Clockenflap

Both artists won slots at Clockenflap festival in previous years. They explain how they did it, and why it was so worth the effort.
After LCD Soundsystem and Die Antwoord pulled out, things were looking a little shaky for Clockenflap this year. But no one needed to worry about substandard substitutions.
In an era when the threat of backlash steers many bands away from making political statements, CharmCharmChu doesn’t apologise for what it wants to say – no matter the subject.
How do bands get booked? What was the festival like at the start? Clockenflap founder Justin Sweeting reveals how to get the most of this celebration of music, art, theatre, and more.
Four albums in and Foals have the world at their feet. They’re a serious band (probably too serious for horse puns) but drummer Jack Bevan says they’re planning to kick back after Clockenflap.
Scottish rockers Travis stops for a chat as they celebrate their new album, Everything At Once.
Most young people would probably have heard of Blackalicious when Daniel Radcliffe flawlessly rapped their song, Alphabet Aerobics, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2014.
Singer-songwriter Kevin Tsui Ka-ho loves Hong Kong - he's written songs called 'Tai Po', 'Sham Shui Po' and 'Kowloon City' - but there's another reason why he can't travel as much as he'd like to.
Most high school bands end up performing the odd gig during morning assembly, or standing on the awards podium at the school talent show. But that was not enough to satisfy James's Secret.

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