MBC intends to put on a spectacle for its “Gayo Daejun,” the year-end music festival show. According to reports in local news agencies, the station is preparing a star-studded line-up, as well as special collaborations and performances to close 2012.
Among the artists in the line-up released by MBC on Christmas Day are YG Entertainment artists Big Bang, 2NE1, Lee Hi and Epik High. The news excited fans since YG Entertainment has not been able to field artists to the MBC Gayo Daejun in recent years. In particular, 2NE1 and Lee Hi are to perform each other’s songs and collaborate on a performance.
Popular rock bands FT Island and CNBlue are reported to hold a special collaboration stage with a hip-hop group for an unprecedented showcase. Local news agencies also report an “Infinity Challenge” medley of hits. The evening’s hosts are Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun, Lee Hwi Jae, Boom and MBLAQ‘s Lee Joon.
“We do not confirm nor deny all the reports about the MBC Gayo Daejun, but compared to other broadcasters’ shows, we will have the majority of artists participating, which makes us the ultimate in year-end music festival shows,” an MBC official said in a statement.
MBC Gayo Daejun 2012 will be held at the MBC Dream Center in Ilsan and broadcast live from 8:50 PM to January 1, 1:20 AM KST.