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20 K-pop bands and artists will be joining KCON LA 2023 [CJ ENM]
20 K-pop bands and artists will be joining KCON LA 2023 [CJ ENM]

KCON LA 2023 will feature 20 renowned K-pop artists and groups, ranging from first-generation K-pop legend Rain to the leaders of the fourth-generation, IVE and Stray Kids.

KCON is entertainment company CJ ENM’s global K-pop festival that is held in various cities around the world. This year, the festival was held in Thailand in March, followed by a three-day festival in Japan in May.

This year’s KCON LA will be held at the Crypto.com Arena and the LA Convention Center from August 18 to 20.

The festival will see many “first time” performances. It will mark IVE, rookie boy band xikers and ZeroBaseOne’s first performances in the U.S. It will also be Shownu and Hyungwon, Monsta X’s first sub-unit’s first U.S. show.

Other artists joining the festival include boy bands Ateez, Cravity, INI, JO1, The Boyz, WayV, girl groups Everglow, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, Kep1er, Lapillus, Nmixx and solo artists Taemin and Taeyong.

To find out more about Ateez, visit Celeb Confirmed!

BY YONG-JUN CHO [cho.yongjun1@joongang.co.kr]