KCON 2016 Artist Announcement #2- GFriend, Block B Join KCON LA Lineup, Ticket Sale Dates Announced

Jesus Figueroa

#KCONLiveChat just announced the first two artists performing at KCON 2016 Los Angeles

KCON 2016 USA revealed on April 7 that girl group GFriend and boy group Block B are the first artists to join the KCON 2016 Los Angeles lineup. 

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.   

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

Below are trailers and bios for each artist:

·         GFriend

GFriend (여자친구) is a six-member South Korean girl group formed by Source Music in 2015. The group consists of Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB and Umji. They made their debut with the five-track EP Season of Glass. Since their debut, GFriend has won several 2015 female rookie awards, garnering attention for being one of the hottest new girl groups in South Korea. In 2016, they made a comeback with their third EPSnowflake and won first place on many music shows with the song Rough.

·         Block B

Taeil, Jaehyo, B-Bomb, U-Kwon, Park Kyung, Zico and P.O. are the seven members of Block B. Zico, the leader of the group, was recognized as a rapper before Block B’s debut, producing hip hop mixtapes with top level hip hop artists. The group writes, composes, and produces their own songs.

Block B recently released A Few Years Later, the lead single of their 5th mini album Blooming Period which drops this April.

For the latest KCON news, we invite fans to visit www.kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where artist lineups and ticket information will be announced. 

They can also join the conversation with #KCON16NY and #KCON16LA. Links to the official logo and trailer for KCON 2016 USA are here: Logo and Trailer

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 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.”

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