Over the past several years, K-pop artists, with their heartthrob personas and saccharine hooks, have been precision dancing their way into the American pop mainstream. At the same time, Korean music has been gaining steam at the South by Southwest Music Festival. Last year, ladies lost their minds at a set from hip-hop artist and former boy band leader, Jay Park. We suspect the hysterical screams will be even louder this year, as the Korea Spotlight showcase makes a big move up from the Belmont to ACL Live and brings in boy band, Ikon.

The seven-piece K-pop/hip-hop act is riding high off the success of the 2018 hit single "Love Scenario" which has upwards of a staggering 250 million views on YouTube.

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According to SXSW, this will be the band's first trip to the U.S. Their appearance is part of the seventh showcase presented by the Korean Creative Content Agency, a government cultural outreach organization.

The bill for the showcase also features K-pop singer Chung Ha, the solo project from the former Dallas resident and member of girl group I.O.I. Hitchhiker, Jambinai, XXX and Kirara will also perform.

The Korean music nights at SXSW tend to attract large crowds of K-pop fans who aren't necessarily interested in the festival as a whole. Instead of lining up for hours to buy tickets at the door, this year, there are a limited number of single tickets to the show available. At $60, the tickets aren't cheap, but we're guessing the added star power will convince some fans to shell out.