Students from King George V School have been busy organising the annual Lion Rock Festival, which is set to take place at the school on Friday March 24. The charity concert is in support of the Child Welfare Scheme, a Hong Kong based organisation which provides support for underprivileged children in developing countries and combats human-trafficking.
Here are the up-and-coming star acts you can look forward to:
This indie singer-songwriter was the first student to perform for our Live@YP show a little more than a year ago. The Californian has been performing constantly since the age of 11, and plans to release her debut album this year, hot on the heels of her most recent single, 360. Dixie learned from the greats: Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and Robert Johnson to name but a few.
The newly-formed quartet play a variety of pop-punk and rock covers, including a live version of The Way, a song by singer Andrew’s other band, 29 Falls, which has more than 100,000 streams on Spotify. This is their first time at Lion Rock, and the band feel optimistic about where the future will take them.
Formed in 2014, this classically-trained group merge indie pop and EDM seamlessly to create a new and exciting sound. The Sha Tin College-based band, who focus on deconstructing and re-imagining modern electronic music, make their Lion Rock debut.
Formerly known as Technical Difficulty, Code Red are an alternative rock band known for their blend of originals and energetic covers. Expect big singalongs, as
this group have been known to cover the likes of Muse, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Paramore.
Denial By Candy
Formed in late 2016, Denial By Candy burst onto the Hong Kong music scene in November with triumphant performances at South Island School’s Nightfest and the 24 Hour Race. Tiffany Yu, Justin Lang, Ally Lim and Danny Park are the collective, and fall comfortably under the rock umbrella.
Inspired by Arctic Monkeys, Imagine Dragons and The 1975, this alternative four-piece have gained an impressive fan base in little more than a year. They released their debut record The Other Side Of My Mind in August 2016, peaking at number 3 on the Asian Rock charts and number 2 on Hong Kong’s iTunes charts, before recently signing to a new record label.
A mesh of raw, young, energetic and wild grunge rockers who deliver their music through deep meaningful lyrics. The band has been performing since 2013, and is set to release debut album Not Wasted this spring on Spotify and iTunes.
With no social media pages or music available online, the enigmatic Timeless Paradox remain shrouded in mystery until their performance. What we do know is that they’re a hard rock band and aren’t afraid to experiment with their sound.
Edited by Lucy Christie
Advance tickets (HK$90) for the Lion Rock Music Festival are available from the event’s Facebook page, or on the door (HK$100), with all proceeds going to the Child Welfare Scheme. Music starts from 6.30pm