First-ever "2015 NY K-Pop Festival at KCON" Talent Competition to Launch this Year
KCON 2015 presented by Toyota has added chart-topping k-pop groups SISTAR and GOT7 to its already massive west coast lineup. KCON 2015 LA takes place at the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center over three days from July 31 – August 2.
Additionally, KCON USA today announced that the Korean Cultural Service NY's annual global k-pop singing, dancing, and talent competition "2015 NY K-Pop Festival at KCON" has begun accepting video submissions. Auditions will be held worldwide and 6-8 finalists will compete at KCON 2015 NY on August 8 at the Prudential Center AmeriHealth Pavilion. A mystery k-pop idol will be the judge at the final showdown at KCON 2015 NY, and the winner will get the chance to perform at the KCON pre-show concert and the K-Pop World Festival in Changwon, South Korea. Entries to the competition can be made at www.kconusa.com.
Tickets for both KCON LA and KCON NY go on sale this month. Dates and times are as follows:
- June 18 (10 a.m. PT // 1 p.m. ET) – Los Angeles Platinum and Combo tickets go on-sale.
- June 22 (10 a.m. PT // 1 p.m. ET) – Los Angeles Individual Tickets go on-sale and all tickets for New York go on-sale.
Visit www.kconusa.com to purchase tickets and for more instructions.
Newly Added Talent:
- The unstoppable girl group SISTAR comprised of members Soyou, Kim Dasom, Bora, and Hyolyn first rose to fame in 2010 with the flirty single "So Cool", which debuted at #1 in the inaugural week of Billboard's "K-Pop Hot 100" chart and earned them a Golden Disk Award for "Best New Artist". In 2012, SISTAR landed back-to-back #1 albums with "Loving U" and "ALONE", and took home a "Digital Record of The Year" from the Seoul Music Awards. Following their success as a group, the ladies branched out into various solo projects, but reunited in 2014 for yet another #1 hit titled "Touch My Body". Later this month, SISTAR will be dropping a brand new single.
- GOT7 is a multinational, seven-member hip-hop boy band whose members JB, Mark, Jackson, Jr., Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom hail from the United States, Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Korea. Their first EP "Got It?" dropped in January 2014 and accomplished the astonishing feat of topping Billboard's "Top World Albums" chart only 16 days after they released their debut single "Girls Girls Girls". In late 2014, GOT7 released a second album named "Identify", which captured the #1 slot on South Korea's "Gaon Chart". The band took home a Golden Disk Award for "Best New Artist" in 2015.
KCON is produced by CJ E&M, Asia's leading content company, and its global music channel Mnet, giving fans the ultimate Hallyu (a.k.a. the Korean Wave) experience.
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