Clockenflap 2023 lineup

Clockenflap - Check Out the Headliners and Lineup

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Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest international  outdoor music and arts festival, has a massive lineup drop today for its next event,  giving fans their first taste of what they can expect to see at Central Harbourfront 

from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December 2023. Following on from its sold-out three-day  show in March 2023, the 13th edition of the festival will feature a forward-thinking  lineup showcasing a truly distinctive and diverse array of artists. From internationally  acclaimed acts to regional and local gems, this lineup promises an unparalleled  experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.  

The festival lineup includes Britpop legends and Saturday night headliners PULP,  Japanese rising superstar and Sunday headliner Joji, J-pop superduo and Friday  headliners Yoasobi, American singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek, and U.K. post punk heroes IDLES

Showcasing the full, world-class festival experience that music fans in the city have  come to know and love, December’s edition of Clockenflap will feature a spectacular  outdoor environment featuring multiple stages, a tempting array of irresistible F&B  outlets, and an eclectic lineup of must-see international, regional and local acts.  

Clockenflap Check Out the Headliners and Lineup

Star Power 

Some of music’s biggest names are set to grace the festival this year, including Jarvis  Cocker-fronted Britpop icons PULP, who will be headlining on Saturday; Australian Japanese singer-songwriter, rapper and YouTube trailblazer Joji, who will be  headlining on Sunday with a performance that will also be the last show of his  Pandemonium world tour; and Yoasobi, the Japanese chart-toppers composed of  producer Ayase and singer-songwriter Ikura, who will be headlining on Friday. 

Best of Asia 

The festival’s commitment to showcasing the region’s leading lights continues with a  roster of acts that have helped put Asia on the musical map. Formed in Hebei in 1996,  alternative rockers Omnipotent Youth Society are one of the most influential bands in  the history of Chinese rock. This rare opportunity for fans in Hong Kong to see the  band live is going to be made even more special as they are playing back-to-back with  seminal Chinese punk band The Fly, with the lead singer and guitarist of Omnipotent  Youth Society guesting with The Fly as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Described  as “generation-defining” by NME, Taiwanese indie rockers No Party For Cao Dong are set to be one of this year’s must-sees. Regarded by fans as the voice for a  pessimistic generation of Taiwanese youth, the band surpassed singer-songwriter Jay  Chou for most nominations during the 28th Golden Melody Awards, and dethroned  Mandopop institution Mayday to win Best Band in the same run. Having released their  highly anticipated sophomore album The Clod 瓦合 in 2023, their appearance at 

Clockenflap marks their first performance in Hong Kong since 2018. A big hit at  Clockenflap in 2017, J-pop mavericks Wednesday Campanella will perform their  energetic live show with new lead singer Utaha at the festival for the first time, Taiwan based Hong Kong duo Running Youth make their Clockenflap debut with their  distinctive blend of electronica and dreamy indie-pop, while Taipei-born, New York based R&B chanteuse 9m88 returns to Clockenflap for the first time since her  memorable set in 2018. And talented Chinese singer-songwriter Leah Dou makes a  triumphant return to the Clockenflap stage to play the festival for the first time since  2015. 

So Hot Right Now 

Showcasing artists that are riding the crest of a wave or set to explode is coded into  Clockenflap’s DNA, and fans can look forward to seeing a succession of acts that are  ready to ignite the global zeitgeist. American singer-songwriter Caroline Polachek has  turned heads with her critically acclaimed 2023 album Desire, I Want to Turn Into You,  and U.S. teen sensation D4vd is another hot talent who’s been making waves this year.  High-energy Japanese girl group Atarashii Gakko! are destined to be one of the  festival’s most-talked-about acts, while other highlights include American singer songwriter Alex G, Chinese singer/rapper Lexie Liu, Welsh multi-instrumentalist Novo  Amor and Canadian rapper singer and songwriter BBNO$

Indie Trailblazers 

Clockenflap has an unrivalled reputation for bringing the world’s top indie acts to Hong  Kong, and this year is no different. Loved by critics and fans alike, IDLES are set to  bring their ferocious live show to Central Harbourfront, as are fellow British post punkers Squid. They’ll be joined by acclaimed U.K. alternative-indie band PREP,  Yorkshire rockers Yard Act and Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf

Music For Connoisseurs  

Fans searching for something new or looking to satisfy their music geek tendencies will  be spoiled for choice at the December 2023 edition of Clockenflap. China’s post-rock  standard bearers Wang Wen and U.S. post-rock veterans Caspian will be  demonstrating why they’re considered masters of the genre. Beijing-based post-punk  duo Gong Gong Gong are sure to win legions of new fans with their distinctive  stripped-back sound, as will Japanese punk band Otoboke Beaver. And lovers of  Japanese rock won’t want to miss the enduring envy, who have been hugely influential  in the country’s post-hardcore, screamo and post-rock scenes for more than 30 years.

Electrifying Electronica 

As ever, Clockenflap will have an eclectic lineup of DJs and top electronic acts that are  guaranteed to get the dancefloor rocking and your feet moving. Legendary  DJ/producer and former Underworld member Darren Emerson makes his long awaited Clockenflap debut, while Australian electro-house hellraisers Peking Duk  return to the festival for the first time since 2018. Other highlights include UK  champions of bass-drenched slammers Deekline & Ed Solo, Berlin-based  DJ/producer and owner of the 803 Crystal Grooves label Cinthie and Hong Kong based classical and jazz violinist turned DJ/producer Xiaolin

Festival Favourites 

Some acts are just made for festivals, with an uncanny ability to create magical  moments that unite the crowd, and Clockenflap wouldn’t be Clockenflap without a few  of those on the lineup. Tearaway troubadours Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will  be on hand to serve up their distinctive blend of indie, punk and folk, multi-award  winning Korean traditional music group ADG7 are jetting in to deliver their unique  fusion of folk and offbeat pop, and British-Taiwanese musician/producer Kamaal  Williams will be blurring the boundaries between jazz, hip-hop, R&B and EDM. 

Hong Kong Heroes 

Showcasing the depth and breadth of the local indie scene, the festival welcomes  cerebral local hip-hop collective Yack Studio for their debut live performance at the  festival. Featuring members from both Hong Kong and Taiwan, Science Noodles capture the essence of old-school lo-fi with their dreamy songs and catchy hooks.  Other local acts playing the festival this year include producer DJ duo JVSY and  dynamic composer/ Singer-Songwriter/ Music Producer Subyub Lee

Ticketing Details 

Tickets are available now, priced HK$1,990 for three-day weekend tickets and  HK$1,280 for single-day tickets. 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$1,580 for three-day weekend tickets and HK$880 for single-day tickets. 

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