World’s No.1 K-Culture Festival Unveils First Round of Performing Artists at KCON 2022 LA
KCON celebrates its tenth anniversary from August 19 – 21 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Crypto.com Arena
Leading entertainment company CJ ENM announced the first round of headline artists for KCON 2022 LA presented by Toyota.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of KCON, the World’s No.1 K-Culture Festival, and it will return as the first in-person event since 2019. The celebration will also feature digital programs to ensure that fans worldwide can participate in the festivities.
KCON has been featuring top-notch and rising artists on its concert lineup, providing a platform for international audiences to meet their favourite musical acts and offering artists opportunities to perform on a global stage.
This year’s first set of performers is as follows (in alphabetical order), with more to be revealed:
More details about the convention and K-pop show will be available at www.kconusa.com/la.
First held in 2012 in the U.S., KCON’s growth has married the spread of K-pop and K-culture worldwide. The event has amassed millions of fans across nine cities/regions, including North America, Europe, Asia, and more.
From its first event that attracted 10,000 visitors, KCON has seen an incredible growth gathering 291,000 attendees in 2019 (the last in-person event). During the pandemic, the event went virtual with ‘KCON:TACT,’ which saw more than 22 million K-pop fans tune in over the last two years.
In addition, ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’, held in May, attracted more than 6 million participants across 171 territories.
For more information on KCON tickets and business inquiries, please visit kconofficial.com or kconusa.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 and doubled annually 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 connect directly 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 that originated in Korea. Since 1995, the company has engaged in a wide array of businesses across the industry spectrum, including media content, music, film, performing arts, and animation, providing its top-notch, original content to various media platforms.
CJ ENM has created, produced and distributed globally acclaimed content, including Oscar-winning film Parasite, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking Korean 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), the world’s No.1 K-pop 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.