Returning for its third edition from 3 March to 9 March, The Week Hong Kong showcases local acts from hard rock and hip hop to blues and world music
There are a wide array of large-budget music festivals in Asia, as well as different Hong Kong concerts and underground gigs that we keep a close eye on. One that is not to be missed is of course The Week Hong Kong 2019! Returning for its third edition from 3 March to 9 March – seven nights, seven gigs, seven locations – with over 25 local bands, we’re excited to share its hot line-up with you.
The Week Hong Kong 2019 returns in March
Hosted across seven live music venues in Hong Kong, The Week Hong Kong 2019 features over 25 local music acts ranging from hard rock and hip hop to post-punk and folk music as a celebration of diversity and homegrown sound. Each themed showcase night offers a snapshot of different up-and-coming and well-established Hong Kong bands, revealing the city’s most talented and down-to-earth players to local music fans. And we’re just excited to have this wonderful opportunity to get exposed to new genres and new tunes.
Seven nights, seven themes
“Our hope is that by making it easy to discover and celebrate, The Week Hong Kong will strengthen the music scene here and help it grow even broader, richer and more colourful,” said co-founder Elaine Ip. This year, the annual music festival has each of its individual night dedicated to hip hop, metal, blues & folk, post-punk, alt-rock and world music.
Showcase Night, 3 March: Twisterella*, Wellsaid, Brother Plainview
Blues & Folk Night, 4 March: Henry Chung & the Spontaneous Combustion, The Pineapple Jam, Tomii Chan
World Music Night, 5 March: Chris Polanco and Azucar Latina band, The Zero Point, Hak Gwai
Metal Night, 6 March: Rain in Time, The Priceless Boat, Parallel Horizons, The Ancient Mental
Post-punk Night, 7 March: David Boring, Say Mosquito, The Pafala, The Viscose
Hip Hop Night, 8 March: Geniuz F, JB a.k.a. Jiggie Boy, PPC Records, Beatbox matrix, DJ blaze, Lazyboi Dri & King $aral from 7on7, Spiritual Teen Centre
Alt-rock Night, 9 March: Nowhere Boys, Seasons for Change, Bamboo Star, Black Coffee
“It’s not just about breaking down barriers between musical genres, but also reaching out across the different communities that call Hong Kong home,” said co-founder Paul Sedille. “Showcasing the diversity of Hong Kong’s underground means crossing over between languages, neighbourhoods and smaller scenes that can otherwise feel very segregated.” As a volunteer-run event, The Week Hong Kong 2019 proves to be one of the loveliest music festivals of the year to nurture the thriving local music scene and connect hungry local music fans. So, what are you waiting for?
The Week Hong Kong 2019, The Hub Wan Chai, Lost Stars Livehouse, Ping Pong 129, TTN, Mom Livehouse, The Space, 1563 at the East
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