If last week's announcement that KCON was bringing Highlight and SF9 to their New York got your boy band–loving heart fluttering, prepare to get even more excited. KCON has just revealed that Up10tion and KNK will join the New York edition of the massive Korean-culture festival this summer.
Alongside a slate of still-to-be-revealed acts coming to both the NY and Los Angeles dates, the rising male outfits will meet KCONers and take the stage at the massive Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Fans can get tickets as early as May 12 so expect loads of exciting artist annoucements until then.
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.
Up10tion has been one of the new boy bands to watch with the 10-member outfit collecting a strong fanbase for their precise choreography and mindblowing group formations. The guys come Top Media—the same label as K-pop favorites Teen Top—and already boast two No. 1 albums in Korea so it feels like the right time for U.S. fans to get to know them a bit better with their first-ever stateside performance.
Meanwhile, KNK is another on-the-rise boy band. The quintet has garnered attention for their emotive singing styles heard in songs like "U" and their debut single "Knock." KCON New York will also mark their first performance in America.
KCON returns to the New York area on June 23 and 24. Combo tickets for the concerts go on sale May 12, single packages go on sale May 15 and $20 convention tickets go on sale May 19.
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:
KCON New York:
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