Music lovers at the Clockenflap festival on the Hong Kong harbourfront. The annual event is going ahead this year despite anti-government protests in Hong Kong, organisers say. Photo: James Wendlinger

Hong Kong’s biggest music festival going ahead despite protests, say organisers, as final line-up of acts confirmed

  • Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy and Nick Murphy added to Clockenflap festival line-up that already includes Halsey, Lil Pump and Mumford & Sons
  • Festival organisers say the cancellation of other events amid anti-government protests makes their mission to bring Hongkongers together more relevant than ever
Topic |   Clockenflap Music Festival

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Music lovers at the Clockenflap festival on the Hong Kong harbourfront. The annual event is going ahead this year despite anti-government protests in Hong Kong, organisers say. Photo: James Wendlinger
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As the protests continue, Hong Kong bands are expressing their feelings in song. Photo: James Wendlinger

Songs of freedom: eight new protest songs from Hong Kong bands

  • During times of protest, music can serve as a uniting and rallying force, and sometimes becomes a focal point
  • From rap to metal to punk, local groups are expressing their feelings about the unrest
Topic |   Music

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As the protests continue, Hong Kong bands are expressing their feelings in song. Photo: James Wendlinger
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