Clockenflap might be over two months away, but we’re already beside ourselves in excitement after the second round of acts was released yesterday.
Building on anticipation from the already confirmed acts (Massive Attack! Feist! Higher Brothers!), Hong Kong’s premier music festival announced that legendary electronic outfit The Prodigy will be headlining on Saturday, which we expect will please both younger, Invaders Must Die-era listeners and reformed 90s ravers who still throw shapes to Firestarter.
Fellow electronic music lovers will be chuffed to learn that Skream, the massively popular British DJ who was at the forefront of the early 2010s dubstep revival, will also be playing on Sunday.
In more excellent news, Mercury Prize-winning Scottish rap group Young Fathers will be making their Hong Kong debut on the third day of the festival, and we are personally thrilled (even though the chances of them handing out homecooked chicken and rice to the crowd like they used to are slim to none). Adding some psych-rock flair to the festivities are Pond, from Australia, and Temples, from the UK, while falsetto fans will undoubtedly be pleased by the addition of neo-soul act Jungle.
Other acts to watch include punk rock band Slaves and XX-esque HVOB, who will take the stage with collaborator and Mumford & Sons guitarist Winston Marshall. Reppin’ the local music scene are indie noise rockers David Boring, while the fabulous and locally renowned DJ Miss Yellow will be on decks as well.
November 17th can’t come soon enough, if you ask us.
Tickets (available here) range from HK$890 to HKD$1,620 for adults, and HKD$570 to HK$1080 for students. Children under 12 go free. More acts will be announced closer to the time.