Hong Kong’s first craft beer + indie music festival takes place this month, on July 20th and 21st, bringing together a marriage of local and international craft brews and 15 awesome bands.
Over the two days there are four sessions, with 10 bands in total. You can choose from either a single-session pass, a one day pass, or a two-day pass, depending on how much beer and music you intend to imbibe.
Day 1 on July 20th features an indie pop session from 1 pm to 5 pm, with bands 木子與島嶼樂隊 MUKZI and Mary See the Future, while the evening session runs from 6 pm with R&B and hip hop bands Dusty Bottle, STUTS, and Raw Track x Bad-Rulez Fam.
Day 2 on July 21st starts with an Electronic/Alt Rock/Shoegaze session with Jonathan Yang, Twisterella, and Jade Eyes 孔雀眼. The evening session focuses on Lo-fi and Electronic Rock music by j-pop stars Mutant Monster, Paellas, and NI.NE.MO.
The festival is also a great chance to try Carbon Brews, a craft beer brewed in Hong Kong. But there are breweries from all around the world, including Lord Hobo from Massachusetts, Devil Craft from Tokyo, LoverBeer from Italy, and Taihu from Taiwan, to name just a few of the 15 companies, many of whom are in Hong Kong for the first time.
Prices range from HK$480.00 for single session pass, HK$930.00 for full-day pass, and HK$1,780.00 for two-day pass
The venue for this beer and music event is This Town Needs in Yau Tong, southeastern Kowloon. It is easily accessed from the MTR, being about a five-minute walk from Yau Tong MTR Station.