Zepp Hall A Sony Subsidiary To Launch New Venue in Kuala Lumpur
Written by ABR on 12/12/2021
“Zepp Kuala Lumpur will act as a cultural exchange centre between Malaysia and Japan.” – Akira Uehara
Today, Zepp’s success is expanding internationally, with branches in Singapore (2017-2019), Taiwan and now Malaysia.
Japan’s national concert hall network – Zepp – is set to open its doors in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The venue, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc, is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of 2022 right in the capital of Malaysia – in the heart of the city centre, which is also part of Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC development).
Zepp Malaysia SDN BHD — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zepp Hall Network Inc. And Cool Japan Fund Inc — is the operator of Zepp Kuala Lumpur, a world-class concert and event hall.
Some of Zepp KL Specs:
Zepp KL provides ample loading space and is fitted with state-of-the-art NEXO Speakers, YAMAHA PM10 FOH Console and grandMA3 Lighting Console.
Having been around since 1998, this is Zepp Hall Network’s eleventh event hall, with nine outlets in Japan and another one in Taiwan, Zepp New Taipei.
About twenty years ago, the idea for this facility came about at a time where there were no proper standing concert venues for mid-sized audiences of 2,000-3,000.
Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc wanted an alternative venue to the usually seated theatres for rock band performances. Their partnership with Zepp is specifically focused on developing a one-stop solution for concerts and artists from all across Japan.
Zepp Sapporo launched its first branch of the event hall network. Before expanding to Osaka, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Yokohama, allowing artists to easily tour the country with similar stage setups in all major regions.
President of Zepp Hall Network Inc., Akira Uehara said: “Zepp has come a long way since 1998. What started off as a venue to help artists in Japan, has now grown to a business that offers solutions for various industries and events, be it corporate conferences, car exhibitions or weddings.”
“Our international expansion is also another way to help event industries worldwide to offer a one-stop solution for any mid-sized event. We are extremely pleased to be launching Zepp Kuala Lumpur this year. This all-new event hall will act as a cultural exchange centre between Malaysia and Japan.”
Zepp Hall in Kuala Lumpur will be a 6,500-sq-metres-sized space. Housing eight VIP boxes with private lounges and seating areas, the 2,500 capacity event space also offers the same top-notch facilities.
Loved by world-renowned artists, the state-of-the-art venue features high quality pre-installed lighting and audio equipment, that makes rehearsal setups a breeze and helps event organisers save production costs.
Additionally, Zepp Kuala Lumpur’s hall also serves as a one-stop solution for corporate events, fashion shows, TV and advertising recordings, dinner events, eSports tournaments, as well as martial arts performances.
Built on the former Pudu jail site, Zepp Kuala Lumpur will be the anchor for BBCC’s entertainment hub. The integrated development includes a strata office, five-star hotel, luxury serviced residences, lifestyle mall, grand bazaar as well as food and beverage establishments.
“We looked at the Malaysian event space market and spotted a potential for Zepp to become the go-to option for a variety of shows, including concerts, corporate, social and personal events. By ensuring our KL event space meets the highest standards of our hall networks in Japan, we are confident that we can ultimately contribute and help Malaysia’s entertainment and events industry to continue growing to new heights.”
“In addition, we are also delighted to be sharing BBCC with Mitsui Shopping Park LaLaport Kuala Lumpur (tentative name) developed by Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.– one of Southeast Asia’s largest retail spaces and we will be collaborating with them in the future,” said Shinichiro Honda, Vice President of Hall Operation division, Zepp Hall Network Inc.
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