logo icon

The KCON Saudi Arabia 2023 lineup has just been announced

It’s happening next month…

K-pop is wildly popular in Saudi Arabia, and if you’re anything like us, you love the music, the culture, and everything it comes with. One of the major events that celebrates K-culture is KCON, an annual convention held in several locations across the world, luckily for us, it’s coming back to Riyadh. KCON Saudi Arabia 2023 is officially happening.



KCON 2023 is happening from Friday October 6 and Saturday October 7 at the Mohammed Abdo Arena in Boulevard Riyadh City. We’re expecting to see 14 South Korean bands performing in Riyadh for the event along with an exhibition dedicated to Korean culture and a market to pick up all Korean items too, and a ton of concerts and meet-and-greets too.

The lineup for the massive festival has also just been announced. On the first day (Friday October 6), we’re going to be seeing Super Junior D&E, Highlight, Hyolun. Kard, Everglow, 8Turn, and Riize.

Day two will be seeing Super Junior, Oh My Girl, DreamCatcher, Tempest, The New Six, Eleltz U+P, and Evnne.

Last year’s star-studded lineup included popular fifth-generation K-pop superstars. From the eight-member group Ateez to the girl group Secret Number, including NewJeans, OneUs, and STAYC, the event was a massive hit.


The annual KCON Festival, which was 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.

KCON Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Abdo Arena, Boulevard Riyadh City, Fri Oct 6 to Sat Oct 7. @MoC_Engage