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Event: Katy Perry to perform in Hong Kong on Asia leg of ‘Witness’ tour

US singer Katy Perry will perform for the first time in Hong Kong next March.

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Her Witness album tour will touch down in Asia next year, with shows also announced in Tokyo, Taipei, Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta.

Perry was denied a visa to China this year, according to PageSix. In 2015, she donned a bright sunflower dress during a concert in Taiwan and wore the Taiwanese flag as a cape.

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Tickets – starting at HK$488 – will go on sale on December 12 via HK Ticketing.


In Pictures: Interactive artwork and music wow festivalgoers as Clockenflap gets into full swing

Interactive artwork and a diverse succession of sets wowed festivalgoers as the Clockenflap festival continued into its second day.

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Photo: Chris Lusher.

On Saturday, headliners The Prodigy and Stormzy got the crowd moving as tribute act The Bootleg Beatles led the audience in an epic singalong by the Central habourfront.

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The Prodigy. Photo: Chris Lusher.

Aside from the music, attendees enjoyed an array of interactive art pieces.

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Photo: Luke Van der Kamp.

Balloon Chain, a gigantic sculpture made of helium-filled balloons, brightened up the harbour as it continued to change, shaped by the passing wind throughout the weekend.


In Pictures: Hong Kong’s 10th Clockenflap festival kicks off in Central

Clockenflap music and arts festival kicked off on Friday at the Central Harbourfront.

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Photo: Chris Lusher.

The 10th edition of the 3-day festival began with performances from UK indie heroes Kaiser Chiefs, Canadian indie-pop chanteuse Feist, French indie band Totorro, Chengdu rap act Higher Brothers and LA rapper Kid Ink.

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Feist, Photo: Chris Lusher.

On Saturday, UK grime don Stormzy, local indie legends Chochukmo, Portland’s Dandy Warhols and UK techno-punk hellraisers The Prodigy will be playing.

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Higher Brothers. Photo: HKFP.

Tickets are still available – HK$1,050 for single day entry. HK$640 for students.


Event: The full Clockenflap Festival 2017 schedule

The Clockenflap Music & Arts Festival returns for its 10th edition next weekend at Central Harbourfront, bringing together a sparkling array of talent, unique attractions and music-loving fans that all adds up to the best weekend of the year.

Here is the full 2017 schedule – click to enlarge:

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See also: Clockenflap Festival 2017: The Prodigy, Young Fathers, Temples, Jungle & Bootleg Beatles

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See also: Massive Attack, Feist, MØ, Dandy Warhols, Matthew Dear, Bob Moses confirmed

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Phase 3 ticket prices:

  • General admission 3-Day weekend tickets are HK$1,830

Kaiser Chiefs, Kid Ink, Stormzy, Chochukmo to play at Hong Kong’s Clockenflap 2017, as full line-up confirmed

English indie rock band the Kaiser Chiefs, American rapper Kid Ink, Michigan DJ Seth Troxler and English grime and hip hop artist Stormzy have been announced for Clockenflap 2017. 

Also joining the line-up will be French Hip-hop beatmaker Onra, Californian DJ/producer Tokimonsta, Taiwanese funk-pop trio Cosmos People and local indie heroes Chochukmo.

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The Kaiser Chiefs. Photo: Clockenflap.

They will be joining previously announced acts The Prodigy, Temples, Temples, The Bootleg Beatles,  Young Fathers, Slaves and Wednesday Campanella.

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Shots of the Prodigy on tour, Sydney Australia, March 2015.

As well as Massive Attack, Feist, MØ, Dandy Warhols and Bob Moses at Central Harbourfront from Friday, November 17 to Sunday 19.


Event: A free Hong Kong art walking tour with Chinese performance artist Frog King

Mesmerised by the rebellious artistic movements at the turn of the 60s and 70s? This weekend, an exclusive free art walking tour will look at two major exhibitions from the period.

First up is an exhibition of work from Gianfranco Baruchello and Marcel Duchamp at Massimo de Carlo gallery. Both artists subverted the standards of their time. Have a go at decoding Baruchello’s iconic box compositions and large-scale figurine populated canvases. Also see Duchamp’s spiralling installation, which will turn your idea of art on its head!

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Frog King. Photo: Wikicommons.


Video: Chengdu rapper Xie Di takes aim at China’s white expats in ‘Stupid Immigrants’

Chengdu rapper Cai Zhenhong – also known as “Fat Shady” or “Xie Di” – has rallied against foreigners living in China in catchy number entitled “Stupid Immigrants.”

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Chengdu rapper Cai Zhenhong. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Cai seemingly targets privileged white expatriates, with references to English teachers, entrepreneurs and models. Peppered with insults and middle-finger gestures, the lyrics also take aim at women who associate themselves with foreigners.


Event: Scottish comedy hero Kevin Bridges returns to Hong Kong next month on world tour

Scotland’s biggest comedy export, Kevin Bridges, is bringing his global tour to Hong Kong next month.

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Dubbed ‘brilliant’ by Billy Connolly, Kevin made his debut at The Edinburgh Playhouse on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009. Overnight success followed with Kevin selling out his run at the Edinburgh Festival in just one day! 

As well as having a strong hometown following, Kevin has taken his style of observational, cutting edge comedy all over the globe. He has performed throughout Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, USA and Canada along with tours of the Far East and Middle East. 


Clockenflap Festival 2017: The Prodigy, Young Fathers, Temples, Jungle & Bootleg Beatles just announced

Legendary UK live act The Prodigy, neo-soul heroes Jungle, psychedelic rockers Temples, dubstep pioneer Skream and record-breaking Fab Four tribute act The Bootleg Beatles, have been announced for Clockenflap 2017.

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Shots of the Prodigy on tour, Sydney Australia, March 2015.

Also added to this year’s lineup are Mercury Prize-winning Scottish alternative hip-hop collective Young Fathers, Australian psychedelic rock maestros Pond, British punk duo Slaves, and J-Pop giants 水曜日のカンパネラ Wednesday Campanella.

Jungle and Temples.

Jungle and Temples.

All will be joining previously announced Massive Attack, Feist, MØ, Dandy Warhols, Matthew Dear and Bob Moses at Central Harbourfront from Friday, November 17 to Sunday 19.


Justin Bieber’s Hong Kong show cancelled, as star scraps world tour

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has cancelled his Purpose World Tour without explanation.

“Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months,” a statement from his tour representative said on Monday.

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Justin Bieber. Photo: Wikicommons

Beiber had been set to perform in Hong Kong this September 27, in addition to 13 other remaining dates across Asia and North America.