Global IP powerhouse CJ ENM announced today that the world's No.1 K-culture festival KCON will return to Japan in May and the U.S. in August with K-POP shows and exciting convention programs. The festival will include KCON signature programming as well as content tailored for each region. Please see below:
KCON 2023 JAPAN
KCON 2023 LA
LA Convention Center
Previously, KCON announced that it will return to Thailand at IMPACT Arena and IMPACT Exhibition Center throughout March 18-19. The festival will bring on stage the following performers (in alphabetical order): 8TURN, ATEEZ, BamBam, (G)I-DLE, iKON, INI, ITZY, JO1, Kep1er, KQ Fellaz 2, Mbitious, P1Harmony, TEMPEST, TNX, TO1 and YOUNGJAE.
This year’s KCON will also be livestreamed globally, giving fans access to their favorite artists, free of regional limitations.
Kim Hyun-soo, Head of Live Entertainment Business at CJ ENM, said “KCON, which started out with an audience of 10,000 in 2012, has now grown into the world’s biggest K-culture festival. This year, KCON will meet global fans in Thailand, Japan and the U.S., advancing the spread of K-POP and K-culture around the world.”
KCON is known for spearheading the global expansion of K-POP and K-culture, having amassed 1.33M visitors so far. Last year, KCON Premiere kicked off the festivities in Seoul, Tokyo, LA and Chicago to set anticipation for the return of the in-person events, and then continued its signature festival KCON in LA, Saudi Arabia and Tokyo. Held as a hybrid event, KCON recorded an offline and online audience of 30.15M in 2022.
For further information on KCON, please visit kconofficial.com.