Clockenflap — Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival — ended with a triumphant flourish on Sunday night (Nov. 11) as neo-soul legend Erykah Badu brought the curtain down on three unforgettable days of music and arts with a show-stopping performance on the Harbourflap Stage.
Festival fans were also treated to world-class performances by U.S. R&B sensation Khalid, veteran Taiwanese indie rockers sodagreen, renowned Taiwanese singer-songwriter Wu Tsing-fong, Mercury Prize-winning alt-rock heroes Wolf Alice, U.K. drum and bass pioneer Roni Size and raucous London garage rockers The Vaccines.
Known for showcasing a diverse array of established and cutting-edge talent from Hong Kong, Asia and beyond, Clockenflap took fans on a voyage of musical discovery, with memorable sets by Japanese maverick multi-instrumentalist Cornelius, New York-based Chinese rapper Bohan Phoenix, Brooklyn neo-psychedelia band Sunflower Bean and many more.
Between musical performances, fans also took time out to explore the eye-popping array of interactive attractions dotted throughout the festival site, including the Clockenflap debut of the Milk Mart craft market. Children’s music star Nick Cope and much-loved Hong Kong kids’ entertainers Rumple & Friends were the stars of the show at the family area, while Clockenflap favorite Silent Disco was as popular as ever, with fans queuing up to dance to the beat of their chosen soundtrack.
The festival also revealed its dates for next year, announcing that Clockenflap will return to Hong Kong Central Harbourfront, Nov. 22-24, 2019.