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  • Zepp Concert Halls to Expand Across Asia

    Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) is pleased to announce a network of Zepp concert halls coming to cities across Asia, to be set up by Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and group company Zepp Hall Network.

    Photo by Zepp / Wikimedia

    Photo by Zepp / The Japan Times

    The Zepp concert halls will all feature stage machinery, lighting, and sound systems with specifications standardised for all Zepp venues across the globe, an advantage to tour promoters and touring artists alike. Funding for construction and management will be partially covered by the government’s Cool Japan Fund.


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    Currently, Zepp Hall Network manages six venues across Japan:

    – Zepp Sapporo
    – Zepp Tokyo
    – Zepp DiverCity (also in Tokyo)
    – Zepp Nagoya
    – Zepp Namba (Osaka)
    – Zepp Osaka Bayside

    New halls will be opening in Fukuoka in 2018 and Yokohama* in 2020.

    *To be managed by Koei Tecmo Holdings.

    Photo by Zepp / Nikkei Asia Review

    Zepp expansion in Asia will blaze a trail for the Japanese music industry while creating touring opportunities for Japanese and international artists. Our hope is to bring people around the world together and provide the grounds for cultural exchange by building the infrastructure.

    New Zepp international concert halls at a glance

    Singapore

    ■ Overview
    Located on Level 3 of the Big Box complex in Jurong East, the Mega Box Event Hall A has been remodeled to open as [email protected] Singapore and will be managed by Zepp @ Big Box Pte. Ltd., a joint venture between Zepp Hall Network and Singapore-based Big Box Investment Pte. Ltd. Easily accessible next to Jurong East Station, the venue is part of BIG BOX, a large complex offering a comprehensive retail experience complete with a hypermarket, restaurants and playground where visitors can shop for groceries, electronics, furniture, apparel, and much more.

    ■ Details
    Venue:
    [email protected] Singapore
    Location:
    BIG BOX Singapore, Level 3, 1 Venture Avenue
    Area:
    3,500 m2
    Capacity:
    max. 2,333 (Total of 4,032 when combined with adjacent Event Hall B)
    Grand Opening:
    June 4, 2017, slated to open with a RADWIMPS concert

    For a press release on [email protected] Singapore, see (Japanese only): sme.co.jp

    Photo by The Star

    Malaysia

    ■ Site Overview
    A Zepp hall will open in Kuala Lumpur near the city’s most vibrant district downtown, Bukit Bintang City. Urban redevelopment in this area includes plans for a large complex including new offices, residential buildings, hotels, a shopping mall, restaurants, and other retail. Zepp Kuala Lumpur will be set up as part of the Entertainment Hub inside Bukit Bintang City Centre. The venue will be easily accessible by train or monorail from nearby Hang Tuah Station.

    ■ Details
    Venue:
    Zepp Kuala Lumpur
    Location:
    No. 2 Jalan Hang Tuah 55100 Kuala Lumpur
    Area:
    6,800 m2
    Capacity:
    2,500 (standing)
    Opening:
    End of 2020

    Photo by Zepp / Nekopop / Fudanjuku

    Taiwan

    ■ Site Overview
    Hsinchuang Futuhsin is a growing Taipei suburb with several upscale condominium towers and new government headquarters. The area is set to draw more visitors on completion of the Taiwan Film Institute and a shopping center with a youthful vibe, where the Zepp hall will occupy four floors. Just a 12-minute ride from Taipei Station on the Taoyuan Airport MRT and a 5-minute walk from Xinzhuang Fuduxin Station.

    ■ Details
    Venue:
    Zepp New Taipei
    Location:
    Futuhsin, Hsinchuang District, New Taipei City
    Area:
    4,900 m2 (total floor space)
    Capacity:
    2,200 (standing)
    Opening:
    April 2020

    Further information on the expansion of Zepp music venues to follow as it becomes available.

    About Zepp Live

    Photo by Zepp

    Zepp Live engages in concert promotion as well as events planning and production. The company is engaged as an organizer or co-organizer in shows at concert halls as well as large music festivals both in Japan and overseas.

    For more information about Zepp Live, visit: zepp.co.jp.


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