'UNI-KON': Date, trailer, how to stream and lineup featuring (G)I-DLE, MONSTA X and IZ*ONE for UNIVERSE concert
A concert featuring K-pop stars is making its way to the mobile app UNIVERSE, and it's free
K-pop lovers, get ready for an epic new concert featuring a mega line-up of some of the most popular South Korean acts next month — and it's all free! Groups such as IZ*ONE, MONSTA X, (G)I-DLE, and many more will be hitting the virtual stage for the exciting new music event, titled 'UNI-KON'. Here's all you need to know for the upcoming concert below.
'UNI-KON' will be airing on Valentine's Day (February 14) at 7.00 pm KST / 5.00 am EST.
The virtual concert is presented by the mobile platform UNIVERSE, a new app that allows fans to reach out to their favorite artists and to participate in fandom activities with rewards, according to the official website. It is similar to Lysn or Weverse. Not only will UNIVERSE host fan communities, but fans can look forward to streaming exclusive shows, live content, and more. Additionally, there is also a curious new way to listen to artists through the feature of an AI-generated voice, which is created through a collaboration between NCSOFT's speech synthesis technology and the artists themselves.
'UNI-KON' will mark the platform's first event before its full launch. If you're familiar with some of the groups in the line-up, you can expect to hear a lot of K-pop music and styles ranging from EDM to hip-hop to synthpop and more. As far as the visual aesthetics of the show, details are unclear.
How to stream
You can download the UNIVERSE app on Google Play and watch for free. Pre-registration is open, and further details on how to participate will be announced later.
Some of the biggest names in South Korean music are coming together for the exciting event. Check out the full line-up below:
Oh My Girl
Park Ji Hoon
UNIVERSE has shared a new teaser trailer on their official Twitter and YouTube. The high-octane 40-second clip opens with silhouettes of various artists in a dramatic cinematic style before showing clips of groups performing on stage to the music of a hard dubstep beat. Check out the full trailer below.