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Clockenflap reveals first round of acts for 2023 comeback

Moderat, HAAi, Kim Ann Foxman & The Illustrious Blacks among many announced in a sneak peek of the festival’s extensive line-up

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 12 December 2022
Clockenflap reveals first round of acts for 2023 comeback

Following up a comeback announcement from last month, Clockenflap has recently revealed the first-phase line-up to the excitement of many fans.

From Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 5, 2023, expect festival goers to flock over to Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront as Clockenflap returns in full form since its last offering in November 2018.

Over the weekend, Hong Kong’s biggest international outdoor music and arts festival announced it will bring over British rock icons Arctic Monkeys, French synth-rockers Phoenix and multi-instrumentalist French Kiwi Juice aka FKJ to its three-day event.

Joining them as international acts are German electronic supergroup Moderat (made up of Modeselektor and Apparat). The group released their fourth studio album ‘More D4ta’ in May 2022 which doubles as their first LP after a six-year hiatus.

Australian producer HAAi is also among the announced artists, which also includes former Miss Teen Filipina Hawaii turned dance music DJ, Kim Ann Foxman, and The Illustrious Blacks (Manchildblack x Monstah Black) who graced us with 'Technegrocolour' in 2020 that kept us dancing during the pandemic.

Never forgetting to nod Asia’s variety of talent, the festival also includes Japanese experimental rock icons MONO, Thai favourites Three Man Down and the hotly-tipped Taiwanese singer-songwriter LÜCY.

Of course, they’re not all that’s coming to the city. Take a look at the announced line-up below.

The 30 announced acts will be joined by many more that the festival plans on revealing sometime soon, including the Saturday and Sunday headliners.

In addition to the line-up, Clockenflap has also announced its ticket sales and categories, with Early Bird tickets priced at HK$1,480 for a three-day pass and HK$980 for single days.

Best to not hesitate on purchasing them, though, since prices are set to rise in phases starting December 23.

As mentioned in our previous article on the festival, holders of unrefunded tickets for Clockenflap 2021 will not need to worry since their purchase remains valid for the 2023 edition — arrangements will be shared closer to the festival date.

Clockenflap 2023 has been confirmed to take place on March 3 - March 5, 2023. Get your tickets to the event 2022 here.

Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Editor, follow her on Instagram.

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