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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Newsletter: Clockenflap Raises the Bar on Day Two, with Mesmerising Performances from The Cardigans, FKJ, Kings of Convenience, KOLOR and More!


Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival,  delivered another day to remember as the sold-out, three-day event welcomed an eclectic  lineup of top international, regional and local acts to Central Harbourfront. 

Swedish indie-pop icons THE CARDIGANS were pitch-perfect headliners on the Harbourflap  Stage, which also played host to French New House pioneer FKJ, Norwegian folk-pop  legends KINGS OF CONVENIENCE and acclaimed American singer-songwriter SASHA ALEX  SLOAN.  

The FWD Stage once again showcased a diverse mix of musical genres and styles, including a  headline set by Canto-rock giants KOLOR, the soulful sounds of GINGER ROOT, a unique  joint performance by COLLAR x RUBBERBAND, Thai indie-pop duo HYBS and captivating  Taiwanese singer-songwriter LÜCY. 

And there was more great live music on the Park Stage, where the highlights included local  breakout rock act N.Y.P.D., Tokyo-based indie-rockers HITSUJIBUNGAKU and Japanese  dance-pop dynamos CHAI, while the Electriq Stage hosted a poignant and memorable JANETTE  SLACK TRIBUTE. 
In addition to six stages of music, the festival also presented a full programme of arts  attractions that included eye-popping street art by CARATOES and PARENTS PARENTS, an  interactive sound installation from Clockenflap Open Call winner PAUSE.REC.PLAY, a visually  astonishing journey into artists’ mental imagery of local cityscapes curated by VIDEOTAGE,  and the ever-popular BIRDMEN, a trio of huge luminous bird-like creatures that wandered  among the crowd. 

Among the highlights set to perform on Sunday are hip-hop legends WU-TANG CLAN, UK  indie-rock innovators BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB, German electronic supergroup MODERAT and British genre-hoppers BLACK COUNTRY, NEW ROAD. For the full lineup, see

The Cardigans headline the Harbourflap  Stage

FKJ raises the tempo on the Harbourflap Stage

FKJ raises the tempo on the Harbourflap Stage

FKJ raises the tempo on the Harbourflap Stage

FKJ raises the tempo on the Harbourflap Stage

Soulful sounds from Ginger Root on the FWD  Stage

COLLAR X RubberBand join forces on the  FWD Stage

Thai indie-pop duo HYBS perform on the FWD  Stage

Taiwanese chanteuse LÜCY shines on the  FWD Stage

Local breakout act N.Y.P.D. rock the Park Stage

Tokyo-based indie-rockers Hitsujibungaku  play the Park Stage 

Japanese dance-pop dynamos CHAI wows the Park  Stage

The otherworldly Birdmen interact with the  crowd

Fans chilling at the festival to the max.


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