HYBE has begun preparations for the 2024 Weverse Con Festival. Slated for June 15 and 16, the festival will take place at the Inspire Arena and Discovery Park in Yeongjong-do, Incheon.

2023 Weverse Con Festival – We Log

Who will perform at the Weverse Con Festival?

HYBE is keeping a tight lid on the Weverse Con Festival lineup, leaving fans in suspense about which of their favorite artists will be performing.

Weverse, launched by HYBE in 2019, has quickly grown into a major fan community platform. TOMORROW X TOGETHER (TXT) was the first group to join on June 11, followed by BTS on July 2. Since then, more artists from HYBE labels and international stars from Universal Music Group have joined. YG and SM Entertainment artists were added to the app in 2021 and 2023, respectively, broadening the platform’s appeal.

The 2023 edition of the Weverse Con Festival featured a stellar lineup, including BOYNEXTDOOR, BTOB, and fromis_9, among others, raising expectations for this year. The first set of performers will be unveiled in March, followed by another announcement in April.

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About the venue

The Inspire Arena and Discovery Park, the venue for this year’s Weverse Con Festival, stands as a testament to the event’s grandeur and scale. Located in Yeongjong-do, this integrated entertainment resort is poised to become the largest of its kind in Northeast Asia. It had a soft opening in November 2023. 

This resort features the Inspire Arena, a 15,000-seat multi-purpose indoor venue optimized for live performances. It also includes Discovery Park, an outdoor entertainment space that can hold up to 30,000 people. The state-of-the-art facilities and strategic location of the resort make it the perfect setting for the Weverse Con Festival. This ensures an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

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The history of the Weverse Con Festival

The Weverse Con Festival has evolved significantly over the years. In its first year, it was called 2021 NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE presented by Weverse. It  was a virtual concert held on December 31, 2020 to ring in the New Year with performances by artists affiliated with HYBE. This event was a response to the coronavirus pandemic, allowing fans to enjoy live performances safely from their homes.

The second edition, known as 2022 Weverse Con [New Era], took place on December 31, 2021. By that time, the pandemic was beginning to subside. This paved the way for an offline concert at Hall 4 of the Korea International Exhibition Center. This concert was also streamed live.

By 2022, the festival had adopted the name “Weverse Con” and introduced an outdoor component, expanding its scope and scale. The edition held last year at the KSPO Dome and 88 Lawn Field was the first to be called the Weverse Con Festival. Moving to a June schedule and adding outdoor stages, the festival aimed to offer a more expansive and immersive celebration of K-pop.


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What will happen this year?

The 2024 Weverse Con Festival is set to offer a blend of in-person and online experiences, catering to fans worldwide. In addition to live performances, the festival will feature a tribute stage spotlighting legendary musicians who have left a significant mark on Korean popular music. Last year’s tribute to Uhm Jung-hwa, known as “Korea’s Madonna,” was a highlight. This year’s honoree will be Park Jin-young (JYP).

HYBE is also focusing on enhancing the festival experience with technology. Last year, they minimized the inconvenience of long lines through a queueing service on the Weverse platform. Fans also got to create customized merchandise. This year, HYBE plans to introduce new technologies in cooperation with Weverse, aiming to make things more convenient for festival-goers and provide new fan experiences.

Before ticket sales begin, HYBE will offer “Blind Tickets” at a discounted rate, allowing fans early access to the festival at a reduced cost. This initiative, along with the detailed planning and anticipation surrounding the event, underscores the Weverse Con Festival’s significance as a celebration of K-pop’s past, present, and future. 

As the festival approaches, fans and artists alike are gearing up for what promises to be an unforgettable showcase of innovation and talent in the world of K-pop. – K-Pop News Writer

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