Update: KCON Reveals More Details About Online KCON:TACT 2020 + Postpones KCON 2020 LA
Updated May 29 KST:
KCON 2020 LA has officially been postponed. The event was originally planned to be held from August 27 to 30 at the LA Convention Center.
We are sad to announce that #KCON20LA has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— KCONUSA (@kconusa) May 28, 2020
Updated May 18 KST:
KCON has revealed more information about the upcoming online event KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER!
KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER will include both free content as well as paid content for those who purchase a membership. All free content will be accessible from any region in the world where YouTube can be accessed, while paid content will only be accessible in regions where YouTube Channel Memberships are available. The benefits and price of the paid membership will be announced at a later time.
Regarding KCON 2020 LA, KCON explained that while plans for the event are still in place, the plans may change depending on the local situation and government regulations.
It’s official: KCON will be taking place online this year!
KCON is an annual convention and music festival that includes concerts featuring performances by popular K-pop artists. The event is a celebration of Korean dramas, fashion, beauty, food, and other cultural elements that takes place in several different countries each year.
Earlier this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, KCON 2020 Japan (which was originally scheduled to take place in April) and KCON 2020 Russia (which was scheduled for May) were postponed, while KCON 2020 NY (which was scheduled for June) was cancelled entirely.
However, KCON has now announced that fans all over the world will still be able to enjoy part of the KCON experience next month through its brand-new KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER online event.
From June 20 to 26, Mnet will be airing a marathon stream of live and pre-taped content for seven full days, combining a mix of live performances from K-pop’s biggest artists, meet-and-greet sessions, influencer-led panels, and more. There will also be interactive programs in which fans will be able to interact with approximately 30 artists and influencers via live video chats, live polls, and more.
All production will take place in Mnet’s studio in Seoul, and a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to UNESCO’s Learning Never Stops campaign, which helps children around the world who have been affected by COVID-19 in continuing their education.
KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER will take place on Mnet’s official YouTube channel here. Stay tuned for further information on the event!
— KCONUSA (@kconusa) May 13, 2020