KCON 2018 NY Delights 53,000 Fans With Star-studded Concerts And Jam-packed Activities
KCON 2018 NY showcased its ever-growing popularity and expanding ventures last weekend!
The seventh edition of KCON USA kicked off on June 23 and 24 in Newark, New Jersery, treating K-Pop fans in the United States with various activities and experiences in one weekend.
Dubbed KCON 2018 NY, the first leg of the largest Korean culture convention in the world saw the attendance of about 53,000 fans in the two-day event, which featured star-studded concerts and informative convention programs at the Prudential Center.
Top K-Pop acts graced KCON 2018 NY and performed in front of awaiting fans who crowded the 12,000-seat venue.
Super Junior, Red Velvet, Heize, Stray Kids, and Pentagon performed their top hits on the first day of the event, while Wanna One, fromis_9, NCT 127, EXID, and Golden Child greeted fans on the following day, June 24.
Aside from star-studded concerts, KCON 2018 NY was also about expanding fans’ knowledge about Korean culture beyond K-Pop through various activities and talks.
Fans had the opportunity to learn Korean cuisine via cooking classes, learned how to dance like a idol through choreography classes, and be exposed to K-beauty which was only incorporated in the convention this year together with esports.
Additionally, lucky fans were able to meet and greet their favorite K-Pop act and know more about them via STAR Live which was organized by Billboard.
Following KCON 2018 NY, a Los Angeles leg will be held from August 10 to 12 at the Staples Center and LA Convention Center.
KCON 2018 LA will see the return of Wanna One and fromis_9. It will also bring Dynamic Duo, SEVENTEEN, Momoland, Crush, and Chungha.