BTS to headline KCON NY, Twice added to LA line-up, more ticket info

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KCON 2016 presented by Toyota revealed on April 21 that Twice, one of the top new rookie girl groups in K-pop, is joining the KCON 2016 Los Angeles lineup. 

Also, one of South Korea’s hottest boy bands, and Billboard Hot 100 chart topper, BTS will be headlining KCON NY.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, KCON USA is the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival. 

KCON NY is returning to the Prudential Center and will expand to two nights of concerts running June 24-25. 

KCON LA kicks off a month later and takes place July 29-31at the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.   

Below are trailers and bios for each artist:

KCON Los Angeles

·         Twice

Twice is a nine member girl group under JYP Entertainment that debuted in 2015 through the reality show “Sixteen.” The members are Nayeon, Jeongyeon, Momo, Sana, Jihyo, Mina, Dahyun, Chaeyoung, and Tzuyu. Their first mini-album “The Story Begins” featured the title track “Like OOH-AHH,” which was well received by the public. The music video for that song hit 50 million views within five months of its release and is now the most-viewed debut music video for any K-pop group.

KCON New York

·         BTS

·         BTS (also known as Bangtan Boys consists of Rap Monster (랩몬스터), SUGA (슈가), Jin (), J-hope (제이홉), Jimin (지민), V (), Jung Kook (정국)) debuted in 2013, and has shown remarkable growth and success as the next generation of K-POP boy groups. They’re leading the Korean wave in the music market not only in Korea but also Japan, Asia and all over the world. BTS is an incredibly talented group with high potential given they also compose and write their own songs. They give full-fledged performances and have enormous energy on stage.

For a full list of artists announced so far, visit Additional artists will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Tickets for KCON NY go on sale beginning May 13, and KCON LA go on sale beginning June 3: 

·         5/13 1PM EST KCON NY Combo/Platinum Tickets
·         5/16 1PM EST KCON NY Single Tickets
·         6/3 1PM EST KCON LA Combo/Platinum Tickets
·         6/6 1PM EST KCON LA Single Tickets

Prices will range from $50 to $250 for single tickets and $800 for platinum ticket that offers access to all concerts and the convention.

For more information and the latest KCON news, we invite fans to visit and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where artist lineups and ticket information will be announced. They can also join the conversation with #KCON16NY and #KCON16LA.

KCON USA ( is the largest North American convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since to over 75,000 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 2015, the brand expanded internationally, presenting the first KCON Japan, which took place at the Saitama Super Arena on April 22. KCON 2015 USA presented by Toyota was held in both New York and Los Angeles over two weekends and four days. FUSE lists the event as one of the “22 Best Music Festivals of 2015.”

CJ E&M produces and distributes content for the broadcast, film, music and live entertainment. Seeking to promote the globalization of Asian pop culture through a strategic “one source, multi-content” approach, the company was formed in 2010 from a merger of leading content makers CJ Media and On Media (broadcast); CJ Entertainment (motion picture); Mnet Media (music); and CJ Internet (game). Through the years, these predecessor firms were instrumental in modernizing as well as winning a following for Korean contents from fans across the world. Headquartered in Seoul and with branches in Asia and the US, CJ E&M currently has over 2,000 employees worldwide and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit:

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