By Jocelle Koh

Legendary Hong Kong international music and arts festival Clockenflap has announced the next edition of their festival coming on the 1st to 3rd December, featuring a slew of Asia and the world’s most promising and unique indie acts such as Joji, No Party For Cao Dong, Leah Dou, Wang Wen, 9m88, Otoboke Beaver, Science Noodles on the lineup.

The festival will be held at the Central Harbourfront from Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 2023, once again featuring their eclectic and diverse array of artists. This December’s festival includes headliners PULP (UK), Joji (JP), Yoasobi (JP), Caroline Polachek (US) and IDLES (UK).

Focused on highlighting the best underground acts that the region has to offer, the festival will also be featuring a curation of some of the most seminal bands in the Greater China region, such as Hebei Chinese rock legends Omnipotent Youth Society, Taiwanese post-rockers No Party For Cao Dong, eclectic singer-songwriter Leah Dou, and Jazz chanteuse 9m88.

Audiophiles and music connoisseurs will be treated to the electrifying live performances of China’s post-rock standard bearers Wang Wen, Beijing post-punk duo Gong Gong Gong, punk girl band Otoboke Beaver and even Australian electro-house hellraisers Peking Duck, rounding out a brilliant tasting platter of various sounds that make up the regional independent scene.

The festival will also welcome the best of the local Hong Kong scene, including hip-hop collective Yack Studio who will make their debut live performance at the festival. Featuring members from both Hong Kong and Taiwan, dreamy band Science Noodles will also be sharing their old-school brand of lofi during the festival. Other local acts playing the festival this year include producer DJ duo JVSY and dynamic composer/ Singer-Songwriter/ Music Producer Subyub Lee.

Tickets are available now, priced HK$1,990 for three-day weekend tickets and HK$1,280 for single-day tickets. Children aged under three years old can attend the festival for free (pre-registration for children aged under three is not required). Children aged between three and 17 years old require their own ticket, which are priced HK$1,580 for three-day weekend tickets and HK$880 for single-day tickets.

Tickets can be purchased exclusively at www.ticketflap.com/clockenflapdec2023

Clockenflap Dec 2023 Announced Lineup (as at 19 Sept 23)

FRISATSUN
YOASOBI (JP)PULP (UK)JOJI (JP)
IDLES (UK)CAROLINE POLACHEK (US)草東沒有派對 NO PARTY FOR CAO DONG (TW)
BBNO$ (US)萬能青年旅店 OMNIPOTENT YOUTH SOCIETY (CN)竇靖童 LEAH DOU (CN)
PEKING DUK (AU)PREP (UK)YARD ACT (UK)
ALEX G (US)D4VD (US)FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS (UK)
惘聞 WANG WEN (CN)DARREN EMERSON (UK)WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA (JP)
劉柏辛 LEXIE LIU (CN)NOVO AMOR (UK)9M88 (TW)
ENVY (JP)SQUID (UK)KAMAAL WILLIAMS (UK)
工工工 GONG GONG GONG (CA)ATARASHII GAKKO! (JP)CASPIAN (US)
SHELHIEL (MA)蒼蠅 THE FLY (CN)絕命青年 RUNNING YOUTH (HK)
JVSY (HK)ADG7 (KR)JUNGLE CAKES TAKEOVER ft DEEKLINE & ED SOLO (UK)
TRIPLE HAPPINESS CLUB TAKEOVER ft TEDMAN LEE, BRIGHT & YATLONG (HK)ANDY SHAUF (CA)FUFU ft GUIDO BALBOA & MLCH (HK)
BITING EYE & VJ VSLZR (HK)YACK STUDIO (HK)OTOBOKE BEAVER (JP)
CHAOTIC PAVILION TAKEOVER (HK)李拾壹 SUBYUB LEE (HK)DJ NIPPER (HK)
GRACE (HK)CINTHIE (DE)DEASY (HK)
SLIMEFEST (HK)XIAOLIN (HK)IMMUNO (HK)
 WILLER VS ALEX NUDE (HK) 
 SCIENCE NOODLES (HK)HEIDI MAK (HK)
 BAD MATH (HK) 
 MAJOR TOM (HK) 
 FINSENT C, MARCO YU & MILL H (HK) 
 TOTTI (HK) 
 VJ PIXZ (HK) 
 MISTY PENGUIN (HK) 
 OCULAR MUSIC (HK)