KCON USA, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, announced today that Highlight (formerly known as Beast) and SF9 are the newest additions to the concert lineup for the New York edition of KCON 2017 USA. Combination ticket packages for KCON 2017 NY will go on sale May 12th at 10am PT and single night tickets will go on sale May 15th at 10am PT. The event will take place on June 23rd and 24th at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Detailed information about the ticket tiers and benefits can be found at http://www.kconusa.com/kcon-ny-tickets/.
Highlight is a boy group that debuted under Around US Entertainment with the mini-album “Can You Feel It?” on March 20, 2017. The group consists of five members: Yoon Doo-joon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, and Son Dong-woon. Formerly known as Beast, the group’s five members announced the new group name, Highlight, in February and revealed that it was derived from the title of their final studio album while still signed to Cube. Their title song “Plz Don’t be Sad!” topped almost all Korean music shows including “The Show,” “Show Champion,” “M! Countdown,” “Music Bank,” and “Inkigayo.”
SF9 is a boy group formed by FNC Entertainment and is the company’s first dance boy group. The group consists of nine members: Young Bin, In Seong, Jae Yoon, Da Won, Ro Woon, Zu Ho, Tae Yang, Hwi Young, and Cha Ni. The group’s name stands for Sensational Feeling 9. They debuted on October 5, 2016 with their first single album Feeling Sensation. Their first mini album, Burning Sensation, was released on February 6th and landed at No. 6 on Billboard’s World Albums Chart for the week of February 15, 2017. On April 18, 2017, SF9 released their second mini album, Breaking Sensation, with title song “Easy Love.”
After quickly selling out last year, KCON USA is returning to the New York metro area for a third year, continuing its reign as the leader in spreading Hallyu (Korean pop culture) with star-studded concerts, specialized programming, and expanded K-beauty, K-food, and e-sports offerings.
The Los Angeles edition of KCON 2017 USA will be returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 18-20. More artists for both events will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
For the latest KCON news, fans are invited to visit www.kconusa.com and follow @KCONUSA on Twitter, where additional artist line-up and other information are being announced. They can also join the conversation with #KCON17NY. Photos and videos from KCON 2016 can be found HERE.
KCON is produced by CJ E&M, Asia’s leading content company, and its global music channel, Mnet.