Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival, has announced a wide ranging array of big and upcoming music names in its first release of confirmations.
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New York indie legends Interpol and former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne head the list of talent set to play the three day event at Central Harbourfront from November 9-11. But the comprehensive line up appears to have something for everyone. Wolf Alice, Shame and The Vaccines head up a strong showing for British guitar bands, while Bodega and Brooklyn neo-psychedelic trio Sunflower Bean join fellow New Yorkers Interpol on the bill and Byrne makes his first Hong appearance since 2009.
Fans of R&B, drum and bass and electronica are also catered for the by the inclusion of five-time Grammy nominee R&B star Khalid, making his Hong Kong debut; Mercury Prize-winning Bristolian drum and bass don Roni Size, and much celebrated electronic improviser Caribou. Dan Snaith aka Caribou leads the way with a vibrant selection of Canadian talent on the bill, also including Toronto-based dream-pop darlings Always and electronic duo Blue Hawaii, recently in evidence in the UK charming crowds at the Visions Festival in East London last weekend.
Taiwanese singer-songwriter Anpu, meanwhile, returning to the event after a triumphant showing on 2014, heads up an equally impressive offering of Asian talent at what is designed to be the cream of ‘east-meets-west’ culture.
Early bird tickets are on sale now but you’ll have to move fast, as they’re only on sake until August 21. Visit www.clockenflap.com for full details.