Asia’s premier music and arts festival sets the scene for the best weekend of the year with the release of its full lineup and on-site experiences for the 10th anniversary edition.
[Hong Kong, October 24, 2017] Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival, has unveiled a host of thrilling new acts and on-site experiences with the announcement of the complete lineup for this year’s 10th anniversary event. Taking place November 17-19 at Central Harbourfront, Clockenflap 2017 will feature more than 100 international, regional and local acts – including MASSIVE ATTACK, THE PRODIGY and the newly announced KAISER CHIEFS – on five stages, as well as an intriguing array of interactive experiences for all the family. Other new acts just added to the lineup include UK grime MC STORMZY, LA rapper KID INK, French Hip-hop beatmaker ONRA, Californian DJ/producer TOKIMONSTA, Taiwanese funk-pop trio COSMOS PEOPLE and Hong Kong indie heroes CHOCHUKMO.
MUSIC: FROM GLOBAL SUPERSTARS AND LOCAL HEROES TO THE BEST NEW MUSIC – LIVE!
Whatever you’re into, Clockenflap has you covered with a music lineup that spans a variety of genres, settings and sounds. With five stages to choose from, including the Harbourflap Stage, FWD Stage, YourMum Stage by Red Bull, Acorn/Robot Stage and Silent Disco powered by FWD MAX, as well as a diverse lineup of music legends and up-and-coming acts from around the world – including 14 acts making their Hong Kong debuts, 6 Asia-exclusives and 2 Clockenflap-exclusive sets – Clockenflap is your ticket to a voyage of sonic discovery.
THE UNMISSABLES: CLOCKENFLAP’S MUST-SEE LEGENDS
Topping the bill at Clockenflap this year are three huge acts that have graced the headline slots at some of the world’s biggest festivals: Friday night will see British indie maestros KAISER CHIEFS take the stage, followed on Saturday night by raucous electro-punk hellraisers THE PRODIGY. Sunday night will see the legendary MASSIVE ATTACK closing the festival with their dazzling full live show – featuring Mercury Prize-winning Hip-hop act Young Fathers. Also in the not-to-bemissed category are record-breaking Fab Four tribute act THE BOOTLEG BEATLES, who will lead what’s sure to be the biggest singalong of the weekend on Saturday afternoon.
INDIE & ALT-ROCK MAVERICKS: PUT YOUR FAITH IN A LOUD GUITAR
As well as indie-pop goddess and sometime vocalist for alternative-rock super-group Broken Social Scene FEIST and Portland alt-rock survivors THE DANDY WARHOLS, the band responsible for the global smashes Bohemian Like You and Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth, this year’s stellar lineup features UK punk provocateurs SLAVES, infectious Manchester indie-rockers BLOSSOMS and offbeat French quartet TOTORRO. Psychedelic rock fans, meanwhile, will be salivating over the chance to see Australian space rock maestros POND and UK mindbenders TEMPLES.
LORDS OF HIP-HOP: TURNTABLE MASTERS & RAZOR-SHARP MCS
Hip-hop fans are spoiled for choice this year, with a lineup featuring London grime sensation STORMZY, Edinburgh-based alternative Hip-hoppers YOUNG FATHERS and breakout LA rapper KID INK, while French producer ONRA and Californian DJ TOKIMONSTA will be serving up the freshest cuts from behind the decks.
GREAT ACTS TO EXPLORE: INNOVATORS UPPING THE MUSICAL ANTE
Clockenflap prides itself on broadening fans’ musical horizons, and this year’s lineup is no exception. Malian world-music mavericks TINARIWEN are sure to win legions of new fans with their hypnotic live show, as will British neo-soul heroes JUNGLE and fast-rising Danish electropop chanteuse MØ. Blending disco, post-punk, electro and West-African funk, IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE cook up a sound that’s as eclectic as it is infectious, while HVOB & WINSTON MARSHALL sees the Austrian electronic production duo team up with Mumford & Sons’ guitarist to create an emotionally charged take on dance music. LEWIS CAPALDI, a young Scotsman tipped for big things, and acclaimed Japanese-American indie-rock chanteuse MITSKI, meanwhile, are two bold new voices in the singer-songwriter genre.
ELECTRONIC KINGS: CUTTING-EDGE SOUNDS FROM TOP DJS & ELECTRONIC ACTS
From woozy downtempo beats to full-on dancefloor insanity, Clockenflap serves up some of the best electronic music this side of Berlin. Among the highlights for 2017 are British dubstep titan SKREAM, Michigan techno trailblazer SETH TROXLER and in-demand Norwegian DJ/producer CASHMERE CAT, while fêted Canadian duo BOB MOSES, East London DJ YETI OUT and South London genre-blender SUBCOAT will also be jetting in to bring the party vibes.
ASIA’S FINEST: THE HOTTEST ACTS FROM AROUND THE REGION
Continuing the festival’s mission to showcase the best and brightest acts from Asia, Clockenflap 2017 welcomes a stellar lineup from across the region. South Korean future R&B star DEAN will deliver an Asian-festival-exclusive show, while Chengdu rappers HIGHER BROTHERS, J-Pop giants WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA and Taiwanese alt-indie band HELLO NICO are among the other highlights. Also making their Clockenflap debuts are Taiwan indie-funksters COSMOS PEOPLE, Thai tropical popsters GYM AND SWIM, and Manila live favorites PEDICAB and CHEATS.
MADE IN HK: LOCAL FAVOURITES FLYING THE FLAG FOR HONG KONG
Local indie legends FAN HUNG A are reforming for a special appearance at Clockenflap, while Cantopop heroes SUPPER MOMENT are sure to attract a huge crowd, as will indie kings CHOCHUKMO. The growing strength of Hong Kong’s band scene will also be showcased by post-punk act DAVID BORING, indie-rockers TEENAGE RIOT, bittersweet indie duo PER SE, acoustic folksters NEW YOUTH BARBERSHOP, ska revivalists THE RED STRIPES and – fresh from their European tour – alt-rockers ANWIYCTI. On the electronic side, local DJs MISS YELLOW and RE:FLEX, as well as the ROBOT crew, will be cutting it up on the decks.