jakub | July 28, 2023

artist line-up, tickets and all you need to know

KCON LA 2023 has unveiled all the artists for its upcoming event at the Crypto.com Arena this August – check out the line-up below.

KCON LA 2023 has announced seven K-pop artists that will be performing at this year’s event. Day one on August 18 will see performances by CRAVITY, IVE, NMIXX, MONSTA X members Shownu and Hyungwon, SHINee‘s Taemin, NCT‘s Taeyong and WayV.

Day 2 will be held on August 19 and will feature six K-pop acts. They include ATEEZ, Kep1er, Rain, xikers and Boys Planet boyband ZEROBASEONE. They will be joined by J-pop group INI.

The second day of KCON LA 2023 was also supposed to feature viral sensations FIFTY FIFTY. However, the group pulled out on July 4, citing “internal circumstances of the agency”, in a statement on their official fan cafe website.

KCON LA 2023 will wrap up on August 18 with a stacked eight-group line-up. K-pop groups ATEEZ, EVERGLOW, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, Lapillus, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ will make appearances, alongside J-pop boyband JO1.

KCON LA 2023 is set to take place from August 18 to 20, at the Crypto.com Arena and the LA Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles. Day 1 will be hosted by IVE’s Wonyoung, Day 2 by Stray Kids’ Bang Chan, and Day 3 by Rain.

Pre-sale for tickets will start this Wednesday (June 21) at 12pm PDT and run until Thursday (June 22) at 10pm PDT from Mnetplus. Meanwhile, general sales will be available from 12pm PDT onwards on Friday (June 23) via AXS.com.

KCON LA 2023 will also feature the festival’s new ‘Showcase: Nice to Meet U’, a fan outreach area focused on new artists that was first trialled at KCON Japan earlier this year.

‘Showcase: Nice to Meet U’ at KCON LA 2023 will feature 8TURN and Limelight on Day 1, CRAXY and VERIVERY on Day 2, and JUST B and XG on Day 3. Single-day admittance tickets for this area will cost $30

KCON LA 2023 will be the 11th anniversary of the popular K-pop event. The festival has since expanded to include smaller tour events across the US, as well as internationally in Thailand, Japan and more.

CJ ENM, which runs KCON LA, has partnered with iHeartMedia to bring “a truly unforgettable experience to both existing and new K-pop fans” at KCON LA 2023. That’s according to Steve Chung, the co-CEO of CJ ENM America, who recently spoke to Variety.

“Together, we combine the best of both worlds, with our expertise in delivering the K-culture experience and iHeartMedia’s reach, influence and unmatched experience engaging with fans in unique and creative ways,” he added.

In other touring news, IVE and MONSTA X members Shownu and Hyungwon are set to headline the inaugural ‘Krazy K-Pop Super Concert’ in New York City. Joining the artists will be K-pop boyband AB6IX and former IZ*ONE member Kwon Eun-bi.

Co-ed K-pop group KARD have also announced the dates for their upcoming 2023 ‘Playground’ world tour. The tour currently features shows in Latin America, the US and Europe.

Meanwhile, boyband ATEEZ have announced new Asia and Latin America dates for their ‘The Fellowship: Break The Wall’ world tour. They include concerts in Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil and more.

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