Global K-Pop superstars EXO complete the line-up!
Australia woke up to the news that EXO will be attending the inaugural KCON Australia as the headlining act for Day 1 (22 September 2017)!!
Official statement from CJ E&M Entertainment
Rated by many as the hottest K-pop band in 2017, EXO has sold over 3 million units since bursting on to the scene in 2012. The band’s third album ‘EX’ACT’ with title songs ‘Lucky One’ and ‘Monster’ was last year ranked #1 on the Billboard World Digital Songs charts.
The confirmation of EXO completes the sensational KCON 2017 AUSTRALIA line-up along with Cosmic Girls, Girls’ Day, MONSTA X, PENTAGON, SF9, UP10TION, VICTON and Wanna One.
The spectacular event on 22 and 23 September will showcase everything about Korean culture and lifestyle including K-fashion, K-beauty, K-food, K-dance, K-drama by day, and then unleash the exhilarating high-energy sights and sounds of top K-pop artists by night.
Shin Hyung Kwan, President of CJ E&M Music Contents Business Division, in charge of KCON said: “KCON has become one of the world’s biggest cultural conventions attracting over 460,000 fans worldwide. As its first time meeting Australian fans, we are driving ourselves to launch amazing festival to satisfy the expectations of Australian fans.”
“We assure K-pop fans that the two-day event will bring excitement and enjoyment from KCON’s unique offerings – workshops, panels, exhibitor booths, experiences of diverse Korean culture from food to fashion during the day and concerts at night – all in one place.”
KCON, the world’s largest Korean pop culture convention and music festival, is coming to Australia for the first time. In recognition of KCON Australia 2017’s international stature, the NSW Government’s event and tourism agency Destination NSW is today announced as a strategic partner.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said: “KCON has become a global phenomenon and we are delighted to be supporting Australia’s inaugural KCON in Sydney this September. Showcasing the best in Korean pop culture and music, KCON is set to be an unforgettable high-energy event for Australian fans of all ages.” (2)
Tickets! Need to know more??
Both single and combo tickets will be released for the My Ticketek pre-sale tomorrow, Friday 11 August 2017 at 12pm, and prices and schedules have now been confirmed! General public sales start from 2pm next Monday, 14 August 2017.
Keep an eye out for our KCON Australia ticket sales guide, which will be out later tonight!
We know that KCON Australia will be revealing details about artist line-ups, workshops, Korean lifestyle feature events, and artist meet and greets, every single day, so keep following Officially Kmusic for even more bonus coverage of KCON Australia as it happens!
Plus, you can follow our KCON Australia event page to ask us questions, and stay in the loop when anything KCON drops between now and September!
Writer/Editor: Carmel-Lee Skinner
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