The first-wave line-up for the 2023 edition of Hong Kong music and arts festival Clockenflap has been announced, and includes an eclectic group of artists. UK rock band Arctic Monkeys will perform in the city for the first time at the festival as part of their Asia 2023 tour. Other acts include Norwegian folk duo Kings Of Convenience, and German electronic music supergroup Moderat (Modeselektor and Apparat).

The iconic festival will return to Central Harbourfront for the first time in five years, and will take place from March 3-5, 2023. Arctic Monkeys will headline the first evening, along with French synth-rockers Phoenix and local hip-hop don YoungQueenz.

The first-wave line-up for Clockenflap 2023.
The first-wave line-up for Clockenflap 2023 (© Clockenflap via Instagram)

French multi-instrumentalist FKJ and Kings of Convenience will take the stage on Day 2, while Moderat, Canadian-Japanese singer-songwriter Milet, and Japanese experimental rock outfit MONO will round off the festival on the final day.

Early bird tickets are available until December 22. There are 30 artists who have so far been confirmed to play at the festival. They include:

Friday, March 3, 2023

Arctic Monkeys


Men I Trust



Kim Ann Foxman


假日貞操Virgin Vacation

豆腐王國Tofu Kingdom

Saturday, March 4, 2023


Kings of Convenience

Tyson Yoshi



The Illustrious Blacks

Ginger Root

Summer Salt


Silica Gel

Mr Koo

Crimes Against Pop

Sunday, March 5, 2023




Ezra Collective

Three Man Down

Ben & Ben

Balming Tiger



Header image credits: Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Convenience via Facebook. Moderat via Instagram

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