HONG KONG’S MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL RETURNS TO VICTORIA HARBOUR FOR ITS NINTH EDITION – 25-27 NOVEMBER 2016
Hong Kong’s very own outdoor music and arts festival, Clockenflap, will return to the famous Victoria Harbour for its ninth edition from 25-27 November. Having been previously based on the Kowloon Peninsula, this year will see Clockenflap hosted at Central Harbourfront, with the stunning backdrop that is the famous Hong Kong skyline.
Continuing its tradition of honouring the unique ‘East-meets-West’ history of Hong Kong, this year’s meticulously curated lineup provides festival goers with the talents of various international artists from across Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas.
Newly announced to headline Clockenflap are British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers, performing their only Asian festival show of 2016. Also headlining the festival from Europe are Icelandic rockers Sigur Rós and Oxford’s indie rock live specialists Foals.
New additions to the exciting lineup are South African rap-ravers Die Antwoord and well-collaborated producer Dev Hynes, a.k.a. Blood Orange. American’s Yo La Tengo will also be showcasing their rich 14-album strong discography during their set at Clockenflap.
Other international Clockenflap debuters include P-Funk master George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, José González, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Crystal Castles, Birdy Nam Nam, Rødhåd, Shura, Badbadnotgood, 65daysofstatic, Mad Professor, Jimmy Edgar, Pumarosa, Sun Glitters, Reonda and so much more.
The festival famed for also showcasing the finest selection of Asia’s musical talents, will feature amongst others: popular Taiwanese singer-songwriter Cheer Chen (陳綺貞), SEKAI NO OWARI 世界末日 (meaning ‘the End of the World’) from Japan and chart-topping rising stars hyukoh from South Korea.
Flying the flag for local music, legendary 90’s band …Huh!? have reformed for a special one off show at Clockenflap, twenty years following their last show. They are joined by fellow Hong Kong favourites JuicyNing, Fantastic Day(their track ‘For Tomorrow’ was selected as the entrance anthem for Portsmouth Football Club in 2016), Math rock heroes tfvsjs and local thrash metallers CharmCharmChu 慘慘豬.
So much more than a ‘music festival’, Clockenflap celebrates multi-disciplinery arts. 2016’s programme includes: Korean animator Jun Seo Hahm who has created the identity for the festival under the 2016 arts theme – Future Human and will show his works on site; international performing artists including All Genius All Idiot , taking their physical theatre from Sweden to Hong Kong, Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar bringing their vaudeville performance from the UK, and Aunty Donna from Australia. ICHI from Japan will bring his intriguing one-man band act to Hong Kong following a standing ovation at Glastonbury Festival, to play instruments from his own creation and everyday objects.
In its ninth edition, Clockenflap continues its spirit to bring the finest international acts from both the Eastern and Western scenes together for its equally international festival audience. It is truly a celebration of Hong Kong’s unique East-meets-West culture.
With incredible air transport links and accessibility, coupled with the best weather period of the year, there’s simply no better time to visit Hong Kong than the end of November.