'Seoul E-Prix 2022': Air date, MCs, artist lineup and more about K-pop concert at Formula E event
The FIA Formula E World Championship or Formula E is heading to South Korea! The largest racing event for electric cars has been held annually since 2014. Now, in 2022, the 'Seoul E-Prix' will see cars screaming down the Seoul Street Circuit at the Jamsil Sports Complex in Seoul, South Korea. As part of Formula E's expansion into Asia, the inaugural Seoul E-Prix, was slated to be held on May 3, 2020, and was supposed to be the first major motorsport event held in Korea since the 2013 Korean Grand Prix.
However, Seoul's Formula E debut was eventually canceled after being postponed repeatedly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now as the pandemic is finally abating, the racing event is finally going to host its first event in South Korea's capital - Seoul. The 2021-2022 season for the Formula E Championship will be held over a total of 15 rounds in 9 cities around the world and the two-day finale will be in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to the finale for the racing event, a fan fest titled 'Seoul Festa' will open the event with some amazing performances from popular K-pop acts.
The Seoul Festa will kick off the '2022 SEOUL E-PRIX Formula E Championship' from August 10 to 14 this year. The opening ceremony K-Pop Concert will be held on August 10 at 7:30 pm KST (6:30 am ET).
The opening ceremony for the 2022 Seoul E-Prix, Seoul Festa, will be held at Jamsil Sports Complex in Songpa District, Seoul.
The Seoul E-Prix 2022's opening ceremony will be hosted by actor and member of boy group Astro - Cha Eunwoo and actress and member of girl group Gugudan - Kim Se-jeong.
The opening ceremony for the event will be a K-pop concert that will have popular K-pop acts that are known globally. The acts that will perform at the 2022 Seoul E-Prix aka Seoul Festa are
The tickets for the Seoul E-Prix 2022 have not been opened for sale yet. More information about pricing and tickets for the event will be released soon. However, it is known that Korean global superstars BTS are joining the "race for clean earth" by teaming up with Formula E as global ambassadors.
About the event
The 2022 Seoul E-Prix racing event will be starting with Diriya in Saudi Arabia and will then move to Mexico City, Rome, Monaco, Berlin, Jakarta, New York, London before coming to Seoul for its Grand Finale. The final racing event will be held on August 13 and 14 this year in Seoul for two days.
According to Formula E Korea, a corporation that is hosting the event, the total length of the circuit to be built on the surrounding roads and the main stadium complex is 2620 meters. It has also been revealed that 22 vehicles including Jaguar, Porsche, and Mercedes-Benz among others with 22 drivers divided into 11 teams will participate in the competition.