[Maeil Business Star Today Park Se-yeon]
CJ ENM announced the final lineup of the online K-Culture Festival ‘KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER’, which will be held on YouTube for a week from June 20-26 for a week.
The K-Pop Concert 2020, which will be held for a week, plans to maximize the strength of online concerts through optimized technology and active audience participation. Various programs utilized will be unfolded such as fan-featured stage where artists and fans can sing together, a special stage that reflects the decisions made by fans in real-time on the artists’ stage, and a ‘Fan Song’ that is created as a message from fans.
The full KCON:TACT lineup is : AB6IX, ASTRO, ATEEZ, BVNDIT, CHUNGHA, CRAVITY, EVERGLOW, (G)I-DLE, GFRIEND, GOLDEN CHILD, ITZY, IZ*ONE, JO1, Kang Daniel, Kim Jaehwan, LOONA, Mamamoo, N.Flying, NATTY, NATURE, Oh My Girl, ONEUS, ONF, SF9, Stray Kids, THE BOYZ, TOMORROW X TOGETHERX, TOO, VERIVERY, VICTON.
A total of 32 artists will meet fans in a different concept virtual space beyond the physical limits and meet fans every day for a week.
First ASTRO is emerging as a global artist, and has ranked top place in music broadcasting with the title song ‘Knock’ on the seventh mini album ‘GATEWAY’. ATEEZ is the next-generation global promising spotlight in many overseas media, including the ‘2019 MTV EMA Best Korean Act’ category, and winning third place on the Billboard Social 50 chart. The monster rookie BVNDIT proved its popularity in and out home with a music video for ‘JUNGLE’ surpassing 5 million views on YouTube. Chungha, who has established herself as one of the best female solo artists in Korea by hitting each album to be released, can also be found at ‘K Contact 2020 Summer’.
CRAVITY, EVERGLOW, (G)I-DLE, ITZY, and JO1 will be on stage. CRAVITY has been attracting attention as a K-pop super rookie as a boy group before their debut. EVERGLOW also showed off its strength by breaking through YouTube’s double 100 million views with ‘Adios’ and ‘DUN DUN’ music videos. As a rookie group, ITZY held a showcase tour in 11 regions around the world, including the Americas, to meet overseas fans and become a K-Pop strong. JO1 is a global boy group composed of 11 people selected from ‘PRODUCE 101 JAPAN’ broadcasted in Japan, and participated in this concert in Japan to meet their global fans for the first time.
Kang Daniel and Kim Jaehwan also make the stage with the audience with ‘KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER’. With his first solo debut album Kang Daniel has recorded an annual sales volume of 460,000 albums. Kim Jae-hwan, who has captured fans from all over the world with his powerful vocals, raises expectations for what he will show at the event
It is expected that Mamamoo, who recently won the No. 1 position on the Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales Chart with the latest song ‘HIP,’ will attend the ‘K Contact 2020 Summer’ and provide a stage worthy to listen.
ONEUS is growing unceasingly by ranking 25th in the world digital song sales chart by Billboard with ‘A Song Written Easily’. ONF is expected to occupy the stage with their unique musical colors and individual charm of each member.
SF9, which has established itself in Asia, the United States, and Europe, as well as in the Middle East, is expected to reveal the face of a top-class group with “K Contact 2020 Summer”. Stray Kids, who won 11 crowns at the rookie awards and emerged as the hottest rookie, ranked first place in the iTunes album rankings in 17 regions abroad.
Tomorrow X Together has recently released mini-album ‘Dream Chapter: ETERNITY’, which has received remarkable achievements in album sales and music performance, and has been fully supported by fans from home and abroad.
The last group to be named in the final lineup is VICTON emerging as a ‘next generation of K-POP idol’ with ‘Nostalgic Night’ and ‘Howling’ to complete its first solo concert with a major Asian tour by renewing its highest sound source and record performance.
‘KCON:TACT 2020 SUMMER’ can be viewed on Mnet’s K-POP YouTube account and ‘TVING’.