Party cen­tral

Big­ger and bet­ter than ever, Clock­en­flap makes an ex­cit­ing move for its ninth out­ing

Hong Kong Tatler - - | Concierge Hot Ticket -

he city’s beloved Clock­en­flap music and arts fes­ti­val will cross the wa­ter this year to de­liver its beats and bois­ter­ous­ness on the Cen­tral Har­bourfront for the first time. If such amaz­ing ease of ac­cess to the Novem­ber 25-27 feast of en­ter­tain­ment isn’t enough to lure you to dance the night (and day) away, then the stel­lar line-up of acts cer­tainly should be. In­ter­na­tional su­per­star DJS the Chem­i­cal Brothers are head­lin­ing the fes­ti­val. With six al­bums that hit num­ber one and 13 top-20 sin­gles to their name, the leg­endary elec­tronic duo have been a lead­ing force in Eng­land’s big beat and elec­tron­ica scene for over two decades. Renowned for breath­tak­ing live sets, com­plete with cus­tom-made ro­bots, psy­che­delic images and im­mer­sive light shows, their one and only Asian gig of 2016 is not to be missed. Other high­lights in­clude one of the most fa­mous Icelandic bands of all time, Sigur Rós, and the Bri­tish rock band Foals, an Ox­ford quin­tet known for their in­cred­i­ble an­them-art rock sound, punchy rhythms and de­tailed gui­tar lines. Foals took home Best Act in the World To­day at the UK’S Q Awards in 2015. There’ll also be sets from José González, Crys­tal Cas­tles, Yo La Tengo, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Blood Or­ange and Die Ant­wo­ord. It’s Hong Kong’s coolest party and you would, quite se­ri­ously, be bonkers to miss it.

Novem­ber 25-27; Cen­tral Har­bourfront; $580–1,940; clock­en­­ets

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