HONG KONG: Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival, has started the countdown to this year’s 10th anniversary event by announcing the first wave of acts for its line-up.
Set against the famous Hong Kong skyline, Clockenflap will continue its tradition of honouring the unique ‘East-meets-West’ history of the city this year with a meticulously curated line-up that promises to encompass international, regional and local artists.
The first announcement features four Asian festival exclusive performances, two special sets, and nine Hong Kong debut appearances.
Set to close the festival on Sunday with their full live show, Massive Attack will be performing their only South East Asian show of the year at Clockenflap, and will be joined on the day by Feist.
Among the other acts announced are celebrated Portland indie-rockers The Dandy Warhols, Danish Electropop singer-songwriter MØ, British-Nigerian Afro Electronica collective Ibibio Sound Machine, acclaimed world-music musicians Tinariwen, producer Matthew Dear, Canadian duo Bob Moses, and Manchester five-piece Blossoms.
Reaffirming Clockenflap’s commitment to showcase the best of Asian musical talent, the line-up also includes a festival exclusive performance from rising Korean R&B / hip hop star Dean, Hong Kong’s very own Fan Hung a 粉紅A, the 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.