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Here's Why You Shouldn't Miss KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER, The K-Pop Fest Of The Season

The question is: Are you ready?



The start of lockdown and its unforeseeable end meant that many of us had to let go of plans that we preemptively made for 2020: vacations to new cities, a weekend away from daily responsibilities, seeing our favorite artists perform on stage. But with a bit of ingenuity, we’ve been able to make do. 


Reunions have shifted online, as have meetings, concerts and conference talks. So why not an entire K-Pop festival that spans seven days long? After all, this is why Globe partnered with Asia’s leading entertainment and lifestyle company CJ ENM’s KCON to bring you entertainment of epic proportions. But in case that didn’t tickle your curiosity enough, here are a few reason why you can’t miss KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER, which we’re calling the K-Pop fest of the season—no matter where in the world you are:


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Breaking down borders

Airports may be closed and flights may be limited, but KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER is breaking down barriers by bringing K-Pop idols and their fans together with this global premier live show. We’re talking concerts to watch live performances, virtual meet and greets to interact with favorite K-Pop artists, influencer takeovers and other related executions. 


Ever wanted to see what it’s like backstage? This is your chance to see just that. 


24/7 content—literally 

With so much in store, this live stream is coming to us for a full seven days, kicking off on June 20 and finishing up on June 26. For a full week, KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER will be jam packed with 7 daily concerts and K-lifestyle convention programs for 24 hours each day, featuring 33 of K-pop’s biggest names as well as chances for fans to interact directly with their favorite stars on stage.


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New to KCON?

For those new to KCON, here’s what you’ve been missing out on. KCON, brought to you by Mnet, the leading music entertainment network part of CJ ENM, enters its ninth year of bringing the ultimate Korean culture fan experience worldwide. Since the festival’s inception in 2012, KCON has seen tremendous growth in attendance, attracting around 1,100,000 worldwide fans as of last year. The convention is also expanding internationally, presenting in Los Angeles, New York, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, France and more. Over the years, the star-studded concerts have featured a combination of the top names like BTS, MONSTA X, TWICE and other rising stars. Last year’s breakout acts included ATEEZ and ITZY.  


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This year's stellar lineup

We’ve talked about what’s going on, what we can look forward to and how long we have to enjoy it all, but let’s get to who we can expect to see. 


June 20, Saturday

  • KIM JAEHWAN

  • LOONA

  • MONSTA X

  • THE BOYZ


June 21, Sunday

  • CRAVITY

  • GFRIEND

  • ITZY

  • JO1

  • PENTAGON


June 22, Monday

  • EVERGLOW

  • IZ*ONE

  • ONF

  • SF9

  • TOMORROW X TOGETHER 


June 23, Tuesday

  • A.C.E

  • (G)I-DLE

  • KANG DANIEL

  • Stray Kids

  • VERIVERY


June 24, Wednesday

  • AB6IX

  • BVNDIT & NATTY

  • OH MY GIRL

  • TOO


June 25, Thursday

  • ASTRO

  • GOLDEN CHILD

  • MAMAMOO

  • NATURE

  • N.Flying


June 26, Friday

  • ATEEZ

  • CHUNG HA

  • ONEUS

  • VICTON



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Now that everything is all set, there’s just one more question: Are you ready?


As part of Globe's month-long celebration of the anniversary of the Kmmunity PH Facebook group, the goal is to bring a little more fun into our homes during these unique times, with an opportunity to still have and share wonderful experiences. So take a deep breath, sit back and click here for the livestream with Globe.



Words Adie Pieraz

Art Alex Lara

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