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A Picture Book of Clockenflap 2017

Clockenflap is back to bring more gigs to the Kowloon-base festival announcing acts such as Higher Brothers, Massive Attack, The Dandy Warhols and more.

Are you still moaning over the fact that you have missed Clockenflap 2017 and longing to check out Clockenflap 2018 no matter what it takes? Well, on wrapping up Clockenflap 2017, the organiser – Magnetic Asia – has announced its Fan Fare prices (available only for the next two weeks) for Clockenflap 2018 at Central Harbourfront set for the 9 – 11 November 2018.

Set against the Central Harbourfront view, the decade-old arts and music festival celebrated this year with its most celestial line-up to date that includes UK electronic legends Massive Attack, Portland indie legend The Dandy Warhols, and Mercury Prize-winning hip-hop act Young Fathers.

We’ve prepared some mouth-watering images from the festivals as bait to get you signed up for its Fan Fare ‘tickets spectacular’ ending the 4th December 2017. This period means that you will be able to attend Clockenflap 2018 with prices as low as HKD740.

[Weekend: HKD1,280//Friday: HKD810//Saturday: HKD810//Sunday: HKD810]
*No student discounts will be offered during the Fan Fare promotion period. The Early Bird ticket phase will begin on Tuesday December 5, 2017. Click here for more ticketing information.

Grammy nominated, Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter, Feist, is both a solo artist and a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene. Her studio album ‘The Reminder’ earned her the Grammy nominations and sold over 2.5 million copies. She launched her solo music career in 1999 with the release of Monarch. In April 2017, Feist released her latest album Pleasure, after the release of the title track “Pleasure” as a single in March 2017.

Canadian indie-pop chanteuse FEIST lights up the Harbourflap Stage

Canadian indie-pop chanteuse FEIST lights up the Harbourflap Stage.

Originally from Chengdu, MaSiWei, DZ, Psy.P and Melo – aka Higher Brothers – has been making music that has consistently challenged aspects regarding freedom using rap as their medium. To date, they have released four singles from their latest album Black Cab – “Made in China”, “WeChat”, “711” and “Bitch Don’t Kill My Dab. The single “Wechat”, featuring Keith Ape, has garnered over 3.5 million views on YouTube to date. Check out their latest interview with MNA prior to Clockenflap 2017 here.

Chengdu rappers HIGHER BROTHERS bring the noise on the FWD Stage

Chengdu rappers HIGHER BROTHERS bring the noise on the FWD Stage. Photographed by Chris Lusher.

American rapper and music producer, Kid Ink release “RSS2”, a mixtape on SoundCloud featuring his younger brother Juliann Alexander. Earlier this year, Kid Ink released the single “F With U” featuring Ty Dolla Sign, produced by DJ Mustard. His latest EP “7 Series” was released in May this year.

Kid Ink at Clockenflap 2017

Kid Ink at Clockenflap 2017

English indie rock band from Leeds Kaiser Chiefs is inspired by new wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980. Previously known as Parva, their most celebrated hits single “Ruby” has over 29 million views on YouTube to date). Their album ‘Employment’ has enjoyed huge access, winning 3 Brit Awards, including the award for Best British Group, an NME award for Best Album and was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. They were the closing act at F1 LIVE, a Formula 1 event showcase ahead of the 2017 British Grand Prix, which was held in Trafalgar Square, London and was broadcast live on Sky Sports July this year.

Kaiser Chief at Clockenflap. Photographed by Chris Lusher

Kaiser Chief at Clockenflap. Photographed by Chris Lusher

J-pop trio WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA has built a rather significant fanbase at home after releasing almost a dozen EPs over the last 5 years. They have recently debuted their first major label album “Superman” and planning to tour the U.S and play for a handful of other festivals in Asia. Her magnetic presence on stage and the same adorning outfit at every performance poised to be the very first Japanese band to have broken out of Japan internationally this year.

Wednesday Campanella at Clockenflap 2017

Wednesday Campanella at Clockenflap 2017

Marc & Chantal, in collaboration with Brainrental have created an immersive temple to honour the ‘Gods’ of technology titled #HolyTech. Electro-glyphs adorned the temple walls within finished with the technological-wonder throne in the centre.

Holy Tech by Marc & Chantal

Holy Tech by Marc & Chantal

Fans dance to their own beat at Silent Disco powered by FWD MAX, an online-to-offline experiential engagement platform aiming to encourage Hong Kong people to ignite their passions for life and pursue their aspirations.

Fans dance to their own beat at Silent Disco powered by FWD MAX

Fans dance to their own beat at Silent Disco powered by FWD MAX

Clockenflap is heading towards creating more immersive and interactive experiences for its festival-goers. The BALLOON CHAIN,  a gigantic constantly changing sculpture made of helium-filled balloons, was a huge hit with Clockenflappers.

BALLOON CHAIN, a gigantic constantly changing sculpture made of helium-filled balloons, was a huge hit with Clockenflappers

BALLOON CHAIN, a gigantic constantly changing sculpture made of helium-filled balloons, was a huge hit with Clockenflappers

CAVE OF DENIAL encourages festival-goers to rethink their attitudes towards consumption and wastage. The topic of how trash is being recycled or upcycled have been regularly discussed resulting in many installations to highlight the issue. As for CAVE OF DENIAL, they have constructed an installation entirely from discarded materials found on the streets of Hong Kong.

Cave of Denial at Clockenflap 2017

Cave of Denial at Clockenflap 2017

 

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