Despite the recent unfortunate withdrawal of South African rap-rave duo Die Antwoord from this year's Clockenflap lineup (plus LCD Soundsystem's previous pull out from the festival), the final list of acts—totalling to more than 115 international and local artists—is still very much worth your every dime. Read on for the highlights.
New to the list includes two influential headliners from the UK: female rapper MIA, and the ethereal trio London Grammar, who are joining the main Harbourflap stage with the likes of post-rock legends Sigur Rós, UK rock band Foals, and The Chemical Brothers. Also to watch out for are Malaysian R&B songstress Yuna, Hong Kong singer-songwriter Ellen Loo, rap veterans The Sugarhill Gang, on top of US producer/singer Blood Orange, rock 'n' roll hall-of-famers George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, indie rock gods Yo La Tengo and more.
Here's the full schedule for each day (click for full size):
Not familiar with the acts this year? We've got that sorted for you, too. Here's a few of their best or newest hits:
M.I.A. (Saturday, 9:15pm, Harbourflap Stage)
London Grammar (Saturday, 7:15pm, Harbourflap Stage)
Sigur Rós (Friday, 9pm, Harbourflap Stage)
Foals (Sunday 7:30pm, Harbourflap Stage)
The Chemical Brothers (Sunday 9:15pm, Harbourflap Stage)
Yuna (Saturday 2pm, Harbourflap Stage)
Ellen Loo (Friday 7:15pm, Harbourflap Stage)
The Sugarhill Gang (Sunday 5:45pm, Harbourflap Stage)
Blood Orange (Saturday 8pm, FWD Stage)
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (Saturday 9:15pm, FWD Stage)
Yo La Tengo (Sunday 6:15pm, FWD Stage)
This year, Clockenflap will be held on Nov 25-27 at the Central Harbourfront, so familiar festival-goers will have to get used to a brand new layout. See below for the new map:
For more info and to get tickets, check the official website here.
Article by Evelyn Lok