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The Libertines and Damien Rice tempt ’flappers, take time out from your electric smog, and get ready for the cultures of the globe

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 September, 2015, 9:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 15 September, 2016, 3:22pm


It’s that time of year again when the Clockenflap buzz starts picking up. Part of that is because The Libertines are headlining, but also because tickets to the November shows are already on sale.  As usual there’s a smattering of moderately popular acts (Damien Rice, Blackalicious) thrown together with a bunch of guys you’ve never heard of (Songhoy Blues, OWK). But that doesn’t really matter, as most of us go to Clockenflap just because it’s one of the few legit festivals in the city – good music is but a mere bonus.

November 27-29, West Kowloon Cultural District, West Kowloon. Early Bird (until September 18): November 27, HK$680; November 28-29, HK$780;  HK$1,280 (three-day pass). Phase one tickets (September 19-Oct 16): November 27, HK$750; November 28-29, HK$850;  HK$1,450 (three-day pass). Phase two tickets (October 17-November 6): November 27, HK$810; November 28-29, HK$910;  HK$1,620 (three-day pass). Phase three tickets (November 7-November 26): November 27, HK$880; November 28-29, HK$980;  HK$1,780 (three day pass). Door: November 27, HK$980; November 28-29, HK$1,020;  HK$1,940 (three-day pass) ticketflap.com. Inquiries: clockenflap.com  

OffGrid – Turn on Airplane Mode  

For most people, turning your phone to airplane mode – meaning, no WhatsApp or Facebook or Instagram – is more than enough to cause a panic. Event organisers Hybrid think that’s unhealthy. And to prove their point, they’ve set up a two-day, one-night health and wellness retreat, offering a range of physical and spiritual activities, including yoga, meditation, martial arts and dance, and paired with nutritional meals supplied by local health outlets. Best (or worst) of all, this will  take place in a100 per cent digital-free environment. Not for the faint of heart. 

September 27-28, Palm Beach, Lantau, HK$1,180  goo.gl/v6tHSG. Inquiries: 5968 3131  

World Cultures Festival  

The annual celebration of world cultures through art returns this year for its 10th anniversary. Among the music-heavy programme is the Asian premiere of The Song of Eva Perón by Argentina’s Tango Buenos Aires. Inspired by the former first lady of Argentina, this tango showcase follows her rise and tragic fall. Don’t cry for her, Hong Kong!   

October 16-November 15. Various times, venues and prices. Inquiries: 2370 1044