CJ ENM has announced that on-site audiences at KCON around the world will have the opportunity to vote for the MAMA Awards’ Worldwide KCONers’ Choice. This new award will be presented to the artist who delivers the most iconic scene at this year’s KCON. Additionally, the awardee must best embody the global spirit of K-pop and best represent the genre on the world stage.

The Worldwide KCONers’ Choice will be unveiled at the MAMA Awards. The winner can be chosen from all artists performing at any of the five KCONs taking place around the world in 2024.

This year, KCON starts in Hong Kong, followed by Japan, the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Europe. On-site audiences in each region will have the opportunity to vote for the Worldwide KCONers’ Choice. They will receive a unique voting code at a voting booth within the venue. After that, they can cast their votes with the code through the digital platform Mnet Plus within one week following the event.

Wide range of convention programs for KCON

KCON 2024 kicks off in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo from March 30 to 31. Its venue has a maximum capacity of 10,000.

CJ ENM has announced a wide range of convention programs for the festival. There will be various stage performances, artist booths, and exhibitions of artist-related items. The event will also include fandom programs where K-pop fans can directly communicate with artists.

Pre-sale tickets for KCON Hong Kong 2024 opened on February 21. Meanwhile, general tickets became available on February 23. Cityline handles the ticket sales.

KCON began in the United States in 2012 and has since been held in Japan, United Arab Emirates, France, Mexico, Australia, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia. Over the past 12 years, it has been a force in the spread of K-pop around the world.

A K-culture festival, KCON combines masterfully produced K-pop concerts with a convention where fans can experience every aspect of Korean culture. Notably, KCON has been a springboard for many artists to reach global audiences.

Worldwide KCONers’ Choice on MAMA Awards

By introducing a new MAMA Awards voting category connected with KCON, CJ ENM aims to expand the festival’s role. It started as representative platform where K-pop fans can come together. Now, it also facilitates the selection of the best artists who have performed well on the global stage and interacted with audiences throughout the year. The award further highlight the artists’ achievements and spread the power of K-pop.

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