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‘KCON Japan’ confirms lineup with Winner, AOA, Day6

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Updated : March 02 2016

Korean boy band Winner, rookie group Day6, and girl group AOA will fill the last three slots in the lineup of “KCON 2016 Japan x M Countdown,” local media reported Tuesday.

The two-day festival will take place on April 9 and 10 in Makuhari Messe, the international convention center in Chiba, a suburb of Tokyo.

Yoon Hak, member of Japanese boy group Choshinsei and Han Seung-yeon, a former member of now-defunct girl group Kara, will host the event.

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(CJ E&M)
Prior to the announcement Tuesday, a host of stars had confirmed they would be performing at the festival in late February. Boy bands such as 2PM, Boyfriend, Monsta X and girl group Twice will perform In the first day, while the second day performance will feature Sunggyu, a member of boy band Infinite, Block B and girl group Lovelyz.

The last year‘s “KCON” in Saitama, Japan was attended by some 15,000 people.

“KCON,” the Korean Wave convention, has played a role of offering global fans chance to get access to Korean stars, since it took off in 2012 in Irvine, California. This year, the festival is aimed at presenting not only K-pop stars’ performances, but also promoting Korean TV content, cosmetics and food products.

Before the Japanese event, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is set to host “KCON” on March 25. K-Pop stars including BTS, Taeyeon of Girls’ Generation, Kyuhyun of Super Junior, Double S 301, Monsta X and SPICA will perform at the event, which is already sold out.

The festival is organized by Powerhouse Live, Mnet Media, CJ E&M and Koreaboo, and is endorsed by the government-affiliated Korea Creative Content Agency

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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