Whether you prefer the symphony or synthesisers, we’ve got the latest information on all sorts of musical performances happening in Hong Kong and we’ll keep you up-to-date every week
Want to indulge in some quality live music? Hong Kong actually has a thriving live music scene if you know where to look, for example, some of our favourite local bands are dreamy shoegaze band Thud and indie pop darling My Little Airport. No matter what type(s) of music your ears are attuned to – jazzy tunes, alternative rock music, vibrant hip-hop acts or international DJs – The live music beat will help you get your fix in Hong Kong.
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The Notwist Live in Hong Kong
Presented by YourMum, German alternative rock band The Notwist will debut in Hong Kong at TTN on 19 April. Having released nine studio albums, their musical spectrum is wonderfully diverse, swinging wildly from grunge-metal and indie rock to electronica and industrial sound. If you’re into alternative bands like Yo La Tengo and The Postal Service, The Notwist will definitely be of interest.
For fans of: Indie rock, electronica, plinkerpop
The Notwist Live in Hong Kong, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Punks & Skins Have More Fun
Formed by local British expats, street punk band Two Fingers Salute will perform with two other local bands, Oi! Squad and Say Mosquito, at The Wanch on 2 March. Having played at a great number of underground events, Two Fingers Salute guarantees all punk lovers a glorious mess of beer, sweat and fun.
For fans of: Punk, rock, live music
Punks & Skins Have More Fun, The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 28611621, 灣仔謝斐道54號
SiM ASiA TOUR 2018 Live in Hong Kong
Incorporating elements of heavy metal, alternative rock, hip hop, reggae and punk in their music, Japanese alternative metal band SiM is most known for their rebellious and destructive musical style and lyrics. Expect to capture intense raw emotions and explosive voices at their long-anticipated live debut in Hong Kong at Music Zone@E-Max on 18 March.
For fans of: Heavy metal, hard rock, punk
SiM Asia Tour, Music Zone@E-max, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2620 2222, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
Crowd Lu Spring World Tour 2018 Live in Hong Kong
Having completed his conscription, Taiwanese singer-songwriter Crowd Lu will finally return to the stage of Hong Kong after his well-received headline show here in 2012. His latest music video for hit single You Complete Me went viral upon its release on Valentine’s Day, so don’t miss out the chance to witness his brilliant guitar skill and the soothing love in his voice from 31 March to 1 April at Star Hall.
For fans of: Acoustic, pop
Crowd Lu Spring World Tour 2018 Live in Hong Kong, Star Hall, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2620 2222, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
Yogee New Waves Bluemin’ Days Tour
Presented by White Noise Records, Japanese indie pop band Yogee New Waves will bring their relaxing city-pop tunes to Eaton Workshop on 23 March. Their 2014 album Paraiso and 2017 album Waves speak sunshine and freedom, and their live performance (expect impressive guitar skills!) is definitely the best remedy after a stressful and tiring day.
For fans of: Indie pop, city pop, rock
Yogee New Waves Bluemin’ Days Tour, 2/F, Eaton Workshop, Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2782 1818, 佐敦彌敦道380號香港逸東酒店
Zenegeist’s 5th Anniversary Presents: After Sunset, Before Midnight
Presented by Zenegeist, a well-known Hong Kong indie music fan page on Facebook, Taiwanese indie band Sunset Rollercoaster will return to Hong Kong for third time with two other taiwanese bands – Deca joins and Midnight Ping Pong – to celebrate Zenegeist’s 5th Anniversary. Sunset Rollercoaster is known for their soul-tripping and atmospheric tunes, so enjoy a dreamy night at TTN on 27 March with fellow indie music lovers.
For fans of: Indie pop, dream pop, acoustic
Zenegeist’s 5th Anniversary Presents: After Sunset, Before Midnight, TTN, 1/F, Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun Street Yau Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 九龍油塘崇信街6號Ocean One 1樓
Harry Styles Live On Tour
Presented by Live Nation HK, English singer-songwriter and former One Direction member Harry Style will come to Hong Kong during his first ever solo world tour Live On. Having released his self-titled debut album in 2017, Harry Styles has amazed pop music fans with his soothing voice and lovely guitar skill. Catch his long-anticipated performance at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5 May.
For fans of: Pop
Harry Styles Live On Tour, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2582 8888, 香港灣仔博覽道1號香港會議展覽中心
Föllakzoid Live in Hong Kong
Having played at some of the best international alternative festivals, such as Primavera Sound, Levitation and Best Kept Secret, Chilean psychedelic rock band Föllakzoid will finally hit Hong Kong for the first time. Their previous EP III successfully brought listeners a highly addictive and futuristic soundscape, so don’t miss out on their epic whirlwind-like live performance on 7 March at Eaton Workshop.
For fans of: Psychedelic rock, instrumental rock, indie
Föllakzoid Live in Hong Kong, 2/F, Eaton Workshop, Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2782 1818, 佐敦彌敦道380號香港逸東酒店
Arch Enemy Will to Power Asia Tour
Organised by Mirage Music, Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy will make their long-anticipated appearance at Music Zone@Emax on 4 April. Formed in the mid-90s, Arch Enemy has become one of the most influential and explosive metal bands of our time. Most known for their fierce and dynamic stage presence, Arch Enemy will get everyone’s blood pumping with their amazingly deafening performance.
For fans of: Melodic death metal, heavy metal
Arch Enemy Will to Power Asia Tour, Music Zone@Emax, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2620 2222, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
Celine Dion Live in Macau
Having sold almost 250 million albums during her 30-year career and earning a great number of Grammy Awards and Academy Awards, Canadian singer Celine Dion is undoubtedly a global music icon. Most known for her heavenly sweet voice and heart-tugging songs like My Heart Will Go On and The Power of Love, her dynamic stage presence will amaze fans at The Venetian Macao on 29 and 30 June.
For fans of: R&B, pop
Celine Dion Live in Macau, Cotai Arena, The Venetian Macao, Estrada da Baia de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca, Macau, p. +853 2882 8888, 澳門望德聖母灣大馬路路氹金光大道
The fin. “There” Album Release Tour
The much beloved Japanese indie pop rock band The fin. will make their third return to Hong Kong after their well-received shows in 2015 and 2016. Their latest album There is dreamy and delicately produced in London by Bradley Spence, who is known for his production for Jamiroquai, Passenger, Alt-J and his mixing for Radiohead. Having shown a significant maturation in songcraft, The fin. will offer listeners an oasis of hope and serenity at Eaton Hotel on 18 March at Eaton Workshop.
For fans of: Indie pop, dream pop, indie rock
The fin. “There” Album Release Tour, 2/F, Eaton Workshop, Eaton Hotel, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2782 1818, 佐敦彌敦道380號香港逸東酒店
Big Band Night – All That Swing with Island Express Jazz Orchestra
As part of the Jazz-Go-Central, Jazz-Go-Fringe project, Big Band Night – All That Swing is a live music series that features different jazz musicians and bands. The Island Express Jazz Orchestra – formed by 17 young and adventurous jazz musicians – is most known for playing large ensemble arrangements by modern jazz composers, such as Bob Mintzer and Frank Mantooth. On 10 February, 21 April, 28 July and 24 November, they will return to Fringe Club and deliver to us the most whimsical and soothing jams.
For fans of: Jazz, classical, orchestra, live music
Big Band Night – All That Swing with Island Express Jazz Orchestra, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2521 7251, 中環下亞厘畢道2號
Zedd – Echo Tour
Russian-German record producer and multi-instrumentalist DJ Zedd will hit the stage at AsiaWorld-Expo on 31 March. In 2015, his album True Colors debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and No. 1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Most known for his collaboration Alessia Cara on Stay and Break Free with Ariana Grande, Zedd has become a worldwide star with his crazy dance and electro house music.
For fans of: Electronic, dubstep, DJ live music
Zedd – Echo Tour, AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, p. 3606 8828, 香港國際機場亞洲國際博覽館
Sónar Hong Kong
Sónar, known as the best electronic music festival in the world, is making its return to Hong Kong Science Park on 17 March. Having invited a great number of prominent hip hop artists, techno house DJs and experimental bands like The Black Madonna, Mount Kimbie and Mouse on the Keys this year, Sónar is not to be missed if you want to experience both mainstream and underground electronic music to the fullest.
For fans of: Electronic, techno, house, experimental, hip hop, live music
Sónar Hong Kong, Hong Kong Science Park, 2 Science Park West Avenue, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, 新界沙田香港科學園
Nouveau Jazz Weekend
From 3-4 March, Poland jazz musician Maciej Fortuna and Portuguese trio Vila Navio will bring a wide range of creative performances that goes beyond jazz norms to Hong Kong Arts Centre. For the afternoon gig “Fortuna Plays Szymborska”, Fortuna will pay tribute to Poland’s 1966 Nobel Literature Prize winner, Wislawa Szymborska. For evening performances, Vila Navio will incorporate elements of fado, popular and classic compositions with contemporary jazz and electronica, and Maciej Fortuna Special Quartet will present the experimental Polish electro jazz to the audience.
For fans of: Jazz, classical
Nouveau Jazz Weekend, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2582 0200, 香港灣仔港灣道2號
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
Hosted by Hong Kong Arts Festival, the internationally-renowned Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra from Switzerland will perform the most influential works of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Saint-Saëns on 23 March at Hong Kong City Hall with local pianist Rachel Cheung and the French cellist Gautier Capuçon. You’ll undoubtedly immerse yourself in their captivating live performance with the frantic orchestra.
For fans of: Classical, orchestra, live music
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2921 2840, 中環愛丁堡廣場5號香港大會堂音樂廳
LANY Live in Hong Kong
Presented by Live Nation HK, American three-piece pop rock band LANY will return to Hong Kong at Music Zone on 3 April after their success debut in 2017. Most known for their catchy tunes and dreamy electro-pop melodies in their singles like Super Far and Good Girls, audience are guaranteed a good time dancing to their enchanting tunes.
For fans of: Pop, rock, electro-pop, live music
LANY Live in Hong Kong, Music Zone@E-max, KITEC, 1 Trademart Drive, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, p. 2620 2222, 九龍灣展貿徑1號九龍灣國際展貿中心地下
Namie Amuro Final Tour 2018: Finally
With her music style ranging from R&B to J-pop, internationally-renowned Japanese pop singer Namie Amuro has been one of the leading figures in the Japanese entertainment industry since the early 90s. Most known for tracks like Baby Don’t Cry and What a Feeling, she’ll be hitting the stage at Hong Kong Coliseum on 31 March.
For fans of: Pop, J-pop, R&B
Namie Amuro Final Tour 2018: Finally, Hong Kong Coliseum, 9 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, p. 2355 7234, 紅磡灣暢運道9號
The Wedding Present Live in Hong Kong
British indie rock band The Wedding Present is known for their fierce and dynamic energy on stage. Their music is described as “some of the best love songs of the rock n’ roll era” by John Peel, the well-renowned English DJ of BBC Radio 1. The legendary band will be making their live debut in Hong Kong on 14 April, 2018 at Grappa’s Cellar. Expect 80s post-punk ruggedness as well as romantic elements from their music.
For fans of: Indie rock, indie pop, post-punk
The Wedding Present Live in Hong Kong, Grappa’s Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2521 2322, 中環康樂廣場1號怡和大廈地庫1號舖
The Chainsmokers Live in Hong Kong
Since their breakthrough with hit single #Selfie in 2014, American DJ duo The Chainsmokers has been charting the Billboard Hot 100 for 61 weeks, won their first Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording: Don’t Let Me Down in 2017, and nominated for the fourth time for their collaboration with Coldplay. Presented by Live Nation, The Chainsmokers will bring their heart-pumping electro dance music to Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo on 27 March, 2018.
For fans of: EDM, electro-pop, pop, live music
The Chainsmokers Live in Hong Kong, AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, p. 3606 8828, 香港國際機場亞洲國際博覽館
John Legend Darkness and Light Tour 2018
Grammy Award-winning American soul musician John Legend will return to Hong Kong for his Darkness and Light World Tour after his live debut here back in 2007. His latest album Darkness and Light has charted the Top 20 of the Billboard 200 and was streamed over 12-million times on debut week. Capture his charm and magic at AsiaWorld-Expo on 10 March, 2018.
For fans of: R&B, pop, neo-soul, live music
John Legend Darkness and Light Tour 2018, AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong, p. 3606 8828, 香港國際機場亞洲國際博覽館
Katy Perry – Witness: The Tour 2018
Back in 2008, American pop singer Katy Perry rose to fame with her sophomore album One of the Boys and hit single I Kissed a Girl, and has since been charting on the Billboard. Her third album Teenage Dream even crowned her the title of being the first female artist to produce five number-one songs in the United States. Upon her latest release Witness, she will make her live debut in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld-Expo on 30 March, 2018. Expect awesome colourful sets, quirky costumes and a dynamic presence!
For fans of: Pop, live music
The Script Live in Hong Kong
Having created top radio hits, such as Hall of Fame and Superheros – that brim with badass energy and buoyant melodies – and sold over 1.4 million tickets across 203 headline shows, The Script is undoubtedly one of the most well-known pop rock groups from the past decade. Don’t miss the Irish three-piece and their feast of vivacity on 24 April, 2018 at Star Hall, KITEC.
For fans of: Pop rock, soft rock
Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour
From the timeless acoustic chill-out classic The Lazy Song to the the funky 24K Magic, American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars’ transition in musical style has been proven by his success in diverse genres. His latest release encapsulates a touch of retro-ness, allowing his audience to wander in a wonderfully curated 1985 fantasy, but is also pop enough to put a smile on the faces of frequent radio listeners. Catch Bruno Mars at AsiaWorld-Expo on 12 May, 2018.
For fans of: R&B, pop, funk, live music
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