In an unexpected turn of events, the highly anticipated episode of ‘Music Bank’ scheduled for this week will not be airing. The KBS music program, a staple in the K-Pop scene, usually gracing screens every Friday at 5:15 PM KST, will be on a temporary hiatus on August 11. This decision comes in light of the rescheduled K-pop concert at the World Scout Jamboree. The World Scout Jamboree, a gathering that brings together tens of thousands of Scouts aged 14 to 17 from across the globe under the banner of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, is hosting a spectacular K-Pop concert as part of its closing festivities. Initially slated for August 6, the concert’s schedule has been adjusted, and it will now rock the stage on August 11.
‘Music Bank’ enthusiasts need not worry, though, as the show will be back with a bang next week. Mark your calendars for August 18, when the program will once again take center stage with its signature music performances, chart-topping hits, and electrifying energy. For the uninitiated, ‘Music Bank’ (Korean: 뮤직뱅크) is a South Korean music program that has been a driving force in introducing the world to the latest and greatest K-Pop acts. Airing on KBS2, the show holds a special place in the hearts of fans both domestically and internationally. Since 2015, it has transcended borders, reaching more than a hundred countries through KBS World.
The show’s dynamic energy and diverse lineup of performances are typically staged at the KBS New Wing Open Hall in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu. Since February 10, 2023, it is hosted by Lee Chae-min and Le Sserafim’s Hong Eun-chae. Not only does ‘Music Bank’ bring music to homes, but it also takes the excitement live to various corners of the globe through its Music Bank World Tour. While this unexpected break may come as a surprise, fans can rest assured that ‘Music Bank’ will be back stronger and more captivating than ever, ready to once again showcase the unparalleled talent that the K-Pop industry has to offer.