CLOCKENFLAP KICKS OFF THREE DAYS OF FANTASTIC FESTIVAL FUN WITH A SPECTACULAR OPENING NIGHT OF LIVE MUSIC

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[Hong Kong, November 9, 2018] Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival, made its eagerly awaited return to Central Harbourfront on Friday with a spectacular night of live music from an array of world-class acts and hot new talents to kick off the three-day annual event.

Paul Bank of Interpol. Photo by Bel Certeza

New York indie legends and Friday headliners INTERPOL set the tone for the weekend with an irresistible performance on the Harbourflap Stage, while Taiwanese singer-songwriter anpu, anarchic Australian electro-house outfit PEKING DUK and controversial Hong Kong hip-hop collective THE LOW MAYS were among the night’s other highlights.

Greg Gonzales of Cigarettes After Sex. Photo by Bel Certeza

Featuring a diverse array of local, regional and international acts for fans to discover, the festival’s opening night also included compelling performances by London post-punk provocateurs SHAME, New York art-punks BODEGA, Brooklyn ambient pop trio CIGARETTES AFTER SEX, genre-splicing US DJ MIJA, tongue-in-cheek UK grime star BIG SHAQ and many more.

Smoke in Half Note. Photo by Bel Certeza

Tickets, priced from HK$1,000 (HK$640 students), are still available for Saturday and Sunday at clockenflap.com/tickets or on the door.

Clockenflap FWD Stage. Photo by Bel Certeza

Among the highlights for the rest of the weekend are former Talking Heads frontman DAVID BYRNE, former Pulp lead singer and his new band JARVIS COCKER INTRODUCING JARV IS…, live electronic innovator CARIBOU and Grammy-nominated Malian duo AMADOU & MARIAM (all Saturday), plus the queen of neo-soul, ERYKAH BADU, US R&B sensation KHALID, Mercury Prize-winning alt-rock heroes WOLF ALICE, influential drum’n’bass pioneer RONI SIZE and raucous London garage rockers THE VACCINES (all Sunday). For the full lineup, see clockenflap.com/schedule.

Cover photo by Bel Certeza

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