Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival, today announced the long-awaited first round of its 2018 lineup, with New York indie legends INTERPOL, US R&B sensation KHALID, former Talking Heads frontman DAVID BYRNEand Taiwanese singer-songwriter anpu among the many highlights slated to appear at Central Harbourfront from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, 2018.
One of the most diverse and cutting-edge lineups Hong Kong has ever seen, the festival’s first phase announcement features an eclectic array of established artists, festival favourites and thrilling breakthrough acts from Hong Kong, Asia and around the world, including 13 Hong Kong live debuts and 2 Asian festival exclusive performances. Tickets for the festival are on sale now, and fans can take advantage of the great-value Early Bird discount prices until August 21, 2018.
INTERPOL make their long-awaited Hong Kong debut on the back of their sixth album, Marauder, showing they’ve lost none of the presence and power from their 2002 debut, the classic Turn on the Bright Lights. KHALID is one of the most in-demand names in R&B right now, and will make his Hong Kong debut at Clockenflap. Best known as the frontman of legendary new wave band Talking Heads, as well as a bestselling solo artist and author, DAVID BYRNE is quite simply one of the most absorbing performers on the planet, and plays Hong Kong for the first time since 2009 on the back of the release of his 11th solo album, American Utopia. Formerly known as Deserts Chang, Taiwanese singer/songwriter anpu is a formidable talent and Clockenflap favourite who delivered a mesmerising performance at the festival in 2014.
Clockenflap will also welcome electronic innovator CARIBOU, drum n’ bass pioneer RONI SIZE, and Mercury Prize-nominated alt-rockers WOLF ALICE for the first time, while UK indie rabble-rousers THE VACCINES are back by popular demand four years after their last appearance at the festival. They’ll be joined by a collection of the hottest up-and-coming bands on the planet for fans to discover, including Brooklyn neo-psychedelic indie rockers SUNFLOWER BEAN, London post-punk provocateurs SHAME, Toronto-based dream-pop darlings ALVVAYS and New York art-punks BODEGA.
Once more, the festival will showcase some of the world's finest acts from across the electronic music spectrum, including anarchic Australian electro-house duo PEKING DUK, UK industrial techno trailblazer BLAWAN and heavyweight British house DJ/producer EATS EVERYTHING. Other acts announced include genre-splicing US DJ MIJA, French electronic artist RONE and Argentinean DJ/producer CHANCHA VÍA CIRCUITO.
Championing the finest Asian musical talent once again, Clockenflap welcomes genre-bending Taiwanese jazz/R&B chanteuse 9M88, local math rock heroes GDJYB, Korean electronic artist-producer CIFIKA, China’s indie rapper BOHAN PHOENIX, maverick multi-instrumentalist CORNELIUS – who has been described as “the Japanese Beck” – and electrifying Tokyo alt-dance trio D.A.N.
Encompassing a wide range of genres, the supremely eclectic lineup also features Grammy-nominated Malian duo AMADOU & MARIAM, Canadian alternative R&B outfit RHYE, Danish electronic chanteuse LYDMOR, UK grime DJ SWINDLE, Canadian electronic duo BLUE HAWAII, Manchester pop hero YOUNGR, and Hong Kong beatmaker COCOONICS.
CLOCKENFLAP 2017 HIGHLIGHTS
Should I bring my passport or ID along with me?
You’ll need to present your passport or ID at the door. Remember, in all cases, it’s very important that the name on your ticket matches precisely what is written on your ID i.e. Don’t use nicknames or common names if that’s not what’s in black and white on your ID. It will only lead to problems on the door and you won’t be able to get in.
Why do I have to put a name (as it appears on the Passport/ID) on every ticket I buy?
Basically, we need to do everything we can to stop ticket touts and any kind of ticket-related fraud. By making sure you are who you say you are, we can eliminate the black market as much as possible, which is good news for everyone. We all have Passports or ID Cards, so the solution is simple. Lucky us.
What does it mean when I’m asked to enter my name “as it appears on Passport/ID”?
This refers to the importance of having the name that’s on your ticket match exactly how it is written on your proof of ID. For example, if your name is John Chan and all your friends call you John Chan - but – your ID card states you as Chan Yiu Ming. Then be sure to type “Chan Yiu Ming” on your ticket and NOT John Chan.
Do we all need to enter the venue together at the same time if I buy tickets for some friends?
Thankfully no. Each ticket has an individual name associated to it, so simply ensure that you have the correct name on each ticket and each person is in possession of their ticket.
Important Note on Tickets
Ticket holders are entitled to same day re-entry to the festival on the designated date(s) specified on the ticket and all the performances and activities at the festival are inclusive, subject to venue capacity limitations.
Lineup and schedule are subject to change.
General admission ticket holders are entitled to bring a maximum of 2 children (aged 12 years or under) for free.
Door tickets are only available for purchase from the festival box office and include a handling fee (not applicable to online sales).
Festival Opening Hours
Friday, 09 Nov: 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday, 10 Nov & Sunday, 11 Nov: 12:00 - 23:00
3-Day Weekend Phase 1 General Admission 1460 RMB
FRI Phase 1 General Admission 800 RMB
SAT Phase 1 General Admission 870 RMB
SUN Phase 1 General Admission 870 RMB
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Clockenflap: Hong Kong's Music & Arts Festival
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