Interpark has canceled the offline portion of Big Hit Labels' 2021 'New Year's Eve Live' concert.
On December 7 KST, the ticketing service revealed the decision was made as the greater Seoul area transitions to Level 2.5 COVID-19 security. As the COVID-19 levels only go up to Level 3, Level 2.5 is quite severe.
"It was a decision made for the safety of the artists and their fans," Big Hit Labels said in a statement. "In line with the government's strengthened social distance measures, [the concert] will only be carried out through online live streaming."
Meanwhile, the scheduled artists — BTS, NU'EST, Lee Hyun, Bumzu, GFRIEND, TXT, and ENHYPEN — will all still appear when the online event airs live on December 31.