KCON 2022 Japan: Date, venue, tickets and lineup including Monsta X Kihyun, IVE, Le Sserafim and more

After the success of the Seoul and LA leg of the tour, KCON is going to kickstart in Japan this October

KCON 2022 Japan: Date, venue, tickets and lineup including Monsta X Kihyun, IVE, Le Sserafim and more
CJ ENM announces the first lineup for KCON 2022 Japan including Monsta X's Kihyun, IVE, Kep1er, Le Sserafim and New Jeans among others (@kconjapan/Twitter)
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TOKYO, JAPAN: The biggest K-pop festival in the world, KCON 2022, has come to an end in Los Angeles, and will now move away from the US and kickstart its final leg in Tokyo, Japan. The CJ ENM K-pop concert has now become a popular brand in itself as fans in large numbers attend the star-studded event with famous K-pop idol groups. Ateez, Stray Kids, IVE, Kep1er were among the popular fourth-gen groups present in the Seoul and US leg of the festival in the last few months.

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The premiere of KCON 2022 was held in May in Seoul, South Korea, while the second leg of the tour kicked off in the US in August. After a one-month break, the show will be making a comeback for its final leg in Japan in October of 2022 with a three-day concert. On August 25, CJ ENM announced the show dates, venue, as well as the first lineup of the Japanese concert featuring popular K-pop idols as well as other Japanese idol groups.

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Dates

The KCON 2022 Japan show will take place over three days in October. The show will be held from October 14 to October 16. The shows will start at 7:30 pm JST/KST (6:30 am ET) while fans will be allowed to enter the venues from 6 pm JST/KST (5 am ET).

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Venue

The show will be held at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan on all three days. The venue is located in the heart of Tokyo and is a place that was built in preparation for the Olympic Games. Over the years Ariake Arena has been reborn as an entertainment complex and will host the in-person KCON festival's Japan leg for the first time after the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Where to Watch

Performances, red carpet, and other events will be live-streamed or uploaded on the YouTube channels of KCON Official and Mnet K-POP.

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Tickets

The show has announced that the pre-sale for tickets for KCON 2022's Japanese leg will be based on a lottery draw. Fans can apply for the lottery tickets here from August 25 to August 31. The winners for the same will be announced on September 8. The tickets for each day are priced at ¥13,900 (₩1,35,875 or $101).

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Lineup

KCON 2022 Japan has revealed the first lineup for the music festival. However, there will be more artists that will be added to the show's upcoming lineup.  

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Day 1

Monsta X Kihyun
Le Sserafim
NMIXX
TNX

Day 2

IVE
JO1
NewJeans

Day 3

Jo Yuri
Kep1er
NiziU
Tempest


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