Clockenflap has revealed its first round of artists set to headline the city’s premier music festival next March.

Clockenflap 2023 line-up.

Topping the bill as the Friday night headliners are British rock icons Arctic Monkeys, who will play in Hong Kong for the first time fresh from the release of their seventh studio album, The Car. Alex Turner & Co. will be joined on Friday by French synth-rockers Phoenix, who return to the city for the first time since 2014, and Hong Kong hip-hop don YoungQueenz.

Saturday will welcome French multi-instrumentalist FKJ and Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience to the stage, while Sunday will be lit up by Canadian-Japanese singer-songwriter Milet, German electronic supergroup Moderat (Modeselektor and Apparat combined), and Japanese experimental rock legends MONO.

Other highlights include Canadian indie darlings Men I Trust (Fri), Thai favourites Three Man Down (Sun) and HYBS (Sat), Japanese indie-rockers Hitsujibungaku (Sat), British jazz quintet Ezra Collective (Sun), Hong Kong rapper Tyson Yoshi (Sat), American indie soul project Ginger Root (Sat), and hotly-tipped Taiwanese singer- songwriter LÜCY (Sat).

In all, 30 acts have been revealed in the first wave announcement, with many more still to come, including the Saturday and Sunday headliners.

The full line-up so far:

  • Arctic Monkeys (Fri)
  • Phoenix (Fri)
  • Fkj (Sat)
  • Kings Of Convenience (Sat)
  • Milet (Sun)
  • Moderat (Sun)
  • Mono (Sun)
  • Men I Trust (Fri)
  • Youngqueenz (Fri)
  • Tyson Yoshi (Sat)
  • Ezra Collective (Sun)
  • Three Man Down (Sun)
  • Hitsujibungaku (Sat)
  • Hybs (Sat)
  • Haai (Fri)
  • Kim Ann Foxman (Fri)
  • The Illustrious Blacks (Sat)
  • Ginger Root (Sat)
  • 南洋派對 N.y.p.d. (Fri)
  • Summer Salt (Sat)
  • Ben & Ben (Sun)
  • Balming Tiger (Sun)
  • Leenalchi (Sun)
  • Lücy (Sat)
  • 假日貞操 Virgin Vacation (Fri)
  • Silica Gel (Sat)
  • Arches (Sun)
  • 豆腐王國 Tofu Kingdom (Fri)
  • Mr Koo (Sat)
  • Crimes Against Pop (Sat)

Clockenflap 2023:

  • Dates: Friday March 3 until Sunday March 5, 2023.
  • Early bird tickets: HK$1,480 for a three-day pass, or HK$980 for single days.
  • Venue: Central harbourfront.

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