After 2022 marked KCON’s in-person return following two years on-line, the world’s greatest Okay-pop competition has set 2023 dates for occasions within the U.S., Japan and Thailand within the coming months.
As soon as once more, KCON will maintain its flagship occasion in California with KCON 2023 Los Angeles between Aug. 18-20 on the Crypto.com Area and LA Conference Middle. Barring 2020 and 2021 as a result of COVID-19, the West Coast iteration of the competition has been held all through the Crypto.com Area (previously generally known as the Staples Middle) and LA Conference Middle since 2015, with 2023 marking its tenth time within the metropolis’s well-known L.A. Reside campus.
Final 12 months, KCON LA reported 90,000 followers attending throughout its three days of conference, panels, workshops meet-and-greets and live performance actions headlined by artists like Stray Children, ATEEZ, ITZY, The Boyz, Kep1er, TO1 and extra.
After visiting Tokyo in October, KCON additionally revealed that it’s going to return with its KCON 2023 Japan between Might 18-20 on the Makuhari Messe conference middle in Chiba. The fest final visited town for its two-day KCON Premiere Chiba occasion final 12 months the place Okay-pop boy band TO1 carried out alongside J-pop acts like JO1 and INI. KCON 2022 Japan was held at Tokyo’s Ariake Area with TO1, ATEEZ, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, fromis_9, LE SSERAFIM, NewJeans, Monsta X‘s Kihyun and extra Okay-pop and J-pop acts performing.
KCON Los Angeles and Japan be a part of the preciously introduced KCON Thailand, going down subsequent month on the IMPACT Area and IMPACT Exhibition Middle all through March 18-19 in Bangkok’s northern suburb of Muang Thong Thani. The competition has TO1, ATEEZ, Kep1er, JO1, BamBam, iKON,(G)I-DLE and extra Okay-pop and J-pop acts scheduled to go to.
KCON adopted up in a press launch that every location would have “signature programming as well as content tailored for each region” and that KCON will probably be stay streamed globally with out regional limitations.
Regardless of growing competitors from new Okay-pop competition startups like final 12 months’s KAMP and the upcoming We Bridge Music Competition & Expo, in addition to extra Korean artists showing on long-running U.S. music fests like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Governor’s Ball, KCON has managed to maintain its attendance and viewers engagement sturdy for greater than a decade now.
“KCON, which started out with an audience of 10,000 in 2012, has now grown into the world’s biggest K-culture festival,” mentioned Kim Hyun-soo, Head of Reside Leisure Enterprise at CJ ENM, in an announcement. “This year, KCON will meet global fans in Thailand, Japan and the U.S., advancing the spread of K-pop and K-culture around the world.”