Yuna To Make Debut in Hong Kong at Clockenflap 2016 Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival promises a weekend of fun and discovery
MUSIC: DIVERSE MIX OF LIVE ARTISTS FROM LOCAL HEROES TO GLOBAL STARS
Harbourflap stage, FWD stage and KEF stage will all feature full set performances to give festival goers the full experience of an eclectic music line-up (refer to Appendix II) that spans a wide variety of genres, ranging from rising stars to legendary headliners:
MISS OUT AT YOUR PERIL: CLOCKENFLAP’S MUST-SEE ARTISTS
Joining in the fun are Clockenflap’s latest stunning additions: M.I.A. (UK), one of the most influential female rappers in the world, and London Grammar (UK) playing their exclusive Asian show of 2016 with us. Other must-see sets include The Chemical Brothers (UK), a leading force for over two decades in England’s big beat and electronica scene, post-rock Icelandic heavyweights Sigur Rós (IS), Taiwanese ethereal superstar Cheer Chen (TW) and festival favourite Foals (UK).
THE BEST OF ASIA: REGIONAL FAVORITES FROM HONG KONG AND BEYOND
There will be a host of performers hailing from Hong Kong and across the region. New to the line-up is Taiwanese alternative rock band No Party For Cao Dong (TW), the most sought after emerging band fusing post-rock with indie and metal. Meanwhile, talented local singer-songwriter Ellen Loo (HK) will make her strong comeback to the Clockenflap stage. For those seeking regional talent, be sure to check out mid-1990s alternative rockers ....Huh!? (HK), blues-influenced five-piece Juicyning (HK), Seoul-based indie quartet hyukoh (KR) and J-Rock’s rising star SEKAI NO OWARI (JP).
THE LEGENDS: FOREVER FAVORITES
Joining the line-up is pioneering hip hop group, The Sugarhill Gang (US), with “Rapper’s Delight” as the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on Billboard. For those looking to be propelled to another era, make sure you also check out Jamaican folk mento masters The Jolly Boys (JM), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (US) and genre-hopping indie rockers Yo La Tengo (US). Your mind is sure to be flooded with great memories!
THE FUTURE HEROES: UP AND COMING ACTS
Besides Malaysian chanteuse Yuna (MY), the festival boasts a number of exciting up-and-coming acts such as NME’s ‘20th coolest man in music’ Blood Orange (UK), post-dubstep mixer SBTRKT (DJ set) (UK), Shura (UK) with her unique blend of synthpop, R&B and indietronica, progressive jazztronica innovators badbadnotgood (CA), and hypnotic UK dance act Pumarosa (UK). With all these and many more acts, Clockenflap 2016 is guaranteed to be a kaleidoscope of fun!
PARTY FROM DAY TO NIGHT: ELECTRONIC MUSIC STAGES
Electriq stage, and the Robot stage, which is sponsored by adidas Originals, provide a unique party vibe from day to night. Acts on these stages include Berlin techno savant Rødhåd (DE), electro DJ and producer Danny Daze (US), house and techno DJ Nick Höppner (DE) and British Tech House DJ and producer Terry Francis (UK). Also on the bill are American electronic musician Jimmy Edgar (US) and London’s Shy FX (UK), best known for his drum and bass and jungle music.
BE AMAZED BY THE DELIGHTFULLY WONKY CLUB MINKY
Not just a music festival, Clockenflap has a world-class line-up of theatre, cabaret, comedy, acrobatics and offbeat live music performances that can be found at the exceptional Club Minky. The varied performances will take you into a surreal underworld of audacious skills and unexpected thrills. Winners of the “Best Circus and Physical Theatre” award at the Adelaide Fringe this year, All Genius All Idiot (SE) will undoubtedly be a festival favourite.
MAKE YOUR EXPERIENCE PERSONAL
Immerse yourself at the Silent Disco by CAMPER with our free-to-loan headphones where you can listen to top-class local DJs and dance like nobody’s watching! Alternatively, enter an immersive world of audio-visual imagination at Cinema Silenzio and transport yourself from the hustle and bustle of the festival to a world of our specifically curated film and animation programme and be the first to watch Lo and Behold, from Legendary Master Film Maker – Werner Herzog.
TREAT YOUR SENSES TO THE CORNUCOPIA OF ARTS
Above and beyond the music and live performances, Clockenflap will offer festival enthusiasts a cornucopia of arts to explore and a wealth of activities to enjoy. Visit WARP Black Box for In The Eyes Of The Animals (ITEOTA) - a ground-breaking 360° virtual reality experience that allows you to traverse from the forest floor to the treetops through the eyes of distinctive animals and experience the world as never before. Visitors are invited to meet Sophia, Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot. She is an evolving genius machine that learns by experience. Every human interaction teaches her something more. Since her public unveiling, Sophia has become a celebrated media personality with her charm stemming from her incredible human likeness, unbelievable facial expressions, and verbal and nonverbal interactivity. Experience The Blind Robot as it touches your face delicately, unlike any machine you’ve experienced.
Discover the many art installations across the festival site and keep your eyes peeled for surprise performances and mobile arts over the weekend! If you find your smartphone running out of juice taking photos of all these marvellous menageries of festival programmes, there will be recharge services available on-site, Recharge with GP, to get you back snapping great pictures throughout the festival.
Grab a drink at one of the many bars, or take a break and relax on the grass fields. Relax and enjoy an extensive choice of food from around the world ranging from Middle Eastern, European, South American to Asian cuisine at the picnic area by Deliveroo in the Food Bazaar and Kuuchi Café, both offering a picnic feel under the unbeatable views of the city’s iconic skyline. Explore the Craft Market and discover Hong Kong’s finest, homemade arts and crafts.
WORKSHOPS: HAVE FUN AND LEARN
If creativity is your thing, check out one of the workshops on offer: Kiehl’s will be running the Natural Mix DJ School, Hong Kong’s stylish DJ and music production school. For fashionistas of all ages, Levi’s® Tailor Shop is popping up on site to show festival-goers how to personalise denim. With designers flying in from Australia, this is not to be missed for those hoping to make a festival-style statement. Finally, the family-friendly robot-making workshop is sure to keep creative types happy.
Clockenflap takes recycling matters seriously. The site will offer numerous recycling stations with clear signage and dedicated staff at each, helping the festival-goers separate their waste into the correct bins. All separated waste then goes to a recycling facility in Hong Kong where it is cleaned and packaged accordingly. Every cup and container we hand out is 100% recyclable and is considerate of the available processes for recycling that Hong Kong can offer. We hope that the festival-goers will support and help all the endeavours to improve the environmental impact of the festival.
This year’s Phase 2 tickets are now on sale and will end November 10. For further information on single-day and weekend ticket prices, please visit clockenflap.com/tickets. Young Clockenflappers who hold a valid full-time Hong Kong Student ID or are aged between 13-17 years old, can also enjoy discounts on all ticket types. For festival-loving families, Clockenflap offers free entry for children aged 12 and under (maximum two per one paying adult).
Clockenflap is Asia’s premier outdoor music and arts festival, and a major highlight of Hong Kong's annual cultural calendar. Cultivating and celebrating creativity, the festival is an unrivalled cultural mix of local and worldwide talent with a mission to inspire individuals through a journey of music and arts. With a dazzling and diverse selection of activities, Clockenflap is a world-class festival that encourages people to come together with openness and imagination.
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