Grammy Award-winning rapper Missy Elliott is heading to KCON 2013.
KCON is the world’s largest K-Pop fan convention. The “Get Ur Freak” on rapper will perform as part of the event’s M COUNTDOWN What’s up LA concert on August 25.
“I’m excited to be a part of KCON. This event will allow me to interact with a diverse group of artists and fans,” said Missy Elliott.
KCON is bigger and better than ever! Not only has the event moved to Los Angeles, but for the first time it has expanded to two days. “The star-studded K-pop concert will bring to close a convention that covers every nook and cranny of Korean pop culture through a wide variety of panels, workshops, artist engagement sessions and more.”
“The combination of rap royalty and some of K-pop’s biggest names performing at the same event in Los Angeles is exactly why we have created KCON,” said Ted Kim, president and CEO of Mnet America. “For one weekend, the Los Angeles Sports Memorial will become the capital of K-pop in America.”
KCON is set to take place on August 24 and 25 at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena in Los Angeles. The concert will also be the first ever U.S. taping of the #1 K-Pop countdown show, MCOUNTDOWN. Headlining acts of M COUNTDOWN What’s up LA includes leading K-pop artists, such as EXO, f(x), 2AM, TEEN TOP, Dynamic Duo, and leader of K-pop super group BIG BANG, G Dragon.
For more information on KCON, visit www.kconusa.com, or www.facebook.com/kconusa. Tickets for the event can be purchased through the KCON website website.
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