Monthly Archives: November 2017


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.


Video: Dutch ‘Black Pete’ character appears at Disco Bay Christmas parade, prompting racism row

A traditional Dutch Christmas festival in which people don blackface has made an appearance at Discovery Bay beach, Lantau.

In a video shared by Localiiz on Saturday, five characters can be seen arriving on a boat wearing blackface make-up, lipstick and large wigs. According to the tradition, Zwarte Piet – or Black Pete – is meant to be the servant of Sinterklaas, or St. Nichloas.

Across the Netherlands, the character celebrates the start of the Christmas season by giving out gifts to children alongside Santa Claus. According to polls, most Dutch see the practice as uncontroversial, though – internationally – the tradition has long raised eyebrows, not least owing to Holland’s colonial history.


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.

Clockenflap Higher Brothers.

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:

friday clockenflap 2017 schedule

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

saturday clockenflap 2017 schedule

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

sunday clockenflap 2017 schedule

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Phase 3 ticket prices:

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