|Genre||Multimedia, music, Indie rock, film, installation art, Electronic music,|
|Dates||25-27 Nov 2016|
|Location(s)||Cyberport, Hong Kong; West Kowloon, Hong Kong; Central, Hong Kong|
|Years active||Since 2008|
|Founded by||Jay Forster, Mike Hill, Justin Sweeting|
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 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 and "put the city on Asia's contemporary media-arts circuit". 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".
The first Clockenflap festival was held in a concrete public space in an empty housing development called "Cyberport", in front of 1500 attendees. It later expanded to the West Kowloon Cultural District.
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)
David Byrne (US)
Jarvis Cocker Introducing Jarv Is.
The Vaccines (UK)
Wolf Alice (UK)
Amadou & Mariam (ML)
Cigarettes After Sex (US)
Roni Size (UK)
Eats Everything (UK)
Peking Duk (AU)
Sunflower Bean (US)
Chancha Via circuito (AR)
Blue Hawaii (CA)
Bohan Phoenix (CN)
Clockenflap 2016 is held from 25 to 27 November 2016 in Central Harbourfront Event Space.
Clockenflap 2015 is held from 27 to 29 November 2015 in West Kowloon Cultural District.
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.
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:
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.
and many more
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:
Film and animation
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:
The second Clockenflap festival was a two-day festival held on Saturday-Sunday, 7-8 November 2009 at Cyberport. The line-up included: