The Land of the Rising Sun’s largest concert hall network has officially opened its doors to Malaysians, today. A subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc, Zepp Kuala Lumpur is located in the heart of the city centre and is a part of the Bukit Bintang City Centre (BBCC) development. Having been around since 1998, this is Zepp Hall Network’s 10th event hall, with eight venues in Japan and another one in Taiwan, the Zepp New Taipei.
The idea for this game-changing facility came about more than 20 years ago. In 1998, there were no proper standing concert venues for mid-sized audiences of 2,000-3,000. To fill that gap and to provide an alternative venue to the usually seated theatres for rock band performances, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc joined forces with Zepp to develop a one-stop solution for concerts, for artists from across Japan.
“Zepp has come a long way since its inception. What started off as a venue to help artists in Japan, has now grown into a business that offers solutions for various industries and events, be it corporate conferences, car exhibitions or weddings. We are extremely pleased to be launching our first Malaysian branch, Zepp Kuala Lumpur,” said Shinichiro Honda, Vice President of Hall Operation Division, Zepp Hall Network Inc.
“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 by offering a world-class concert venue and event hall,” added Honda.
Spanning across 6,500 sq metres in the heart of Kuala Lumpur with a 2,414 capacity, Zepp Kuala Lumpur boasts some top-notch facilities that have become synonymous with the global Zepp brand. Zepp’s latest venture includes eight VIP boxes with private lounges and seating areas, high-quality pre-installed lighting and audio equipment that makes rehearsal setups a breeze and helps event organisers save production costs.
Honda further added, “This all-new event hall will also act as a cultural exchange centre, not only between Malaysia and Japan but between Malaysia and Taiwan too. There is a strong synergy between Malaysian and Taiwanese music and we see huge potential here. We're proud that with Zepp KL, we will be able to harness that potential by being the hub for all future collaboration opportunities between Malaysia and Taiwan, in terms of music.”
The official opening also witnessed Malaysia’s much-loved band - Bunkface, performing their fan-favourite hits which rocked Zepp Kuala Lumpur! To keep the momentum going City ROARS! Festival, took place on 28th May. Zepp Kuala Lumpur will also be home to SEARCH, Malaysia’s legendary rock band who is set to deliver an epic night for fans on 4th & 5th June, 8.30pm - 10.30pm.