Music: Massive Attack heading to Asia the end of this year

Hong Kong, and maybe other dates? Maybe Japan?

Here is the first news in this newspaper from HK:

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 June, 2017, 3:04pm

British trip-hop giants Massive Attack and Canadian indie star Feist will be headlining this year’s 10th-anniversary edition of the Clockenflap festival on the Central Harbourfront in November.

The other main acts named in today’s first announcement of performers at the 2017 festival include veteran US indie band the Dandy Warhols, Danish singer-songwriter MØ, reunited Hong Kong alternative pop band Fan Hung A, influential world-music act Tinariwen, Korean R&B/hip hop star Dean, and American DJ and producer Matthew Dear.

  • Bristol trip-hop legends Massive Attack
  • Canadian indie-rock chanteuse Feist
  • US indie veterans The Dandy Warhols
  • US DJ/producer Matthew Dear
  • Canadian duo Bob Moses
  • Manchester five-piece Blossoms
  • Danish electropop singer 
  • Local acoustic act Per Se
  • World music mavericks Tinariwen
  • Hong Kong indie legends Fan Hung A 粉紅 A
  • Chinese rap group Higher Brothers 海爾兄弟
  • Taiwan alt-indie act Hello Nico
  • …and Hong Kong rock pop favourites Supper Moment

Massive Attack to headline Hong Kong’s Clockenflap festival 2017

The festival will also bring international stars the Dandy Warhols and MØ to Hong Kong, and feature a host of other local and overseas acts at the Central Harbourfront on its 10th anniversary

Clockenflap takes place from November 17-19, and Massive Attack are set to close the festival on the Sunday night with their only performance in Southeast Asia this year. The Clockenflap shows will be the first in Hong Kong by both Massive Attack and Feist.
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 June, 2017, 3:04pm

Massive Attack formed in Bristol, in the west of England, in 1988 and became the standout act in the city’s influential trip-hop movement, which also included acts such as Portishead and Tricky. Taking influences from hip hop, reggae and soul, the outfit pioneered a hypnotic, bass-heavy sound and produced some of the ’90s best-loved dance anthems, such as Unfinished Sympathy and Karmacoma.
“We’ve been working on Massive Attack for many years now,” says Clockenflap music director Justin Sweeting. “Although we’ve had opportunities in the past to bring out different iterations of their show, including the DJ format, we’ve always preferred to wait until we could present the full-blown live show for maximum impact.”
“It’s a big, visual production with 11 people performing on stage, which will make for a truly spectacular finale to close the 2017 festival on the main stage.”



Early bird tickets are available via Ticketflap until July 3:
  • General admission 3-Day weekend tickets are $1,410
  • General admission Friday tickets are $820
  • General admission Saturday and Sunday tickets are $890
  • Student 3-Day weekend tickets are $1,080
  • Student Friday tickets are $570
  • Student Saturday and Sunday tickets are $640
Clockenflap offers free entry for children aged 12 and under (maximum two per one paying adult).

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