K-pop fans were left in shock after KCON LA announced that Stray Kids and P1Harmony are the convention’s last-minute additions to its lineup.
KCON LA made the announcement via social media on Wednesday, sharing a picture of its final two-day lineup.
Stray Kids are veterans to in-person KCON events, having performed at KCON NY in 2018 and KCON LA in 2019. The JYP Entertainment octet recently concluded their North American “Maniac” tour last week in Seattle.
Meanwhile, P1Harmony have only participated in virtual KCON events such as KCON:TACT 2021 since they made their official debut in 2020. On Wednesday, the FNC Entertainment sextet released their comeback EP “Harmony: Zero In.”
Stray Kids will perform on Aug. 20 while P1Harmony will make their in-person KCON debut the following day.
Seeing as this is KCON LA’s 10-year anniversary as well as a return to in-person festivities, it only makes sense that nothing is being held back this year. Fans were primed with a Chicago kickoff event earlier in May and will have the opportunity to see newbie KCON LA attendees such as StayC and Lightsum during KCON’s upcoming six-city tour.
KCON LA 2022 will run from August 19-21 at Crypto.com Arena and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Tickets for the convention are currently still available for purchase.