With the audience numbering tens of thousands of fans, Clockenflap is renowned as the largest open air event in Hong Kong, and even further—it's listed among top ten Asian festivals. Since its founding in 2008, the festival has expanded from 1,500 to over 60,000 attendees in 2015. Likewise, its location has changed from a concrete public space known as "Cyberport" to the West Kowloon Cultural District, and then to its present venue—the Central Harbourfront Event Space.
The very first Clockenflap mostly nurtured Chinese indie and a variety of local alternative musicians. On the other hand, the event was also meant to introduce the best of international arts to the Chinese audience. Over the past years Clockenflap's stage has seen a range of big names including The Chemical Brothers, London Grammar, SEKAI NO OWARI, M.I.A., Yo La Tengo, Sigur Rós, Foals, The Sugarhill Gang, No Party For Cao Dong, Hyukoh, 65daysofstatic, Yuna, Birdy Nam Nam, The Trees & The Wild, BADBADNOTGOOD, Blood Orange, Jimmy Edgar, and so many others. Local celebrities go without saying.
The music festival takes place annually around mid-November. Along with the main music program, you'll be able to choose from a number of other arts, including theatre, comedy, cabaret, circus, as well as DJ workshops, robot-making classes and a range of other amusing activities. To put it short, you won't be bored,—that's definitely not about Clockenflap.