2023 KCON to take place in Bangkok, Tokyo and Los Angeles

This year's KCON will take place in Bangkok, Tokyo and Los Angeles and will also be streamed online for those who can't attend in person, CJ ENM said Tuesday.

KCON Bangkok will be held on March 18 and 19 at the Impact Arena and Impact Exhibition Center, followed by a three-day run from May 12 to 14 in Tokyo's Makuhari Messe convention. The LA festival will be held from Aug. 18 to 20 at the Arena and LA Convention Center.

Next month's KCON will be the first of its kind to be held in Southeast Asia. K-pop bands Ateez, (G)I-DLE, IKON, INI, ITZY, Kep1er, P1Harmony and more will perform.

The K-culture festival has been held in various cities around the world since 2021 to introduce Korean food, fashion, music, film and more in culture to overseas audiences.

The festival has been held in an online-and-offline format since last year after taking place online in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.