BY Adrienne Stanley | Mar 11, 2016 11:17 AM EST
KCON 2016 is returning to the New York metropolitan area and Los Angeles. On March 10, CJ E&M confirmed the dates and locations for the fifth annual KCON USA.
The Hallyu-centered festivities will kick off on June 24 and its expanded with two days of concerts at the Prudential Center in Newark, which will be held through June 25.
The convention that is dedicated to all things Hallyu will then return to the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California for KCON LA, which will be held over the span of three days from July 29 through 31.
KCON USA promises to provide more vendors, new programming, and an increased focus on the growing industries of K-Beauty, food, and e-sports.
In 2015, the event was attended by more than 75,000 Korean culture enthusiasts. The dynamic lineup included K-Drama stars like Kim Soo Hyun (Producer, My Love from the Star), Daniel Henney (My Lovely Sam Soon) and Son Ho Jun (Mrs. Cop).
Korean drama audiences attended KOCCA's special programming dedicated to "My Love from the Star" and the series' talented writer, Park Ji Eun.
K-pop fans were treated to dynamic performances by top acts including Girls' Generation, Super Junior, GOT7, Shinhwa, AOA, and other leading acts.
While the concerts have served as a highlight of KCON, Hallyu aficionados have the opportunity to engage with special guests, attend fan engagements, experience makeovers, while browsing through the convention floor.
More information for KCON 2016 will be released, as the event approaching. Updated ticketing, schedules, and lineup details can be obtained through the official website for KCON USA.
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