With Hongkongers missing out on countless cancelled events this year, the organisers of Asia’s premier music festival have decided that the show must go on!

Clockenflap returns to the Central Harbourfront this month with over 100 top local and international music acts across six stages – as well as art, food and workshops.

Joining the line-up are British indie-rockers BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB, Australian singer-songwriter NICK MURPHY (formerly known as CHET FAKER), UK electronic-rock icons METRONOMY, psychedelic pop mavericks GLASS ANIMALS and experimental rockers THESE NEW PURITANS.

Clockenflap is a truly immersive experience that offers festivalgoers the opportunity to have fun and express themselves in a variety of compelling ways, from exploring an awe-inspiring array of interactive experiences, jaw-dropping Instagrammable installations and gloriously offbeat family-friendly entertainment, to showing off their fabulous fashion finds, discovering the latest lifestyle trends and partying the weekend away with likeminded new friends.

Photo: Kitmin/Clockenflap.

Despite the political turmoil of recent months, Clockenflap’s Mike Hill said the team were determined to press on: “It has always been our aim to bring Hongkongers together in positive ways, and this mission has never been more relevant,” he said. “With the ongoing situation in the city, and with many other events choosing to cancel, we felt that it was particularly important that people have a fun and inspiring homegrown event to look forward to.”

Mike Hill. Photo: Magnetic Asia.

He added that Clockenflap is prioritising audience security and safety.


Getting the weekend started in style, Friday night is headlined by provocative American electropop goddess HALSEY, while English indie-rock heroes THE KOOKS and BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB are among the other big names slated to perform. There will also be mellifluous bedroom pop from US-based singer-songwriters GUS DAPPERTON, hip-hop from BBNO$ and Taiwan’s LEO , and ‘80s inspired synth-pop from Arkansas’s JOAN, as well as an utterly irresistible set from Fleetwood Mac-channelling DJ duo FLEETMAC WOOD.


Pumping up the volume on day two are Japanese kawaii metal band BABYMETAL and controversial Miami rap prodigy LIL PUMP, while there will also be dancefloor-shaking sets from bass-loving DJ/producer WHAT SO NOT and fellow Australians COSMO’S MIDNIGHT. A supremely eclectic day of music will also see sets from NICK MURPHYGLASS ANIMALS and THESE NEW PURITANS, as well as exclusive performances by acclaimed Taiwanese singer-songwriter CROWD LU, Norwegian synth-pop chanteuse AURORA, Japanese all-girl electronic rockers CHAI, laidback Korean rapper COLDE and a special DJ set from globe-spanning indie-pop collective SUPERORGANISM.


Bringing the weekend to a spectacular conclusion, Sunday will be headlined by British indie-folk giants MUMFORD & SONS, who are making their long-awaited Hong Kong debut, while METRONOMY, Bristol post-punk hellions IDLES and Grammy-winning future bass innovator MURA MASA are set to deliver unmissable performances. Fans can also look forward to psychedelic rock from Melbourne’s incomparable KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD, boundary-pushing post-metal from California’s DEAFHEAVEN, melodic indie-pop from Norway’s BOY PABLO, synth-drenched R&B from UK duo HONNE, indie-folk from the Philippines’ BEN&BEN, indie rock from Korea’s SAY SUE ME, and the triumphant return to the live arena of acclaimed Taiwanese singer-songwriter WAA WEI.

Tickets are on sale now: Advanced ticket prices:

  • General admission 3-Day weekend tickets are HK$1,490
  • General admission Friday tickets are HK$880
  • General admission Saturday and Sunday tickets are HK$950
  • Student 3-Day weekend tickets are HK$1,080
  • Student Friday tickets are HK$570
  • Student Saturday and Sunday tickets are HK$640

Free entry for children aged 12 and under (max. two per one paying adult).

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