CJ ENM Kicks Off This Year’s KCON with Record-breaking Attendance in Japan
The K-culture festival’s next stop is LA from August 18 to 20
Leading entertainment company CJ ENM successfully wrapped up KCON JAPAN 2023, the world’s No.1 K-culture festival, held at Makuhari Messe. Across three days from May 12 to 14, fans were able to meet their favorite K-POP acts as well as enjoy the taste of K-culture through expansive convention programming.
With around 123,000 visitors, KCON JAPAN 2023 marks the biggest offline attendance in the 11-year history of KCON, thus further cementing its status as a true celebration of all things K-culture.
The three-day K-POP show featured a packed lineup of star-studded acts, including ZEROBASEONE. The 9-piece that emerged from the global audition program ‘BOYS PLANET’ met for the first time their fans as a group on the KCON JAPAN 2023 stage, performing “Say my name” and “Here I am.” ZEROBASEONE is set to make their official debut in the coming months.
The full list of K-POP acts that delivered an unforgettable show at KCON JAPAN 2023 are as follows:
DAY1: INI, JUST B, NiziU, STAYC, THE BOYZ, YENA, 8TURN
DAY2: AB6IX, ATBO, ATEEZ, DXTEEN, JO1, LE SSERAFIM, VIVIZ, XG
DAY3: ENHYPEN, iKON, ITZY, Kep1er, TEMPEST, xikers, ZEROBASEONE, &TEAM
KCON JAPAN 2023 expanded the scale of the convention, providing more experiences for K-food, beauty and fashion. Fans were also treated to MEET & GREET with their favorite artists, a taste of Japan’s biggest fashion festival TOKYO GIRLS’ COLLECTION, and an immersive convention of 259 booths and 169 programs that brought K-culture to life.
(All photos are courtesy of CJ ENM)
Looking ahead, KCON will continue its festivities in LA on August 18, 19 and 20. Fans can anticipate more amazing performances, opportunities to meet their favorite artists, and immersive experiences that will transport them to the heart of K-culture. More information on KCON LA 2023 will be unveiled shortly.
For further information on KCON, please visit kconofficial.com.
About KCON USA
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest fan festival in North America celebrating Korean culture and music. The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since then, reaching over 158,000 fans in 2019. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2017, the brand further expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Mexico and Australia as well as returning to Japan. KCON has also held events in France, UAE and Thailand.
About CJ ENM
CJ ENM is a leading entertainment company founded in Korea in 1995. CJ ENM’s Entertainment division is engaged in a wide range of industry business areas, including media content, music, film and performing arts, providing its leading original content to various media platforms around the world. CJ ENM has created, produced and distributed globally-acclaimed content, including Oscar-winning film “Parasite,” Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots,” record-breaking Korean films including “Roaring Currents” and TV series such as “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” “I Can See Your Voice” and more. United under the slogan “We live to discover Untold Originals,” CJ ENM has three major production and distribution studios: drama production powerhouse Studio Dragon, U.S.-based studio Endeavor Content and K-OTT content production studio CJ ENM STUDIOS. CJ ENM also presents KCON, the world’s No.1 K-Culture festival, and MAMA AWARDS, the world’s No.1 K-POP awards, in order to bring K-culture experiences to people all over the world. To learn more about CJ ENM, please visit: http://www.cjenm.com