KCON revealed AB6IX, HA SUNG WOON, KARD, LOONA, MAMAMOO, PARK JIHOON, AND SUNMI as the first slate of artists to set to take the stage at KCON:TACT season 2, a first of its kind event delivering its unique experience virtually to living rooms across the planet. Additional artists to be announced in the near future.
Co-hosted by CJ ENM and The Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), the global celebration of Korean culture and pop music is set to take place October 16-25 from Mnet’s world class television production studio in Seoul, South Korea.
KCON:TACT season 2 will grow to 10 days and feature live concerts and meet & greets with dozens of top artists as well as countless hours of behind-scenes content from influences and artists, both live and pre-recorded. Utilizing Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), and eXpanded Reality (XR) technology, the event will continue to push the limits of what is possible with virtual entertainment and strengthen the ways fans at home can participate in the show as a live audience.
KCON-ers from all over the world will be able to cheer together at the same time and the programs will provide English subtitles. KCON is again teaming up with YouTube to broadcast KCON:TACT season 2. The entire program will be streamed exclusively on Mnet K-Pop (www.youtube.com/mnet) and KCON official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/kcon) globally. All interactive elements, including direct artist communication, will be available only through the YouTube platform and stream.
Mnet, a leading music entertainment network part of CJ ENM, and the organizer of KCON, will bring its expertise as the producers of Mcountdown and MAMA to further its core goal of giving fans around the world more access to the best in K-pop music and Korean culture.
For more information on the latest KCON news and an FAQ, fans can visit www.kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter and Instagram, where more information will be rolled out.
ABOUT KCON USA
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest fan festival in North America celebrating Korean culture and music. The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since to over 158,000 fans. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2017, the brand further expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Mexico and Australia as well as returning to Japan. KCON has also held events in France, UAE and Thailand.
ABOUT CJ ENM
CJ ENM is Asia’s leading entertainment and merchandising company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Its entertainment division engages in a wide array of businesses across the industry spectrum including media content, music, film (CJ Entertainment), performing arts, and animation, providing its top notch original contents to various media platforms.
CJ ENM has created, produced and distributed globally acclaimed contents including Cannes-winning film Parasite, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents, Extreme Job, Ode to My Father, along with sought-after television series such as Mr. Sunshine, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Grandpas Over Flowers, I Can See Your Voice and more.
To offer the best K-Culture experiences worldwide, CJ ENM presents KCON, the world’s largest K-culture convention & festival celebrating Hallyu and Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Asia’s largest music awards. With regional offices in Asia, Europe and the U.S., CJ ENM currently employs over 3,600 people. For more information, please visit: http://www.cjenm.com