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The continuously impressive KCON lineup gets a key reveal today (Apr. 21), as its East Coast date has unveiled its headliner while its West Coast stop calls dibs on a new artist's first U.S. performance. 

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The world's biggest Korean-culture festival has nabbed BTS to headline its KCON 2016 New York date while bringing the fresh-faced Twice to KCON 2016 Los Angeles for their first-ever stateside showing.

Along with a host of still-to-be-revealed acts coming to both the N.Y. and L.A. dates, the socially conscious boy band, along with the nine-member girl group, will meet their fans and take the stage at Newark's massive Prudential Center and L.A.'s famous Staples center this summer. Both festivals boast multiple days of K-pop concerts, along with Korean culture-focused panels, workshops, food trucks, artist meet-and-greets and convention fun.

BTS has certainly earned its headliner status following an incredible 2015 that included two sold-out U.S. tours, and releasing its excellent The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt. 1 and Pt. 2 EPs, the latter of which charted on the Billboard 200, beating PSY and marking the first time a K-pop act not from a major label hit the U.S. albums ranking. American fans will get to see new material from the group too, as they gear up to release a new album on May 2.

Meanwhile, Twice has already proven itself to be a girl group to watch despite only debuting late in 2015. After competing on the reality show Sixteen, the ninesome has garnered a load of interest with its debut music video for "Ooh Aah" earning 53 million views—the most-viewed debut music video of any K-pop group.

KCON will continue announcing more artists for the 2016 lineup during its weekly #KCONLiveChat at 8/7c on Thursdays. Check back to Fuse every week for the latest artist announcements too.

KCON returns to the East Coast on on June 24 and 25, and then a month later, the fest will hit Los Angeles for three days of fun on July 29-31.

KCON 2016 New York Lineup:
BTS
Seventeen
MAMAMOO
Ailee

KCON 2016 Los Angeles Lineup:
Block B
GFriend
Twice

See Fuse's Jeff Benjamin at KCON New York and KCON Los Angeles! He will speaking on three different different panels at KCON New York, more info here.

Get your K-pop fix with Fuse's new K-Stop podcast, where Jeff and Tina Xu discuss everything important to fans. Listen to the latest episode featuring BTS, VIXX, Eunji and more below: