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Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival, commonly abbreviated to "Clockenflap", is an annual music and arts festival held in Hong Kong. It incorporates international, regional and local live music, film, art installations, street, and kids' area. 60,000 people attended the 2015 event and was widely considered HK's marquee music event of the year.

Clockenflap
GenreMultimedia, music, Indie rock, film, installation art, Electronic music,
Dates25-27 Nov 2016
Location(s)Cyberport, Hong Kong; West Kowloon, Hong Kong; Central, Hong Kong
Years activeSince 2008
Founded byJay Forster, Mike Hill, Justin Sweeting
Websitewww.clockenflap.com

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HistoryEdit

Clockenflap was founded in 2008 and is organized by Jay Forster, Mike Hill and Justin Sweeting. Their stated goals for the festival are to nurture the Hongkong arts, music and film scene[1] and "put the city on Asia's contemporary media-arts circuit".[2] The NME credits Clockenflap for the "pioneering role it has played in nurturing the Hongkong indie and alternative music scenes, as well as bringing International talent to Hongkong audiences".[3]

The first Clockenflap festival was held in a concrete public space in an empty housing development called "Cyberport", in front of 1500 attendees.[4] It later expanded to the West Kowloon Cultural District.

FestivalsEdit

Clockenflap 2018Edit

Clockenflap 2018 will be held from 9 to 11 November 2018 (3 days) in Central Harbourfront Event Space. The performing lineup includes: 

Erykah Badu (US)

Interpol (US)

David Byrne (US)

Jarvis Cocker Introducing Jarv Is.

Khalid (US)

吳青峰 (TW)

Caribou (CA)

Anpu (TW)

The Vaccines (UK)

Wolf Alice (UK)

Amadou & Mariam (ML)

Cornelius (JP)

Rhye (CA)

Cigarettes After Sex (US)

Alvvays (CA)

Big Shaq

Roni Size (UK)

Eats Everything (UK)

Peking Duk (AU)

Mija (US)

BLAWAN (UK)

GDJYB (HK)

Rone (FR)

Swindle (UK)

Sunflower Bean (US)

Youngr (UK)

Shame (UK)

D.A.N (JP)

9M88 (TW)

Chancha Via circuito (AR)

Bodega (US)

Blue Hawaii (CA)

LYDMOR (DK)

Bohan Phoenix (CN)

CIFIKA (KR)

Cocoonics (HK)

Clockenflap 2016Edit

Clockenflap 2016 is held from 25 to 27 November 2016 in Central Harbourfront Event Space.

Clockenflap 2015Edit

Clockenflap 2015 is held from 27 to 29 November 2015 in West Kowloon Cultural District.

Clockenflap 2014Edit

Musicians

Clockenflap 2013Edit

2013's festival extended to a 3-day event and grew to over 30,000 people attending with 7 music stages with new additions of a Cabaret Tent and an Arts Village. The festival was held from 29 November to 1 December. With headliners such as Cui Jian (CN) Chic (US), Franz Ferdinand (UK), and many more.

Musicians

and much much more

Art Village was curated by a Hong Kong Artist Aiden Li, the area also included the Film Tent and installations from:

  • Wenu (DE)
  • UsedPencil (HK)
  • Stickyline (HK)
  • Start From Zero (HK)
  • Panda Mei (HK)

Film

  • Projection Mapping by IdN (HK)
  • International Space Orchestra (FR)
  • Future Shorts Autumn Season (UK)
  • Future Motions by PauseFest (AU)
  • 16 Years of HK Animations by ifva (HK)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUvofOo8bow

Clockenflap 2012Edit

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 25,000 people attended the festival over the weekend of Dec 1-2.

Musicians

and many more

Art

  • Arts Republic
  • Salon De Pigeon
  • Aeroporto
  • Marc & Chantal
  • Outsign Lab
  • Start from Zero

FIlm

  • Mustard (HK)
  • G.E.M (HK)
  • Hidden Agenda (HK)

Clockenflap 2011Edit

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. Incorporating five different stages, the line-up included:

Musicians

  • Santigold (US)
  • Bombay Bicycle Club (UK)
  • The Cribs (UK)
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (US)
  • Benjamin Francis Leftwich (UK)
  • Bank Job (HK)

Film and animation

  • Vincent Moon (FR)
  • Future Shorts (UK)
  • British Council (UK)

Clockenflap 2010Edit

Due to various restrictions, the third Clockenflap was a one-night festival held in a warehouse on Saturday, 20 November 2010. The line-up included:

Musicians

Clockenflap 2009Edit

The second Clockenflap festival was a two-day festival held on Saturday-Sunday, 7–8 November 2009 at Cyberport. The line-up included:

Musicians
Film and animation

Clockenflap 2008Edit

 
Clockenflap in 2008

The first Clockenflap festival was held on Saturday 12 January 2008 at Cyberport. Some 1,500 people attended.[5] The line-up included:

Musicians
Film and animation

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clockenflap Multimedia & Arts Festival
  2. ^ HK Magazine 7 Dec 2007 pp44
  3. ^ NME 4 Dec 2012
  4. ^ Marshall, William (12 November 2016). "Clockenflap & the story of how Hong Kong learned to rock". www.atimes.com. Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  5. ^ Beat Magazine Hong Kong, Feb 2008

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