Venue: Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong
Clockenflap has given fans even more reasons to look forward to this year’s edition with the announcement of a raft of acts newly confirmed to play Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival this November. Among the bands freshly unveiled for the festival’s 10th anniversary show are legendary live act THE PRODIGY, neo-soul heroes JUNGLE, psychedelic rockers TEMPLES, dubstep pioneer SKREAM and record-breaking Fab Four tribute act THE BOOTLEG BEATLES.Also unveiled in the festival’s second lineup announcement are Mercury Prize-winning Scottish alternative hip-hop collective YOUNG FATHERS, Australian psychedelic rock maestros POND, British punk duo SLAVES, and J-Pop giants 水曜日のカンパネラ WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA, all of whom will join previously announced acts such as MASSIVE ATTACK, FEIST and THE DANDY WARHOLS at Central Harbourfront from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19, 2017. Tickets are on sale online now.The maverick trio behind some of the most intoxicating dance floor anthems of the ‘90s, from Out of Space and No Good (Start the Dance) to Breathe and Firestarter, THE PRODIGY are one of the most influential – and electrifying – electronic acts of all time. Fusing the spirit of punk into electronic music to thunderously infectious effect, the boys have sold more than 30 million albums, and their live shows are the stuff of legend. Clockenflap 2017 will be their first outing in Hong Kong since 1998, and they will be presenting their spectacular full live production.
The newly announced acts join Bristol trip-hop legends MASSIVE ATTACK, veteran US indie heroes THE DANDY WARHOLS, Canadian indie-rock chanteuse FEIST, and acclaimed world-music mavericks TINARIWEN on this year’s bill. Other previously confirmed acts include Danish electropop singer- songwriter MØ; shapeshifting US DJ/producer MATTHEW DEAR; Canadian electronic duo BOB MOSES; Chinese rappers HIGHER BROTHERS 海爾兄 弟; British-Nigerian Afro-electronica collective IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE; Norwegian DJ/producer CASHMERE CAT; Manchester indie-rock sensations BLOSSOMS; Taiwanese alt-indie band HELLO NICO; and an Asian festival exclusive performance from Korean future R&B singer-songwriter DEAN. Hong Kong’s music scene will be represented by pop-rock outfit PER SE, Cantopop stars SUPPER MOMENT (performing a Clockenflap-exclusive set), and a hugely anticipated special reunion performance by local indie legends FAN HUNG A 粉紅 A.