If you're a music fan who loves checking out concerts and live music, you're in luck here because Hong Kong and neighbouring Macau draws in some of the biggest names in the music business. From international pop and rock megastars playing at AsiaWorld-Expo to up-and-coming indie bands doing showcases at the city’s coolest underground venues, this regularly updated list covers all the best upcoming acts that you should book you tickets to.
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Upcoming concerts and gigs in Hong Kong and Macau
This fall, Eaton HK and Ear Up are teaming up with singer-songwriter Serrini to bring us a series of gigs featuring an eclectic list of local talents. From low humming Jazz and blues to pop-rock and comedic hip-hop, soothe your soul with an intimate night out at Terrible Baby with good music. Performers include progressive country-blues artist Tomii Chan Hollowed and dark-toned indie-folk Chanka feat Nichung Shades of Blue. Tickets to the first five gigs in the series can be purchased on a standalone basis, but tickets to the series finale – Serrini Femme Fatale – can only be purchased as a package along with tickets to other gigs in the series.
On November 16, Lil Jon, a.k.a. the king of crunk and iPod-era hip-hop, will be performing a DJ set at Club Cubic, Macau. Widely known for legendary hits such as Get Low, Turn Down For What, and Roll Call (which holds a Guinness record for 'most swear words in a song'), multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning DJ, rapper and music producer Lil Jon is no stranger to the charts. With so many awards under his belt, you won't even need drinks to help you dance from the window to the wall.
The world's most popular helmeted DJ is going to slay Macau's dance floors on November 23. While nobody knows his face, Marshmello has made himself a household name in the EDM music scene. Best-known for his chart-topping collaborations with the likes of Selena Gomez, Migos, Khalid, and more, Marshmello has a staggering two billion streams across Spotify alone. More recently, the artist scored his first Hot Country Songs No.1 title with his latest song, One Thing Right.
Hong Kong’s answer to Glastonbury and Coachella, Clockenflap is back with an impressive lineup for 2019. The massive three-day music and arts fest in 2018 saw some seriously big bands and acts like Interpol and Khalid, talented up-and-comers within the local music scene as well as the impressive last-minute addition, Erykah Badu. So far, 2019's initial lineup includes controversial rapper Lil Pump, electropop sensation Halsey, and British indie giants Mumford and Sons.
After a successful debut last year, iconic UK electronic bonanza Creamfields is back this December. The dance music festival sees some of the biggest spin masters in the world last year – including the likes of Alesso, Diplo, Martin Garrix – do their thing. Expect radio-friendly house anthems and plenty of hands pumping in the air for this edition.
Fronted by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool, the American punk-rock group is returning to Hong Kong ten years after their last live show here in March 2020 to promote their upcoming album – lovingly titled Father of All Motherfckers* – which will be released on February 2020. The five-time Grammy Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are known for hit songs like Wake Me Up When September Ends, American Idiot, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life), that speak to our angsty inner teen. The band will be performing at AsiaWorld-Expo on March 20 at 8pm. While tickets aren't available for sale yet, we'll keep you updated as soon as they are.