Hong Kong’s premier music and arts festival, Clockenflap, is to return this December with J-pop superduo Yoasobi, UK rockers IDLEs, US singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek, Japanese rapper Joji, and Britpop legends PULP among the line-up. Tickets are available now via Ticketflap.
Ticket prices have risen almost 23 per cent to HK$HK$1,990 for a 3-day pass following a buy-out by Live Nation.
However, the event promises “a spectacular outdoor environment featuring multiple stages, a tempting array of irresistible F&B outlets, and an eclectic line-up of must-see international, regional and local acts,” organisers said in a Tuesday press release.
It will be held at Central Harbourfront from December 1 to 3.
British post-punkers Squid will be joined by acclaimed UK alternative-indie band PREP, Yorkshire rockers Yard Act and Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf. American teen sensation D4vd, Japanese girl group Atarashii Gakko, Welsh multi-instrumentalist Novo Amor and Canadian rapper singer and songwriter BBNO$ will also take to the stage.
Legendary DJ/producer and former Underworld member Darren Emerson will make a debut appearance, whilst Australian electro-house hellraisers Peking Duk will return to the festival following their debut in 2018.
Hong Kong acts are also set to feature, including local hip-hop collective Yack Studio, lo-fi outfit Science Noodles, DJ duo JVSY, and dynamic singer-songwriter Subyub Lee.
From elsewhere in Asia, Clockenflap will be welcoming alternative rockers Omnipotent Youth Society from mainland China’s Henan province, Chinese punk band The Fly, Taiwanese indie rockers No Party For Cao Dong and J-pop mavericks Wednesday Campanella.
China’s post-rock standard bearers Wang Wen and post-punk duo Gong Gong Gong will feature, whilst Chinese singer-songwriter Leah Dou will also make her second appearance at the festival.
Clockenflap, December 2023 line-up:
|YOASOBI (JP)||PULP (UK)||JOJI (JP)|
|IDLES (UK)||CAROLINE POLACHEK (US)||草東沒有派對 NO PARTY FOR CAO DONG (TW)|
|BBNO$ (US)||萬能青年旅店 OMNIPOTENT YOUTH SOCIETY (CN)||竇靖童 LEAH DOU (CN)|
|PEKING DUK (AU)||PREP (UK)||YARD ACT (UK)|
|ALEX G (US)||D4VD (US)||FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS (UK)|
|惘聞 WANG WEN (CN)||DARREN EMERSON (UK)||WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA (JP)|
|劉柏辛 LEXIE LIU (CN)||NOVO AMOR (UK)||9M88 (TW)|
|ENVY (JP)||SQUID (UK)||KAMAAL WILLIAMS (UK)|
|工工工 GONG GONG GONG (CA)||ATARASHII GAKKO! (JP)||CASPIAN (US)|
|SHELHIEL (MA)||蒼蠅 THE FLY (CN)||絕命青年 RUNNING YOUTH (HK)|
|JVSY (HK)||ADG7 (KR)||JUNGLE CAKES TAKEOVER ft DEEKLINE & ED SOLO (UK)|
|TRIPLE HAPPINESS CLUB TAKEOVER ft TEDMAN LEE, BRIGHT & YATLONG (HK)||ANDY SHAUF (CA)||FUFU ft GUIDO BALBOA & MLCH (HK)|
|BITING EYE & VJ VSLZR (HK)||YACK STUDIO (HK)||OTOBOKE BEAVER (JP)|
|CHAOTIC PAVILION TAKEOVER (HK)||李拾壹 SUBYUB LEE (HK)||DJ NIPPER (HK)|
|GRACE (HK)||CINTHIE (DE)||DEASY (HK)|
|SLIMEFEST (HK)||XIAOLIN (HK)||IMMUNO (HK)|
|WILLER VS ALEX NUDE (HK)|
|SCIENCE NOODLES (HK)||HEIDI MAK (HK)|
|BAD MATH (HK)|
|MAJOR TOM (HK)|
|FINSENT C, MARCO YU & MILL H (HK)|
|VJ PIXZ (HK)|
|MISTY PENGUIN (HK)|
|OCULAR MUSIC (HK)|
- Date: December 1 to 3.
- Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space, Hong Kong Island.
- Tickets: HK$1,990 for a three-day weekend ticket, HK$1,280 for single-day tickets. HK$1,580 for a three-day pass or HK$880 for one day for children aged three to 17, while children under three may attend for free but must be pre-registered. Available now via Ticketflap.
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