Clockenflap 2018: Interpol, Khalid, David Byrne and More

Why We Recommend it

Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival returns with an impressive line-up featuring top names in popular music, including Interpol and Khalid, alongside local artists such as GDJYB.


Clockenflap is arguably Hong Kong’s coolest music festival, with organisers building up the brand from scratch with minimal support over the last ten years. Before that, Hong Kong did not really have much of a music festival scene.

This year, the team bring to Hong Kong a number of household names, including former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and R&B/Hip-Hop artist Khalid. For the British Indie music inclined, Interpol and The Vaccines are also on the bill.

While the festival does pride itself in bringing important international acts to the Central Harbourfront, they are also committed to providing a platform for emerging and established talent from Hong Kong. Local offerings include math rockers GDJYB and bedroom beatmaker Cocoonics.

Clockenflap is more than just music. Read our interviews with the festival’s co-founders Jay Forster, Mike Hill and Justin Sweeting to find out more.


When: 9 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018 Where: Central Harbourfront Event Space