Five unmissable events in Hong Kong and Macau this spring, from harbourfront music to outdoor beer festival ... and Abba tribute

You won’t want to miss out on these gigs, glugs and glam rock

PUBLISHED : Friday, 27 January, 2017, 10:31am
UPDATED : Friday, 27 January, 2017, 10:31am

There are loads of arts and entertainment events coming up in Hong Kong and Macau in the next few months. We’ve picked out five we think you won’t want to miss. Tickets are on sale already – be sure to get yours before it’s too late.

Dragonland Music Festival

Dance, pop and Canto-pop will unite music lovers for this three-day outdoor music festival. The opening day sees Leon Lai Ming take the stage for his Leon’s Penguins in Live 2017 concert, while day two, the dance portion of the festival, welcomes headliners Steve Aoki and Zedd to the DJ booth. The final day of music will see heavyweights in pop do their thing with Iggy Azalea, The Black Eyed Peas, and others taking the stage.

Feb 24, 8pm, HK$780, HK$1,680; Feb Feb 25, 2pm, HK$780, HK$1,380; Feb 26, 2pm, HK$880, HK$1,680; Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central. Inquiries: [email protected]

Tom Jones

Given his wife’s fatal illness, it’s understandable Tom Jones cancelled his Hong Kong gig last April. The good news? The Welsh crooner did reschedule and will be here for one night only next month.

Feb 25, 8pm, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, HK$688-HK$1,488 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2629 6218

Beerfest Asia

It really doesn’t get better than beer, live music and games. And that’s what Beerfest Asia promises for four days in March. Visitors to the outdoor drinking bash can enjoy music by more than 20 international acts while guzzling popular and lesser known brews.

Mar 2, 6pm-11pm; Mar 3, 4pm-11pm; Mar 4, noon-11pm; Mar 5, noon-10pm, West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon, HK$150, HK$260; HK$580, HK$700 (free flow beer) Ticketflap. Inquiries: [email protected]

Art Central

The Central Harbourfront Event Space will host the third edition of the art fair that coincides with Art Basel Hong Kong in the city’s Art Week. The five-day programme features a robust line-up of participating galleries along with a number of performances and panel discussions.

Mar 20, 5pm-9pm; Mar 21-22, noon-5pm; Mar 23, noon-9pm; Mar 24, noon-7pm; Mar 25, 11am-7pm, Central Harbourfront Event Space, Central, HK$230-HK$500 Ticketflap. Inquiries: 2174 0322

Björn Again: The Ultimate Abba Experience

Abba tribute band Björn Again will perform the greatest hits by the Swedish foursome in a show with all the ’70s glitz you’d expect. The show has the distinction of being the only Abba tribute act endorsed original Abba members Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus.

May 12-13, 8pm, The Venetian Macao, Macau, HK$180-HK$480 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: +853 2882 8818