With the addition of R&B crooner Zion.T and boy band NCT 127, KCON USA presented by Toyota finalized the lineup for this summer’s East Coast leg of the Korean culture convention and music festival.
KCON 2017 NY will take place at Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center on June 23 and 24. The two-night concert event will feature a total of nine Korean musical acts, including boy bands CNBLUE, Highlight (formerly known as Beast), KNK, NCT 127, SF9, and Up10Tion, girl groups TWICE and GFriend, and solo vocalist Zion.T
Zion.T released first single “Click Me” in 2011 and rose to prominence in 2014 with the his breakout song “Yanghwa Bridge.” In 2015, he collaborated on the hit “Just” with fellow R&B artist Crush and also saw major successes throughout that year with “Eat” and “No Make Up.” Zion.T released his second EP, OO, in January. The smooth crooner previously appeared at KCON 2015 LA, but KCON 2017 NY is his first time performing at the East Coast version of the Korean pop culture festival.
NCT 127, part of the larger NCT project by SM Entertainment, are making their KCON USA debut at the Prudential Center in June. The nine-member act, whose name reference’s Seoul’s longitudinal coordinates, released their debut EP, NCT #127, last year, led by the bombastic single “Firetruck.” They returned in January with the genre-blending Limitless single and EP.
The 10 acts performing at KCON will perform over the two nights of the event. The daily concert lineup will be announced May 11, while tickets for the concerts go on sale May 12 and convention tickets go on sale May 19.
Following KCON 2017 NY, KCON heads to Los Angeles Convention Center on August 18-20. Additional information for both events will be released by KCON USA in weeks to come.