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Get Ready to Rock Hong Kong

ART & CULTURE

It may have a strange name, but Clockenflap has quickly developed a reputation as one of Asia’s biggest and best music festivals. It once again returns in November, but this time at a brand new location of the Hong Kong central harbourfront.

The three days and nights of entertainment are jam-packed with film, visual arts, performances and much more besides. But the main reason that visitors flock to the city from around the world is the line-up of musical artists.

The brilliant outspoken British-Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. brings her provocative live show to Hong Kong for the very first time. Straight from Miami comes DJ and producer Danny Daze with his eclectic concoction of Detroit Techno, Disco and Miami Bass.

Big names from around Asia include Taiwan’s No Party For Cao Dong who fuse post-rock with indie and metal. They’re set to shake things up on their Clockenflap debut.

The UK’s mega dance music legends The Chemical Brothers will blow the roof off as they arrive for their exclusive Asian festival performance of 2016. From their early days as trailblazers of the British dance music boom in the early 1990’s to the release of their latest album ‘Born in the Echoes’, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons – better known as The Chemical Brothers – have been at the forefront of electronic music for a quarter of a century. They’ll show why they’re one of the most revered live acts around with a set that will rock the city to its very foundations.

Other global names include Icelandic post-rock titans Sigur Rós, coming back to Hong Kong with their iconic ambient sound and new unreleased material. It should be their most epic performance yet since the sold-out 2014 Clockenflap performance.

 

London Grammar emerged in 2013 as one of the most exciting international breakthrough acts and their critically acclaimed debut album, If You Wait sold a staggering 1.3 million copies worldwide. The trio went on to dominate the UK live scene with multiple sold out tours, before international success followed with high profile US TV performances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Letterman. They sold out shows across the United States, Europe and Australia where their album is now certified double platinum.
 

A special mention should go to ‘the king of funk’, the one and only George Clinton. He was one of the original pioneers of funk and influenced everyone from Michael Jackson and Pharrell Williams to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

 

Clinton has been at the top for more than 50 years – and he will always make you dance. Who could ask for anything more?

Finally, the group responsible for the seminal 1979 hit Rapper’s Delight, The Sugarhill Gang will be bringing their talent and good times to the stage. Hong Kong is going to party! 

 

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