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Earlier today (June 21), the K-pop festival took to social media to announce the two K-pop boybands Stray Kids and P1Harmony would be the final artists joining the first phase line-up, announced in June, for a total of 17 artists.
Stray Kids will be joining the likes of ATEEZ, CRAVITY, ENHYPEN, Japanese pop group INI, ITZY, Kep1er and LIGHTSUM for the festival’s first day of performances on August 20. Meanwhile, P1Harmony will be making an appearance the following day on August 21, alongside groups such as LOONA, NCT Dream, NMIXX, STAYC, THE BOYZ, WJSN, TO1 and J-pop band JO1.
Taking place across three days from August 19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Crypto.com Arena, this year’s KCON LA is set to be a celebration of the convention’s tenth anniversary. It also marks its first in-person event in two years, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
KCON LA was preceded by three separate ‘KCON 2022 Premiere’ events held in Chicago, Tokyo and Seoul in May. KCON was first held in 2012 in the Californian city of Irvine, before going on to visit nine more cities and regions across North America, Europe and Asia.
Stray Kids are currently on the North American leg of their ‘Maniac’ world tour, marking their second global trek so far and the follow-up to their first world tour, ‘District 9: Unlock’. The tour also follows the release of Stray Kids’ recent mini-album ‘Oddinary’, which arrived in March.
As for P1Harmony, the KCON LA announcement comes hot on the heels of the six-piece’s comeback yesterday (July 20) with the release of their new mini-album ‘Harmony: Zero In’, led by the title track ‘Doom Du Doom’. It marked their second comeback of the year, is their first release since concluding their ‘Disharmony’ series of records.
💙KCON 2022 LA DAILY FINAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT💚
— KCONUSA (@kconusa) July 20, 2022
The full KCON LA 2022 line-up is:
Day 1 (August 20):
Day 2 (August 21):