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Free K-pop concerts on May 25 and 27 via TikTok

TikTok is offering free K-pop concerts as part of its coordinated COVID-19 relief efforts around the world.

Attention, K-pop fans! Monsta X, iKon, Kang Daniel, AKMU, Apink, and more will perform today, May 25, at 4 PM Philippine Standard Time. Dubbed as “TikTok Stage Live From Seoul”, this will be the first of two free K-pop concerts from TikTok.

TikTok is launching these live vertical-format K-pop concerts for the first time. These free concerts are part of its coordinated COVID-19 relief efforts around the world. The second concert, “TikTok Stage With HIPHOPPLAYA”, will be held on May 27, 7 PM Philippine Standard Time. The May 27 lineup includes Jay Park, Zico, Epik High, Crush and Dean, and more superstars. For every viewer who tunes in to the free K-pop concerts, TikTok will donate US$0.50. All funds raised will go towards supporting charity efforts for those most affected by COVID-19.

Live concerts on TikTok stage

“We’re grateful for all the artists and entertainers who use TikTok to connect with their fans, and can’t wait until we can see them live on stage again. Till then, we’re committed to connecting our community and fans with these massively talented acts from home — all while doing our part to aid COVID-19 relief efforts,” said John Castro, User and Content Operations Manager, TikTok Philippines, in a press statement.

The short-form video platform TikTok is one of the world’s most popular apps. It has also become a thriving online community for Filipino viewers and content creators.

The free K-pop concerts will go live on the TikTok Stage in-app channel, featuring purely live performances and no pre-recordings.

These massively talented groups have risen quickly to popularity in the Philippines. They also believe in engaging with fans and helping raise funds through their music.

Local viewers and fans will also get to interact with the performers live. They will be asked to participate in fundraising via fun TikTok in-app challenges.