Fan favorites and rising acts alike take the stage

This Nov 9-11, Hong Kong's biggest music and arts festival, Clockenflap, will be back for the eleventh year running. A multi-genre music fest, it was originally launched in 2008 to expand the arts scene in Hong Kong. Clockenflap has consistently brought in a good mix of fan favourites and uninitiated stars. Consequently, the festival has drawn in a crowd of loyalists, and numbers have only been growing year-on-year.

This year’s festival has stuck to its roots, so be prepared for a sublime line-up of young talents and veterans that all music lovers can appreciate, from the indie enthusiast to those who simply love rocking out. A sprinkling of 2018 stars include Khalid, an obvious choice with several R&B big-name collaborations already under his belt; Interpol, the post-punk revival New York band who have, in their most colourful years, dabbled with various post-punk stylings; former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne, whose songs regularly feature as Hollywood soundtracks; and ravers rejoice, for Caribou and his rich, brooding electronica will have their Clockenflap debut this year. 

Depending on the artists, expect some real elaborated mindblowing props. Last year, Chemical Brothers paraded two giangantic electronic robots during their performance. 2017 also saw Shigeki Matsuyama's stunning zebra-themed "Narcissim Dazzle room" take centre stage, one of a series of camouflage-themed installations, that flooded Instagram feeds. Those looking to be exposed to a phenomenal amount of remarkable local and international artists will not be disappointed. Check back for lineup updates.


Tickets to Clockenflap range from HKD890 (S$155) for a day pass to HKD1620 a pop for the whole three-day weekend. More information here.