The Barcelona festival will become the first in Europe to broadcast in real time as part of a tie-up with Red Bull TV
Sign up for IQ Index
The latest industry news to your inbox.
The K-pop stars will return to the virtual stage this weekend after delivering the most-attended paid live stream to date back in June
By IQ on 08 Oct 2020
This weekend, K-pop superstars BTS will deliver the follow-up to their last virtual concert, Bang Bang Con: The Live, which was the most-attended paid live stream show to date.
The South Korean group’s return to the stage, titled Map of the Soul On:e, will be livestreamed across two days (10 and 11 October) at 11am and 8am BST, respectively.
The concert, which supposedly took a year of preparation, is set to bring brand new performances as well as altered setlists for each day.
While the production, which costs eight times more than Bang Bang Con: The Live, will comprise four stages; technological features such as AR, XR and 4K/HD to bring viewers a more vivid and theatrical concert experience; and multiview live streaming that displays six screens from which fans can select their favourite.
The production, which costs eight times more than Bang Bang Con: The Live, will comprise four stages
Bang Bang Con: The Live, a 100-minute live stream, took place on 14 June and saw more than 750,000 people in 107 countries tune in.
The event peaked at 756,600 peak concurrent viewers – equivalent to 15 shows at a 50,000-capacity stadium, and more than ten times that of fellow Korean band SuperM’s Beyond Live show – all of whom had paid to be there.
Tickets were priced at ₩29,000 (US$24) for members of BTS’s ARMY fan club, and ₩39,000 ($32) for members of the general public, meaning the concert grossed at least ₩21.9 billion, or $18 million, according to the Korea JoongAng Daily.
Bang Bang Con: The Live was the first time Big Hit has charged for an online-only show, although BTS raised an additional €3.5m from livestreaming their historic Wembley Stadium concerts last summer.
Get more stories like this in your inbox by signing up for IQ Index, IQ’s free email digest of essential live music industry news.