After a three year absence, he most anticipated music and arts event in Hong Kong’s annual event line-up is back! Before 2019’s cancellation due to the protests (do we even need to mention 2020?), Clockenflap had grown in ten short years to become one of the largest music festivals in Asia.
With names like the Flaming Lips, The Chemical Brothers, Erykah Badhu and David Byrne performing in previous years, it’s no wonder that many people have planned their trip to Hong Kong to coincide with this fantastic collection of local and international talent.
Every year Clockenflap also pulls in a number of local and regional stars, making it a great opportunity to hear from groups based in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia.
But it’s more than just the music—it’s also about art, film and performance, and is even family-friendly, since two kids under the age of 12 can get in free. There are also food and drink vendors, games to try, and exhibitions to explore.
If you’re really serious about hearing a lot of bands, then buy the 3-Day Pass and see the full line-up of performers. You can alternatively buy the one-day tickets for the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday shows, depending on which bands or performers you want to see.
The Friday night tickets are slightly cheaper, but because the show doesn’t start until 5 pm that means you only get six hours of music. A better bet, time permitting, are the Saturday and Sunday shows, which run from 12 noon until 11 pm, giving you much more bang for your buck.
Be sure to check the official Clockenflap website (below) to see what this year’s show will bring, get your tickets early.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.