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Chemical Brothers, Blood Orange and more hit Hong Kong in November

Shanghai's run of major music festivals may be pretty much done and dusted for the year, but one of Hong Kong's biggest live music events of 2016 is still yet to come. This year's Clockenflap Festival is taking place in late November with a line-up we're unlikely to see on the Mainland any time soon.

The Chemical Brothers, Sigur Rós and Foals are among the main headliners for the ninth edition of the annual festival, but there's a strong middle bill as well with the likes of Blood Orange (watch below), George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, José González, Shura, Yo La Tengo, Crystal Castles and 65daysofstatic all in the mix. Initially announced headliners LCD Soundsystem may no longer be taking part, but it's still a mightily impressive bill and so far it seems as though only González, Jimmy Edgar and Sekai No Owari from the festival bill will also be making the trip to Shanghai.


In addition to the live music, the three-day harbour-front event also promises a range of other attractions including a silent disco and a silent cinema, a craft market, a host of visual, audio and performance art taking place across the site, plus a slew of food and drink stalls.

Of course, this quality of line-up comes at a price that's higher than your average Mainland festival - pre-sale three-day tickets are currently on sale for around 1,400RMB (until November 10) - but if you can grab some cheap flights it could make for a great long weekend getaway to warmer climes just as the Shanghai winter begins to bite. To that end, Ctrip currently has flights with Spring Airlines for that weekend starting at just over 1,000RMB return including all taxes.

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