Clockenflap is Hong Kong’s biggest annual music festival and it’s just three weeks away. The dates are November 28th through the 30th. It all happens at the West Kowloon Cultural District.
This is just a partial listing of the bands scheduled to appear this year – The Flaming Lips (will they bring along Miley Cyrus?), Mogwai, Tenacious D, Kool & the Gang, Chvrches, Nitin Sawhney, the Lemonheads, Travis, Nightmares on Wax, the Raveonettes, LTJ Bukem, DJ Jazzy Jeff and a host of other international acts, as well as somewhere around 50 local Hong Kong bands, including Noughts and Exes, Shepherds the Weak, the Stray Katz.
They’ve also got a special “family area,” screenings of BAFTA short films, a cabaret tent, all sorts of food and merch options, interactive art installations and an official after party at the nearby W Hotel.
Tickets cost $510 (Friday only), $680 (Saturday or Sunday only) and $1,280 (all three days) in advance, slightly higher at the door. There are also “premium” tickets that get you things like a shorter line for entry and access to a lounge. You can buy tickets in advance here.
I’ve got a fractured ankle so I probably won’t be going but I am sure it will be a fantastic event.