AOA & Block B Added to KCON Los Angeles

Courtesy of FNC Entertainment
AOA

Hours after Billboard broke the news that Girls' Generation would play the New York date of KCON 2015, the festival announced two more acts for its Los Angeles festivities.

AOA and Block B will both play at the Staples Center for upcoming K-pop festival on the West Coast, its original home where the fest will stretch over three days with two days of concerts for attendees. The announcement came during the festival's weekly #KCONLiveChat. They join previously announced Super Junior.

Seven-member pop group AOA had their breakout year in 2014, snagging three big hits with "Miniskirt," "Short Hair" and "Like a Cat."  The performance not only marks the first KCON appearance for the act, but their first American performance as well.


Meanwhile Block B return stateside after a short tour last spring and snagging two hit singles themselves with "Jackpot" and "Her." The indie, hip-hop band have landed three albums on Billboard's World Albums chart (2012's Blockbuster at No. 10, 2013's Very Good at No. 6 and 2014's H.E.R at No. 6 as well in 2014). This will be the first KCON appearance for the band too.

As of press time, here's the lineup for each KCON date so far:

Los Angeles (July 31-August 2)
Super Junior
AOA
Block B

New York (August 8)
Girls' Generation

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