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The 2020 Korea Music Drive-in Festival will bring idol stars, indie music artists and trot singers during its two-day shows on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 near Seoul. Photo Courtesy of Korea Management Federation

Korea Music Festival to take place on Oct. 31 & Nov. 1 near Seoul

Finally, K-pop fans will have a chance to watch their favorite artists perform live in a month to come through the 2020 Korea Music Drive-in Festival near Seoul.

The Korea Management Federation (KMF) said on Sept. 23 that it will hold the drive-in concerts at Incheon, a port city west of Seoul, on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

The two-day events, which will occur at the metropolitan city’s International Passenger Terminal, is the fourth edition of the annual Korea Music Festival.

Originally, the federation planned to host the much-anticipated shows earlier this month but delayed them as the number of daily COVID-19 infections shot up in Korea beginning mid-August.

Due to the prolonged fight against the novel coronavirus, people are greatly suffering. We hope to help recharge their batteries,” a KMF official said.

The official added that the festival will bring not only K-pop singers but also indie music artists and trot stars to invite people from all generations.

The star-studded lineup will be announced late this month or early next month.

Everything will be properly prepared so that people will be able to feel happy. But we will put safety and quarantine on the front burner,” the official said.

For global fans, the event will be live-streamed through internet.

The KMF is the association that represents a total of 165 management companies based in Korea, including such big players as SM, YG, JYP, and Big Hit Entertainment.

Big Hit is the music label, which manages K-pop superstar BTS. The Seoul-based outfit is scheduled to go public next month on the global popularity.