In news that has led ARMYs around the world to come up with innovative ways to reach Busan by October, Korean supergroup BTS has revealed details about their upcoming free concert.
Members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook are going to perform live in concert in Busan to support the South Korean city’s bid to host the upcoming 2030 World Expo.
The Yet To Come In Busan special concert will be the first time the septet will get together for a live performance after announcing their temporary break (not a break-up, as the members keep assuring their fans).
While nearly a 100,000 people are expected to attend the live concert on October 15, at the city’s Ilgwang Special stage.
If you’re somehow not one of the 100,000 people who will watch the BTS members in-person but still manage to land in Busan in time for the concert, fret not!
You can be a part of the ‘Live Play’ event where fans can view the show in real-time through a live stream hosted at the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal Outdoor Parking Lot at the same time. While these tickets will also be free, you would have to register yourself (for a small fee) at the ticketing website Interpark, where these coveted tickets will be allocated via lottery in two rounds of giveaways.
ARMYs around the world, who are not in Busan at the time of the concert, can watch it via a live stream on Weverse, ZEPETO, and Naver Now, free of charge.
A few weeks ago the city of Busan announced the appointment of the K-pop group as their ambassadors. Mayor Park Heong-joon also extended a proposal to the Presidential Office that spoke about how this upcoming concert and BTS’ “aggressive promotional drive” to support Busan’s bid for hosting rights of the World Expo be considered an alternative to the mandatory military service every South Korean male citizen has to undergo.
Aside from South Korea, other countries that have submitted a bid to host the 2030 World Expo include Russia, Italy, Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia. The last Expo was held in Dubai from October 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2022.