Clockenflap 2017 takes place over Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Central Harbourfront. Clockenflap is Asia’s premier outdoor music and arts festival, and a major highlight of Hong Kong's annual cultural calendar. Cultivating and celebrating creativity, the festival is an unrivalled cultural mix of local and worldwide talent with a mission to inspire individuals through a journey of music and arts. With a dazzling and diverse selection of activities, Clockenflap is a world-class festival that encourages people to come together with openness and imagination.
MASSIVE ATTACK AND FEIST AMONG THE ACTS HEADED FOR HONG KONG AS CLOCKENFLAP UNVEILS FIRST ROUND OF THIS YEAR’S LINEUP
Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival, Clockenflap has started the countdown to this year’s 10th anniversary event by announcing Bristol Trip-Hop legends MASSIVE ATTACK and Canadian indie-rock chanteuse FEIST as part of its first-round lineup.
The initial phase of the lineup reveal, which also includes veteran US indie heroes THE DANDY WARHOLS, features an eclectic mix of outstanding international, regional and local artists, as well as four Asian festival exclusive performances, two special sets and nine Hong Kong debut appearances. Tickets for the festival, which takes place Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Central Harbourfront, are on sale now.
Set to close the festival on Sunday with their spectacular full live show, MASSIVE ATTACK will be performing their one and only Southeast Asian show of the year at Clockenflap, demonstrating why they have been one of the most influential acts of the past 30 years. They will be joined by hugely respected singer songwriter FEIST (Friday).
Among the other acts to be announced are celebrated Portland indie-rockers THE DANDY WARHOLS, the band behind sing-along anthems such as Bohemian Like You and Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth; acclaimed world-music mavericks TINARIWEN; and a special reunion performance by Hong Kong indie legends FAN HUNG A 粉紅 A.
Reaffirming Clockenflap’s commitment to showcase the best of Asian musical talent, the lineup also includes a festival exclusive performance from rising Korean R&B/Hip Hop star DEAN; hotly-tipped Chinese rap group HIGHER BROTHERS 海爾兄弟; Taiwanese alt-indie band HELLO NICO; and a special Clockenflap Main Stage set by Hong Kong rock pop favourites SUPPER MOMENT.
Live electronic acts will once again bring the party-friendly vibes to the festival with performances from Danish Electropop singer-songwriter MØ; British-Nigerian Afro Electronica collective IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE; and genre innovators such as Norway’s CASHMERE CAT, US-based DJ/producer MATTHEW DEAR and Canadian duo BOB MOSES.
Acts in the ‘catch them before they’re famous’ category, meanwhile, include hotly tipped Manchester five-piece BLOSSOMS (another Clockenflap Asian exclusive!) and new, local acoustic wonders PER SE.