With the 2016 New York lineup complete, KCON Los Angeles ramps up its artist list with quickly rising R&B singer DΞΔN and rookie boy band ASTRO.
Alongside a few still-to-be-revealed acts coming to the West coast date, the world's No. 1 Korean-culture festival adds two unique acts acts that will take the stage at LA's famed Staples Center. In March, KCON revealed that it would once again bring three days of panels, workshops, food trucks, artist meet-and-greets and convention fun along with two days of concerts.
DΞΔN is slowly becoming K-pop's latest R&B success story after the singer dazzled at SXSW 2016, including showcases for Spotify and Hypetrack, and released his impressive 130 Mood: TRBL that's spawned the hit single "D (Half Moon)" featuring Dynamic Duo's Gaeko. Both an accomplished songwriter (writing for the likes of EXO and VIXX) and vocalist, by the time KCON rolls around there should be loads of fans screaming his name.
Meanwhile, ASTRO is one of the most exciting new K-pop acts to hit the scene this year. The six-member boy band made a splash when they debuted into the music industry with their Spring Up EP, led by debut single "Hide&Seek." KCON Los Angeles will mark the group's first U.S. performance and early chance for them to secure an American fanbase.
KCON will continue announcing more artists for the 2016 Los Angeles lineup during its weekly #KCONLiveChat at 8/7c on Thursdays. Check back to Fuse every week for the latest artist announcements too.
KCON first hits the East Coast on on June 24 and 25, with tickets on sale now. A month later, the fest will returns to Los Angeles for three days of fun during July 29-31 at the Staples Center. Tickets for the LA date go on sale beginning June 3. Prices range from $50 to $250 for single tickets and $800 for platinum ticket that offers access to all concerts and the convention.
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