KCON, an annual event for K-pop fans across the world, will take place on the biggest scale ever, with its New York City leg set for the global landmark that is Madison Square Garden. The two-day KCON 2019 NY convention will take place at the Javits Convention Center and feature influencers in music, beauty and fashion from both countries.
KCON USA announced that the final acts heading to the West Coast event in August will be girl groups ITZY, Fromis_9, and LOONA, along with boy bands N.Flying, Seventeen, and SF9. KCON 2019 LA will mark the first Stateside performances of ITZY, LOONA, and N.Flying, three high-profile newer groups that have received a lot of love both from international audiences and Korean listeners.
Tens of thousands of K-pop fans showed up at KCON - the world’s largest festival on Korean pop culture that has acted as global debut stage for new faces on the K-pop scene - held at Madison Square Garden in New York this year. Crowds of people also gathered at New York Javits Convention Center, the largest exhibition hall in North America, where K-culture Convention was held on the sidelines of the K-pop concert. Seventy-two companies from home and abroad participated as sponsors and displayed Korean food, beauty, and fashion items and programs related to K-pop at 305,000 square feet space.