Clockenflap - Hong Kong's Music & Arts Festival

THANK YOU CLOCKENFLAPPERS! See you in 2014. Stay tuned for highlights and updates here

多謝咁多位Clockenflappers! 2014年再見! 記得留意住我地有咩更新同Highlight喎!

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Music submissions will be accepted up until the 31st July.

Please understand we are not able to respond to every submission, and we will be in touch directly in early September if we can offer you a slot for this year.

Vision

Founded in 2008 by Jay Forster, Justin Sweeting and Mike Hill, Clockenflap was launched to give Hong Kong a festival worthy of our major metropolis. Clockenflap has never been motivated by profit – over the years, the organizers have kept a firm focus on providing Hong Kong with the kind of festival people crave and deserve.

In its 6th year, Clockenflap continues to grow from strength to strength. 18,000 festival goers enjoyed 2012's event, with an expected 30,000 people set to attend Clockenflap 2013.

Inspired by such international festivals as Glastonbury, Fuji Rock and South by Southwest, the team has simultaneously showcased some of the world’s most established acts, while putting a strong spotlight on the region’s finest up-and-coming musicians.

Since its inception, the organizers have faced every imaginable challenge, seeking to establish a sustainable festival format for the city. Equipped with a true Hong Kong spirit, and support from the wider community and the WKCD, they have persevered to deliver a signature event that places Hong Kong at the international festival level.

Last year’s international headlining acts were awestruck by the incredible location and natural setting, planted seemingly in the middle of our world famous skyline. This is your chance in 2013 to experience a completely different side to Hong Kong: escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a world of music and arts, grass and greenery, all set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s skyline.

History

MUSIC

  • Primal Scream (UK)
  • Azealia Banks (US)
  • KLAXONS (UK)
  • De La Soul (US)
  • Alt-J (UK)
  • !!! (US)
  • Jun Kung (HK)
  • Sneaky Sound System (Australia)
  • Brand Bauer Fick (Germany)
  • Tiga (CANADA)
  • Bastille (UK)
  • The Rubens (AUS)
  • Sandwich (Philippines)
  • Phildel (UK)
  • Lucy Rose (UK)
  • Charlie Lim (SG)
  • Mark Gardener (UK)
  • Luke Sital-Singh (UK)
  • Reykjavictim (CANADA)
  • Rivermouth (UK)
  • Shhhwing (Silent Disco)(UK)
  • Ryan Hui (HK)
  • Chochukmo (HK)
  • Noughts & Exes (HK)
  • KillerSoap (HK)
  • The Yours (HK)
  • Lil’ Ashes (HK)
  • Sun Eskimos (HK)
  • DP (HK)
  • Shamus Dark (HK)
  • 31G (HK)
  • Modern Children (HK)
  • Fragile (HK)
  • The Gatling Gun Revival (HK)
  • The Lee’s (HK)
  • G La G La Di Guo (HK)
  • Poubelle International
  • The Sleeves (HK)
  • Cobra. Cobra? Cobra! (HK)
  • 22 Cats (HK)
  • Stuart Lennon & Marie Witt (HK)
  • Mango 532 (HK)
  • Mara Measor (HK)
  • Miya Dunets (HK)
  • Dreams of Abbey (HK)
  • Uptown Rockers (HK)
  • DJ Enso (HK)
  • DJ Steve Bruce (HK)
  • Sushi Robot (HK)
  • Yuen Chi Chung (HK)
  • Robot (HK)
  • Monsieur Graz (HK)
  • Bassmen 3 (HK)
  • Ray’s Dollar Disco (HK)
  • Living Discohead (HK)
  • Biting Eye (HK)
  • Ocean Lam (HK)
  • Dan F (HK)
  • Miko Van Chong (HK)
  • Black Bart (HK)
  • Casey Anderson (HK)
  • Diego (HK)
  • 2012 Black (HK)
  • Kid Fresh (HK)
  • Yao (HK)
  • Crimes Against Pop (HK)
  • Supersonic (HK)
  • S&T Present Adultnapper (US)
  • Small & Tall (HK)
  • W Hotel DJ (HK)
  • Little Barrie (UK)
  • The People (HK)
  • Tom Read (HK)
  • Bella Elektra (HK)
  • Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir (HK)
  • Magnetic Soul VS Heavy (HK)
  • Push (HK)
  • Geste (HK)
  • 9 Maps (HK)
  • Shaolin Fez (HK)
  • ReOrientate (HK)
  • Les Gromechkos (HK)
  • Ketchup & Mustard (HK)
  • Hungry Ghosts (HK)
  • ni.ne.mo (HK)

ART

  • Arts Republic (UK)
  • Salon de Pigeon (HK)
  • Aeroporto (HK)
  • Marc & Chantal (HK)
  • Outsign Lab (HK)
  • Start from Zero (HK)

FILM

  • Creation Records Film (UK)
  • MUSTARD (HK)
  • BAFTA Nominees and Winners (UK)
  • Future Shorts (UK)
  • Hidden Agenda (HK)

Festival Review

2012's event was the festival's biggest to date. Held once more on the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade, the festival site expanded to allow for six performance stages, a dedicated children's entertainment area. Over 20,000 people attended the festival over the weekend of Dec 1-2

MUSIC

  • Santigold (US)
  • Bombay Bicycle Club (UK)
  • The Cribs (UK)
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (US)
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich (UK)
  • Zebra and Snake (FI)
  • French Horn Rebellion (US)
  • Luke Vibert aka Wagon Christ (UK)
  • Duck Fight Goose (CN)
  • Nova Heart (CN)
  • Free the Birds (CN)
  • Supper Moment (HK)
  • Noughts & Exes (HK)
  • Dada Baba (HK)
  • The Revolver (HK)
  • Site Access (HK)
  • Brothers of Roadkill (HK)
  • Bank Job (HK)
  • Chochukmo (HK)
  • DP (HK)
  • 9 Maps (HK)
  • Poubelle International (HK)
  • Laura Palmer (HK)
  • Tigerbombers (HK)
  • Relaxpose (HK)
  • Milk Teeth (HK)
  • Rivermouth (UK)
  • Jing Wong (HK)
  • The Evening Primrose (HK)
  • Rachel Believes in Me (HK)
  • Corey Tam & One Horse Town (HK)
  • Luke Chow (HK)
  • Sun Eskimos (HK)
  • The David Bowie Knives (HK)
  • The Smooth Jelly Club (HK)
  • Tilly (UK)
  • Uptown Rockers (HK)
  • Choi Sai-Ho (HK)
  • Snoblind (HK)
  • DJ Enso (HK)
  • Yuen Chi Chung (HK)
  • DJ K-Melo (HK)
  • Stattus Soundsystem (HK)
  • Bassmen 3 (HK)
  • Ocean Lam (HK)
  • DJ Kulu (HK)
  • Miko Van Chong (HK)
  • Supersonic DJs (HK)

FILM

  • Vincent Moon (FR)
  • Future Shorts (UK)
  • British Council (UK)
  • Jennifer Thym (HK)
  • Shen Sharma (HK)
  • Yann Arthus-Bertrand (HK)
  • Joe Yiu (HK)
  • Michael Konig (HK)
  • Rinpa Eshidan (HK)
  • Mustard (HK)
  • Tsui Ka Hei (HK)
  • Laundromatte (HK)
  • PUFF (HK)

Festival Review

Clockenflap 2011 took place on Saturday-Sunday, 10-11 December 2011 and was the first to be held at the festival's iconic new location, the West Kowloon Waterfront Promenade. Unlike previous (and preceding) years, it was completely free to the public when late stage venue restrictions prevented the sale of tickets. 

MUSIC

  • The Charlatans (UK)
  • DJ Food(UK)
  • Rivermouth (UK)
  • DP (HK)
  • Robot (HK)
  • Modern Children (HK)
  • Rachel Believes in Me (HK)
  • Ned (HK)
  • Shaun Martin (HK)
  • Of Moths and Stars (HK)

Festival Review

Due to various restrictions, the third Clockenflap was a one-night festival held in a warehouse on Saturday, 20 November 2010

MUSIC

  • Blood Red Shoes (UK)
  • Los Campesinos! (UK)
  • Yacht (US)
  • Hot Chip DJ set - Alexis Taylor (UK)
  • Pet Conspiracy (CN)
  • Uptown Rockers (HK)
  • Poubelle International (HK)
  • Snoblind (HK)
  • Chochukmo (HK)
  • Noughts & Exes (HK)
  • Posin 'til Closing (HK)
  • Songs for Children (HK)
  • Bodhi (HK)
  • Pimpin' (HK)
  • Volt in Music (HK)

ART

  • Hanna Hoyne (AU)
  • Carlow Architecture and Design - C:A+D (HK)
  • Marc & Chantal Design (HK)
  • Nadim Abbas (HK)
  • Rob Luxton (HK)
  • Outsign Lab (HK)
  • ST/ART (HK)
  • Redy and Xeme (Invasian) (HK)
  • Big Mad (HK)
  • GraphicAirlines (HK)
  • Start From Zero (HK)

FILM

  • Amy Neil (UK)
  • Warp Films (UK)
  • I Shot Hong Kong (HK)
  • Mandarin Film (CN)
  • Pixel8 (HK)

Festival Review

The second Clockenflap festival was a two-day festival held on Saturday-Sunday, 7-8 November 2009 atCyberport

MUSIC

  • The Young Knives (UK)
  • Bizali (UK)
  • Kid Carpet (UK)
  • Waxed Apple (UK)
  • Clementine is my Sunshine (HK)
  • Uptown Rockers vs Robot (HK)
  • DP (HK)
  • My Little Airport (HK)
  • Ray Dollars (HK)
  • Snoblind (HK)
  • ni.ne.mo (HK)

ART

  • ST/ART (HK)
  • Stanley Wong (HK)
  • Sam Chan (HK)
  • Rob Luxton (HK)
  • Tereza Tan (HK)
  • Twocollect (DE)
  • Claire Fawcett (UK)

FILM

  • Warp Films (UK)
  • Future Shorts (UK)
  • Amy Neil (UK)
  • I Shot Hong Kong (HK)
  • Lindsay Robertson (HK)
  • James Hacking (HK)
  • Emma-Jade Li and Cassandra Chan (HK)
  • Josh Evans (HK)
  • Jay Forster (HK)
  • Victor Pena and Digger T Mesch (HK)

Festival Review

The first Clockenflap festival was held on Saturday 12 January 2008 at Cyberport. Some 1,500 people attended.