KCON LA 2022: Date, venue, tickets and K-pop lineup including Itzy, Enhypen and Ateez

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It seems the days of online events being livestreamed and giving that Zoom vibe are over. With the pandemic under control, we are finally resuming concerts, in-person events and world tours. Fans are saving up like crazy as band after band stage world tours like Seventeen, Stray Kids, Monsta X, TWICE, Itzy, TXT, Ateez, NCT, The Boyz and more. We also had the explosive KCON two years after the last offline KCON Thailand in 2019. The premiere of KCON 2022 in Seoul, Tokyo and Chicago generated a lot of hype as fans were ready to see and interact with their favorite idols in person. And now, KCON USA 2022 is back just in time for the convention’s 10th anniversary.

Like VidCon, ComicCon, and DragCon, KCON is an annual convention for K-pop fans and idols launched in 2012 by CJ E&M and Koreaboo to bring K-pop to the United States. It expanded to Japan in 2015 and eventually branched out even further, becoming the K-pop version of Coachella. We had iconic collaborations and scenes while fans got to hang out with K-pop idols. And now KCON is returning to its LA roots in 2022 with an exciting lineup featuring rookie monsters Enhypen and NMIXX along with popular bands like Itzy and The Boyz.

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GOT7 performing at KCON Thailand 2018 (@kconthailand/Twitter)

Appointment

KCON LA 2022 will be held from August 19 to 21.

Venue

The iconic K-pop convention will take place at the Crypto.com Arena and LA Convention Center in Los Angeles.

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where to watch

The performances, red carpet and other events will be streamed live or uploaded to KCON Official and Mnet K-POP YouTube channels.

Tickets

KCON has revealed the dates and times tickets will go on sale.

Convention – June 13 at 5 p.m. PDT
Presale of the concert – June 23 at 2 p.m. PDT
General Sale Concert – June 27 at 2 p.m. PDT
Artist Engagement Packages – June 28 at 2 p.m. PDT

Tickets for the convention are open on Eventscloud. The remaining ticket sales will take place on KCONUSA. Mnet has also introduced the “Mnet Plus Special Package” where fans will enjoy a guaranteed purchase of a concert ticket during the presale period. The package also includes a free 3-day convention ticket and a KCON YouTube subscription that will allow the owner access to KCON LA 2022 VOD content. It also includes lounge access and is available for $55 from 17 June at 12 p.m. KST (June 16 at 11 a.m. ET) on Presented Live.

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STAYC, WJSN and Cravity are also part of the first lineup (@STAYC_official, @WJSN_Cosmic, @CRAVITYstarship/Twitter)

K-pop lineup

Although the lineup hasn’t been officially revealed, KCON has shared some obvious hints for the first lineup that celebrates certain bands’ fandoms. We got the band name initials and their fandom along with the band theme.

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Enhypen
Itzy
WJSN
STAY
Cravity
NMIXX
The Boyz

The second lineup will be released on June 21, and the daily lineup schedule will be released on June 22.

Update: The second line-up has also been unveiled.

Atez
INI
JO1
Kep1er
Luminous Sum
Loona
Dream NCT
TO1

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