Sitting on the grass viewing Hong Kong’s skyline, while listening to a band with thousands of people dancing around you, is one of the most magical experiences of contemporary Hong Kong.
We’ve been covering Clockenflap since the early days, and now, in its seventh year, the festival has grown into a three-day event that is arguably the city’s finest.
Not just a music festival, but also featuring art, film, food, and crafts, there is truly something for everyone. Unlike other outdoor events, Clockenflap is designed to be family-friendly and kids under twelve actually get in for free.
The music, a central component of Clockenflap, features a healthy mix of legendary, established, and up-and-coming talents spread across a diverse number of genres.
With local groups taking the stage alongside international talents, Clockenflap is a time to both catch old favorites and discover new music.
The DJ picks are nearly as strong as the bands, and you can often hear big names playing a special set that they won’t normally do at club gigs. Pro-tip: Usually the lesser known DJs end up being some of the best of the fest.
Because there are several different stages and dozens of acts per day, we recommend that you browse the full Clockenflap line up before you arrive.
We’ve previously written a “Top 5 Clockenflap Tips” article that’s worth checking out. (You can also add to bring hand-sanitizer or wet-napkins to clean your hands to that list.)
There are multiple options for purchasing tickets which you can learn about via the Clockenflap 2014 site. In addition to kids under twelve getting in for free, there are discounted tickets available to full-time students.
To get a feel for the atmosphere, have a look at the photos below from our previous Clockenflap coverage!
Reminders: Remember to bring cash, as there was no ATM available in the past and they didn’t accept credit cards. ALSO, dress in layers, as it cools down considerably in the evening time.
Take the MTR to Kowloon Station via the Tung Chung line, or take a bus that drops you off just outside the Western Tunnel Toll Plaza in West Kowloon.
Friday, November 28th, Saturday, the 29th, and Sunday, the 30th, 2014
West Kowloon Waterfront Park
Austin Road West