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K-pop Music Convention Returns to Europe, Debut Scheduled in Germany

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By Brennan Forrest - - 5 Mins Read
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Get ready to dance, sing, and cheer as the legendary convention, KCON makes its way across the Atlantic and lands in the heart of Europe.

The highly rated K-pop convention, KCON, is now debuting in Germany. It is also the first exciting fan concert in Europe since 2016.

With a mesmerizing lineup of performances, activities, and events, KCON Germany 2024 promises to be an unforgettable experience for fans of Korean pop culture.

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Unveiling of KCON Germany Dates and Venue

From its humble beginnings in the US at Irvine, California in 2012, it has since then been held in Japan, UAE, France, Mexico, Australia, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia.

Karsten Jahnke, in collaboration with AEG Presents and CJ E&M, is organizing KCON Germany 2024, scheduled for 28-29 September at the Messe Frankfurt complex. However, specific event details and activities are yet to be announced.


KCON stage performance acts in LA 2018

KCON stage performance LA 2018 | KCON/YT


The brand has drawn about 1.83 million fans worldwide over the past 12 years, earning the title of 'The world's biggest K-pop fan and artist festival.'

CJ E&M said, "KCON Germany 2024 will include meet and greet events between K-pop artists and their fans, with chances to meet up-and-coming rookie K-pop acts and many other programs devised around the word dance.”1

The head of music entertainment at CJ E&M, Harry Hk Shin, said, "We are very happy that KCON will be held in Germany for the first time - especially for the fans of Korean culture in Europe who have been waiting for this for so long.”

He added, "With spectacular stage shows and a diverse program, KCON Germany 2024 has much more to offer than fans would expect at a premiere. We will do our best to create and offer interactive and unforgettable experiences between fans and artists.”

UpComing K-pop Conventions

KCON is set to hold five editions this year. The Hong Kong and Japan editions have already taken place, while Saudi Arabia is still on the cards.

The Los Angeles edition is starting on July 26 until July 28. 

The three-day convention will be held at the Crypto.com Arena, LA Convention Centre, Gilbert Lindsay Plaza.

A special lineup of performers includes NCT 127, Jeon Somi, and P1 Harmony, BIBI amongst many others.

Fans Reactions 

The announcement of the KCON convention has been met with overwhelming excitement from fans, who have taken to social media to share their reactions and express their anticipation.

Some fans are already making travel arrangements, eager to experience the convention firsthand, while others are simply excited to celebrate their love for K-pop with other fans.

While fans eagerly await the debut of KCON in Germany edition, fans in Los Angeles can still enjoy the excitement of the K-pop convention.

The event will not only be a showcase of the latest K-pop trends but also another opportunity to explore and appreciate Korean culture.