With Hidden Agenda returning this month, we give you the first five gigs for the live house's fourth iteration
By Josiah Ng|
When Hidden Agenda was forced to close in September due to licencing issues at its Tai Yip Street address, we at Time Out shed a collective tear. The road to a new licence seemed a long one but thanks to massive online crowdfunding, Hidden Agenda is back already - the perfect early Christmas present. Following the announcement that the venue is to reopen as a live house and cafe, in its new Kwun Tong digs, Hong Kong's indie community is breathing a collective sigh of relief that the venerable establishment isn't going the way of Musicians Area or Backstage Live just yet. HA4.0, as its affectionately dubbed, can keep Hong Kong rocking out, with a stunning new interior and menu to boot.
The beautiful new space comes complete with rollaway tables and a surprisingly decent food menu available from midday to 7pm. But the real meat is in the music that comes after the sun goes down. Hidden Agenda has been avidly testing its menu over the last couple of weeks but it's finally ready to serve up some bands once more. There are already five tasty treats already lined up, so here's what to expect...