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MANILA, Philippines – Some of the biggest names in the South Korean entertainment industry are coming together for the upcoming Asia Artist Awards (AAA) 2023 on December 14 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Dubbed as Asia’s Oscars and Grammy Awards, the AAAs fetes Asian artists who’ve done outstanding work in television, film, and music in the region. As this is the first time for the Philippines to host the prestigious awarding ceremony, several local celebrities will also grace the event.
Co-hosting the AAA 2023 are the Asia Artist Awards Organizing Committee, TONZ Entertainment, StarNews Korea, and local organizer PULP Live World. In an earlier press release, PULP Media expressed their desire for this year’s edition to be “the grandest and most talked about season of Asia Artist Awards since its inception.”
Now that AAA 2023 are just few days away, we’ve rounded up some reminders for fans going to the event:
Over 45 acts — ranging from veteran South Korean actors and actresses, powerhouse K-pop groups, celebrities from Japan and China, and stars from the Philippines — are confirmed to grace the event.
IVE’s Jang Wonyoung, Kang Daniel, and ZEROBASEONE’s Sung Han Bin will be the MCs for the show.
Among the K-pop groups included in the lineup are LE SSERAFIM, NewJeans, SEVENTEEN’s BSS, Stray Kids, and The Boyz. As for the actors, Ahn Hyo-seop, EXO’s Suho, Kentaro Sakaguchi, Kim Se-jeong, Kim Seon-ho, and Lee Jun-ho are some of those confirmed attending the AAA 2023.
Meanwhile, Filipino artists HORI7ON, SB19, Ben&Ben, Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, and Melai Cantiveros-Francisco will also be at the ceremony.
According to the AAA 2023 official website, the red carpet starts at 12:30 pm and will run until 2:30 pm, while the awards show will begin promptly at 3 pm and end at 9:30 pm. Note that there are also performances and speeches during the awarding proper.
PULP has also released the detailed site map and event day schedule to give fans a guide on what to expect and where to go during the day of the ceremony.
Fan community platform Weverse also shared that they’ll provide approximately 10 hours of live footage from the red carpet to the main awards ceremony of AAA 2023. Do note that this live streaming is only available for viewers in South Korea and other countries except for Japan, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
As for Filipino fans who’d like to watch the show but can’t attend it in person, Lazada has announced that they’ll be streaming the show live through their app.
As for the possible winners, AAA hasn’t shared a list of nominees yet. But based on their previous ceremonies, some of the awards they often give out are: Actor of the Year, Performance of the Year, Stage of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Singer of the Year, Best Artist Award, Asia Celebrity Award, Rookie of the Year, and Best Icon Award.
Tickets for the AAA 2023 were made available starting November 12, 12 pm via the website pulptickets.com. PULP said that fans can secure their tickets “as long as there are tickets left.”
Ticket prices are as follows:
- LBA VIP: P25,000 (with raffle entry to red carpet event)
- LBA Premium: P20,500
- LBB VIP: P17,500
- LBB Premium: P15,500
- LBB Regular: P13,500
- UBA Premium: P11,500
- UBB Premium: P7,500
- UBB Regular: P6,500
- UBC Premium: P4,500
- UBC Regular: P3,500
- UBC Generic: P3,000
Only attendees aged 10 years old and above and fully-vaccinated can attend the show. All minors aged 14 years old and below should be accompanied by a fully-vaccinated parent/guardian with a ticket for the same section. Attendees who are minors, pregnant women, and persons with disability should also submit a waiver.
According to PULP Tickets, all e-tickets will be dispatched to the buyers’ respective PULP Tickets accounts by December 9.
These e-tickets, whether printed out or saved on a mobile device, will be presented alongside a valid ID for ticket verification during the actual show.
PULP harnessed Tridem Tours as the official shuttle service for AAA 2023.
Only ticket holders for AAA 2023 can avail of a shuttle ticket. Proof of ticket ownership will be required in order to book a shuttle via the Tridem Tours website. Booking for shuttle tickets will only be until December 13.
All shuttle tickets cost P950, regardless of terminal or departure. According to Tridem Tours, this price “covers all trip expenses, a care package, and complete support from the on-site staff.” Some of the listed inclusions are: point-to-point round trip shuttle seat, drinking water and pre/post-award show snacks, comprehensive passenger insurance, and customer support in different languages (English, Filipino, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese.)
They have 38 terminals around Metro Manila, Central and Northern Luzon, and Calabarzon that attendees can choose from, and three departure choices (early, mid-day, and show.)
Tridem Tours also noted that all shuttles will only “begin leaving the venue grounds the moment the show ends at 10 pm” and that no shuttle “will leave earlier than this time.”
Those availing of the shuttle services should also submit complete boarding requirements, including the legal consent form and medical waiver form, before they’ll be able to board the vehicle.
Meanwhile, those who don’t want to avail of the shuttle services can also apply for a parking pass, which is free-of-charge.
Vehicles that can apply for parking passes are sedans/SUVs (minimum of four passengers with AAA 2023 tickets), vans (minimum of seven passengers with AAA 2023 tickets), coasters (minimum of 15 passengers with AAA 2023 tickets), and tourist buses (minimum of 38 passengers with AAA event).
Tridem Tours emphasized that no parking passes mean no parking inside the Philippine Arena grounds. Non-parking pass holders can only proceed to Parking E, where slots are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Things to bring
PULP Live World also released a checklist of things to bring for the AAA 2023, which includes IDs, lightsticks, money, and portable charger.
According to their event guidelines, professional cameras and other recording devices, such as DSLR, Go Pro, digital cameras, and iPads, are not allowed. Attendees are also advised to not bring big bags and backpacks as the only maximum bag size is 12 x 12 inches.
Outside food and drinks will also be disposed of before entering the venue, but eating and drinking is allowed as long as the food and drinks are brought from inside the arena.
Fan gifts and letters will also not be delivered to the artists and oversized banners are not allowed inside the venue.
PULP Live World’s COO Happee Sy-Go also teased that there will be a fan zone wherein fans can do giveaways and participate in booths.
The fan zone is set up at the Philippine Sports Stadium, just across the Philippine Arena. Fans can stay there as early as 8am and enjoy several activities such as the photo zone, fan club booths, history zone, and star wall.
This page will be uploaded once more information about AAA 2023 is released. – Rappler.com