Half-back, Full-back, Hollaback?: Gwen Stefani to headline Rugby Sevens festival

Gwen Stefani performs in New York City in 2015. Photo via AFP.

Gwen Stefani — the three-time Grammy winner, former No Doubt frontwoman, and noted non-hollaback girl — will perform a one-night-only show at the Central Harbourfront event space timed to coincide with this year’s Hong Kong Rugby Sevens tournament.

The concert, on April 5, “will be the first time Stefani has performed in Hong Kong for more than a decade,” according to an announcement from the event’s organizers.

Stefani’s performance will be part of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens Festival, a line-up of events surrounding the tournament that “extends the atmosphere of the rugby revelry and entertainment to the streets of Hong Kong.”

(Judging by the throngs of drunken rugby fans and “lads” in fancy dress that usually fill the streets come Sevens-time, we thought the atmosphere of revelry was pretty well extended already, but hey, couldn’t hurt right?)

For the remainder of the tourney — the world’s largest for rugby — the Central Harbourfront will be a designated “fanzone,” with live entertainment and big screens showing the action on the field.

Entry to the fanzone, it should be noted, will be free.

But don’t speak, we know just what you’re thinking, and no, the Gwen Stefani concert will not be free as well.

Tickets are HK$780, and are available at Ticketflap.


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