CJ ENM announced 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. In addition, the festival will include KCON signature programming and content tailored for each region. Please see below:
KCON 2023 JAPAN
KCON 2023 LA
LA Convention Center
Previously, KCON announced it would return to Thailand at IMPACT Arena and IMPACT Exhibition Center from 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 live-streamed globally, giving fans access to their favourite artists, free of regional limitations.
Kim Hyun-soo, Head of Live Entertainment Business at CJ ENM, said, “KCON, which started 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 worldwide.”
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. 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.
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 then, reaching over 158,000 fans in 2019.
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 and artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2017, the brand expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Mexico and Australia and returning to Japan. KCON has also held events in France, UAE and Thailand.
About CJ ENM
CJ ENM is a leading entertainment company founded in Korea in 1995. CJ ENM’s Entertainment division is engaged in various industry business areas, including media content, music, film and performing arts, providing its leading original content to multiple media platforms worldwide.
CJ ENM has created, produced and distributed globally-acclaimed content, including the Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” the Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots,” record-breaking Korean films including “Roaring Currents” and TV series such as “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” “I Can See Your Voice” and more.
United under the slogan “We live to discover Untold Originals,” CJ ENM has three major production and distribution studios: drama production powerhouse Studio Dragon, U.S.-based studio Endeavor Content and K-OTT content production studio CJ ENM STUDIOS.
CJ ENM also presents KCON, the world’s No.1 K-Culture festival, and MAMA AWARDS, the world’s No.1 K-POP awards, to bring K-culture experiences to people worldwide. To learn more about CJ ENM, please visit: http://www.cjenm.com.