KCON, the annual festival celebrating Korean music and culture, announced several acts that will be performing at the Los Angeles and New York events, including Girls' Generation, AOA, Block B and Super Junior.

Most eyes will be on the East Coast this year as New York hosts its first KCON (the event will actually take place down the coast in Newark, NJ). And indeed, in order to assure that those on the Atlantic show some interest, organizers have booked one of the biggest acts in Korea, Girls' Generation. "The Nation's Singers," as the group is often referred to as in its homeland, have sold more than 5 million albums. It's been more than two years since the act last released a new album so we'll see if they've got anything new for fans when they come to New York during August.

Although Girls' Generation is the biggest name on the list, the three smaller acts (which have been announced for the Los Angeles event) might be more notable. Fellow girl group AOA (Ace of Angels) merit the most headlines at the moment, as the KCON appearance will be the act's first-ever performance in the United States. The group had a breakthrough last year with the album Like A Cat.

Block B and Super Junior—a hip-hop and pop group, respectively—have both toured in the United States previously.

KCON Los Angeles has continued to expand in its fourth year, now consisting of three days in late July and early August, two of which will feature concerts for attendees. The New York version of events will only be one day this year but if the West Coast convention is any indicator, it could certainly expand in years to come.

Last year's lineup was huge in Los Angeles, as Girls' Generation and G-Dragon were among the headliners.