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Darren Emerson, Deekline & Ed Solo announced as part of Clockenflap's December line-up

The festival reveals majority of performers for its end-of-year event, including headliners PULP, Joji, Caroline Polachek and more

  • Amira Waworuntu
  • 21 September 2023
Darren Emerson, Deekline & Ed Solo announced as part of Clockenflap's December line-up

Clockenflap, Hong Kong's largest international outdoor music and arts festival, has just announced its massive line-up for the upcoming December 1-3 event at Central Harbourfront. This marks the eagerly awaited 13th edition of the festival, following a sold-out three-day extravaganza in March that yielded an attendance of over 87,000.

In the true spirit of Clockenflap, attendees can anticipate an incredibly diverse line-up that spans the globe, showcasing both renowned international acts plus regional and regional gems.

For the first day of events, the announced headliners are J-pop super duo Yoasobi, Caroline Polachek and U.K. rockers IDLES. Headlining on Saturday are Britpop legends PULP, while Japanese singer-songwriter Joji leads the musical charge on Sunday.

Never one to single out electronic music enthusiasts, the festival will have a stellar selection of DJs and acts, including the illustrious Darren Emerson of Underworld fame, who makes his highly anticipated Clockenflap debut on Saturday. On Friday, Australian electro-house hellraisers Peking Duk will make a return to the festival after a hiatus since 2018.

UK bass champions Deekline and Ed Solo will be leading a Jungle Cakes takeover laden with breakbeat, breakstep, d’n’b and garage cuts on Sunday.

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Also not to be missed are 803 Crystal Grooves head honcho Cinthie, Hong Kong's own classical and jazz violinist turned DJ/producer Xiaolin, and British-Taiwanese musician Kamaal Williams who’s poised to blur the lines between jazz, hip-hop, r’n’b and EDM.

Highlighting the rich diversity of the local electronic music scene, Clockenflap has also included a selection of both established and up-and-coming names such as Slimefest, Immuno, Willer VS Alex Nude, Science Noodles, Heidi Mak, Bad Math, Major Tom, Finsent C, Marco Yu & Mill H, Totti, VJ PIXZ, Misty Penguin and Ocular Music.

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Tickets for the festival are now on sale, with three-day weekend tickets priced at HK$1,990 and single-day tickets at HK$1,280.

For more info on Clockenflap, head here.

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

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