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MUSIC – Clockenflap 2014: The Full Weekend in Review

Festival review by guest writer Carla Thomas.

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river/With tangerine trees and marmalade skies…” And with that bizarrely sedative tune, the Flaming Lips’ cover of Lucy in The Sky with Diamonds was the psychedelic swan song that brought Clockenflap 2014 to a surreal close.

The three-day arts and music festival, arguably Hong Kong’s premier annual music event, expected to see record numbers of festival-goers this year. The turnout was undoubtedly boosted by high-profile acts like Kool & The Gang and Tenacious D.

Friday night was all about letting Glasgow flourish, as both synthpop darlings Chrvches and post-rock heavyweights Mogwai performed impressive sets at the Harbourflap main stage (though the cringe factor was strong as Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry’s made the baffling decision to address the Hong Kongese crowd in Mandarin). It was The Vaccines’ infectiously high-energy indie rock blowout at Replay stage that earned the prize of best atmosphere of the night, or at the very least, sweatiest.


EVENT – Freespace Festival 2014 Continues Tomorrow at West Kowloon

Freespace Festival 2014 continues on Sunday at West Kowloon Cultural District. More information here, entrance is free.

Open 11am – 10pm, last entry at 9pm. There is music, dance, art installations, games, craft stalls and food – an ideal warm-up for Clockenflap next weekend.


EVENT – Slutwalk 2014, this Sunday 2pm: Against Sexual Assault at Occupy

This Sunday, 2pm in Causeway Bay, protesters will gather to rally against sexual harassment and assault in Hong Kong.

Slutwalk 2014

Join the event on FB.

The focus this year will be on incidents at the Occupy protests.

Slutwalk 2014

 

In a statement earlier in the protests about violence and police inaction, Amnesty International said “women and girls were among those targeted, including incidents of sexual assault, harassment and intimidation.”