KCON, WORLD’S LARGEST K-CULTURE CONVENTION & FESTIVAL, ANNOUNCES DATES AND VENUES FOR 2020
GLOBAL DATES FOR KCON WORLDWIDE REVEALED –
TOKYO (APRIL 3-5), NEW YORK (JUNE 12-14), LOS ANGELES (AUGUST 27-30), AND BANGKOK (SEPTEMBER 26-27)
KCON USA RETURNS THE JAVITS CENTER
AND THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER
KCON announced today the dates and locations for its 2020 festivities. For KCON USA, KCON New York will return to the Javits Center for the second year in a row from June 12 to 14. KCON Los Angeles will return to its home at the LA Convention Center from August 27 until August 30. As always, KCON 2020 will provide their signature, unparalleled amount of access for fans to engage with artists through programs like Artist Engagements, Star Square, Star Live Talk, and artist booth visits, while also immersing themselves in every aspect of Korean culture including food, beauty, lifestyle, drama, movies and more.
KCON USA is just two stops for the worldwide series that also revealed dates for all of its 2020 events. KCON will return to Tokyo, Japan, April 3 through 5 at Makuhari Messe, and Bangkok, Thailand, September 26 and 27 at Impact Arena & Exhibition Center.
KCON USA enters its ninth year of bringing the ultimate Korean culture fan experience to the U.S. Since the festival’s inception in 2012, KCON has seen tremendous growth in attendance. Last year, KCON USA closed out the summer with over 158,000 attendees, breaking its previous attendance record. KCON LA expanded to four full days for the first time in 2019 as demand for tickets boomed. Over the years the star-studded concerts have featured a combination of the top names like BTS, MONSTA X, TWICE and rising stars. Last year, breakout acts included ATEEZ and ITZY.
Mnet, a leading global entertainment network part of CJ ENM, and the organizer of KCON, is expanding KCON into more cities to further its core goal of giving fans around the world more access to the best in K-pop music and Korean culture.
Ticket on sale dates as well as concert lineups will be announced in the coming months. For more information and the latest KCON USA news, 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 and UAE.
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