Los Angeles – June 30, 2017 – KCON USA presented by Toyota, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, has announced the addition of three artists – Cosmic Girls, Heize, and Seventeen – to the packed two-day concert line-up at KCON 2017 Los Angeles.
Combo Tickets for Largest Korean Pop Convention’s Return to Los Angeles from August 18 to 20 to Go On Sale Starting July 14 at 10AM PST
The three acts (Cosmic Girls, Heize, and Seventeen) join a line-up that already includes ASTRO, GIRL’S DAY, NCT 127, SF9, and VIXX. More artists will be announced before combo tickets go on sale on July 14 and single tickets on July 17, at 10am PST via KCONUSA.com. Ticket pricing and tiers are also available on the event’s homepage.
Cosmic Girls, also known as WJSN, is a Korean-Chinese girl group formed by Starship Entertainment and Yuehua Entertainment. The group is currently composed of thirteen members: Seola, Xuan Yi, Bona, Exy, Soobin, Luda, Dawon, Eunseo, Cheng Xiao, Mei Qi, Yeoreum, Dayoung, and Yeonjung.
The group debuted with their first EP “WOULD YOU LIKE?” in February 2016, featuring title tracks “MoMoMo” and “Catch Me”. In August 2016, Cosmic Girls released their second mini album, “THE SECRET”, with I.O.I member Yeonjung added as the group’s 13th member. In January 2017, Cosmic Girls released “From. WJSN”, with title track “I Wish”. Earlier this month, Cosmic Girls released their first full-length studio album, “HAPPY MOMENT”, featuring 10 new songs, including title track “HAPPY”.
Heize is a South Korean singer-songwriter and rapper. She made her debut in 2014 with her self-titled mini-album “Heize”. She participated in Mnet’s hip-hop survival reality show Unpretty Rapstar Vol.2 in 2015. In July 2016, she released her second EP, “And July”, with title track “And July” featuring DEAN and DJ Fritz.
Heize’s single “Star”, released in 2016, charted at #1 on the Gaon Digital Chart upon its release. She’s also participated in the making of several Korean dramas’ original soundtracks, including “Did You Ride UFO?” for Jealousy Incarnate in 2016 and “Round and Round” for Guardian: The Lonely and Great God in 2017.
Seventeen is a 13-member boy group who debuted under Pledis Entertainment in 2015. The members are S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, and Dino. They are also active with three different sub-units: Hip-Hop Unit, Vocal Unit, and Performance Unit. The group are known as the “self-producing” idol group, with the members deeply involved in the composition and production of their discography and choreography.
Seventeen debuted in May 2015 with a live showcase, and were the first K-pop boy group to debut with a one-hour live showcase on a major broadcasting channel. Their first EP, “17 Carat”, was released along with the music video for title track “Adore U” in May 2015. “17 Carat” later became the longest-charting K-pop album of the year in the U.S., and was the only rookie album to appear on Billboard’s 10 Best K-pop Albums of 2015 chart. Since then, Seventeen have released one studio album, “Love & Letter” (2016), and two more EP’s, “Boys Be” (2015) and “Going Seventeen” (2016).
Since its launch in 2012, KCON has grown exponentially to become the undisputed epicenter for all things Hallyu, aka the Korean Wave. The expansive event, spanning three days, will take place within the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the surrounding entertainment district from August 18 to 20.
In addition to star-studded concerts, fans in attendance will experience more panels and workshops than ever before, with offerings on everything from K-beauty and K-food, to e-sports and K-drama.
The New York metro area edition of KCON 2017 USA took place this past weekend, June 23 and 24, at the Prudential Center, attracting over 43,000 fans.
For the latest KCON news and tickets, fans are invited to visit the official website at www.kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where additional artist line-up and other information will be announced. Fans can also join the conversation with the hashtag #KCON17LA.
KCON is produced by CJ E&M, Asia’s leading content company, and its global music channel, Mnet.
About KCON USA
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest North American convention dedicated to “All Things Hallyu”. The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans in attendance, and has since more than doubled annually to over 118,000 fans. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2016, the brand expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Abu Dhabi, Paris, and Tokyo. FUSE listed the event as one of the “22 Best Music Festivals of 2015”.
About CJ E&M
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, featuring five main business units: broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment, and animation. Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to the promotion of Korean culture around the world, through the company’s “One Source, Multi-Content” strategy.
As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, including Asia’s largest music festival Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots”, record-breaking box office hits “Roaring Currents” (2014), “Ode to My Father” (2014), and “Veteran” (2015), along with sought-after television programs like “The Incomplete”, “Grandpas over Flowers”, and “Reply 1988”. With regional offices in Asia and the United States, CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, visit CJ E&M’s website at http://en.cjenm.com.
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