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  • KCon 2017

    • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
    • From: June 23, 2017 to June 24, 2017
    • Location: Prudential Center
    • Address: 165 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102

    The world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, announced that GFRIEND is set to join the performance lineup for the east coast leg of KCON 2017 USA. The six-member girl group joins CNBLUE and Twice. KCON 2017 NY will take place on June 23 and 24 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. GFRIEND is a girl group under Source Music who debuted with the EP Season of Glass in South Korea on January 16, 2015. The group consists of six members: Sowon, Yerin, Eunha, Yuju, SinB, and Umji. In the same year, GFriend won several female rookie awards and made headlines as the only girl group to be nominated in the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards’ “Best Korean Act” category, with their EP Flower Bud . After releasing their third EP, Snowflake , in 2016, they won first place on M!Countdown, Music Bank, Show Champion and Inkigayo with title song “Rough.” The music videos of “Rough” and “Navillera” were ranked 2nd and 10th in top 10 K-pop MVs most beloved by South Koreans in 2016 on YouTube. In 2017, GFriend released their fourth EP The Awakening with title song “Fingertip.” After quickly selling out last year, KCON USA is returning to the New York metro area for a third year, continuing its reign as the leader in spreading Hallyu (Korean pop culture) with star-studded concerts, specialized programming, and expanded K-beauty, K-food, and e-sports offerings. KCON USA ( kconusa.com ) is the largest North American convention dedicated to ‘All Things Hallyu.’ The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans attending and has more than doubled annually since to over 118,000 fans. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2016, the brand expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Abu Dhabi, Paris and Tokyo. FUSE listed the event as one of the “ 22 Best Music Festivals of 2015 .”