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Are you ready for another Hong Kong Clockenflap? Hosted from December 1- 3, its full lineup and schedule were just released. As Hong Kong’s biggest and longest-running outdoor music and arts festival, this year’s event has a lot to live up to.
The festival was first launched in 2008 by a group of friends – Mike Hill (festival director), Justin Sweeting (music director) and Jay Hofmann-Forster (artistic director). At the time, it was definitely smaller and more focused on the local music and arts scene. It was also just one day long. Now, we’re jumping into the festival’s 15th year, and the event has changed a lot. An initial crowd of 1,500 locals has grown into 80,000. And the one-day event now spans across three days. Plus, Clockenflap isn’t just a showcase of local music and arts – it’s become a global festival.
Although it was canceled in 2019 due to COVID, it finally returned to the city in March. And, in less than a month, it’ll be back again. The fest is held at the Central Harbourfront Event Space in Central Hong Kong, with tickets selling for HK$1,280 per day. The lineup is super diverse and exciting, featuring artists from all over the world – but still highlighting tons of local talent. The three headliners for the weekend are Joji, Pulp and Yaosobi. Other big names, like Caroline Polachek, De La Soul, Idles, Alex G, Lexie Liu, 9m88, d4vd will be performing, too.
“It’s been a while HK! See you at @clockenflap in December🎵” 9m88 posted on Instagram.
Check out the schedule to see who’s playing on each day and which of the multiple stages they’ll be taking over. You can still snag tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Along with music performances, fest-goers can look forward to seeing innovative, handpicked art installations around the event space.