KCON USA Expo, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, have announced the group K.A.R.D and Wanna One as the latest additions to KCON 2017 LA’s concert lineup!
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.
These two groups join Astro, Cosmic Girls, Girl’s Day, Heize, NCT 127, Seventeen, SF9, and VIXX for their two-day event.
Tickets for those who want to go to both shows will go on sale on July 14th at 10am PST/1pm EST. For individual concerts, fans can purchase tickets on July 17th at 10am PST/1pm EST. KCON will offer a variety of packages for fans who want more access to the event, including red carpet events and Klub KCON. For more details on the tickets, click here.
Flower Boy Cafe, where attendees can live out their K-drama fantasies over a cup of tea, returns to the Expo. Klub KCON, a dance party on opening night of the festival, returns as well. Tickets to the Expo, Flower Boy Cafe, and Klub KCON tickets go on sale on July 21st here.
KCON New York, which took place in June at the Prudential Center, attracted over 43,000 people to their event. KCON Los Angeles is expected to be even bigger and is expected to sell out.
For more updates, follow @KCONUSA on Twitter and use the hashtag #KCON17LA.
For our experience at KCON last year, click here.
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