Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival, announced the long-awaited first round of its 2018 lineup, with US R&B sensation KHALID to headline along with New York indie legends INTERPOL, former Talking Heads frontman DAVID BYRNE and Taiwanese singer-songwriter anpu among the many highlights slated to appear at Central Harbourfront from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Clockenflap also announced electronic innovator CARIBOU, drum n’ bass pioneer RONI SIZE, and Mercury Prize-nominated alt-rockers WOLF ALICE to perform for the first time, while UK indie rabble-rousers THE VACCINES are back by popular demand for the fourth year in a row. They’ll be joined by Brooklyn neo-psychedelic indie rockers SUNFLOWER BEAN, London post-punk provocateurs SHAME, Toronto-based dream-pop darlings ALVVAYS and New York art-punks BODEGA.
The world music festival will also feature Australian electro-house duo PEKING DUK, UK industrial techno trailblazer BLAWAN and heavyweight British house DJ/producer EATS EVERYTHING. Other acts announced include genre-splicing US DJ MIJA, French electronic artist RONE and Argentinean DJ/producer CHANCHA VÍA CIRCUITO.
From Asia, Clockenflap announced genre-bending Taiwanese jazz/R&B chanteuse 9M88, local math rock stars GDJYB, Korean electronic artist-producer CIFIKA, China’s indie rapper BOHAN PHOENIX, maverick multi-instrumentalist CORNELIUS – who has been described as “the Japanese Beck” – and Tokyo alt-dance trio D.A.N.
Encompassing a wide range of genres, the eclectic lineup also features Grammy-nominated Malian duo AMADOU & MARIAM, Canadian alternative R&B outfit RHYE, Danish electronic chanteuse LYDMOR, UK grime DJ SWINDLE, Canadian electronic duo BLUE HAWAII, Manchester pop hero YOUNGR, and Hong Kong beatmaker COCOONICS.
Find out more at clockenflap.com.