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[INFO] 2017 KBS Song Festival Confirmed To Go On Despite Strike, But On A Smaller Scale

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2017 KBS Song Festival Confirmed To Go On Despite Strike, But On A Smaller Scale

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Despite the ongoing KBS strike, the 2017 Song Festival has been confirmed to be held on a smaller scale.

On December 7, a source from KBS revealed, “It was decided in a rush that it will be held, so there is a lot that has to be prepared. It will be focused on individual stages from artists, and it is likely that there will be less artists than last year. It can be seen as somewhat of an expanded version of the ‘Music Bank’ end-of-year episode.”

The lineup has not been confirmed, but KBS plans on inviting artists based on “Music Bank” chart results from this past year.

The 2017 KBS Song Festival will be held on December 29 at KBS Hall. It was previously confirmed that the 2017 KBS Drama Awards will take place on December 31, and it has not yet been decided whether the Entertainment Awards will still go on.

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Update: KBS Holds Onto Dwindling Possibility Of Entertainment Awards With Conflicting Statements

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Updated December 8 KST:

Despite one source from KBS announcing that the Entertainment Awards were canceled, new conflicting statements suggest otherwise.

Another source from KBS stated to several other news outlets, “We are continuing to discuss the feasibility of holding the ceremony. Nothing has been decided [regarding its cancellation].”

In yet another differing, but not definite, statement, one KBS source said, “Realistically, it would be difficult to hold [the ceremony]. After this weekend, there will only be about two weeks left until entertainment award ceremonies will have to take place, but it will be hard to prepare the event in that amount of time. As of now, the trophies haven’t even been made.”

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Only two of KBS’s three annual year-end ceremonies will happen this year.

On December 8, a source from KBS confirmed, “We will not be holding the 2017 KBS Entertainment Awards.” This will be the first time since the ceremony’s conception in 2002 that it will not take place.

The cancellation of the Entertainment Awards is due to the ongoing strike that is calling for the resignation of current KBS president Ko Dae Young. On November 21, 11 director-level staff members joined the union, and at least 80 percent of staff members from KBS variety shows are part of the union as well, making it near impossible to even consider holding the Entertainment Awards as most variety programs have been on hiatus since September.

KBS has confirmed that both the Drama Awards and Song Festival will still take place, but on a smaller scale compared to those from years past. Nonunion producing directors and higher executives will be carrying out these two ceremonies, and preparations are currently underway.

The 2017 KBS Song Festival and 2017 KBS Drama Awards will take place on December 29 and December 31 respectively.

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KBS Confirmed To Not Hold 2017 Entertainment Awards

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After various conflicting reports, the final decision has been made on the 2017 KBS Entertainment Awards.

On December 12, a source from KBS confirmed that the event will not be occurring this year.

Most KBS variety PDs have been taking part in the strike that has been going on since September 4. As a result, various programs have been off-air, and it appears difficult to hold the Entertainment Awards.

The 2017 KBS Song Festival and 2017 KBS Drama Awards will still be held on December 29 and 31, respectively. As announced previously, the Song Festival will be on a much smaller-scale than most years.

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