KBS Will Reopen Its Music Shows to Live Studio Audiences!

KBS Will Reopen Its Music Shows to Live Studio Audiences!

On November 5, South Korean broadcaster KBS announced that after almost two years, live studio audiences will soon be allowed back for its music programming.

Back in January of 2020, the network began removing live studio audiences from all of their music shows due to the coronavirus pandemic, starting with "Music Bank".

KBS has announced that "Open Concert" will be the first music program to return to filming with a live studio audience in mid-November. It will then be followed by "Yoo Hee Yeol's Sketchbook", "Immortal Songs", "Gayo Stage", and then, eventually, their weekly music show "Music Bank".

A statement from KBS regarding the return of live studio audiences reads as follows:

"In order to keep performances safe and healthy, we will strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines such as maintaining distance between seats and limiting the number of audience members. Each program's precise schedule and instructions on how to apply for the live audience will be posted on its website."

Are you excited for live studio audiences to come back to KBS' music shows? Let us know by commenting on our socials @KpopWise.

Ford Carter

Ford Carter is an online blogger studying journalism who's hundreds of articles across half a dozen fansites from the music and television industries have now been read more than 300,000 times. An avid fan of EXO since 2014, and a more in-depth multi-stan since 2019, Ford is a lover of international music and media from across Eurasia. Trot music holds a special place in his heart, as its sound is a perfect blend of kpop and Eastern European funk, two of his favourite genres. From his home in regional Australia, you'll often find him binging kdramas or rewatching old editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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