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Clockenflap full line-up includes Wu-Tang Clan's Hong Kong debut

The legendary hip hop crew join Bombay Bicycle Club & The Cardigans in making their way to Hong Kong this March

  • Amira Waworuntu | Image: Chris Lush
  • 13 February 2023
Clockenflap full line-up includes Wu-Tang Clan's Hong Kong debut

The full line-up of acts set to perform at this year’s Clockenflap has just been announced over the weekend.

The line-up this year makes up more than 100 names, which with the latest announcement includes regional musicians CHAI from Japan and local Canto-rockers KOLOR.

Included among abundance of artists are world-renowned names such as the UK’S Bombay Bicycle Club, Sweden’s The Cardigans and US hip hop legends Wu-Tang Clan who will be making their Hong Kong debut at the festival.

Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’, had quite the global impact due to a groundbreaking fusion of East Asian and African American culture embedded in its sound. Known to utilise explicit, humorous and free-associative lyrics and samples from old kung fu movies, the album gets its title from the famous 70s martial arts films ‘Enter the Dragon’ and ‘The 36th Chamber of Shaolin’.

The seminal release also inspired many creatives here in Asia, one of them being Julis Brian Siswojo aka JBS — local skate-shop owner, streetwear designer, actor and part of Hong Kong’s very own hip hop group, 24Herbs.

Wu-Tang Clan, The Cardigans and Bombay Bicycle Club will make their way to Asia to perform at Clockenflap exclusively.

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They will be joining previously announced acts that have been stated as headliners this year; Arctic Monkeys, Phoenix, Kings of Convenience and FKJ.

Also not to miss are the much-anticipated performances of Hong Kong’s hometown heroes, including indie-pop five-piece The Hertz, rap trailblazer Tyson Yoshi, plus a one-of-a-kind collaboration between COLLAR x Rubberband.

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The festival promises a unique experience into the world of music and arts, with interactive art programmes scattered across Central Harbourfront. Indulge in abstract and psychedelic films, jam together using a collection of special sound effects, or be a model and take your pick from the many photo-ops available on site.

Weekend passes have rapidly sold out since Clockenflap announced its full line-up, but you can still try and score tickets for Sunday, March 5 here.

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

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