It’s summer once again, and that means KCON is here!😍
All the K-Pop fans were looking out for the artist lineup announcements from KCON USA every week, and the last of the artists were announced last month!
Here’s the full lineup for this year’s KCON New York and what you need to know about them😆 We’re also predicting which songs they will be performing! We are starting with the July 7th, Sunday’s lineup. Check them out below:
If you were watching Produce 101 Season 2 in 2017 or YG Treasure Box in 2018, then you will see a lot of familiar faces in AB6IX!😍 This freshly debuted boy group is one of the strong candidates for rookie of the year award with their refreshing title track & amazing performances on stage.
We are sure to see their performance of Breathe, the new title track, as well as the iconic Hollywood stage! Check them out below:
- Members: Lim Youngmin, Jeon Woong, Kim Donghyun, Park Woojin, Lee Daehwi
- Label: Brand New Music
- Fandom name: ABNEW
- Latest release: B:Complete
- Last time in the US: KCON 2018 Los Angeles as Wanna One, MXM 1st Meet & Live US Tour as MXM
- Previous KCONs attended: KCON 2019 Japan / a number of KCON stages in 2018 as Wanna One
- Other tracks to check out: Shining Stars from B:Complete
- Fun facts: Even though they are full of charisma on the stage, AB6IX members are full of fun to the point of ridiculousness sometimes in real life!😂 You can check out how they are in their everyday lives in the debut reality show, BRANDNEWBOYS, on Mnet.
The nine girls of Idol School are back again this year to bomb us with their love!❤️💣 We’ve been waiting for so long to meet them again since their last album release, and we should be able to finally see the Love Bomb performance in person!😆
FUN!, the new title track from the new album, should also be released by the time our froms come visit us! We hope we can see the performance of the new song as well💕
- Members: Lee Saerom, Song Hayoung, Jang Gyuri, Park Jiwon, Roh Jisun, Lee Seoyeon, Lee Chaeyoung, Lee Nagyung, Baek Jiheon
- Label: Off the Record Entertainment
- Fandom name: flover
- Latest release: From.9 – their new single Fun Factory will be released on June 4th!
- Last time in the US: KCON 2018 Los Angeles
- Previous KCONs attended: Several, including KCON 2019 Japan and KCON 2018 New York
- Other tracks to check out: PITAPAT (DKDK) from To. Day, To Heart from To. Heart
- Fun facts: The members’ birthdays are fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, so it’s birthday party all year round for us flovers!🥳 They always go live on V LIVE or upload videos on birthdays. They are also known to go live on V LIVE a lot, so plenty to catch up on if you are new to the club!
If you are looking for a talented girl group with the perfect visual & addicting beats to stan, (G)I-DLE will surely become your ult group! Garnering attention since the very moment they debuted, these six queens are finally coming to the U.S. to conquer us all😍
During the KCON stage, we will surely see their latest title, Senorita, from the 2nd Mini Album, I Made:
And since it’s their first visit to the U.S., we carefully speculate that we may get LATATA – their debut title from I Am – performance as well – after all, this is the song in which all of this started😉
- Members: Miyeon, Minnie, Soojin, Soyeon, Yuqi, Shuhua
- Label: Cube Entertainment
- Fandom name: Neverland
- Latest release: I Made
- Last time in the US: n/a
- Previous KCONs attended: KCON 2018 Thailand
- Other tracks to check out: $$$ and MAZE from I Am
- Fun facts: Their team name, (G)I-DLE, means “girls” in Korean (여자=girl, woman / 아이들=children), but all of the members are adults!
No introduction is necessary for these thirteen kings who are the embodiments of pure talent!✨ As one of the groups who gained the title of self-producing idol, SEVENTEEN is the group to follow if you enjoy listening to a variety of music genres & watching cool choreographies.
It’s been three years since New York KCON had SEVENTEEN, and we’re so glad to have them back this year! They have so many great tracks even for a group that had their 4th debut anniversary just a few days ago (Congratulations!), but we would have to guess that they will perform Home, the title track from their latest Korean release, You Made My Dawn.
There are a couple of more tracks that SEVENTEEN showed powerful performance for in the same album. Both Good to Me and Getting Closer are impeccable tracks, but we gotta admit that we hope to see:
In addition, we suspect that their next regular album release would be sometime late this summer, so we might just get lucky and get a taste of their new title track! We can only hope🥺
- Members: S.Coups, Jeonghan, Joshua, Jun, Hoshi, Wonwoo, Woozi, DK, Mingyu, The8, Seungkwan, Vernon, Dino
- Label: Pledis Entertainment
- Fandom name: CARAT
- Latest release: Happy Ending (Japanese release)
- Last time in the US: KCON 2018 Los Angeles
- Previous KCONs attended: Several, including a number of KCONs in New York & Los Angeles as well as Japan
- Other tracks to check out: Oh My! from You Make My Day, CLAP from TEEN,AGE, Don’t Wanna Cry from Al1
- Fun facts: SEVENTEEN is known for their energy & fun, which you can witness through a number of reality shows & VLive videos! Especially, members of the unit BSS – Seungkwan, DK, and Hoshi – are the entertainers of the group and bound to make you laugh. You can meet SEVENTEEN every other week via their YouTube/VLive video contents, GOING SEVENTEEN.
The nine boys who give us Sensational Feeling are back to KCON New York!💕 If you are into retro-sounding K-Pop, SF9 is a group that you must give a listen to. Their latest release, Enough, definitely has more modern sounding beats, but still has SF9’s characteristic in the chorus with the soft vocals😌
Since it’s the title track of their latest album, NARCISSUS, we are fairly certain to see Enough being performed at this year’s KCON stage:
SF9 has quite a few hit songs that we love which makes it hard to pick just one stage that we want to see, but it would be a safe bet to say that Now or Never from the 5th Mini album, Sensuous, would be on stage:
- Members: Youngbin, Inseong, Jaeyoon, Dawon, Rowoon, Zuho, Taeyang, Hwiyoung, Chani
- Label: FNC Entertainment
- Fandom name: FANTASY
- Latest release: NARCISSUS
- Last time in the US: During SF9 USAㆍEUROPE LIVE TOUR [UNLIMITED] in April 2019
- Previous KCONs attended: Several, including KCON New York and Los Angeles in 2017, KCON Japan & Australia
- Other tracks to check out: O Sole Mio from Knights of the Sun, MAMMA MIA from MAMMA MIA!, Fanfare from Feeling Sensation
- Fun facts: As the first boy idol group to debut from FNC Entertainment, SF9 were and still are loved by their sunbae’s (seniors) from the same company. AOA‘s Jimin even treated them to a pork barbeque!🍖
And finally, the last but definitely not the least, seven boys from VERIVERY are coming to meet us! VERIVERY is another rookie boy group that you should pay close attention to if you like self-producing idols and/or uplifting beats😊
As their latest title & also a song that was performed during KCON 2019 Japan, From Now is surely going to be on the stage for KCON 2019 New York as well:
- Members: Dongheon, Hoyoung, Minchan, Gyehyeon, Yeonho, Yongseung, Kangmin
- Label: Jellyfish Entertainment
- Fandom name: VERRER
- Latest release: Veri-Able
- Last time in the US: n/a
- Previous KCONs attended: KCON 2019 Japan
- Other tracks to check out: Ring Ring Ring from Veri-Us, Light Up from Veri-Able
- Fun facts: Fitting to their title “Communicative/Creative Idol,” VERIVERY members are very active on social media, especially on Twitter and YouTube. All of the members, but especially Minchan, are experts with their camera, and you can see multiple updates per day from the members on both channels. Don’t forget to check them out!😉
Hope you are looking forward to the first day of KCON 2019 New York as much as we do!😆
FYE will also be in KCON 2019 New York convention this year! We will be bringing K-Pop albums & official merchandise to you & are very excited to meet you all at our booth! Stay tuned for more details as the date closes by😊