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NCT 127 and Stray Kids Join KCON 2018 New York: See the Full Lineup

The world's biggest Korean-culture festival and convention will once again hit both New York and Los Angeles this summer

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New York: NCT 127

With the exciting artist lineup announcement last week for KCON 2018 with two female acts joining the lineup, the world's biggest Korean-culture festival and convention adds two boy bands this week that look keen to represent the future of K-pop.

First up, NCT 127 is added to the list with the nine-member boy band returning for their second KCON New York and third KCON overall. Since Fuse spoke with the guys last summer, NCT 127 released their new single "Touch" and are gearing up for an album in Japanese.

Get to Know Them: @NCT127 on Instagram (2.5 million followers)

Read on for all the other artists coming to KCON this year and check back to Fuse for more updates.

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New York: Stray Kids

The youngest act on the lineup (so far), Stray Kids have less than a month under their belts since their debut will meet their East Coast fans this summer at KCON New York. 

Stray Kids was created on a reality show of the same name and their intense, self-produced style of hip-hop—seen on their ambitious first album I Am Not and Mixtape release has already earned them international interest. 

Get to Know Them: @realStrayKids on Instagram (790k followers)

Read on for all the other artists coming to KCON this year and check back to Fuse for more updates.

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New York: EXID

With the exciting artist lineup kickoff announcement last week for KCON 2018, the world's biggest Korean-culture festival and convention adds two more more exciting female acts in girl group EXID and R&B-pop chart-topper Heize.

Get to Know Them: @EXIDofficial on Instagram (783k followers)

The former, EXID, broke out thanks to viral video and dance in 2014 single "Up & Down" (which has more than 80 million views to date) to establish their brand of confident, sassy pop as a major force in the K-pop scene. This marks EXID's first appearance at KCON.

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New York: Heize

KCON will also show love to soloist Heize, who is known for topping the charts in Korea with her smooth and relatable style that fuses jazz, R&B and pop. The multifaceted star initially broke out as a rapper before finding her ground as a vocalist and now creates music that encompasses all kinds of deliveries and styles.

Get to Know Her: @heizeheize on Instagram (903k followers)

Fans got treated to Heize's smooth croonings at KCON 2017 Los Angeles with the NY date marking her East Coast debut.

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New York: Wanna One

Despite being created less than a year ago, Wanna One has become a sensation both in their native Korea and around the world thanks to the popularity of Mnet singing competition show Produce 101 that whittled down 101 K-pop hopefuls to an 11-member boy band. Viewers love for the band on television translated to more than a million copies sold of their debut album, millions of YouTube views and huge numbers on their social media channels.

KCON NY will act as the New York stop of the band's upcoming U.S. summer tour and will mark perhaps the only chance for local fans to see the group before they disband at the end of 2018, per the stipulations of Produce 101.

Get to Know Them: @WannaOne.Official on Instagram (2.9 million followers)

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The Full Lineup

Courtesy CJ E&M

KCON 2018 New York Lineup
June 23-24
Prudential Center

Wanna One
NCT 127
Stray Kids

KCON 2018 Los Angeles Lineup 
August 10-12
Staples Center


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