The long-awaited annual Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival just announced that its 2020 edition will be cancelled.
In an announcement made via their social media channels on Thursday (09/07), the Hong Kong festival confirms that, due to the ongoing pandemic, it will not be able to hold this year's festival authentic to the spirit of Clockenflap and will be postponed for next year.
"Due to the dynamic nature of COVID-19 and the effects on international travel, it's impossible to deliver the depth and breadth of Clockenflap festival experience we strive for each year. That's why we are reluctantly postponing Clockenflap's return until 2021," the festival said in their official statement.
Check out the full announcement here:
See you in November 2021! 2021年11月見! pic.twitter.com/j2wNO1yqIb— Clockenflap (@clockenflap) July 9, 2020
This year's edition was supposed to be Clockenflap's big return after being cancelled the previous year due to rising national tensions and the escalation of protests in Hong Kong. The likes of Halsey, Mumford & Sons, Lil Pump, The Kooks, Honne, Deafheaven, and Ben&Ben were scheduled to perform.
The festival is now set to take place from 21 - 28 November 2021, with plans for it to be the biggest Clockenflap experience to date.
The last edition of Clockenflap was held in 2018, with artists like Khalid, Erykah Badu, IV of Spades, 9M88, The Vaccines, and so much more taking the stage. Check out the Clockenflap 2018 highlights below:
More information on Clockenflap 2021 will be released in the coming weeks. Watch this space for updates.