Clockenflap Festival, a renowned and innovative event, is scheduled to make a comeback in the beautiful city of Hong Kong this December. It marks the end of the festival season by curating a diverse and exceptional lineup that embraces uniqueness and fosters celebration.
Clockenflap, after a highly praised comeback in March following a nearly 5-year hiatus, is set to return to its acclaimed venue at the end of the year. The event will feature renowned international artists, influential industry figures, exciting Asian talent, and rising stars who will shape the music culture for years to come. Located in the vibrant heart of Hong Kong, this three-day celebration embodies creativity and promises to be one of the world’s most captivating cultural weekends.
Clockenflap brings together an international lineup that showcases a diverse blend of genres, styles, and eras. British legends Pulp, renowned for their 90s art-rock swagger and infectious indie hooks, grace Hong Kong with an exclusive Asian performance during their joyous reunion tour. Joining them are global sensation Joji, whose chart-topping records have captivated audiences worldwide, and J-Pop phenomenon Yoasobi. With such a wide range of captivating performances, Clockenflap stands unrivaled in its sights and sounds.
A diverse mix of forward thinking artists around the world
Caroline Polachek’s highly acclaimed second solo album, ‘Desire, I Want To Turn Into You,’ is regarded as one of the standout releases of 2023. With her mesmerizing live performance, she brings her sensational show to Hong Kong, earning a reputation as one of the planet’s top acts. Meanwhile, Clockenflap welcomes IDLES, whose explosive fire and fresh music mark an exhilarating new phase for the band, combining their trademark feverish post-punk energy with raw emotional depth.
The enchanting alt-songwriter Alex G is bound to captivate Clockenflap with their dreamy melodies from the opening note. Meanwhile, the esteemed US hip-hop icons De La Soul are poised for a triumphant comeback to the festival after their unforgettable performance in 2013.
Don’t miss out on the incredible performances by Yard Act and Squid, two beloved guitar voices from the UK. Clockenflap 2023 is packed with amazing artists, offering something for everyone to discover their next favorite musician. From the breakout pop star Tom Grennan to the energetic sounds of The Beths, the uplifting tunes of Tones & I, and the diverse lineup including D4VD, Andy Shauf, BBNO$, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Peking Duk, Novo Amor, and more. Clockenflap is a global celebration of creativity that you won’t want to miss.
The most innovative and celebrated names in Asian music
Clockenflap stands out with its esteemed reputation as a tastemaker. It not only discovers and showcases artists who are already shaping modern culture worldwide but also sets the standard for exceptional talent across Asia. From groundbreaking sensations to highly praised favorites, as well as emerging voices that redefine music and the evolving individuals behind it, Clockenflap is the ultimate destination for diverse experiences.
This year, the festival is headlined by Japanese superduo Yoasobi and features two influential bands in Chinese rock history: Omnipotent Youth Society and The Fly. It’s a rare chance to see both bands perform together, especially as The Fly celebrates their 30th Anniversary. Clockenflap stands out as the definitive event for Asia’s talented musicians. Additionally, Taiwanese indie favorites No Party For Cao Dong return to Clockenflap after their last appearance in 2016, representing the voice of disaffected youth with their impressive award-winning history.
Clockenflap Festival in December will feature an array of talented artists like Tilly Birds, Atarashii Gakko!, Wednesday Campanella, Running Youth, Lexie Liu, Gong Gong Gong, Xiaolin, Yack Studio, and Whizz. With their unique styles ranging from Thai alt-rock to J-pop and electronica, these artists are set to deliver exceptional performances at the festival.
Clockenflap Festival offers a mere glimpse of its complete experience, featuring remarkable stages, engaging activities, delectable food and drinks, and much more. As an influential force in the global music scene, it celebrates visionary artists who shape the future, all within the heart of a thriving continent. Just like how it commenced, Clockenflap will conclude 2023 in grand style.
Three-day weekend tickets and Friday single-day tickets are sold out!
SATURDAY and SUNDAY single-day tickets priced at HK$1,280 ARE STILL AVAILABLE but selling fast.
Children aged under three years old can attend the festival for free (pre-registration for children aged under three is not required). Children aged between three and 17 years old require their own ticket, which are priced HK$880 for Saturday and Sunday single-day tickets. Tickets can be purchased here.