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Without HYBE idols, MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2021 still promises to create a stir with confirmed star-studded lineup

With a lineup of 34 performers and a list of exciting special stages, this year’s MBC Gayo Daejejeon has become the most anticipated music festival before 2021 ends. 

MBC Gayo Daejejeon is one of the three biggest year-end music festivals in Korea. Compared to KBS and SBS, MBC Gayo Daejejeon gets even more anticipation every year because of spectacular stage settings and all-star artist lineups from 2005 until now. Not only idol groups, MBC also invites soloists, trot, indie and rock singers… to attend. This makes an important difference and helps MBC Gayo Daejejeon become a colorful and exciting musical event that no one should miss.

MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2021 lineup
Impressive line-up

As scheduled, the 2021 MBC Gayo Daejejeon (MBC K-Pop Grand Festival) will begin to take place on the last day of 2021 and last until the first moment of New Year’s Day. The theme of this year’s MBC music festival is TOGETHER.

2021 MBC Gayo Daejejeon will bring together 36 K-pop artists and groups, who promise to bring the best performances on the stage of MBC Ilsan Dream Center. The most outstanding names of the artist lineup are MAMAMOO, Red Velvet, OH MY GIRL, Brave Girls, ASTRO, NCT 127, NCT DREAM, NCT U, THE BOYZ, Stray Kids, ITZY, STAYC, aespa, Lee Moojin and IVE. This year’s MBC Gayo Daejejeon also features veteran Korean artists such as Yang Hee Eun, Kim Yeon Ja, rock band YB, trot stars Song Ga In and Lim Young Woong.

MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2021 lineup

This is the third consecutive year that all HYBE artists were reported to be absent from MBC’s new year event. According to the latest update, 3 members of BTS, SUGA, Jin and RM, were tested positive for the virus on their return to Korea after finishing their performance at the Jingle Ball Tour in the U.S. Following the regulations of pandemic prevention, all members of BTS decided not to appear at any music events, including the 2021 MAMA. Korean netizens were not surprised by this announcement, and their fandom ARMY even felt relieved as BTS members could spend this precious year-end time relaxing.

In fact, the absence of BTS didn’t affect much as this year’s MBC Gayo Daejejeon still gained enthusiastic reactions for their splendid lineup with other top artists. The lineup aroused keen attention from KPOP fans immediately after it was released, and topics for guessing about the special collaborations to be performed at this event have been raised every day.

High expectations for spectacular stages

According to the latest news from the host of MBC Gayo Daejejeon, a lot of special stages have been prepared for this year’s event. Especially, the collaboration of 5 groups of the Gen 4 (The Boyz, Stray Kids, ITZY, StayC and aespa) is arousing keen attention from KPOP fans.

Besides, fans can’t hide their excitement at the joint performance between veteran artist Yang Hee Eun and idols including Cha Eun Woo (ASTRO), Solar (MAMAMOO), Wendy (Red Velvet) and Hyojung (OH MY GIRL).  They will perform a secret song with the “Mother To Daughter” singer, who has nearly 50 years of dedication to the Korean music industry.

MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2021 lineup

Moreover, MBC also made fans crazy when releasing a new teaser with Rum Pum Pum Pum music background.  In which, 5 beautiful singers who used to be MCs in famous music shows including: Kim Min Ju, Yeji of ITZY, Miyeon of (G)I-DLE, Yujin and Wonyoung of IVE will appear together on a special stage.

In addition, the legendary Korean rock band YB will also stand on the same stage with NCT. Kim Yeon Ja, SWJA, 10CM and Hwasa (MAMAMOO) will also bring surprises with many performances of various genres for the show.

MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2021 lineup

The 2021 MBC Gayo Daejejeon Music Festival will continue to be hosted by Im Yoon Ah.  This will be the 7th year in a row that the former Girls’ Generation member takes on the MC role.  Joining her in this year’s event will be veteran MC Jang Sung Kyu and Lee Junho (2PM). According to the production team, MBC Gayo Daejejeon 2021 will not welcome the audience as previously planned because of tightening regulations on epidemic prevention.  Instead, the program will be broadcast live on television in Korea and on the platforms of copyrighted units in other countries.

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