HYPER JAPAN began in 2010 at the Old Truman Brewery over near Brick Lane. Taking over the upper level of the parking lot, it featured 20 or so booths with a small but incredibly passionate stage!
Since then, it’s grown a fair bit. Moving from the Old Truman Brewery to iconic venues like Earl’s Court, the O2, the Tobacco Dock, and to its current home at Olympia London, the event has expanded in scale and scope, thanks to you, our fans. We really couldn’t have done it without you!
Festival 2019 will return to Olympia London where we’ll be taking over the Olympia Grand and the Olympia West. In the Olympia Grand, you’ll find all your favourite stands on the Ground floor, divided into the “Asakusa” Culture Zone, the “Akihabara” Game & Anime Zone, and the “Harajuku” Kawaii Fashion Zone!
On the Gallery Level of the Olympia Grand, you’ll find hundreds of table exhibitors selling anything and everything! The Fringe artist tables will also be there, as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting independent artists!
The Olympia West will be reborn as Eat-JAPAN Live! where you can enjoy scrumptious street food at the EAT-JAPAN Food Court, sample fine craft sake at the Sake Experience, learn about foodstuffs at the Harro Foods presents Japan Food Show, and enjoy demonstrations, seminars, and panels at the HYPER Kitchen!
The HYPER Live! stage will be home away from home for a fab lineup of Japanese music guests and other artists! Idol groups, rock bands, traditional instruments, a backflip or two… Yes, Yes, and YES!!
Festival 2019 will feature a new group of guests: YOU! From panel discussions to Q&A sessions, from Street Live performances to the COSParade and COSTest… this July, think “For the fans, by the fans”