Clockenflap: more than just a music festival

Returning to Central Harbourfront from 17 to 19 November, Clockenflap is well known for its audible offerings, which this year includes trip hop heroes Massive Attack (the lead singer of which may or may not be world-famous graffiti artist Banksy), big beat pioneers The Prodigy, poster boy for the UK grime scene Stormzy, Danish electropop maven Mø, Chinese rap sensation Higher Brothers and Hong Kong’s own Per Se and Shumking Mansions.

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However, there is much more to it than just the music. The three-day event also boasts a dynamic programme of interactive and immersive arts experiences. Read on to find out what we’re expecting to be filling our Instagram feeds over the course of the weekend:


Japanese illustrator and conceptual artist Shigeki Matsuyama's NARCISSISM: DAZZLEROOM promises to be one of the most intriguing installations of the festival. Mesmerising and mobile, it will be roaming the event ground and captivating imaginations through its extraordinary 'dazzle camouflage' optical illusion.

Balloon Chain 

A familiar fan-favourite at festivals across the globe, including Burning Man and Coachella, Balloon Chain is a large-scale kinetic sculpture that comprises illuminated helium-filled balloons attached to a cord. Anchored at either end by crew members, the line of balloons changes shape in the sky, adding a hypnotic dimension to Hong Kong's already spectacular cityscape as it extends to a height of up to 100 metres. 


Body artist ellebannA's QUANTUM performance piece is back by popular demand. Its roving fantasy figure arouses curiosity and evokes mystery, taking you on a visual voyage that's as beguiling as it is magical and at the same time encourages a spirit of unity and connection. 


Conceived by architecture and design studio Hassell, multi-disciplinary agency Greater Group and experiential marketing agency TRO, Footprints explores modern mediums of storytelling by transposing user-generated digital narratives into the context of caves, the walls of which were arguably the world's first storyboards. 

Highlight image photography: Kitmin Lee