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All you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s first KCON festival this weekend

The biggest K-pop event in the world heads to the Kingdom for the very first time for a two-day event at the capital’s Boulevard Riyadh City…

K-pop fans in Saudi Arabia, gear up for the world’s largest South Korean music and culture festival in Riyadh this weekend.

KCON 2022 will take place on September 30 and October 1 at Boulevard Riyadh City and will feature K-pop music concerts and meet-and-greets with artists.

Let’s KCON Concert

The star-studded line-up for KCON 2022 Saudi Arabia is filled with popular fifth-generation K-pop superstars. From an eight-member group Ateez to the girl group Secret Number, the line-up has already garnered much attention.

K-pop artists Sunmi and Rain, as well as bands The Boyz, Pentagon, P1Harmony, Secret Number, and B.I.G will all perform on Day 1 (Friday September 30).

Meanwhile, K-pop singer/songwriter Hyolyn and bands such as Ateez, NewJeans, OneUs, STAYC, TO1, and Maytree will be taking the stage on Day 2 (Saturday October 1).

The concerts on both days will be held at the Mohamed Abdo Arena from 9pm to 1am.

Meet and greet

For a chance to meet your favourite KCON bands up close, head to Fan Square at the Mohammed AlAli Theatre from 5.15pm to 8pm. You’ll get to listen to their popular songs, learn about their latest works, and even take pictures with them.

The meet-and-greet on Day 1 (Friday September 30) features OneUs, Pentagon, and The Boyz, while fans of STAYC, NewJeans, and TO1 will meet the bands on Day 2 (Saturday October 1).

KCON 2022 Convention

Concerts and meet-and-greets aside, the KCON festival will also offer K-pop fans a chance to enjoy and revel in K-content and lots of exciting merchandise. These include K-beauty, K-cuisine, and exhibitions highlighting Korean culture. Meet some of your favourite artists and enjoy some delicious Korean treats while you’re there.

The annual KCON Festival, first held in Southern California in 2012, celebrates 10 years of its founding after being hosted in eight cities from four continents over the past years and enjoying a large mass interaction of over one million visitors.

So, are you excited for the first-ever KCON Saudi Arabia? It’s going to be one massive and fun-filled K-pop event that you surely won’t want to miss. Grab your tickets now.

KCON 2022, Sept 30 & Oct 1, 5pm to 10pm, Boulevard Riyadh City. The ticket, which allows you entry into the main KCON 2022 Convention, is priced at SAR150 per person. Book your tickets here.

The KCON concert starts from 9pm to 1am at Mohamed Abdo Arena, and the ticket price ranges from SAR180 to SAR550. KCON 2022 Meet & Greet begins from 5.15pm to 8pm at Mohammed AlAli Theatre, and the ticket price ranges from SAR100 to SAR250.

For a package that includes all of the above events at KCON 2022, the KCON Prestige ticket is priced at SAR1,000 per person. Book your tickets here.

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