Hong Kong’s biggest music festival cancelled over political unrest

Clockenflap, Hong Kong's biggest music festival, has been cancelled, organisers said on Friday, the highest-profile event so far to fall…

Clockenflap, Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, has been cancelled, organisers said on Friday, the highest-profile event so far to fall victim to the increasingly violent political unrest engulfing the city.

British folk-rock sensations Mumford & Sons and American star Halsey were among the headliners for the festival this year, which was scheduled for November 22-24.

“Due to the escalation of the crisis this week, and therefore the uncertainty this creates for the coming weeks, Clockenflap 2019 will be cancelled,” the organisers said in a statement.

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