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#KCONLiveChat Announced a New Artist that will be Performing at KCON 2016 in Los Angeles

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KCON 2016 Presented by Toyota revealed that the pop boy band SHINee and up-and-coming girl group I.O.I will be joining the KCON 2016 Los Angeles lineup. Additionally, special guests Yim Si Wan and Park Bo Young will attending KCON 2016 New York.

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 29-31 at the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • SHINee

SHINee is a contemporary pop boy band that consists of five members, following the lead of current trends in music, dance and fashion. The name “SHINee” is coined term that added the suffix “-ee” to the word “shine,” and is meant to be interpreted as “the one who is in light.” For the group, that light is the spotlight, and reflects the group’s aspirations to attract a wide range of fans through pursuing various styles of music. SHINee has released over ten albums and extended play albums to-date, with each member also growing in their own unique individual projects outside of music. SHINee most recently released their album “Married To The Music,” which is a deluxe repackaging of their album “Odd,” and are currently touring at over 30 different cities to promote it.

  • I.O.I

I.O.I is a South Korean girl group consisting of eleven members, and was formed by CJ E&M through the popular Korean reality show “Produce 101.” The show was the first of its kind, as it brought together trainees from different entertainment agencies in Korea. The group name I.O.I stands for Ideal of Idol, since they are the only group to debut with this unique format. Their debut mini-album “Chrysalis” was released on May 4, 2016 with the first official single being “Dream Girls.”
  • Yim Si Wan
Yim Si Wan (also known by his stage name, Siwan) is a television host, actor and singer. Since debuting in 2010, he has appeared in popular Korean dramas such as “Moon Embracing the Sun” and “Man from the Equator,” and won “Best New Actor” for the film “The Attorney” at both the Max Movie Awards and Marie Claire Film Awards. He continues to appear and star in a variety shows, films and more.
  • Park Bo Young 
Park Bo Young is an actress, best known for her roles in the film “A Werewolf Boy” and the television drama “Oh My Ghostess.” Early in her career, she has earned the title of “Nation’s Little Sister” and has become well known for her natural beauty. She made her acting debut in “Secret Campus,” acting alongside Lee Min Ho, and rose to fame from her work in “Scandal Makers,” where she won eight “Best New Actress” awards.

For a full list of artists announced, visit Additional artists will be announced in the upcoming weeks for KCON LA.

Tickets for KCON NY are already on sale and selling out fast, and KCON LA tickets will go on sale beginning June 3:

  • 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. 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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