It's being billed as 'the biggest music showcase in Asia' but does the Hong Kong Harbour Fest, which started last Friday and will run over the next three weekends, come across as one? An event of this scale - estimated to cost some $130 million and the government may foot up to $100 million of that bill - you would have expected to hear everyone talking about it, reading about it or see lots of big posters about it. After all, having visiting pop acts is such a big deal in most major cities - think London, New York and Tokyo - that the organisers usually would pull out all the stops to promote the event. Other than the occasional announcements on television and radio, or advertisements in newspapers and magazines, have you seen any big billboard advertising the event, say, in Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok, or in other eye-catching areas such as the entrances to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel? It was not until over the weekend did we start to see ads of the mega event - which some now call Harbour Mess - in MTR stations. In fact, do you know what's going on? 'I haven't seen any publicity materials about the concerts on the streets. The whole event appears to be very messy. I still don't know the line-up,' said Nelson Lee Wing-yin, 17. Yankee Wong Wing-yan, also 17, said: 'I haven't seen any promotions for the festival on the streets. The festival doesn't give me the feeling of a large-scale extravaganza ... there are no real popular acts.' Playing over the coming weekends include British chart-toppers Atomic Kitten, Westlife as well as a host of local acts such as Twins, Boy'z, Gigi Leung Wing-kei, Eason Chan Yick-shun and Shine. If you still don't know who's doing what and when, you can visit www.hkharbourfest.com for more information.