The countdown to Hong Kong’s biggest annual music and arts festival is on as Clockenflap announces the first wave of artists for its upcoming edition. Among the big-name acts confirmed to appear at the three-day festival, which takes place at Central Harbourfront from Friday, 22 November to Sunday, 24 November 2019, are US electropop sensation Halsey, British indie giants Mumford & Sons and controversial Miami rap star Lil Pump, with many more names to be announced.

Featuring an eclectic array of established artists, festival favourites and thrilling breakthrough acts from around the world, the diverse first-phase lineup includes 21 Hong Kong live debuts and exclusive Asian sets from the likes of Bristol post-punks IDLES.

Continuing Clockenflap’s mission to bring Asia’s most compelling musical talents to Hong Kong, this year’s edition will welcome a variety of top acts from around the region. Demonstrating the strength and diversity of Taiwan’s music scene are a trio of distinctive artists at the forefront of two very different genres: acclaimed singer-songwriters Crowd Lu and Waa Wei, as well as rapper LEO 王, the first ever hip-hop artist to win the best male award at the Golden Melody Awards. Fans of Japanese girl groups can look forward to irrepressible kawaii metal duo Babymetal and offbeat electronic rock band Chai. Korea, meanwhile, is well represented by indie rockers Say Sue Me and rapper Colde from Seoul-based hip-hop duo Off On Off.

Amongst the other acts announced are Deafheaven, Fleetmac Wood, Arkansas indie-poppers Joan and there are still many more to be announced.

Tickets and more information about the event is available at clockenflap.com