2022 Dream Concert comes back as an in-person event, dates announced
Like other K-pop concerts, the Dream Concert is coming back this year as an in-person event for the first time in two years since the onset of Covid-19.
The apparent end of Covid-19 seems like a boon for fans of K-pop as it was recently announced that all Covid-19 protocols have been lifted from music events.
Not only that but it seems like music shows are now having in-person audiences too. On April 25 it was announced that the 28th Dream Concert was going to be held as an in-person event in South Korea for the first time since the onset of the pandemic. The Korea Entertainment Producers Association announced that the 2022 Dream concert will be held in Seoul on June 18.
The Dream Concert comes back in-person
The Dream Concert has been a large-scale K-pop performance show where the best musicians of each year appear and perform for fans of the genre. Throughout their years in business starting from 1995, the event has seen artists like SHINee, 2PM, Girls Generation, BTOB, EXO, BTS, GOT7, Monsta X among many other second and third-gen acts.
With the 2022 concert, the show will celebrate its 28th Anniversary with a lineup that will soon be revealed. Just as many other events globally, during the years 2020 and 2021, the Dream Concerts were held online as non-face-to-face events for two years in a row. Lim Baek-woon, president of the Korea Entertainment Producers Association, who is responsible for planning the event, stated that the show will particularly be meaningful for fans of the genre who had been waiting to see multiple K-pop artists perform on the same stage.
What to expect from the 2022 Dream Concert?
The producers of the show have also reassured fans that the Dream Concert event will frequently check the safety conditions inside and outside the concert hall to maintain the health and well-being of the artists involved as well as the dedicated fans who will attend the show in large numbers.
The 2022 Dream Concert will be co-produced by the Korea Entertainment Producers Association and the Korea Tourism Organization.
The event is sponsored by Hyundai Oilbank as well as the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, which is why some big names are expected to be in attendance at the concert. It has been reported that the event will not only aim to entertain fans as a K-pop festival but also contribute to revitalizing tourism in South Korea.