Leading entertainment company CJ ENM announced the highly anticipated special stage programming for <MCOUNTDOWN IN FRANCE>, the French rendition of its World No.1 K-POP chart show happening on October 15th.
MCOUNTDOWN IN FRANCE welcomes the global audience to join them at the Paris La Défense Arena, the largest concert venue in Europe, with a star-studded lineup. The performing artists are ATEEZ, Dreamcatcher, EL7Z UP, K-Tigers, NCT DREAM, PSY, SHOWNU X HYUNGWON (MONSTA X), TAEMIN, TREASURE, and ZEROBASEONE (in alphabetical order). SUNG HAN BIN of ZEROBASEONE, the current MC for MCOUNTDOWN, will also host this special night.
The night will be a setting where fans can experience the various aspects of K-CULTURE incorporated into the K-POP SHOW, proving the true impact of Korea in addition to showcasing outstanding performances. The special stages are as follows:
- ‘DREAM STAGE’, the signature segment from KCON where fans perform together with their favorite artist, will debut in France. This time, fans can audition to get a chance to collaborate with ZEROBASEONE, who will perform ‘New Kidz on the Block’ from their million-selling debut album ‘YOUTH IN THE SHADE’.
- ‘The Most Loved K-POP’, an exclusive K-POP cover stage specially prepared for MCOUNTDOWN IN FRANCE, will be presented by the winners of Mnet’s <Queendom Puzzle> EL7Z UP. As this is EL7Z UP’s first time performing in Europe since their debut, their special stage is certainly something fans can look forward to.
- Also, there will be a ‘K-CULTURE STAGE’ prepared by the trendy Taekwondo performance group K-Tigers and ATEEZ where they will create a harmony between K-POP and Taekwondo.
Along with this programming, fans can also spot MCOUNTDOWN IN FRANCE POP-UP CAFE in the heart of Paris’s tourism district starting October 8th. The cafe will welcome fans to come enjoy events and fan-interactive content leading up to the show day in celebration of MCOUNTDOWN’s launch in Europe.
Joon-beom Sim, Head of Music Entertainment, CJ ENM said “CJ ENM plans to host a festival where people can unite through music and promote the culture and tradition of Korea throughout the city of Paris. Our goal is to present a SHOW where K-POP and K-CULTURE come together with our unmatched stage production and programming capabilities.”
With MCOUNTDOWN IN FRANCE being held in the city of the Bureau International des Exhibitions, CJ ENM also intends to support the potential hosting of the World EXPO 2030 Busan as the pioneer of the global expansion of Korean culture. MCOUNTDOWN IN FRANCE will unite K-POP fans worldwide both offline and online, and fans across the globe will be able to watch the show on Mnet K-POP Official YouTube and various global digital platforms.