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Clockenflap Reveals Festival Map Plus Full Lineup of Stages, Attractions and Experiences Fans Can Savour at Central Harbourfront on 1-3 December
Saturday and Sunday single-day tickets are still available for the iconic music and arts festival, but are predicted to sell out.
[Hong Kong, November 22, 2023] Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest international outdoor music and arts festival, has unveiled the festival site map as well as a complete list of stages, attractions and experiences for its forthcoming edition, which takes place at Central Harbourfront from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 December 2023. Three-day weekend tickets and Friday single-day tickets for the festival have already sold out, but Saturday and Sunday single-day tickets are still available to buy—although they are expected to sell out before the end of November.
In addition to an eclectic lineup packed with must-see international, regional and local acts, Clockenflap will showcase the full, world-class festival experience for which it is famed, including a spectacular outdoor environment featuring multiple stages, a tempting selection of delicious F&B outlets, a dazzling array of artistic installations and a range of family-friendly attractions.
Here’s what fans can look forward to:
SIX STAGES OF MUSIC
The Harbourflap Stage is Clockenflap’s mighty main stage. Find the highest profile artists with the broadest fan bases here alongside acts that you can count on to deliver those spine-tingling singalong moments. Harbourflap highlights this year include headliners PULP (an Asian exclusive), Joji and Yoasobi, plus unmissable sets by post-punk heroes IDLES, singer-songwriter Leah Dou and hip-hop legends De La Soul.
Showcasing artists from a wide spectrum of styles, genres and countries, the Orbit Stage celebrates the depth, breadth and diversity of Clockenflap’s lineup, from acclaimed Taiwanese heavyweights No Party For Cao Dong and China’s underground heroes Omnipotent Youth Society, to Japanese all-girl quartet Atarashii Gakko! and UK indie darlings Yard Act, to hotly tipped US urban acts including BBNO$ and d4vd.
Set amid the festival site’s grassy lawns, the Tommy Stage is a firm fan favourite, and the best place to catch edgy, emerging talent. Broaden your musical horizons with Otoboke Beaver, Homeshake, Yack Studio and Idiotape, to name but a few.
The festival’s dedicated electronic stage, Electriq is where you’ll find top international names such as Darren Emerson, Peking Duk and Cinthie, alongside the very best DJ talent Hong Kong has to offer, including Gia and Xiaolin. In short, this is the place where you can sample the finest in dancefloor energy from day into night.
With two distinct personalities, the Robot Stage features family-friendly, kids-focused content by day, before turning its attention to DJs and party crews once the sun sets. With highlights including the sublimely eclectic Korean DJ/producer 250, stage takeovers from the likes of FuFu and Triple Happiness Club, plus a slew of respected local acts such as Totti and Major Tom, there’s sure to be an incredible atmosphere—and great memories to be made—at the Robot Stage.
Following its successful launch in March, the Topper Stage returns for our December edition to keep the vibes flowing between the live sets on the Harbourflap Stage. With a focus on edgy-yet-accessible electronic music from across the globe, and a lineup featuring DJ Kulu B2B Suiki Lor, Daryll Griggs, Bad Bambino and many more, good times are in store at Topper all weekend long.
Providing the perfect complement to the thrilling music lineup, Clockenflap’s arts programme is an essential part of the festival experience, serving up a spectacular selection of Instagrammable attractions and eye-opening audiovisual entertainment. Look out for Anne Cubberly’s Giant Puppets, a pair of huge cat characters that will be roaming around the festival site and interacting with anyone they encounter; Alchemy Décor’s impressive flowing canopies featuring beautiful, immersive works of art; and this year’s Open Call winner, Heart to Heart, a mobile confessional booth and interactive installation from the enigmatic mind of multimedia artist Heart White, through which festivalgoers can share personal quandaries or secrets in an anonymous and intimate space.
There’s also Relentless Melt No. 30, featuring a special selection of abstract and psychedelic films co-curated by Clockenflap’s artistic director Jay Forster and video artist Max Hattler; new media art non-profit Videotage, present (RE)HABITATION, a visually astonishing journey into artists’ mental imagery of local cityscapes, and their attempts to reconfigure/reconstruct collective spatial memories through cutting-edge imaging techniques; and King Plum’s Sound Emporium x Om Peace, a two-day wellness programme curated by Ambikha Devi that includes gong baths, meditation, ‘Silent Disco Ecstatic Dance’ and shamanic drumming sound journeys, all taking place within a five-metre-diameter inflatable dome!
Families and children of all ages are always spoiled for choice at Clockenflap, and this year is no exception. Get hands on with intriguing arts and crafts workshops courtesy of Children’s Discovery Museum, let your imagination run wild with puppet-based performances from Treasure Chest Theatre, immerse in soothing sonic soundscapes with I Is One, and demonstrate your passion for percussion at the ever-popular Drum Jam.
UNIQUE ON-SITE EXPERIENCES
Kuuchi Café & Bar by BrewDog
BREWDOG, a Scottish craft beer brand that has been making wave in the industry since founded in 2007
As well as being the perfect place to refresh and recharge, Kuuchi Café & Bar by BrewDog is offering fans a selection of exclusive offers and festival giveaways:
Get temporary printed body tattoos at Kuuchi Café.
Receive a special-edition BrewDog tote bag by purchasing the five craft beers combo
Claim special BrewDog swag such as stickers or guitar picks by taking a selfie with BrewDog’s logo and posting it on Instagram, tagging #BrewDoghongkong.
In addition, they can enjoy a 10% discount at the newly opened BrewDog Hong Kong Bar in Central from 1-30 December by showing their Clockenflap wristband and a buy-one-get-one free offer by showing the dedicated guitar pick.
Premium Lounge by ifc
Clockenflap Premium Ticket holders can indulge in the exquisite comfort of the Premium Lounge by ifc. Snap a photo with ifc’s one-of-a-kind art installation and follow ifc mall’s social media channels to enjoy exclusive surprises!
As well as being the sponsor of Clockenflap’s third stage, the Tommy Stage, premium lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger (owned by PVH Corp.) is also curating the ‘Puffer Forest’, a whimsical area made up of branded life-sized inflatables where music fans can chill, relax and take fun photos. Festivalgoers can post a photo of themselves at the Tommy Stage on social media to win retro branded sweatbands and enjoy elevated shopping experience in the newly renovated store in Times Square, Causeway Bay.
Glow Lounge by Hong Kong Tourism Board
The Hong Kong Tourism Board has set up a dedicated hospitality area, the Glow Lounge, at the Clockenflap festival. This exclusive space welcomes all festival-goers to come relax and recharge between the exciting performances.
Levi’s®️ Tailor Shop – Festival Edition
American-culture-inspired trucker jackets designed in collaboration with designers will be on display at Levi’s®️ Tailor Shop. Fans who come try on different trucker jackets can also enjoy customisations at the Tailor Shop to unleash their unique festival style. Festivalgoers will also have the chance to snap a unique souvenir with a 360-degree/moving GIF photo op at the Street Style Runway.
Finally, have fun with the trucker jacket themed carnival game for the chance to win Levi’s prizes /gifts plus on-site denim belt bag customisation workshop.
Handmade Hong Kong returns to host the popular Craft Market, which will feature 29 different stalls selling a dazzling array of festival-friendly items and merchandise.
FOOD & DRINK
With a variety of tempting food outlets spread across the festival site, hungry fans can chow down on a selection of delicious cuisines from around the world, including:
Little Bao held one of its earliest pop-ups at Clockenflap, so it’s fitting that the much-loved local eatery is returning to the festival to celebrate its 10-year anniversary.
Hailed for its ingenious blend of Hong Kong classics, American comfort bites and Chinese street food, Little Bao is best known for its signature “baos”, which re-imagine the classic Chinese steamed bun into a burger filled with an assortment of mouthwatering ingredients such as slow-cooked pork belly, Sichuan fried chicken, and braised five-spice shiitake tempeh ragout.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2011, Eggslut has taken Hong Kong by storm since launching in the city in June. Now the cult chain is making its Clockenflap debut with their wildly popular Fairfax Sandwich.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2011,With five restaurants in the city, vegan lifestyle concept restaurant Years has been busy turning Hongkongers on to the wonders of plant-based cuisine, and they’re bringing some of their most popular creations to the festival for hungry Clockenflappers to enjoy.
RECYCLE, RE-USE – DON’T REFUSE! : CLOCKENFLAP’S SUSTAINABLE INITIATIVES
This December, Clockenflap will introduce a reusable cup programme, with the aim of reducing its single use plastic foot print to a bare minimum. Any plastic from festival outlets will be PET 1 recyclable, handled by the Festival’s partners at their recycling facilities. Festivalgoers will also be encouraged to bring in their own non-glass water canister, which they can refill for free at the festival’s water fountains, care of Life Solutions.
Through messaging at stages, and on screens across the site, Clockenflap will encourage its attendees to support the programme by depositing their used cups at the illuminated cup return points across the festival site and next to bars in exchange for a fresh cup for their next drink.
Most food containers used at Clockenflap will be 100% compostable with food suppliers prohibited from using plastic packaging and cutlery. Furthermore, the festival doesn’t allow plastic straws, stirrers or landfill-generating gimmicks from sponsors.
Clockenflap is a cashless festival, so cash can’t be used for payment anywhere within the festival site. Instead, use your credit card, Octopus card or mobile payment wallets to pay for food, drink, merchandise or crafts in the craft market. Don’t forget to make sure your phone is fully charged, you credit card packed, and your Octopus topped up!
Accepted forms of payment include:
• Visa & Mastercard
• Alipay HK and Alipay
• WeChat Pay HK and WeChat Pay
• Union Pay (Credit Card)
• Google Pay, Apple Pay and Samsung Pay
SATURDAY and SUNDAY single-day tickets priced at HK$1,280 ARE STILL AVAILABLE but selling fast. Three-day weekend tickets and Friday single-day tickets are sold out. 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 at www.ticketflap.com/clockenflapdec2023
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Please submit on-site artist interview requests and media accreditation to our press room by 18:00 HKT on November 27, 2023. Any media requests submitted later than this will not be considered. Successful applicants for media accreditation will receive individual notifications by email no later than 23:59 HKT on November 29, 2023. Applicants who have not been notified for successful admission may assume their applications are unsuccessful. No individual notifications will be sent to unsuccessful applicants.
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 mix of local and international talent with a mission to inspire through music and arts. With a dazzling and diverse selection of activities and attractions, Clockenflap is a world-class festival that encourages people to come together with openness and imagination.
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