Mwave by Mwave Aug 2, 2018 10:00 Updated Aug 2, 2018 10:14


- KCON, the global phenomenon of K-Pop music and culture convention, set to take place on September 29-30 with a two-day festival with concerts and convention

The confirmation of GOT7 adds to the first announcement of KCON 2018 THAILAND line-up along with (G)I-DLE, Golden Child, and PENTAGON, the hottest K-Pop band of the moment

Bangkok - Thursday 02 August 2018 – KCON, the world’s largest celebration of K-Culture Convention with the theme of "All Things Hallyu" is coming to Thailand for the first time in September, to be held at Impact Arena and Impact Exhibition Center, Muang Thong Thani.

The KCON festival has allowed fans to experience all things Korean culture from K-Pop to K-Beauty and K-Fashion, K-Food, K-Drama and spread Hallyu all over the world since 2012. KCON began in Irvine, USA in 2012 and has expanded every year. It has held festivals in LA (USA), New York (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Paris (France), Mexico City (Mexico), and Sydney (Australia) over the last six years. Now, it has established itself as the true global representative of Hallyu and 687,000 fans have attended KCON events worldwide.

The two-day KCON will be staged at Impact Arena and Impact Exhibition Center, Muang Thong Thani, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September.

<KCON 2018 THAILAND> is expected to provide a significantly greater range of interactive programs where fans can experience and enjoy Hallyu up close with hands on programs and K-Pop’s most captivating idol groups joining the line-up for the first KCON in Thailand. 

The fist headliner confirmed for KCON 2018 THAILAND is GOT7, who recently proved themselves as one of the most astonishing K-Pop stars with a grand-scale world tour taking in 17 cities worldwide. It is highly anticipated that GOT7, who have displayed unrivalled popularity over various events in Thailand, will prepare and present a different performance for their fans in Thailand this time. On their 2017 Nestival tour of Thailand they performed five concerts in four different cities, and on their 2018 “Eyes On You” World Tour they completely sold out Impact Arena three times! The confirmation of GOT7 adds to the first announcement of KCON 2018 THAILAND line-up along with (G)I-DLE, Golden Child, and PENTAGON, the hottest K-Pop band at the moment.

One of the hottest rising K-Pop girl groups in Korea, (G)I-DLE. Expectations for the group are sky high as their self-composed debut song, “LATATA” shot to #1 on the K-Pop charts. Chosen as one of the 10 Best New K-Pop Acts in 2017 by Billboard magazine, Golden Child has been recognized for its potential both at home and abroad. PENTAGON, also known as “self-composing/song-writing idol” for its self-created albums, is receiving a career-high fan reaction.

In addition to engagement activities with some of the best K-Pop artists, a series of hands-on Korean culture programs will be arranged to amplify the rise of Hallyu in South East Asia. The two-day spectacular will offer a series of interactive activation events and provide ultimate fan engagement experience opportunities including but not limited to Meet & Greets with K-Pop artists, Red Carpet, K-Culture workshop and more. The event will establish itself as the truly unique comprehensive K-Pop festival by showcasing everything about Korean lifestyle including K-Fashion, K-Beauty, K-Food, K-Dance, K-Drama by day, and then unleashing exhilarating high-energy sounds and sights of top K-Pop artists by night.

Shin Hyung-kwan, President of Music Contents Business for CJ ENM, who leads the KCON business, said, “KCON 2018 THAILAND is certainly meaningful in that KCON has chosen Thailand as the first country to embark into in South East Asia. Given that Thailand has frequent cultural exchange with neighboring countries and has a strong cultural influence across South East Asia, this will be an exciting opportunity for fans to experience a variety of Korean cultural contents, including but not limited to K-Pop.”

KCON 2018 will operate under the theme of “Let’s KCON,” which underlines the festival’s essence – present since its inception – to promote engagement between the fans themselves, between fans and the stars, and between fans and the multi-faceted cultural phenomenon of Hallyu. For further ticketing information, artist line up announcements and everything about KCON, fans are invited to visit the official website (http://www.mwave.me/kcon) and follow the KCON global Facebook (www.facebook.com/kconglobal) and Twitter (twitter.com/kcon_global)

KCON is produced by CJ ENM, Asia’s leading content company, and its global music channel, Mnet.


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