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Live and loving it

Hong Kong was visited by giants of pop and indie music, and the city was finally blessed with a world-class festival, but the local music landscape in 2012 was ruled by a chubby thirty-something Korean man doing a ridiculous horse dance.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 3:29pm

Letters to the Editor, December 15, 2012

Where is the 'care' Cathay crew pledged?

Do Cathay Pacific flight attendants have a death wish for their company?

15 Dec 2012 - 3:30am 3 comments

Lawmakers want transparency for West Kowloon arts hub rent policy

The body running the West Kowloon arts hub site needs to be more transparent about rental charges, lawmakers say.

2 Dec 2012 - 3:39am

Justin Sweeting is happy to be making a live music scene in Hong Kong

It's not easy fighting on the frontline for forward-thinking music in Hong Kong. Being surrounded by one of the world's most efficient pop machines, sky-high rents and a dearth of live music venues means it's a never-ending battle to entice audiences, pay for venues and, most of all, continue to bring quality acts to our city.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:32pm

Talking Points

'Broken Tooth' out of prison

1 Dec 2012 - 2:41am

Three festivals a test of Hong Kong's cultural development

Hong Kong is finally getting what it has long asked for. For three of the next four weekends, starting today, people can enjoy live music and art performances under the sky by artists and musicians from home and abroad at the spacious outdoor West Kowloon reclamation site.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:38am

Clockenflap festival is music fans' big ticket

"You know, none of this makes any sense. A freak show, a giant cuckoo clock, none of it makes any sense." That's Jay Forster, one of the founders of Clockenflap, Hong Kong's only international music festival, going over the new additions to this year's event. Fellow founders Mike Hill and Justin Sweeting share Forster's sense of giddy wonder.

11 Nov 2012 - 9:38am

Raft of arts events planned, even without land grant

The authority responsible for the West Kowloon Cultural District isn't letting the fact that it has yet to receive the land grant for the site get in the way of running events to get the arts hub up and running - even before the buildings take shape.

28 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Back where we belong

It's a Sunday morning in January 2008 and Jay Forster is on clean-up duty at Cyberport. His friend and business partner, Mike Hill, is lying on the grass nearby, sipping a beer, physically and mentally drained but euphoric.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Mark Six

There was one winner of the first prize of HK$8,000,000 in last night's draw. The winning numbers were 4, 15, 23, 33, 37 and 47 and the extra 22. Three tickets won the HK$532,680 second prize. Third prize paid HK$92,640.

9 Mar 2011 - 12:00am