BTS Cancels Their Appearance to Batam! Will be Replaced by Other K-Pop Stars
Batam, Batamnews - After a lot of hype, the presence of the K-Pop group BTS to Batam is confirmed to be canceled.
BTS was previously planned to come to Batam in conjunction with the Signing of Cooperation (PKS) between BP Batam and the Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Consortium - Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) - PT Wijaya Karya (Persero) Tbk.
The Head of the Public Relations, Promotion, and Protocol Bureau, Ariastuty Sirait, said that the name BTS itself had indeed been mentioned in a special BP Batam meeting with the consortium, ahead of preparations for the implementation of the PKS, which is planned to be held on December 21, 2021.
However, after further coordination, the boy band BTS, which has extraordinary fans in Indonesia and even internationally, has a busy schedule for the next year.
With this condition, the Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) proposed that other K-Pop artists attend the next agenda, namely the groundbreaking ceremony.
"Indeed, the name BTS was mentioned at the meeting. However, after coordination (Incheon Korea) information was obtained that BTS's schedule was full until next year, so they (Incheon Korea) proposed other K-Pop artists to attend the groundbreaking session later," said Tuty.
Ariastuty explained that the groundbreaking will be held next year. While the implementation of the signing of the PKS is planned for December 21, 2021, it will be attended by the Minister of Transportation of South Korea and the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.
Furthermore, Tuty said, the groundbreaking ceremony will be held in mid-2022 and will present K-Pop artists (Korean pop or Korean Pop).
When further asked who the K-Pop artist was to replace BTS, Ariastuty smiled and asked K-Pop fans in Batam Indonesia to be patient. "We'll wait together, what's the Korean side's decision," said Tuty.