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Published : Aug. 21, 2017 - 14:19
A crowd of 80,000 gathered at the three-day KCON LA 2017 held from Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the Staples Center in the American west coast city, according to CJ E&M, organizer of KCON.
"Compared to the inaugural KCON held in Irvine, the crowd has increased by a record-high eightfold," a CJ E&M representative said.
"Based on the management philosophy of CJ E&M's top executives, KCON has grown into a platform that facilitates the globalization of Korean culture," Shin Hyung-gwan, head of CJ E&M's music content division, said.
Starting with Mexico City in March, KCON events were held in Tokyo and New York. KCON will head to Australia for the first time in the Oceania region on Sept. 22-23. (Yonhap)
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