The Guardian festival blog: Dirty beats, clean fun: Hong Kong’s unmissable music festivals | Travel


Most of us associate Hong Kong with gleaming skyscrapers, bustling industry and frantic markets. But a succession of homegrown and international music festivals are turning it from staid metropolis into a city of song.

Clockenflap

First and foremost of Hong Kong’s music festivals is the whimsically named Clockenflap. Starting out as a humble techno club night in 2006 and then a one-day festival in 2008, in a few short years it’s exploded into a three-day extravaganza of music, art and culture, pulling in global names while retaining an endearingly indie soul.

Clockenflap takes place right on the Hong Kong harbourfront, with the skyscrapers of Central towering above festivalgoers and musicians alike, as the waves dance just metres away. It’s a festival that’s always championed local arts and music just as much as the international drawcards, working hard to deliver a genuinely eclectic lineup to its diverse audience. Big…



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