K-pop fans flock to KCON

K-pop fans flock to KCON

Tens of thousands of excited K-Pop fans from far and wide flock to KCON LA every year to celebrate this pop culture phenomenon. Held in Los Angeles, KCON is a three-day global K-pop music and culture festival. This year, 95,000 people were attracted to KCON and gather at the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center.

Previously, the organiser picked "KLUB KCON" as a catchphrase, which means a combined K-pop music genre, including K-hip-hop and K-EDM. The event featured 19 famous Korean acts, including K-pop band TWICE and Wanna One and female singer Ailee, hit the stage.

Apart from music, fans also tested K-beauty products, which are famed for being miraculous. There was also Korean food on the sidelines of the K-pop event.

If you are thinking of partaking in this event, here are some of the frequently asked questions the organisers have received:

What is the difference between a combo and a single ticket? "Single tickets allow you to attend one night's concert. If you would like to attend both concert nights, it is recommended you purchase a combo ticket so that you receive one ticket for each concert night at a discounted price! For example, a P3 single ticket is $60. If you want to attend both concert nights, you can purchase a combo ticket for $100 instead of purchasing two single concert tickets for $60."

When do combo and single tickets go on sale? "All concert tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 11 at 10AM PDT. This includes all combo (Diamond, Platinum, P1,P2,P3) and single tickets."

What type of tickets are Diamond and Platinum? "Diamond and Platinum tickets are complete KCON experience packages which include: Combo concert tickets, 3-Day convention access, a premium Artist Engagement package, KLUB KCON, exclusive KCON merchandise, and more special benefits!"

Are the convention tickets included in the prices? "The Convention ticket is SEPARATE from your concert ticket. You will need to purchase a separate Convention ticket depending on what type of ticket you purchase! The Diamond/Platinum packages include Convention tickets."

I'm confused about which sections P1-P3 are. "P1-P3 refers to the different seating tiers of the concert venue! The seating chart for KCON LA is available on the "tickets" tab located at the top right corner of our kconusa.com website!"

Which websites will KCON concert tickets be sold on? "For KCON LA, concert tickets will be available for purchase via AXS, the official ticketing partner of the Staples Center. You can easily follow the ticket purchase link on our kconusa website."

What happens at the Convention? "The convention is your go to spot for all your favorite Hallyu related activities! From engaging panel discussions with some of your favorite Hallyu Influencers, to interactive art and dance workshops, Artist Engagement sessions, eating your favorite Korean food at the marketplace, and more!"

What is KLUB KCON? "KLUB KCON is the official pre-event of KCON where you can dance the night away (on Friday August 10, 7 – 11PM) before you get ready for two star studded nights of MCOUNTDOWN concerts! There will be a special guest appearance from the concert lineup and more! Tickets are $60 with a Convention ticket and $80 without, and you will be able to purchase them during the "additional options" section when purchasing your Convention tickets."

What is Flower Boy Cafe? "Inspired by a culmination of K-Pop/K-Drama's flower boys and the uniquely themed cafes in Korea. Flower Boy Café features a full roster of charming Flower Boys and surprise guest appearances! Tickets are $15 per session. You may purchase tickets during the "additional options" section when purchasing your Convention tickets. Each ticket includes 1 beverage. You may purchase two sessions (you will select the date and time of each session, upon availability) and all tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable."

What is a "HI-TOUCH?" "Those with a valid "Hi-Touch" voucher will enter the designated "Hi-Touch" area and be able to "high five" the artists during the session indicated on their pass."

What is "AUDIENCE"? "Those with a valid "Audience" voucher will enter the designated "Audience" area to watch the session indicated on their pass."

What is "RED CARPET"? "You can see the artists for each night rock their stage looks and say a quick hello before the show! Those with a valid "Red Carpet" voucher will have access to a "Red Carpet" session on either Saturday or Sunday, as indicated on their pass."