The first artists for the upcoming KCON shows have been announced and this year kicks off with MONSTA X and ASTRO.
The “World’s largest Korean culture and K-Pop music festival” will make it’s way to Latin America this year for the first time. KCON has announced that Mexico will host KCON on March 17 and 18 at the Mexico City Arena. There have been two artists announced for the line-up thus far – MONSTA X (which was announced previously) and ASTRO.
MONSTA X are veterans of the KCON experience – having attended KCON LA both in 2015 and 2016. ASTRO attended KCON LA for their first time since their debut in 2016. You can watch their performances from last year below!
KCON was started by Koreaboo’s founders back in 2012 and has since expanded its reach across the world. Angela Killoren, COO of CJ E&M America, stated
“It was only a matter of time before [KCON] came to Latin America, which has over the years been the home of a building passion for Korean culture. Bringing the celebration to Mexico City is the next logical stop for KCON and we are looking forward to connecting fans in Mexico with unprecedented access to their K-pop idols and engagement with other young people from the region.” –Angela Killoren, COO, CJ E&M America
Tickets are set to go on sale February 7.
Source: KCON Mexico