General Info and FAQs

Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions we receive, as well as what we hope are helpful answers! Click each question to reveal the answer.

HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022 will be held at
Evolution London.
Battersea Park, Chelsea Bridge, Queenstown Rd, London SW11 4NJ            
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Friday 22nd July: 12:00 – 19:00
Saturday 23rd July: 9:00 – 14:30 (1st Session), 15:00 – 19:30 (2nd Session)
Sunday 24th July: 10:00 – 17:00

General Admission Tickets allows entry to each session only.

All visitors need to book a ticket, including children of all ages. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult with a general admission ticket. Please refer to the tickets page for further information.

NOTE: Tickets for children 10 years old and under must be reserved. These tickets are free of charge and allow entry with a general admission ticketholder parent/guardian.

All special events and activities (i.e. Sake Experience, Workshops etc.) require an “add on” ticket which is only valid if accompanied by an admission ticket for the same day.

Entry to The Sake Experience will be strictly for visitors aged 18 years old and over and requires a separate add on tickets which you can purchase from the ticket page. For more information please read this page.

As part of this year’s HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022, HYPER JAPAN and Orion Live present 2 nights of exclusive performances from incredible artists with our first ever mini J-music festival!

Once the main festival event ends for the day, HYPER Live gives you the chance to see artists from Japan up-close and personal on our dedicated live concert stage on July 22nd and 23rd 2022.

HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022 Ticketholders get a discount on the ticket price – so get your tickets now!

We’re still featuring amazing music at HYPER JAPAN Festival, but the HYPER Live acts are only performing at HYPER Live – so don’t miss out!

Get your tickets here:

* Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. In this case an adult is a person over 16.
* If you have any special requirements or physical disabilities which you would like to make us aware of, or any questions relating to tickets and attendance please contact us using the form here:
* In order to purchase the HYPER JAPAN Ticketholder tickets for HYPER Live, you must have a ticket for at least 1 session of the HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022. You can purchase the 2-day pass for HYPER Live with a single HYPER JAPAN Festival session entry ticket.

HYPER JAPAN Cosplay Contest and CosParade are back and pre-registration is now available! The non-competitive CosParade allows you to bring your characters to life on stage and show off your creation. If you wish to step it up to the next level, you can enter the Cosplay Contest and have your craftsmanship judged by our expert Jury for a chance to win prizes from the prize pool is worth over £1000!

The CosParade takes place on Saturday 2nd Session and Sunday, and the Cosplay Competition takes place on Saturday 2nd Session, but competitors should turn up for the Saturday 1st Session so that the judges can check out their outfits up close and personal – so make sure you get the right tickets!

You can sign up here:

HYPER JAPAN Festival is back and so is our incredible J-fashion show. It will take place on Saturday 1st Session and Sunday so get planning. We want you to show off your favourite garms with the other Japanese fashion fans!

You can sign up here:

There are two sessions of HYPER JAPAN on Saturday:

1st Session 9:00 – 14:30
2nd Session 15:00 – 19:30

The event will be completely closed between these two sessions. Last entry for the Saturday 1st Session is at 14:00, after which time no re-entry will be allowed.

The Saturday 1st Session ticket is valid for the Saturday 1st Session only, and will not allow entry for the Saturday 2nd Session, and vice versa. Tickets cannot be substituted for entry on a different Saturday session or different days.

Even if you have purchased a 3 Day Pass, you will be required to leave the event areas between 14:30 and 15:00 between sessions on Saturday.

We highly recommend that you print out your tickets and bring them with you to the event. E-tickets displayed on mobile devices are also accepted, but in the case of malfunction or technical difficulties, we cannot guarantee your entry. So please make sure to print out your tickets!

Re-entry to the event after once leaving must be via the main entrance. Please show your wristband to entry staff to re-enter

The Organiser will make every effort to ensure that entry into the event is as smooth as possible. During busy times, it may be necessary to wait to gain entry into the event. In the case that event areas reach their capacity, visitors will be required to wait to gain access.

Please plan ahead and allow enough time to get to the venue, especially if you are planning to see a popular show or performance. It is strongly recommended that you arrive early so you will not miss the show due to queuing.

Simply request a refund through Eventbrite, and purchase the correct ticket!

We regret to inform you that we will not issue ticket refunds for HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022 for the following reasons:

  • 1. Long waiting times to gain entry to the event.
  • 2. Change of event contents or guests.
  • 3. Any other personal reason.

There are no age limits for the general event including the evening event. However, children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, and proof of age will be required to purchase items such as alcohol, solvents or sharp kitchen tools as per UK legislation.

Visitors with disabilities (Blue Badge, Disability Card Holder) who purchase tickets will be able to bring an additional support person at no charge. Please select the “Carer Entry Ticket” Add On on the Eventbrite ticket portal.

Event security and/or staff may request to see proof of disability which includes but is not strictly limited to: Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal, Independence Payment (PIP), Attendance Allowance (AA), Blind Persons Registration, Armed Forces Independence Payment.

Evolution London is an accessible venue. The entrance for people with disabilities and carers will be the same as the main entrance. Within the venue there are lifts that can be used.

Yes, there is a cloakroom. Please see the venue map, available at the door, for the location. There are charges per item stored.

It will be open during the event opening times, so please make sure that you pick up any items before the event closes.

If items are not collected by event closing time, items may be picked up on subsequent days but will be subject to additional charge.

No, there are no cash machines in site. The closest ATMs to the venue are located on Battersea Park Road, approximately 15 minutes from the venue. We are doing our best to create a cashless event, however please bring enough cash to cover any purchases that you intend to make.

The event will be “No Smoking” inside the building, but there is a smoking area available on site. Please see the event map for location.

Due to the large number of visitors expected, we would strongly advise visitors to take public transport if possible. Car Parking is available within Battersea Park and on the surrounding streets. Please visit Wandsworth council website for more details.

Photography and videos for your personal use are permitted, but please ask for the permission of anyone whose photo you wish to take (exhibitors, cosplayers, etc).

If you intend to do photography and filming for commercial use, please register yourself with our press page.

Aside from personal photography (as explained above), our official HYPER JAPAN photographers and video crew will be on site during the whole event and you may be filmed or photographed by the organiser or a representative. HYPER JAPAN and its associates reserve the right to use your image for promotional purposes on its website, print media or in other advertising on other unlimited channels. By entering HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022 and attending the event, you consent and agree to this.

For details of booth exhibitor plans, please contact us using the form below:

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Please Note – Market Area Tables and Fringe Area Tables are sold out.

Please take heed of Scam Emails and Correspondence. There are a number of companies contacting HYPER JAPAN Festival 2022 exhibitors attempting to sell show visitor databases and online profiles in what they claim is an official guide. These companies are fraudulent are not associated with the show in any way. Any offer or communication is a scam which has no connection whatever with Cross Media Limited. The Association of Event Organisers recommends that all exhibitors at UK events approached by such companies should destroy the mailshot immediately.