Exo’s Lay Zhang to headline MetaMoon Music Festival in Brooklyn, New York with Sury Su, ØZI, 9m88, Karencici


Lay Zhang, 30, of China will headline the MetaMoon Music Festival at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on November 26, 2022. The K-pop boy band Exo member will be joined by Sury Su, 21, of China, “ØZI” Stefan Chen Yi-fan, 25, of Los Angeles, California, USA, “9m88” Tang Yuqi, 31, of Taiwan, “Karencici” Lin Kai-Lun, 24, of Los Angeles.

Born in Changsha, Hunan, China, Zhang participated in the Chinese television talent show “Star Academy” in 2005. In 2012, he debuted as a member of Exo’s Chinese sub-unit Exo-M under SM Entertainment.


This is the inaugural edition of the MetaMoon Music Festival, which was founded by Hong Kong-based Graceful Media. Produced in partnership with Live Nation, the single-day festival and cultural experience marks Su, ØZI, 9m88 and Karencici’s arena debuts in the US.

“There is a great need for stronger Asian representation in pop culture and in the media and the mission of MetaMoon Music Festival is to give artists the ability to shine from a prominent stage in the heart of Brooklyn,” Graceful Media founder Grace Chen said. “Now more than ever, music is truly a global language and talent, no matter where they come from, will resonate with fans across cultures if given the opportunity to share their passion and creativity.”


Celebrating the Asian American diaspora, the MetaMoon Music Festival aims to bridge the gap between Asia and the United States and show that music is a universal language. It will showcase the global reach and impact of Asian artists, music and fans while emphasizing the culturally rich and diverse communities across New York City, which has the largest Asian-American population in the U.S.

“Live Nation is committed to creating endless opportunities to connect artists of all genres and backgrounds with their fans,” Live Nation northeast regional president Geoff Gordon said. “The inaugural MetaMoon Music Festival will inspire and create new and exciting opportunities for many of today’s Asian artists, from both here and abroad, to shine brightly, and engage their fans in this epic and unforgettable event.”

More artists and special guests will join Zhang, Su, ØZI, 9m88 and Karencici at the inaugural MetaMoon Music Festival, which will be hosted by MC Jin. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on July 15, 2022 and can be purchased online at and


BSE Global is the parent company of Barclays Center, the National Basketball Association team Brooklyn Nets, its NBA G League team Long Island Nets and its NBA 2K League affiliate NetsGC. Laurie Jacoby is currently the BSE Global executive vice president and chief entertainment officer.

“Since opening our doors in 2012, Barclays Center has hosted some of the biggest names in the music industry, bringing countless fans and artists together in the heart of Brooklyn,” Jacoby said. “Our goal is for MetaMoon Music Festival to highlight the importance of the Asian community while simultaneously celebrating the diverse and exciting culture of our city.”

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