Jul 9, 2017

K.A.R.D, Wanna One to Perform at KCON 2017 LA

KCON USA presented by Toyota
Combo Tickets On-Sale July 14
Convention Tickets On-Sale July 21 
Flower Boy Café, Beauty Block, Klub KCON and KCON Food Street Set to Return

KCON USA presented by Toyota, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, has announced co-ed group K.A.R.D and Wanna One as the latest additions to KCON 2017 LA’s concert lineup. 

These two acts join ASTRO, COSMIC GIRLS, GIRL’S DAY, HEIZE, NCT 127, SEVENTEEN, SF9, and VIXX with more to be announced. Combo tickets for the concerts will be available for fans starting on July 14 and single tickets on 17 at 10 a.m. PST via KCONUSA.com.

On the convention side, fans should expect to see the return of popular attractions including the Flower Boy Café, a place where attendees can live out their K-drama fantasies over a cup of coffee or tea; Klub KCON, a dance party on opening night of the festival that often has special guest appearances; and KCON Food Street, a giant food market curated by the team at KTOWN Night Market. 

Convention, Flower Boy Café, and Klub KCON tickets go on-sale July 21 via KCONUSA.com.

K.A.R.D is a co-ed group formed by DSP Media in 2016. 

The group has four members: J.Seph, B.M, Somin, and Jiwoo. 

The group released the first single for their trilogy pre-debut project, “K.A.R.D Project,” titled “Oh NaNa” featuring labelmate Heo Young-ji as a hidden member. 

Their second project single “Don’t Recall” was released in February 2017 followed by its English version as the hidden track. 

Their final project single “RUMOR” was released in April followed by its dance-video version as the last “hidden card” before their official debut. 

“RUMOR” charted #1 in 13 countries on iTunes’ main charts. K.A.R.D is expected to make their official debut in mid-July this year.

Wanna One is an eleven-member boy group formed from Mnet's survival boy group reality show Produce 101 Season 2. 

The final members as well as group name were chosen by the public audience’s votes. 

The members who took top 11 in the final were Kang Daniel, Park Ji-hoon, Lee Dae-hwi, Kim Jae-hwan, Ong Seong-woo, Park Woo-jin, Lai Kuan-lin, Yoon Ji-seong, Hwang Min-hyun, Bae Jin-young, and Ha Sung-woon. 

The group will officially start promoting in August 2017. 

Wanna One is ready to win over the hearts of oversea fans with their first performance abroad at KCON LA.

Since its launch in 2012, KCON has grown exponentially to become the undisputed epicenter for all things Hallyu (a.k.a The Korean Wave). 

The expansive event, which spans three days, takes place within the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the surrounding entertainment district on August 18-20. 

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.

For the latest KCON news and tickets, fans are invited to visit kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where additional artist line-up and other information are being announced. 

They can also join the conversation with #KCON17LA.

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

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 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.”

CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It has five main business units - broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment and animation. Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to 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, some of which include 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 such as The Incomplete, Grandpas over Flowers and Reply 1988. With regional offices in Asia and the U.S., CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit: en.cjenm.com.

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