On Friday, upcoming K-pop festival KAMP LA 2022 announced its second set of headliners, including Girls’ Generation leader Taeyeon, girl group Momoland, hip-hop trio Epik High and boy groups P1Harmony and T1419.
Last week, KAMP LA 2022 announced that acts such as Monsta X, Somi, Super Junior, GOT7’s Bambam and Zion.T will be headlining the inaugural festival, held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
The event is overseen by KAMP Global, a South Korean entertainment company focused on live experiences, and Eventim Live Asia, a brand focused on the live market in Asia.
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This will be the live U.S. debut for Taeyeon, who recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of Girls’ Generation with the album “Forever 1” this month. It is also KAMP Global’s first Los Angeles event, with their first-ever festival taking place in Singapore back in 2019.
Special fan pre-sale tickets were already given out on Oct. 15 and Oct. 16, but general sale will start today at 10 a.m. PDT. The two-day event will also include showcases of Korean culture through food, gaming and arts as well as notable brands such as production company Dingo Music.
In a recent statement, EXO and SuperM member Kai mentioned the festival, saying, “It’s exciting to take part in the KAMP LA lineup. This may legitimately be the biggest K-pop event in U.S. history.”
KAMP Global CEO Tim Kim said, “There’s a deep connection between Korean culture and L.A. This was always the place to start, but we are also going to bring K-pop worldwide with KAMP and Eventim Live Asia. We will go to all markets where K-pop resonates — which is everywhere these days. KAMP isn’t just about mega-concerts or historic events — it’s a culture.”
CEO of Eventim Live Asia Jason Miller added, “Kim’s vision was immediately exciting. KAMP Global and Eventim Live Asia share a true global vision for K-pop and the experience to make it happen in unprecedented ways. KAMP LA is a meaningful first step in that direction. There are many more to come.”
In other K-pop festival news, Girls’ Generation took part in SM Entertainment’s annual SM Town concert in Suwon, South Korea, bringing together their labels’ artists such as Red Velvet, Aespa, NCT and Super Junior. Meanwhile, FNC Entertainment boy group P1Harmony headlined at KCON LA 2022 this past weekend, and Starship Entertainment boy group Monsta X will headline Nickelodeon’s inaugural music festival at the Rose Bowl in October.