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Live Nation acquires majority stake in Clockenflap, one of Asia’s best-known festival brands



Live Nation’s acquisition

Live Nation, the leader in live entertainment, has today announced it has acquired a majority interest in Clockenflap, a Hong Kong-based event organiser specialising in music festivals and concerts, and its flagship Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival, one of Asia’s best-known festival brands. The Clockenflap team will continue to curate, manage and produce its festivals and events, now with access to Live Nation’s unparalleled festival portfolio and resources.

About Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival

Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival made its much-anticipated return over March 3 – 5, after a four-year hiatus, with a sold-out event that featured world-class live performances from a diverse array of artists including Arctic Monkeys (UK), Balming Tiger (Korea), Bombay Bicycle Club (UK), The Cardigans (Sweden), Chai (Japan), HYBS (Thailand), Leenalchi (Korea), Milet (Japan), N.Y.P.D (Hong Kong), Wu-Tang Clan (US) and Yellow (Taiwan).

Founded in 2008, the three-day, 30,000-per-day capacity festival takes place annually at Hong Kong’s Central Harbourfront Event Space. The festival has announced the dates for its next edition, which will take place from December 1 – 3, 2023.

Clockenflap also organises regular touring concerts in Hong Kong under the brand Clockenflap Presents, with recent sold-out shows announced for Cigarettes After Sex and Honne.

Statement from Clockenflap and Live Nation

Justin Sweeting, Co-founder and Music Director of Clockenflap said the support and resources Live Nation brings will help Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival cement its position as one the best city festivals in the world.

Roger Field, President of Live Nation Asia Pacific said Clockenflap’s festival delivery and expertise is invaluable asset across the Asia region.

Mike Hill, Co-founder and Managing Director of Clockenflap said by joining forces with Live Nation, Clockenflap can continue to grow its activities in Hong Kong and regionally.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visit




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