EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR CLOCKENFLAP AS THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS JOIN THRILLING LINEUP (English ver.)
[Hong Kong, September 13, 2016] Clockenflap 2016 is ready to take Hong Kong by storm with latest lineup additions which include legendary electronic duo, The Chemical Brothers (UK), South African rap-ravers, Die Antwoord (SA),R&B mastermind Blood Orange (UK), American indie rockers Yo La Tengo (US) and many more to an iconic music lineup that already consists of Sigur Rós (IS), Foals (UK) and Cheer Chen (TW). The city’s biggest outdoor music and arts festival will take place from November 25 to November 27 at Central Harbourfront with Hong Kong’s stunning skyline forming the perfect backdrop to the most exhilarating weekend of the year.
The eagerly anticipated festival offers fans of music and arts a rare opportunity to enjoy world-class talent in the heart of Hong Kong. While music forms the beating heart of the event, festival-goers will be treated to a wide range of performing arts and installations and can enjoy a veritable smorgasbord of food from some of the city’s hottest restaurants. Phase 2 tickets for Clockenflap 2016 are available until November 10. For further information on the lineup, ticket types and prices, please visit clockenflap.com.
MUSIC: LATEST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT
Music fans have been in a frenzy of excitement with the announcement of international acts such as Sigur Rós, Foals and Cheer Chen. As we get closer to the 2016 edition of Hong Kong’s beloved festival, expectation is building with the addition of The Chemical Brothers, Die Antwoord, Blood Orange, Yo La Tengo, hyukoh, ….Huh!?, 65daysofstatic and Shura. You’d be mad to miss it!
With six number 1 albums and thirteen top 20 singles to their name, The Chemical Brothers (UK) have been a leading force in England’s big beat and electronica scene for over two decades. Since their formation in the late 1980s, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have sold millions of albums and performed all over the globe on the largest of stages. They are world renowned for their breathtaking live sets, complete with custom made robots, psychedelic images and immersive light show. As their one and only Asia festival performance for 2016, fans from across the region will be flocking to Hong Kong to catch this unmissable performance!
The Chemical Brothers (UK)
Newly added to Clockenflap’s stellar lineup are South African rap-ravers, Die Antwoord (SA). With their mixture of eccentric style and razor-sharp lyrics, the duo spin celebrity on its head with their parodies of Cape Town’s counterculture. Part hard-core trance, part rap, they are known to shock, both onstage and off. Do not miss their turbo-charged sets and larger than life stage personas.
Die Antwoord (South Africa)
Styled as the 20th coolest man in music by NME, Blood Orange (UK) is bringing his eclectic blend of R&B and electronica to this year’s Clockenflap stage. Once a member of dance-punk band Test Icicles, London-born singer-songwriter-producer Dev Hynes has since found success under the moniker Lightspeed Champion. Since 2008, he has been performing as Blood Orange and writing for some of the world’s biggest artists, including FKA Twigs, Florence and the Machine, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Chemical Brothers and Kylie Minogue.
Blood Orange (UK)
With their unique sound that ranges from art-rock screamers to earnest ballads, American indie rockers Yo La Tengo (US) are one of this year’s most anticipated acts. Having produced fourteen albums in their 30-year history, the highly experimental band have a legion of loyal fans across the world and are looking to mesmerize the Clockenflap crowd with their one-of-a-kind, genre-hopping show. We can’t wait.
Yo La Tengo (US)
Since their appearance on Infinite Challenge, one of South Korea’s most popular TV shows, indie-quartet hyukoh (KR)have climbed the charts with hit singles ‘Comes and Goes’ and ‘Wi Ing Wi Ing’ hyukoh makes their Clockenflap debut and first major performance in Hong Kong following appearances at the Strawberry Music Festivals in Shanghai and Beijing, and Summer Sonic in Tokyo and Osaka.
Rounding off the latest lineup announcement are Hong Kong’s very own ….Huh!? (HK). Fans of Hong Kong’s indie scene in the mid-1990s will remember the alternative rockers for tracks such as ‘Beautiful Night’ and ‘To Where the Birds Fly’. Set to make a triumphant return to the stage almost 20 years on, don’t miss this very special one-off show at Clockenflap 2016.
Following the release of her debut album ‘Nothing’s Real’, Shura (UK) has emerged as one of 2016’s hottest UK artists with her unique blend of synthpop, R&B and indietronica. Born Alexandra Lilah Denton to a Russian mother and an English father, she once looked set for a different path, playing football for Manchester City youth team before the lure of open mic nights drew her away. With musical influences that range from Whitney Houston to Pink Floyd, Shura’s Clockenflap debut promises to be an eclectic experience!
Hailing from Sheffield, England, 65daysofstatic (UK) are bringing their guitar-driven instrumental post-rock sound to Clockenflap as part of their No Man’s Sky world tour. Since forming in 2001, the band have released five albums with tracks that incorporate electronic music, drum and bass and glitch music.
Festival enthusiasts can discover new artists and their unique sounds in our specially-created playlists. Preview the most updated lineup at clockenflap.com.
ARTS: CLUB MINKY IS BACK ALONGSIDE NEW PROGRAMMES
Clockenflap is proud to extend its tradition of ground-breaking performing arts and cultural experiences with the return of Club Minky. The curated three-day programme features performances discovered at fringe festivals around the world, transporting festival participants into a surreal and bizarre underworld of theatre, cabaret, comedy, circus, and live music.
Winners of the “Best Circus and Physical Theatre” award at the Adelaide Fringe this year, All Genius All Idiot (SE) will undoubtedly be a festival favourite. This debut show was formed by Svalbard Company, a troupe of four international performers who met at Stockholm’s University of Dance and Circus. Theiranarchic acts are known to use extreme circus artistry to highlight the animal side of humans driven by hauntingly beautiful yet bizarre original soundtracks played live by the performers themselves.
All Genius All Idiot (Sweden)
Clockenflappers are in for a treat with Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar (UK), a raucous and risqué show, where musical comedy and psychedelic vaudeville collide. The globetrotting, multi-award winning duo from EastEnd Caberet, Jennifer Byrne and Vicky Falconer-Pritchard will bring a parade of memorable weirdos to life in a show that’s as outrageous as it is funny.
Yeti’s Demon Dive Bar (UK)
Hailing from Nagoya in Japan, ICHI (JP) has set out to create a performance that is totally unique. ICHI, the self-styled one-man band, combines instruments of his own invention (Stilt-bass, Kalilaphone, Balloon-pipes, Hatbox-pedal-drum, Tapumpet, Percussion-shoes & Hat-trick-hat) with steel-drum, ping-pong balls, toys and numerous other everyday objects. He has performed in festivals all over the world, even receiving a standing ovation at Glastonbury.
ARTS: HOW DOES THE DIGITAL AGE MAKE US FUTURE HUMAN?
As part of the 2016 Arts theme Future Human, visitors are invited to meet with a machine in The Blind Robot. In the same manner that a blind person would explore a person’s face, the robot delicately touches the face and upper body of the visitor – an emotionally-loaded action which one would not normally expect from a machine.
The Blind Robot
Concert-goers are sure to enjoy the 360º virtual reality film, In the Eyes of the Animal which takes viewers deep into the forest through the eyes of four woodland species. Developed by creative studio Marshmallow Laser Fest, this computer-generated immersive experience is truly other-worldly.
In the Eyes of the Animal
This year’s Phase 2 tickets are now on sale and will end November 10. For further information on single-day and weekend ticket prices, please visit clockenflap.com/tickets. Young Clockenflappers who hold a valid full-time Hong Kong Student ID or are aged between 13-17 years old can also enjoy discounts on all ticket types. For festival-loving families, Clockenflap offers free entry for children aged 12 and under (maximum two per one paying adult).
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