandom School app. Vote will run through to January)
  • 19 — MAMA voting opens (rescheduled due to site crashes)
  • 20 — MAMA voting opens
  • 22 — 10th Anniversary of “2 Days 1 Night” (KBS)
  • 22 ~31 — BOF/ Busan One Asia Festival (Confirmed lineup: Apink, Astro, B.A.P, BlackPink, GFriend, Sechs Kies. More to come.)
  • 26 — MMA (MelOn Music Awards) app vote for Top 10 begins (preliminary vote)
  • 27 — “MIXNINE” 1st episode airs (JTBC)
  • 27 — The Seoul Awards (drama awards)
  • 28 — “The Unit” 1st episode airs (KBS)
  • TBA — Korean Popular Culture And Arts Awards winners announced. (Ceremony 3 November.)
  • 31 — BOF Awards (Busan One Asia Festival)

November

  • 03 — MAMA vote suspended from 4am to 8am KST. (Mnet claims they only removed “illegal” votes, but many voters showed proof their legitimate accounts had been blocked and/or voting history was deleted)
  • 03 — Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards (Korea Creative Content Agency)
  • 04 — 2017 Dream Concert (AKA: the Super Seoul Dream Concert. PyeongChang)
  • 06 — MMA Kakao Hot Star vote begins
  • 06 — Winners announced for 2018 Korean First Brand Awards (Korean Customer Council). Ceremony will be in December.
  • 09 — KBS Music Bank will now stream live via Twitter every Friday from 5p-6:30p KST.
  • 10 — Mnet has a second round of blocking IPs for MAMA vote
  • 12 —  24th MTV Europe Music Awards (Best Korean Act category)
  • 12 — MMA Top 10 vote ends (preliminary round). Category Award vote now open. (MelOn Music Awards)
  • 13 — Voting for PKCI opens (Philippine KPop Awards)
  • 13 — Mnet launches a new Mwave app for voting for MAMA
  • 13 —  Voting for MMA begins (MelOn Music Awards)
  • 13 — MBC President, Kim Jang Gyeom, voted out by board and removed. (This is day 71 of strike. Workers expected to return.)
  • 14 — Mnet MAMA vote “crashes”. When vote resumes many votes are missing. China IPs have now been blocked in response to their trending complaints on Weibo.
  • 15 — 2nd AAA (Asian Artist Awards. Jamsil Gymnasium)
  • 20 — AMAs (American Music Awards, Broadcast on Mnet for Korean viewing. This is the first time AMAs have been broadcast in Korea.)
  • 20 — MMA voting closes 
  • 22 — Mnet MAMA voting closes
  • 25 — 19th MAMA Awards day 1 in Vietnam (Mnet Asian Music Awards)
  • 28 — Grammy nominees announced
  • 28 — Mnet MAMA voting closes
  • 29 – 19th MAMA Awards day 2 in Osaka (Mnet Asian Music Awards)
  • 30 – 19th MAMA Awards day 3 in Hong Kong (Mnet Asian Music Awards)

December

  • 1– 19th MAMA Awards day 4 in Hong Kong (Mnet Asian Music Awards)
  • 2 — 9th MMA (MelOn Music Awards. Gocheok Sky Dome, Korea.)
  • 10 — voting for PKCI closes
  • 17 — 9th PKCI (Philippine KPOP Awards)
  • 21 — Korean Customer Council’s 2018 Korean First Brand Awards
  • 25 — SAF (SBS Awards Festival)
    • note: This event usually takes place over several days
  • 26 — SBS Gayo Daejeon (end of year music celebration)
  • 29 — MBC Entertainment Awards
  • 31 — MBC Gayo Daejejun (end of year music celebration)
  • 31 — KBS Yeon Gi Daesang (Drama Awards)
  • TBA — Korean Golden Tweet Awards (web award)
  • TBA — Hanteo Album & Singer Awards
  • TBA — SBS PopAsia Awards (Web Award, Australia)
  • TBA — KBS Gayo Daechukje (end of year music celebration).
    • Undecided due to strike as of 11/22.
  • TBA — GDA app voting open
  • TBA — Soompi online voting open

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UPCOMING 2018:

January:

  • 10-11 — (Korean) 32nd Golden Disc Awards (Manila, PH)
  • 20 — 13th KKBOX Music Awards (KKBOX Billboard, Kaohsiung Dome, Taiwan)
  • 25 — 27th SMAs (Seoul Music Awards). (Gocheok Sky Dome)
  • TBA — KMAs (Korean Music Awards)

February:

  • 9 — Winter Olympics begin
  • 15 — Seolial (Lunar New Year)
  • TBA — GAON Awards
  • TBA — (Japan) 32nd Golden Disk Awards
  • 28 — Grammy Awards

Note: World Music Awards – The World Music Awards were canceled for the years 2015 and 2016. The foundation which runs the awards still appears to be active. We will keep you posted should they decide to resume in 2017. The month of the ceremony has varied in the past from May to September.

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Debuts, Comebacks, and Events:

KPop Release Snapshot – A Quick Look Ahead

Our full calendar with all events and releases can be found in Monthly KPop.

Debuts are in Pink      Events are in Blue       Japanese releases are in Red

 

Upcoming, Undecided, Rumored, and We-Heard-It-Through-The-Grapevine-And-We’re-Totally-Praying-It’s-True


  • LR (VIXX subuit)
  • Rain
  • Osshun Gum (Choi HaMin)
  • D&E (Super Junior subunit)
  • Super Junior (rumored full album in October)
  • Infinite (rumored July, Fall???)
  • Epik High
  • JBJ (September, FAVE Ent.)
  • SHINee (album rumored October)
  • The Boyz (September, Cre.Ker Ent.)
  • TVSQ (full album, rumored September)
  • MXM (August, Brand New Music)
  • B.A.P (August)
  • NRG (rumored October)
  • G.Soul (mini album September)
  • BTS (full album drop, September)
  • J-Hope (BTS) Mixtape
  • NCT U
  • BYT
  • Suran (rumored August)
  • Flowsik (mixtape)
  • Jung Sewoon (rumored September, Starship Ent.)

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KpG Note:

We can’t promise we’ll always be right because (as every seasoned KPopper knows) KPopping announced comeback dates are more… let’s call them “likely suggestions”.

However, we promise to do our best. And if you see a date that we have listed and you know it’s wrong; or you know of a band that has a release that we don’t have listed, please let us know. We want to keep our charts as up to date as possible.

KpG Thanks:

Many thanks and gratitude to Soompi, Yibada, Officially KMUSICKpopMap, MWtumblr_inline_nhmc0sfljq1r5z6ap.gifave,  the bestest best KHH Underground mag HHKR, KoreaDaily, the poppers over at /r/kpop, and the awesome people who update all the things on Wiki. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to put together this site.

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8 thoughts on “KPop Calendar

    1. We don’t. We usually focus on ticketing outside Korea for the International fans. Gayo tickets are usually free, but I’m not sure which ticketing outlet will have them available. Best of luck!

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