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Sony Japan ups live presence with Osaka venue

The 2,801-cap. Zepp Osaka Bayside, which opens tonight with a show by Alexandro, becomes Japan's biggest dedicated live music venue

By IQ on 17 Feb 2017

Zepp Osaka Bayside

An artist's impression of the new venue

image © Zepp Hall/Sony Music Entertainment Japan

In the same week it emerged Zepp Hall is to open its first music venue outside Japan, Zepp Kuala Lumpur, the Sony Music-owned venue operator today opens a second venue, in Osaka.

With a capacity of 2,801, the company says Zepp Osaka Bayside is the “largest [dedicated] music venue” for popular music in Japan. The first performers will be J-rock band Alexandro, who play two nights (17–18 February) as part of their We Come in Peace tour.

The venue is located on Osaka’s waterfront, near Sakurajima station and the Universal Studios Japan theme park.

Zepp now operates six venues in Japan, and also promotes tours and festivals under the Zepp Live brand. Is is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Japan.


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