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6 Artists to Watch Out for in Clockenflap 2018!

6 Artists to Watch Out for in Clockenflap 2018!

Mayee Gonzales November 7, 2018 Music & Culture

Just a few days left before we head to this year’s Clockenflap. Are you ready? Have you bought your tickets yet? If you answered yes and yes then you better brace yourself for these amazing acts we cannot wait to watch onstage.

Below are six artists you should not miss in Clockenflap 2018.


Experimental yet strangely accessible is the best way to describe Cornelius’ sound. Keigo Oyamada is part of this year’s Clockenflap and we’re excited to see him live. Get ready for lush sounds that feature dissonant elements as Cornelius merges art and music onstage. He’s not one of Japan’s most-loved artists for nothing.

Amadou and Mariam

What’s interesting about Amadou and Mariam is not their capability to create and perform music. It’s how they combine traditional Malian music with guitar and blues, creating a sound that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Catch the husband wife and duo as they take the Clockenflap stage for the first time.


If you grew up watching MTV in the early 2000s then you know how memorable “Evil” is. The video, the catchy bass line, and the summoning voice of Paul Banks made Interpol a commercial success not only in the US but also worldwide. See Interpol as they headline and perform songs from their new album “Marauder” on Friday.


It’s easy to obsess over Rhye, considering his voice and music. Mike Milosh’s then solo project turned into a critically-acclaimed band with debut album “Woman” receiving nomination for a Polaris Music Prize. With the new album “Blood”, slow down with Rhye on Saturday just before you catch the next act on our list.

David Byrne

David Byrne is a legend, that’s for sure. A pioneer of new wave music, David Byrne brought life to Talking Heads with hits like “Psycho Killer” and “Once in a Lifetime.” He’s back on the road with new music and dance moves, which will make you love him even more. David Byrne rarely visits Asia so don’t miss the opportunity to see this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer live.

Jarvis Cocker Introducing Jarv Is

Fans of English rock band Pulp should not miss Jarvis Cocker as he debuts as Jarv Is in this year’s Clockenflap. Together with an all-new band, expect Jarv Is to perform his own material which The Guardian describes as “lusty and electrifying.” A couple of hits from Pulp might also make their way to the set list so better watch out for that.

For more info on Clockenflap, check out our article HERE. You can also visit their website, Facebook, and Instagram pages for tickets and more details.

(Cover photo by  Lusher Photography)