In a sudden turn of events and what was likely not easy decision, Clockenflap has just announced that its 2019 edition is cancelled just one week before it was meant to take place.
“Due to the escalation of the crisis this week, and therefore the uncertainty this creates for the coming weeks, Clockenflap 2019 will be cancelled,” reads a statement posted to the their Facebook page. See the full statement below.
While it was widely speculated as to whether an event of this magnitude could safely unfold while tensions are high in Hong Kong, Clockenflap organisers wanted more than ever to move forward with the event. But with the situation escalating this week, it was no longer possible.
It would have been the 12th edition of Clockenflap, a festival that is widely known and respected for being a bastion of arts in Hong Kong. Acts that were due to play this year include British indie-rockers Bombay Bicycle Club, Mick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker), UK electronic-rock icons Metronomy, and many more. In total, 100 international, regional, and local acts were due to perform across six stages at the Central Harbourfront site.
We hope to see Clockenflap return in fine form in 2020.