BTS to hold a concert by November 2023 as ambassadors for '2030 Busan Expo' amid hiatus news
BTS alone hosts up to 280,000 fans at a time for their concerts and this kind of fan following can prove beneficial to the expo organizers
K-pop is reaching the globe one day at a time and fans of the genre of music could not be happier. If there is one boy group that changed the once low-key genre of music and made it locally famous around the world it was BTS. Of course, the group's success was all thanks to BTS' predecessors in the K-pop industry but it is the hard work of fans and the dedicated passion of members that kept them on the top for the last five years. BTS shot to global fame and is still the first name that comes to mind when one thinks of K-pop.
The boy group recently celebrated its ninth anniversary as members announced their hiatus from BTS' group activities and they revealed how they wish to explore new things as solo artists. The members, however, clarified to panicked fans that BTS is not disbanding or going away for life but would keep coming back as a group from time to time with a major focus on their solo projects. It seems like one of the upcoming group activities from BTS post the hiatus news will be their upcoming Busan Global Concert in support of the upcoming '2030 Busan World Expo'.
BTS selected as ambassadors for the '2030 Busan World Expo'
Over the last few weeks, fans have been seeing reports stating that the boy group BTS is being asked to extend their support towards the 2030 Busan World Expo that will take place in the next eight years. World Expos, officially known as International Registered Exhibitions, are a global gathering of nations dedicated to finding solutions to the pressing challenges of the present time. World Expos welcome tens of millions of visitors and eventually increase tourism.
As BTS has been one of the biggest boy groups globally with a consistent rise over the last five years, the boy group alone hosts up to 280,000 fans at a time for their concerts. Having BTS as their ambassadors is a step in the right direction for the International Exposition Organization (BIE) in the years to come.The most recent World Expo took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates while the next one will take place in Osaka, Kansai, Japan in 2025.
With each World Expo being held once every five years, a lot of attention is being paid to South Korea's bidding and in order to help promote that, BTS has been asked to extend their support for the event. Due to the sheer popularity of the boy group and the huge fan base it has accumulated over the years, BTS' support for South Korea will be fruitful for the country when the BIE visits Busan early next year.
Will BTS hold a 2023 concert in Busan?
On June 24, BTS' label HYBE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Busan City Hall and pledged their cooperation to help support the 2030 Busan World Expo. In order to do so, BTS plans to hold a global concert in Busan to help South Korea bid for the 2030 World Expo to be held in Busan. It has also been stated that when the BIE secretariat's due diligence team visits Busan early next year, BTS members will personally guide the site and serve as public relations ambassadors at the BIE general meeting.
Moreover, it has been stated that BTS will be hosting their solo global concert by November of 2023. Not only that but, BTS will also attend the BIE General Assembly and try to deliver a message asking for support for the event to be held in Busan as the members of BIE vote to select a venue for the 2030 World Expo. The signing ceremony was attended by Busan Mayor Park Hyung-joon, HYBE Chairman Bang Si-hyuk (Bang PD), and HYBE's CEO Park Ji-won.
Bang PD said, "I am well aware of how important it is to host the 2030 Busan Expo, which is an important national project. By using this opportunity of hosting the World Expo in Busan, we will work together to develop local pop culture in Busan and promote K-Culture to the world.