Artists Revealed for ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ in Chicago

CJ ENM Reveals Lineup for ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ in Chicago

The World’s No.1 K-culture festival, KCON, will meet fans in Chicago for the first time with its ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’. The artist lineup includes (in alphabetical order):

KCON USA 2022 PREMIERE BTOB

KCON USA 2022 PREMIERE CRAVITY

KCON USA 2022 PREMIERE NMIXX

KCON USA 2022 PREMIERE STAYC

KCON USA 2022 PREMIERE T01

The KCON festivities will continue as the flagship K-culture festival KCON plans to return to LA in August for the first time in two years.

Celebrating KCON since 2012 accumulating more than 710k fans in the US alone, the much-anticipated festival will return stronger than ever with new content reflecting the trends of Gen Z fans and programs tailored for local fans.

In addition, signature fan-favourite programming and panels unique to KCON will also return from meet and greets to dance workshops.

As one of the first adopters of the virtual concert experience, KCON will bring back its signature digital content from ‘KCON:TACT’ for fans who cannot participate in person.

The following are the dates for ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ and ‘KCON’:

  • ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ in Seoul: May 7-8 at the CJ ENM center (Artist Lineup: HIGHLIGHT, MONSTA X, NiziU, NMIXX, STAYC, THE BOYZ, TO1, and artists from Mnet’s : Brave Girls, HYOLYN, Kep1er, LOONA, VIVIZ, WJSN)
  • ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ in Tokyo: May 14-15 at Makuhari Messe (Artist Lineup: INI, JO1)
  • ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ in Chicago: May 20-21 at Rosemont Theatre (Artist Lineup: BTOB, CRAVITY, NMIXX, STAYC, TO1)
  • KCON LA: August 19-21
  • KCON JAPAN: October

More locations, dates, and artist lineup to be revealed.

First held in 2012 in the US, KCON played an instrumental role in spreading K-culture, amassing 1.1 million fans across nine cities/regions, including North America, Europe, Asia, etc.

Since its first event in 2012, which attracted 10,000 visitors, KCON has seen incredible growth, gathering 291K visitors in 2019 (the last in-person event), 29 times its inaugural year audience.

During the pandemic, its digital edition, ‘KCON:TACT,’ met more than 22.45 million K-pop fans in the last two years, pushing the event’s boundaries even further as a virtual festival that enables fans to enjoy K-culture anywhere, anytime.

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.