Hongkongers are set to flock to the city’s biggest international music and arts festival this weekend, as Clockenflap unveils its three-day schedule at the Central Harbourfront.

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Clockenflap 2023 site map – click to view full size. Photo: Clockenflap.

For the first time in its 15-year history, the festival has sold out, leaving fans scrambling for tickets. Revellers will also be relieved to see the mask mandate dropped this week, meaning they can enjoy the 100-odd live acts mask-free from this Friday through to Sunday.

Clockenflap 2023 music stages – click to view.

Harbourflap Stage
The Harbourflap Stage is Clockenflap’s mighty main stage. Find the highest profile artists with the broadest fan bases here alongside acts that you can count on to deliver those spine-tingling singalong moments. Harbourflap highlights this year include closing sets by ARCTIC MONKEYSWU-TANG CLAN and THE CARDIGANS plus an Asia exclusive set from BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB.

FWD Stage 
Showcasing artists from a wide spectrum of styles, genres and countries, the FWD Stage celebrates the depth, breadth and diversity of Clockenflap’s lineup, from acclaimed Taiwanese soul singer-songwriter YELLOW and local rock kings KOLOR to German electronic supergroup MODERAT and English jazz innovators EZRA COLLECTIVE.

Park Stage
Set within the festival site’s grassy lawns, the Park Stage is a firm fan favourite, and the best place to catch edgy, emerging talent. Broaden your musical horizons with BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROADN.Y.P.D. and HITSUJIBUNGAKU, to name but three.

The festival’s dedicated electronic stage, Electriq is where you’ll find international names such as HAAISERUM and the legend that is SISTER NANCY, alongside the very best DJ talent Hong Kong has to offer. In short, this is the place where you can sample the finest in dancefloor energy from day into night.

Robot Stage
With two distinct personalities, the Robot Stage features family-friendly, kids-focused content by day, before turning its attention to Hong Kong DJs and party crews once the sun sets. With stage takeovers from the likes of YETI OUT and MINH CLUB alongside respected local acts such as ANTHONY2 and MENGZY, there’s sure to be an incredible atmosphere—and great memories to be made—at the Robot Stage.

New for 2023, the Topper Stage will keep the vibes flowing in between the live sets at the Harbourflap Stage. With a focus on edgy yet accessible electronic music from across the globe, and a lineup featuring DJ EL TOROHELEN TINGDRAFUS and more, there will be good times in store at Topper all weekend long.

Organisers have reminded festival-goers to be wary of ticket touts and scams, with 3-day passes being advertised for as much as HK$5,000. No tickets will be available on the door and revellers must bring photo ID to ensure entry.

Clockenflap 2023 on -site experiences – click to view.

Clockenflap is about much more than music, and the festival’s arts programme serves up a spectacular selection of Instagrammable attractions and audiovisual adventures. Open call winner Pause.Rec.Play gives everyone a chance to jam together using a collection of special sound effects; VIDEOTAGE curates a visually astonishing journey into artists’ mental imagery of local cityscapes; RELENTLESS MELT presents a special selection of abstract and psychedelic films; MEMORABILIA MOBILE invites audience members to become a model, with Clockenflap as the backdrop; while street art by CARATOES and PARENTS PARENTS, plus the ever-popular, otherworldly BIRDMEN, will provide photo ops galore. Other highlights including SOLAR SOUND SYSTEM.

As in previous years, families and children of all ages are well catered for at the festival, from puppet-based performances at TREASURE CHEST THEATRE, to demonstrating a passion for percussion at the DRUM JAM, to soothing sonic explorations with I IS ONE. Other highlights including WEST ISLAND SCHOOLOM PEACE and CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY MUSEUM (CDM).

FWD VIP Lounge & FWD MAX Zone

As well as showcasing a dazzling array of cutting-edge artists on the FWD Stage, FWD Insurance is also hosting its own VIP Lounge, the FWD MAX Zone and the FWD Food Bar, where attendees can enjoy a wide range of tasty cuisines amid comfy picnic vibes.  Festivalgoers can also register as an FWD MAX member to get a complimentary voucher to spend on food and drinks. Register now: https://bit.ly/3ICzbOZ

Cathay x Clockenflap Lifestyle Space

Clockenflap’s top-tier sponsor Cathay is bringing their lifestyle experience to the heart of the festival, as the airline ventures further into lifestyle territory. Visit Cathay’s lifestyle space to enjoy a series of extra-rewarding experiences—beat the high score and win miles at the arcade rhythm game, or take a selfie in front of Cathay’s bespoke wall art. Cathay is also hosting the festival’s ever-so-coveted VIP lounge, a feather wearable craft workshop, and a temporary glowing tattoo workshop. Festival goers are welcome to drop by and glam up before catching their favourite headliners.

Hoegaarden The Beer Gaarden 

Clockenflap’s Official Beer Partner HOEGAARDEN offers Clockenflappers the chance to slow down and relax at a spacious beer garden complete with beanbags, picnic tables and parasols while enjoying authentic Belgian wheat beers, fruit-flavoured brews and refreshing sorbets. The Gaarden will also feature a variety of fun photo opportunities, with staff on hand to help create slow-motion gifs that can be shared on social media. Guests can create their own unique headpieces to wear at the festival at a special Flower Crown workshop . Last but not least, popular Hong Kong artists Kaho Hung and Renci Yeung will make a special appearance on the 3rd of March to greets fans.

foodpanda Food Bar

Located right next to the Harbourflap Stage, foodpanda’s eye-catching pink area presents a special Food Bar where hungry festivalgoers can enjoy a variety of great eats as well as the chance to chill out, snap unique photos and win limited edition foodpanda x Clockenflap goodies. Don’t forget to sign up to pandapro at the event to enjoy exclusive perks!


With a variety of food suppliers cross the site, fans can chow down on an extensive selection of delicious cuisines from around the world, including a special stall by THE CHILLI LAB, which will be recreating the famous chilli sauce from the recent hit Hong Kong comedy film Chilli Laugh Story, as well as serving up local street food classics such as shumai, goose oil soy sauce lo mein noodles and chicken wings. And KUUCHI CAFÉ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE offers a laidback setting where festivalgoers can enjoy coffee, coffee cocktail, signature Liège Waffle or other light refreshments.

Craft Market
Handmade Hong Kong returns to host the popular CRAFT MARKET, which will feature around 30 different stalls selling all manner of festival-friendly items.

2023 Clockenflap Line-up

The line-up for the next month’s three-day event includes hip-hop legends the Wu-Tang Clan, indie-rockers the Bombay Bicycle Club, UK rock icons the Arctic Monkeys and Swedish rock act The Cardigans.

Photo: Clockenflap.

2023 Clockenflap 3-day Schedule

Clockenflap 2023 schedule
Clockenflap 2023 schedule – click to view. Photo: Clockenflap.
Clockenflap 2023 schedule
Clockenflap 2023 schedule – click to view. Photo: Clockenflap.
Clockenflap 2023 schedule
Clockenflap 2023 schedule – click to view. Photo: Clockenflap.

Dates: Fri, Mar 3, 2023 – Sun, Mar 5, 2023
Venue: Central Harbourfront.
Tickets: Sold out.

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