The ASEAN-Korea Music Festival 'ROUND 2020' to be held online on 6 December

04 Nov 2020

Hosted by the Korean broadcasting company KBS, sponsored by the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund through the Government of Korea, the first ROUND 2020 will be held on 6 December 2020.  

Supported by 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam in alphabetical order), the ASEAN Secretariat, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, this festival is expected to connect ASEAN countries and Korea through the universe of the language of music and lead to an exchange of cultures and strengthened mutual solidarity. ASEAN-Korea Music Festival intends to provide a place for communication and cultural exchange among young generations in each country by expanding the cooperative relationship between ASEAN countries and Korea into music and culture and establishing a music industry network between the countries.

ROUND 2020 was to be held as offline festival in which musicians and audiences from 10 ASEAN countries and Korea would gather together to share their countries’ music and cultures. However, due to the COVID-19 spread across the world, it was decided that ROUND 2020 would proceed in the form of online streaming, which will allow more viewers from all over the world to watch and communicate in real time.

Mr. Gukchan Hwang, producer of ROUND 2020, from KBS says “At the beginning of last year, a music exchange was planned with 10 ASEAN countries. However, this has now developed into a more meaningful festival to overcome COVID-19, which hit the world in January of this year. As the performance dates were delayed several times - from June and October and finally to December - after many difficulties, the production staff is planning to give everything they have to create an unprecedented festival.”

The ROUND 2020 festival will feature the most talented musicians in various genres from each 10 ASEAN countries and Korea. “DINSHE” from Brunei, “SmallWorld SmallBand” from Cambodia, “Aluna Thavonsouk” from Laos, “Thar Dee Lu” from Myanmar, “Ben&Ben” from the Philippines, “Charlie Lim” from Singapore, and “Vũ. & Skylines Beyond Our Reach” from Vietnam have been confirmed to join the lineup. “DAYBREAK”, "BOL4", “Sunwoojunga”, “SORAN”, “Song So Hee with 2nd Moon”, “Hoppipolla”, “George”, and “Elaine” will be joining from Korea.

If you are selected as a global participating audience member for this festival, you will be able to support the performers freely in the online VIP zone. Audience who access the online VIP Zone will also be visible to the musicians performing on the stage. It is expected that audiences who usually enjoy concert and festival on the ground will be able to have a similar experience by participating in online streaming performances where they can communicate and interact with artists as well as audiences around the world in real time.

For more details on online participation and ROUND 2020, please visit the website (