Boy band fans, get excited. KCON has just announced that Highlight and SF9 will join the New York date of the massive Korean-culture festival this summer.
Alongside a ton of still-to-be-revealed acts coming to both the NY and Los Angeles dates, the veteran act and the rising rookie outfit will meet attendees and take the stage at the massive Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Just like last year, KCON New York will boast two days of panels, workshops, food trucks, artist meet-and-greets and convention fun along with two days of concerts. In addition to everything a K-pop fan could want, KCON has promised expanded offerings in the K-beauty, K-food, and e-sports scenes. Get familiar with KCON's newly designed logo above.
While Highlight might be a new name to some, K-pop fans have known and loved these guys for years. Formerly known as Beast before a record label switch led to a name change, the quintet proved why they're still a force in the scene with their comeback album Can You Feel It? and chart-topping singles "Plz Don't Be Sad" and "It's Still Beautiful."
Meanwhile, SF9 is one of the newest boy-band sensations to make an impression on fans. The ninesome has been rising up in the K-pop world, most recently releasing their new single "Easy Love" off their Breaking Sensation EP on April 17.
KCON returns to the New York area on June 23 and 24. A month later, the fest will hit Los Angeles for three days of fun during August 18-20 at the city's famous Staples Center. Stay tuned for more artist annoucements and reveals. See the full lineup below:
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