Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest and best music and arts festival is hitting West Kowloon Cultural District this weekend (Friday, 27 November – Sunday, 29 November), and we are more excited than ever! Arguably one of the hottest events in our social calendar, Clockenflap is making waves around Asia as one of the go-to festivals of the year. Make sure to enter your deets in the form below to for a chance to win a pair of three-day tickets too!
With views over the harbour, great music, inspiring art and some of our favourite food vendors, this is one weekend you don’t want to miss out on. The final line-up has just been announced and we’ve spent the weekend (you’d be surprised how listening to YouTube videos can cure the Sunday night blues) putting together our list of ‘Ones To Watch’ this year. Headliners like A$AP Rocky, Damien Rice, The Libertines and Mr Scruff aside, there are buckets of talent waiting to be discovered; here’s our Sassy guide to the best of the rest.
Angel Haze – Saturday 8.45pm
23-year-old rapper, Raee’n Roes Wilson (better known as Angel Haze), is one bad-ass chick! The Detroit native takes on hard-hitting issues with a fitting lyrics and heavy beats. Her recent single ‘Battle Cry’ features Sia and is tipped for big things – check it out below.
Song to listen to: Battle Cry ft Sia
CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers – Sunday 7.30pm
Disco-funk legends Nile Rodgers and Chic are back after smashing the sunset session at Clockenflap 2014. Expect a nonstop parade of feel-good hits, from Chic’s Le Freak, Everybody Dance and Good Times, to the Rodgers-produced We Are Family, Like a Virgin, Notorious and Get Lucky – all demonstrating Rodgers’ huge influence over the pop industry over the past 40 years.
Perfect for: Getting your best dad moves out and dancing like nobody’s watching!
Song to listen to: CHIC feat Nile Rodgers – I’ll Be There
Clean Bandit – Friday 6.45pm
If you’re from the UK, you’ve probably heard of this quirky quartet who fuse elements of both classical and dance music together. Their smash hit ‘Rather Be’ has over 311 million Youtube views, spent over a month in the UK’s #1 Singles spot and won this year’s Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.
Perfect for: Dancing with friends con cider in hand!
Song to Listen to: Real Love
HINDS – Saturday 6.15pm
Tipped by Rolling Stone, Consequence of Sound and others as the new break out international band of 2015, HINDS are looking to be one of those bands you will be telling your friends ‘you saw before they became massive’. Plus, they get the Sassy seal of approval by being a four piece twenty-something all girl band making noise around the globe.
Perfect for: Rocking out with the girls!
Song to listen to: Bamboo
Yuksek – Sunday 3.30pm
French electronic music producer, remixer, composer and DJ, Pierre-Alexandre Busson, is known for his euphoric tracks. He has remixed for the likes of Kaiser Chiefs, Phoenix and Gorillaz to name a few. His sets are full of indie, electronic, dance floor gold!
Perfect for: Some mid-afternoon fist pumping
Song to listen to: Extraball ft. Amanda Blank
The Anello – Friday 5.30pm
Hong Kong’s very own The Anello will be playing at Clockenflap on Friday, so grab a beer and go chill out to the tunes of this talented duo. Their unique sound fuses indie, electronic and hip hop, so if you haven’t caught them at numerous events around town, this is your chance to catch them live (at a pretty impressive gig, no less!).
Perfect for: Chilling out to on the grass
Song to listen to: Next 2 Me