Adam Wright

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Adam Wright

Editor, Entertainment

Adam joined the Post in 1997 and worked in various roles before becoming entertainment editor in 2004.

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Club 71, go-to bar for artists, activists and creatives in Hong Kong, to close – killed off by the coronavirus pandemic

INXS frontman Michael Hutchence filmed there. Filmmakers Christopher Doyle and Herman Yau, and political activist ‘Long Hair’, were regulars. Club 71 is the latest Hong Kong drinking institution to have been killed off by the Covid-19 pandemic.

29 Sep 2020 - 7:40PM

INXS frontman Michael Hutchence filmed there. Filmmakers Christopher Doyle and Herman Yau, and political activist ‘Long Hair’, were regulars. Club 71 is the latest Hong Kong drinking institution to have been killed off by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Club 71, go-to bar for artists, activists and creatives in Hong Kong, to close – killed off by the coronavirus pandemic
Opinion | Indoor venues have been allowed to reopen, so why are Hong Kong’s beaches still closed?

Venues such as bars, restaurants and karaoke clubs have been allowed to reopen, so it makes little sense that the sea is still off limits.

25 Sep 2020 - 1:56PM

Venues such as bars, restaurants and karaoke clubs have been allowed to reopen, so it makes little sense that the sea is still off limits.

Indoor venues have been allowed to reopen, so why are Hong Kong’s beaches still closed?
Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang, 36, found dead at home after suspected freak accident

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang was found dead in his Taipei apartment after being involved in what is believed to have been a freak accident, making him the third 36-year-old Asian celebrity to die this week.

17 Sep 2020 - 6:31PM

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang was found dead in his Taipei apartment after being involved in what is believed to have been a freak accident, making him the third 36-year-old Asian celebrity to die this week.

Taiwanese singer-actor Alien Huang, 36, found dead at home after suspected freak accident
The Wanch, oldest live-music venue in Hong Kong, shuts in Wan Chai, its operation ‘suspended’ until Covid-19 is under control

Hong Kong’s longest-running live-music venue, The Wanch, often likened to New York’s CBGB, is vacating its Wan Chai premises after 33 years. Owners vow to resume operating once Covid-19 crisis is fully over.

1 Sep 2020 - 6:56PM

Hong Kong’s longest-running live-music venue, The Wanch, often likened to New York’s CBGB, is vacating its Wan Chai premises after 33 years. Owners vow to resume operating once Covid-19 crisis is fully over.

The Wanch, oldest live-music venue in Hong Kong, shuts in Wan Chai, its operation ‘suspended’ until Covid-19 is under control
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, cancelled for second year running, this time because of coronavirus

Covid-19 crisis makes it impossible to stage Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival this November, Clockenflap organisers say. Last year, anti-government protests forced a halt.

10 Jul 2020 - 12:08PM

Covid-19 crisis makes it impossible to stage Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival this November, Clockenflap organisers say. Last year, anti-government protests forced a halt.

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, cancelled for second year running, this time because of coronavirus
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24 Jun 2020 - 2:57PM
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Facebook fight over Epizode music festival in Vietnam as competing organisers of event accuse each other of fraud

Ownership of the Epizode music festival in Vietnam is being fought over by two groups, which both claim to be its founders. The battle is playing out on Facebook.

21 Jun 2020 - 7:15PM

Ownership of the Epizode music festival in Vietnam is being fought over by two groups, which both claim to be its founders. The battle is playing out on Facebook.

Facebook fight over Epizode music festival in Vietnam as competing organisers of event accuse each other of fraud
Chinese rappers support Black Lives Matter protests in the US – after slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations

Chinese hip-hop artists Vava and Higher Brothers have this week shown their support for the Black Lives Matter protests in the US despite slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations last year.

5 Jun 2020 - 10:07AM

Chinese hip-hop artists Vava and Higher Brothers have this week shown their support for the Black Lives Matter protests in the US despite slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations last year.

Chinese rappers support Black Lives Matter protests in the US – after slamming Hong Kong’s anti-government demonstrations
Age Against the Machine: 3-year-old Malaysian girl’s cover version with dad of US metal hit an adorable call for revolution

The cover version of Killing in the Name, sung by three-year-old Audrey with her father on guitar, has had 1.3 million views on Facebook and earned the praise of Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, the band behind the original.

29 Apr 2020 - 6:00PM

The cover version of Killing in the Name, sung by three-year-old Audrey with her father on guitar, has had 1.3 million views on Facebook and earned the praise of Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, the band behind the original.

Age Against the Machine: 3-year-old Malaysian girl’s cover version with dad of US metal hit an adorable call for revolution
‘Kill the virus, not the business’ – Hong Kong bar owners angry at lack of government help despite two-week shutdown

Hong Kong bar and club owners are enduring a two-week shutdown as a coronavirus precaution. They agree with the closure, and are asking the government for help to pay rent and wages, but have received no reply.

9 Apr 2020 - 10:13AM

Hong Kong bar and club owners are enduring a two-week shutdown as a coronavirus precaution. They agree with the closure, and are asking the government for help to pay rent and wages, but have received no reply.

‘Kill the virus, not the business’ – Hong Kong bar owners angry at lack of government help despite two-week shutdown
Opinion | If Hong Kong party animals won’t protect themselves, and us, against coronavirus’ spread, the bars, clubs and restaurants they drink at must be shut

What is wrong with the revellers who continue to throng the bars, clubs, and restaurants of Hong Kong nightlife districts such as Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo and Wan Chai when there’s a deadly virus spreading? Stay at home.

23 Mar 2020 - 4:34PM

What is wrong with the revellers who continue to throng the bars, clubs, and restaurants of Hong Kong nightlife districts such as Lan Kwai Fong, SoHo and Wan Chai when there’s a deadly virus spreading? Stay at home.

If Hong Kong party animals won’t protect themselves, and us, against coronavirus’ spread, the bars, clubs and restaurants they drink at must be shut
Chinese social media shocked as huge concerts go ahead in UK amid coronavirus pandemic

Large gatherings everywhere have been cancelled due to the virus, but in Britain, the Stereophonics put on three huge concerts. Comments on Chinese social media include: ‘Don’t ask for China’s help when things start to get bad’

18 Mar 2020 - 3:29PM

Large gatherings everywhere have been cancelled due to the virus, but in Britain, the Stereophonics put on three huge concerts. Comments on Chinese social media include: ‘Don’t ask for China’s help when things start to get bad’

Chinese social media shocked as huge concerts go ahead in UK amid coronavirus pandemic
Coronavirus-themed parody of Natalie Imbruglia song ‘Torn’ goes viral – people need cheering up, says Hong Kong singer behind video

A Hong Kong singer’s coronavirus-themed take-off of Natalie Imbruglia hit went viral this week. Kathy Mak says: ‘Emotionally the outbreak’s been quite a downer … I thought a song would be a fun way of looking at the situation.’

12 Feb 2020 - 7:00PM

A Hong Kong singer’s coronavirus-themed take-off of Natalie Imbruglia hit went viral this week. Kathy Mak says: ‘Emotionally the outbreak’s been quite a downer … I thought a song would be a fun way of looking at the situation.’

Coronavirus-themed parody of Natalie Imbruglia song ‘Torn’ goes viral – people need cheering up, says Hong Kong singer behind video
Review | Surviving Vietnam’s Epizode electronic music festival: 11 days of gigs, 4am starts, 130 performers and 12,000 fans

Held on a beach on Phu Quoc island, marathon music event Epizode featured some of the biggest names in EDM, such as Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, and Moodymann. Also on offer: meditation, yoga, gong baths and art installations.

20 Jan 2020 - 7:29PM

Held on a beach on Phu Quoc island, marathon music event Epizode featured some of the biggest names in EDM, such as Loco Dice, Ricardo Villalobos, and Moodymann. Also on offer: meditation, yoga, gong baths and art installations.

Surviving Vietnam’s Epizode electronic music festival: 11 days of gigs, 4am starts, 130 performers and 12,000 fans
Our five most read Asian book stories of 2019, about activist Joshua Wong’s philosophy, love and loss in China, and more

History, democracy, and creativity – or rather, the lack of it in contemporary Hong Kong – our most read stories of 2019 covered some big topics. None are bigger than love, the subject of Xinran Xue’s latest book about China.

24 Dec 2019 - 3:00PM

History, democracy, and creativity – or rather, the lack of it in contemporary Hong Kong – our most read stories of 2019 covered some big topics. None are bigger than love, the subject of Xinran Xue’s latest book about China.

Our five most read Asian book stories of 2019, about activist Joshua Wong’s philosophy, love and loss in China, and more
From K-pop scandals and deaths to DJ Tenashar’s downfall, our five top music stories of 2019

K-pop was big in 2019, often for the wrong reasons – the deaths of singers Goo Hara and Sulli and the Burning Sun nightclub sex scandal. Away from K-pop, Post readers were most interested in Asian music festivals and DJ Tenashar’s decline and fall.

23 Dec 2019 - 6:35PM

K-pop was big in 2019, often for the wrong reasons – the deaths of singers Goo Hara and Sulli and the Burning Sun nightclub sex scandal. Away from K-pop, Post readers were most interested in Asian music festivals and DJ Tenashar’s decline and fall.

From K-pop scandals and deaths to DJ Tenashar’s downfall, our five top music stories of 2019
Opinion | Jailing of K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon offers ray of hope in dark year for the industry

The jailing of Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon on rape charges is a welcome first step towards ending the misogyny and victim blaming that is rampant in the K-pop industry, Adam Wright says.

3 Dec 2019 - 6:30AM

The jailing of Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon on rape charges is a welcome first step towards ending the misogyny and victim blaming that is rampant in the K-pop industry, Adam Wright says.

Jailing of K-pop stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon offers ray of hope in dark year for the industry
Marilyn Manson to play first Hong Kong gig in March 2020

Tickets to the debut show by the controversial rocker go on sale on December 13

28 Nov 2019 - 2:40PM

Tickets to the debut show by the controversial rocker go on sale on December 13

Marilyn Manson to play first Hong Kong gig in March 2020
Opinion | K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands

First Jonghyun, then Sulli, now Goo Hara: three stars dying in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong in the K-pop industry, with the pressure placed on performers reaping a devastating cost today.

18 Feb 2020 - 1:13PM

First Jonghyun, then Sulli, now Goo Hara: three stars dying in less than two years shows that something has gone tragically wrong in the K-pop industry, with the pressure placed on performers reaping a devastating cost today.

K-pop deaths of Goo Hara, Sulli and Jonghyun leave industry with blood on its hands
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival Clockenflap cancelled after protests escalate

One week before the start of the three-day festival set to host Halsey, Babymetal and Mumford and Sons, organisers pull the plug and say ‘the situation has now made this impossible’

15 Nov 2019 - 11:10PM

One week before the start of the three-day festival set to host Halsey, Babymetal and Mumford and Sons, organisers pull the plug and say ‘the situation has now made this impossible’

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival Clockenflap cancelled after protests escalate
Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says

Mama ceremony has been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012; while the cancellation was known about, this is the first time a source has confirmed anti-government protests are the reason for the decision.

18 Feb 2020 - 11:22AM

Mama ceremony has been staged in Hong Kong every year since 2012; while the cancellation was known about, this is the first time a source has confirmed anti-government protests are the reason for the decision.

Hong Kong protests the reason top K-pop awards show skipping the city, music industry source says
Hong Kong’s biggest music festival going ahead despite protests, say organisers, as final line-up of acts confirmed

Organisers say the cancellation of other events amid months of anti-government protest makes their mission to bring Hongkongers together more relevant than ever. Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Nick Murphy among names added to line-up.

30 Oct 2019 - 7:10PM

Organisers say the cancellation of other events amid months of anti-government protest makes their mission to bring Hongkongers together more relevant than ever. Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Nick Murphy among names added to line-up.

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival going ahead despite protests, say organisers, as final line-up of acts confirmed
Hong Kong protests: hip-hop festival Rolling Loud the latest to cancel, citing safety reasons

Amid the Hong Kong protests, Rolling Loud, part of the world’s biggest hip hop festival, has been cancelled. Migos and Wiz Khalifa were among the artists booked to appear at the festival in West Kowloon Art Park.

14 Oct 2019 - 12:10PM

Amid the Hong Kong protests, Rolling Loud, part of the world’s biggest hip hop festival, has been cancelled. Migos and Wiz Khalifa were among the artists booked to appear at the festival in West Kowloon Art Park.

Hong Kong protests: hip-hop festival Rolling Loud the latest to cancel, citing safety reasons
No place at Hong Kong hip-hop festival Rolling Loud for Vava after Chinese rapper backed police amid protests in city

China’s top female hip-hop star posted video captioned ‘Rolling Loud in Hong Kong … see ya’. Then she shared People’s Daily meme saying ‘I support Hong Kong police’. Was she dropped from line-up? Organisers won’t say.

11 Sep 2019 - 4:37PM

China’s top female hip-hop star posted video captioned ‘Rolling Loud in Hong Kong … see ya’. Then she shared People’s Daily meme saying ‘I support Hong Kong police’. Was she dropped from line-up? Organisers won’t say.

No place at Hong Kong hip-hop festival Rolling Loud for Vava after Chinese rapper backed police amid protests in city
Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides

Raise My Fist, by rapper Dwagie, contains lines such as ‘They want Hong Kong but not its people’, and comes after mainland Chinese rap acts such as Higher Brothers, Vava, PG One and CD Rev came out in support of Hong Kong police action against protesters.

5 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM

Raise My Fist, by rapper Dwagie, contains lines such as ‘They want Hong Kong but not its people’, and comes after mainland Chinese rap acts such as Higher Brothers, Vava, PG One and CD Rev came out in support of Hong Kong police action against protesters.

Rapper from Taiwan puts out track backing Hong Kong protests, as Chinese artists take sides
Opinion | How Chinese rappers are selling out hip hop by slamming Hong Kong protesters and supporting police

US rappers like NWA and Public Enemy once urged their followers to stand up to the government and police – but Chinese acts don’t feel the same. For artists like Higher Brothers, Vava and CD Rev, nationalistic pride comes first.

27 Aug 2019 - 2:36PM

US rappers like NWA and Public Enemy once urged their followers to stand up to the government and police – but Chinese acts don’t feel the same. For artists like Higher Brothers, Vava and CD Rev, nationalistic pride comes first.

How Chinese rappers are selling out hip hop by slamming Hong Kong protesters and supporting police
Opinion | From Lay Zhang to Liu Wen – amid Hong Kong protests, China’s stars are being pushed to the front lines

Amid the summer of unrest gripping Hong Kong, Chinese celebrities like K-pop star Lay Zhang Yixing are nailing their colours to the mast as they rush to assure fans of their support for one China, writes entertainment editor Adam Wright.

15 Aug 2019 - 1:14PM

Amid the summer of unrest gripping Hong Kong, Chinese celebrities like K-pop star Lay Zhang Yixing are nailing their colours to the mast as they rush to assure fans of their support for one China, writes entertainment editor Adam Wright.

From Lay Zhang to Liu Wen – amid Hong Kong protests, China’s stars are being pushed to the front lines
Halsey, Lil Pump and Mumford & Sons: Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong puts on a youth-oriented line-up

Controversial rapper Lil Pump joins Halsey and UK folkers Mumford & Sons at Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival. Other acts include Babymetal, Deafheaven and The Kooks, with more to be announced.

8 Aug 2019 - 12:36PM

Controversial rapper Lil Pump joins Halsey and UK folkers Mumford & Sons at Hong Kong’s biggest music and arts festival. Other acts include Babymetal, Deafheaven and The Kooks, with more to be announced.

Halsey, Lil Pump and Mumford & Sons: Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong puts on a youth-oriented line-up
Review | Alfred Hitchcock: every film dissected in new appreciation of director’s genius by Taschen

From Psycho to The Birds to North by Northwest, Taschen’s Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films has a chapter for every film the ‘master of suspense’ directed in a 50-year career. One for the obsessive fan and casual reader alike.

4 Aug 2019 - 7:05PM

From Psycho to The Birds to North by Northwest, Taschen’s Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Films has a chapter for every film the ‘master of suspense’ directed in a 50-year career. One for the obsessive fan and casual reader alike.

Alfred Hitchcock: every film dissected in new appreciation of director’s genius by Taschen
Video: watch Archie from Hong Kong, the world’s youngest DJ, play a set at four years old

Archie has already played Clockenflap and Boomtown festivals in Hong Kong and Britain. To qualify for the Guinness World Record, he played a one-hour unassisted DJ set at the Bungalow club in Hong Kong.

16 May 2019 - 11:14AM

Archie has already played Clockenflap and Boomtown festivals in Hong Kong and Britain. To qualify for the Guinness World Record, he played a one-hour unassisted DJ set at the Bungalow club in Hong Kong.

Video: watch Archie from Hong Kong, the world’s youngest DJ, play a set at four years old