If you're planning to head up to Hong Kong at the end of this month, there's a big chance you're heading to Clockenflap — Hong Kong's biggest alternative music and arts festival, and arguably one of Asia's biggest cultural events all round.
We've always stood in awe at the festival's excellent curation every year, and while we were there as mere spectators last year — witnessing the larger-than-life antics of The Flaming Lips, Mogwai, CHVRCHES and more — we'll be heading down there this year to do some coverage. So be sure to stay tuned to our social media channels, our eyes and ears will be on the ground.
Meanwhile, it's safe to say we're absolutely stoked about this year's Clockenflap lineup. It's brimming with taste and variety, with a nice representation of most genres. While many of these acts will be heading over to Singapore for Neon Lights, Clockenflap has bragging rights to many acts we're inexplicably excited to see in Hong Kong — modern pop pioneers New Order, the inimitable Flying Lotus, garage rock revivalists The Libertines, ska pioneers The Skatalites, future funk-pop extraordinaire Neon Indian, experimental hip-hop savant Saul Williams, forward-thinking electronic supergroup Future Brown, shoegaze OGs Swervedriver among others.
Courtesy of the festival organizers, they've done up the official schedule just under 30 days before the actual event.
Check out the full schedule here, and start planning if you're going (or be jealous if you're not):
Clockenflap 2015 is happening on 27-29 November 2015 at West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong. Limited tickets are still available.