The organisers of KBS Song Festival 2017 have revealed the names of celebrity hosts for this year. The list includes EXO member Chanyeol and BTS singer Jin.
According to the organising committee, a member from each of the participating K-Pop groups will be taking up the role of MCs.
In the first half of the musical programme, Red Velvet member Irene and TWICE singer Sana will be hosting the show along with EXO member Chanyeol and BTS singer Jin.
In the second half of the show, MAMAMOO singer Solar, SEVENTEEN member Mingyu, GFRIEND member Yerin, and Wanna One singer Kang Daniel will be taking up the role of special MCs.
KBS Song Festival 2017 will be held at the KBS Hall on December 29. The event will kick-off at 8.30 pm KST with the performances of popular K-Pop groups, including EXO and BTS.
Check out the complete celebrity line up below:
EXO – South Korean Chinese boy band under SM Entertainment, BTS – Seven-member boy group under Big Hit Entertainment, Red Velvet – five-member girl group under SM Entertainment, TWICE – nine-member girl group under JYP Entertainment, Wanna One – 11-member boy group formed by CJ E&M, Seventeen – 13-member boy band under Pledis Entertainment, MAMAMOO – four-member girl group formed by Rainbow Bridge World and GFRIEND – six-member girl group formed by Source Music.
This year, the event will be held in the format of a mini-concert blending with the theme Concert and Confessions. Each participating team will be given the opportunity to put on special performances on stage.
"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," a KBS representative said.