[Hong Kong, December 09, 2022] Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest international outdoor music and arts festival, has announced the first wave of acts confirmed to perform at Central Harbourfront from Friday 3 to Sunday 5 March 2023.
Topping the bill as the Friday night headliners are British rock icons Arctic Monkeys, who will play in Hong Kong for the first time fresh from the release of their seventh studio album, The Car. Alex Turner & Co. will be joined on Friday by French synth rockers Phoenix, who return to the city for the first time since 2014, and Hong Kong hip-hop don YoungQueenz.
Saturday will welcome French multi-instrumentalist FKJ and Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience to the stage, while Sunday will be lit up by Canadian-Japanese singer-songwriter Milet, German electronic supergroup Moderat (Modeselektor and Apparat combined), and Japanese experimental rock legends MONO.
Other highlights include Canadian indie darlings Men I Trust (Fri), Thai favourites Three Man Down (Sun) and HYBS (Sat), Japanese indie-rockers Hitsujibungaku (Sat), British jazz quintet Ezra Collective (Sun), Hong Kong rapper Tyson Yoshi (Sat), American indie soul project Ginger Root (Sat), and hotly-tipped Taiwanese singer songwriter LÜCY (Sat).
In all, 30 acts have been revealed in the first wave announcement, with many more still to come, including the Saturday and Sunday headliners.
The much-loved event, which returns to the city for the first time since November 2018, will feature the same full, world-class festival experience that has wowed fans in previous years: a spectacular outdoor environment featuring multiple stages; an eclectic array of top F&B outlets; and a wide-ranging lineup of must-see international, regional and local acts. As before, it will also be a free-standing event, with festivalgoers able to move easily and without restriction between the various stages and attractions throughout the weekend.
Early Bird tickets, priced at HK$1,480 for a three-day pass, or HK$980 for single days, are available from www.clockenflap.com until Thursday December 22, 2022, with prices rising in phases between December 23 and the festival dates.
Unrefunded tickets purchased for Clockenflap 2021 remain valid for the new dates, and the arrangements for using these tickets will be shared with existing ticket holders closer to the festival.
To keep up to date with the latest announcements and accompanying materials— including interviews, images and video content—and to apply for artist interview slots and accreditation to report at the event, media are encouraged to register now for Clockenflap’s online press room clockenflap.com/press. Media who have registered for an account previously can log in using their existing username and password.
First Round Lineup
ARCTIC MONKEYS (FRI)
KINGS OF CONVENIENCE (SAT)