TXT, IVE and more to perform at KCON Japan 2022 this October

Former NU’EST member Hwang Min-hyun is also set to MC all three days of the K-pop festival

KCON Japan has confirmed its line-up of performers for its upcoming three-day event in October.

Yesterday (August 30), the official KCON Japan Twitter account shared the second wave of performers for the three-day festival happening from October 14-16 at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan.

Performing artists include TXT, fromis_9 and Brave Girls, among others, in addition to the initial first wave of performers announced last week, which included groups like IVE, NewJeans and LE SSERAFIM.

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The full second wave of performers announced are K-pop boybands ATEEZ, DKZ, TO1, ATBO and DKB, Japanese boybands INI and OCTPATH, as well as K-pop trio VIVIZ.

Additionally, KCON Japan has revealed that former NU’EST member Hwang Min-hyun will be serving as MC for all three days of the K-pop festival.

The upcoming event marks KCON’s first full-fledged in-person festival in Japan since the beginning of the pandemic. It first returned to Tokyo in May 2022 with a special kick-off event called KCON 2022 Premiere, which was also held in Seoul, Los Angeles and Chicago.

KCON Japan 2022’s lineup is:

Day 1 (October 14)
INI
Kihyun (MONSTA X)
LE SSERAFIM
NMIXX
OCTPATH
TNX
TO1
VIVIZ

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Day 2 (October 15)
ATBO
DKZ
fromis_9
IVE
JO1
NewJeans
TXT

Day 3 (October 16)
ATEEZ
Brave Girls
DKB
Jo Yu-ri
Kep1er
NiziU
TEMPEST

Earlier this month, KCON held its annual Los Angeles in-person event at the Los Angeles convention centre. In a four-star review of the festival, NME contributor Abby Webster praised performances by boybands Stray Kids and NCT Dream in particular.

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