KCON unleashes Korean wave in Sydney

KCON, the world’s largest Korean culture convention and music festival, has unleashed a magical wave over two hugely successful days at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, last Friday and Saturday.

The sensational KCON 2017 AUSTRALIA was the first ever KCON in Australia and was a brilliant showcase of Korean lifestyle and high-energy sounds and sights of top K-pop artists.

Attendance figures for KCON 2017 AUSTRALIA show that 15,000 fans visited the convention and music festival, with a significant portion visiting Sydney from interstate and international cities.

The event was well supported by commercial partners. The Title Sponsor was HotelsCombined – previously the Title Sponsor for 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) -HotelsCombined has collaborated with CJ in promoting Korean culture events globally through close partnership, including 2015 MAMA, KCON 2015 JAPAN, and 2016 MAMA. This is their fourth consecutive sponsorship in worldwide promotion of Korean cultural events. SBS TV’s Pop Asia, Korean Cultural Centre and CJ Co. Holdings were also key partners.

Shin Hyung Kwan, CJ E&M’s President of Music Contents Business division who is in charge of KCON said: “Sydney was our last stop on the KCON 2017 world tour and has left us all on a wonderful high note. The fans, the music and the convention were exceptional. I thank our partners TEG and all the sponsors for making this happen.”

Geoff Jones, CEO of TEG, the parent company of co-promoter TEG Live said: “We knew all about the global popularity of K-pop and the strong foothold in Australia. It was fantastic to see the passion and energy unleashed. This has been a wonderful event for Sydney and Australia.”

KCON 2017 AUSTRALIA line-up included Cosmic Girls, EXO, Girls’ Day, MONSTA X, PENTAGON, SF9, UP10TION, VICTON and Wanna One.


CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. Since 2011, with five main business units -broadcast, film, music, live entertainment and animation, CJ E&M is contributing to promote Korean culture around the world, through the company’s ‘One Source, Multi-Content’ strategy. As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, some of which include Asia’s largest music festival Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, record-breaking box office hits Roaring Currents(2014), Ode to My Father (2014) and Veteran (2015), along with sought-after television programs such as Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, The Legend of the Blue Sea, Grandpas over Flowers and more. With regional offices in Asia and the U.S., CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, please visit: http://en.cjenm.com

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