2021 FNS Summer Song Festival: Date, how to watch show boasting BTS and Enhypen in lineup
Here’s the whole lineup for the ‘2021 FNS Summer Song Festival’
With the Korean Hallyu Wave going global, it is no surprise that other countries also want to host K-pop events for local fans and to gain popularity. Japan especially has a large number of K-pop fans which has led to K-pop artists releasing special Japanese albums and comebacks. It should also be taken into account that a lot of K-pop events in Japan get sold out, from exclusive Japanese concerts to KCon Japan. This is why 'FNS Music Festival' has decided to include a K-pop lineup for their latest music show.
The Fuji TV network started the 'FNS Music Festival' to celebrate their anniversaries with song contests and performances by popular Japanese artists. When they started branching out in 1992, they went on to invite iconic K-pop stars like BoA, TVXQ!, BIGBANG and SHINee. Since 2019, they’ve held two versions of the festival and invited K-pop groups like BTS and Seventeen to perform. Here’s the whole lineup for the ‘2021 FNS Summer Song Festival’.
Air date and time
The Japanese music show will air on July 14 from 6.30 pm to 10.48 pm KST (5.30 am to 9.48 am ET).
How to watch
The ‘2021 FNS Summer Song Festival’ will be broadcast on Fuji TV’s local Japanese channel which can also be viewed on-demand on their official website.
The lineup includes four K-pop acts with huge popularity in Japan. However, due to the rising Covid-19 cases in South Korea, the four groups will not be physically attending and performing at the show. Instead, pre-recorded stages will be aired at the show.
BTS has fans all over the world and Japan is no exception. From releasing their first Japanese music the year of their debut to hosting a successful Japanese concert in 2015, they’re no strangers to Japan. They also happen to be the first foreign artist in Japan to receive a single million certificate with the song ‘Boy With Luv’. They will be performing one of their newest English single ‘Butter’ at the festival.
Seventeen has been well-received in Japan. From having over 500k sales in their first week for the Japanese single ‘Not Alone’ and earning a double-platinum badge to topping several Japanese charts, Seventeen has been doing well in Japan. They’ve also performed twice before for this 'FNS Music Festival', and this is their third appearance. They will be performing their recent release ‘Ready to Love’.
This is the first time Twice will be performing at the music show. However, they have already had a successful time in Japan. They were the first K-pop girl group to get a platinum certificate for an album, as well as a single. They will be performing ‘Perfect World’ from their third Japanese studio album. This also happens to feed into the rumors that they will be performing at the Tokyo Olympics 2021.
Enhypen seems to be doing well in Japan too since they topped the Oricon Albums Chart with their 2nd album. They too first appeared on the 'FNS Music Festival' last year to perform the single ‘Given-Taken’ for the first time. While they released a Japanese version of the same song last week, they will be performing another track for their second appearance. They will be performing ‘Drunk-Dazed’.