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KCON LA: Eight more laws for the K-Pop Convention

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Organizers of KCON unveiled the second part of the talent participating in the 10th anniversary edition of K-Pop and other aspects of South Korean pop culture.

Additional laws announced Wednesday include Ateez, INI, JO1, Kep1er, Lightsum, Loona, NCT Dream and TO1. They join previously announced stars Cravity, Enhyphen, Itzy, Nmixx, Stayc, the Boyz and WJSN.

The three-day event, now known as ‘KCON 2022 LA Presented by Toyota’, is supported by CJ ENM, the Korean entertainment agency behind the movies, including “Parasite,” “Decision to Quit” and “Broker”. CJ ENM has recently strengthened its credentials to impressive TV production by acquiring a majority stake in the scripted entertainment segment of Endeavor Content.

Atiz is an 8-member boy band. Kep1er is a 9-member girl group, formerly known as Girls Planet 999, which gained notoriety on a talent show aired on CJ ENM’s Mnet channel. NCT Dream is the third spinoff sub-unit of SM Entertainment’s boy band NCT. JO1 is an 11-member Japanese boy band derived from CJ ENM’s “Produce 101” TV show, which is jointly hosted by Japan’s Yoshimoto Kogyo and CJ ENM.

The rally is set for August 19-21 at the Crypto.com Arena and Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will mark the first private KCON assembly since 2019 KCON was first held in 2012 in Los Angeles for about 10,000 fans Since KCON has included live-stream global events in Europe, Asia and more. The latest private KCON in Los Angeles attracted about 300,000 participants.

During the epidemic, the event became virtual with ‘KCON: TACT’, which has been viewed by over 22 million K-pop fans in the last two years. The 2022 Convention will continue to be part of that component and will serve as a hybrid of the combination of personal and digital components.

“The celebration will also have digital programs so that fans from all over the world can take part in the festival.”

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