Three days of the outdoors, artsy workshops and the best music in Hong Kong
Grasscamp returns for three packed days and two crazy nights of tunes, performances and all-around entertainment in Kam Tin's Mingle Village eco-site. Organised by Lawnmap, an organisation that promotes the use of public spaces in our city, expect hordes of revellers heading to this fest for the free-spirited vibes, the chance to pitch tent and, of course, to catch some music.
Grasscamp began in 2014 and we can now call it a regular feature in the city's festival scene. One of its biggest draws is the fact that there's a back-to-nature feel set against the amazing synergy of music and culture. It's the first time it's been held on the flat ground at Mingle Village, giving festival goers plenty of room to roam.
Now, then: the music. Alongside workshops and mini-talks on all sorts of topics throughout the weekend, there's plenty of bands to catch on the Main and Campfire stages. In fact, it's a mostly local affair, with headliners including indie poster boys Chochukmo (pictured) and alt-rockers A New World If You Can Take It. Other acts to catch include rapper Løstboy, and acoustic guitar-wielding Ferdinand Choi, and The Interzone Collective with all seven of their musicians kickin' up a storm.
Expect, over the weekend, hours of music performances, workshops, artists, art groups-in-residence, children's entertainment, markets and even film screenings. Buy camping supplies, organic foods, craft souvenirs and an array of artworks. But, mostly, have fun. And catch some of the best bands on the local scene while you're enjoying time out from our urban jungle on some solid green grass for a change. No, not that sort of grass...