WONYOUNG from IVE, RAIN, and Bang Chan from Stray Kids to Emcee KCON 2023

Leading entertainment company CJ ENM released details of the  special stages being prepared for the show portion of the world’s No.1 K-culture festival KCON LA 2023. The exact details of each special stage will be a surprise for fans attending each night, ranging from exclusive collaborations to unique covers. Fan favorite special stages in the past have included the 
“Dream Stage” where artists performed on the same stage with their fans, collaborations between artists, and exclusive cover stages. KCON LA  announced the following details on special individual stages prepared by each artist, with more surprises expected live: 

  • NCT U (TAEYONG X TEN) and NMIXX will be featured in special stages on Friday (Day 1). 
  • Kep1erXG and xikers will participate in special stages on Saturday (Day 2)
  • JO1 and THE BOYZ will be featured on Sunday (Day 3), where THE BOYZ will premiere a performance from their subunit.

In addition to the special stages, KCON is introducing “Hi My First”, a special series where artists perform their earlier songs for the first time in a while - especially for KCONers. This series is set to feature ATEEZ on Saturday (Day 2) and Stray Kids on Sunday (Day 3). 

Each night of KCON LA 2023 will be hosted by a “Special MC.” The emcees will be WONYOUNG from IVE for Friday (Day 1), RAIN for Saturday (Day 2), and Bang Chan from Stray Kids for Sunday (Day 3).

KCON has also released additional show tickets for the event in Los Angeles due to high demand. Tickets can be purchased on AXS.COM/KCON2023

This year’s jam-packed line-up of over 20 artists includes: 

  • Saturday (August 19): ATEEZ, INI, Kep1er, RAIN, xikers, and ZEROBASEONE
  • Sunday (August 20): EVERGLOW, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, JO1, Lapillus, Stray Kids, and THE BOYZ

KCON Los Angeles is an annual multi-day event in Downtown Los Angeles consisting of three full days of convention activities including workshops, panels, and more, followed by musical performances from top K-pop artists each night. More information on the event can be found at www.kconusa.com 

Ciera Reeves

Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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