What to see and do in Hong Kong this August

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in Hong Kong this August. This month sees the opening of two music festivals and DNCE and LANY will perform live. Not to forget Dancing Queen, the bubbly musical production that has just the right amount of summer sprinkle.


DNCE Live in Hong Kong

DNCE, the band behind platinum-selling single Cake by the Ocean, is coming to Hong Kong on 14 August. The dance-rock band will only be in Hong Kong for one day, so fans should try and snap up tickets as soon as possible.

Venue: Macpherson Stadium
Date: 14 August
Enquiries: N/A
Website: https://www.livenation.asia/venue/849542/macpherson-stadium-tickets

LANY Live in Hong Kong

Los Angeles-based LANY is coming to Hong Kong for the first time, after performing in numerous countries including the UK, Australia and the Philippines. LANY, which is an acronym for America’s star cities – Los Angeles and New York – is best known for the electronic-dance single ILYSB from their debut EP.

Venue: Music Zone @ E-max
Date: 8 August
Enquiries: N/A
Website: https://www.livenation.asia/show/983683/lany-live-in-hong-kong-2017/hong%20kong/2017-08-08/en

Hong Kong Summer Bachata & Kizomba Festival

Celebrating its third anniversary this year, the Summer Bachata and Kizomba Festival returns to Hong Kong and invites all dance lovers to watch, learn and dance in its annual celebration of Bachata and Kizomba.

The festival will feature different dance styles and genres including urban bachata, sensual bachata, tarraxinha, kizomba, semba and Brazilian zouk.

Venue: Lee Tung Avenue
Date: 11 – 13 August
Enquiries: hksbkfestival@gmail.com
Website: http://hksbkfestival.simdif.com/

Hong Kong International Reggae Ska Festival

To celebrate reggae and all its glory, some of Asia’s finest bands –  including NST and Soul Sauce from Korea, Beat Bahnhof from Japan, and Red I and MC Rastro from the Philippines – are on their way to Hong Kong to participate in Hong Kong’s second international Reggae Ska Festival.

The festival will also feature The Groove Thief from the USA, Smiley Song from Korea and Alex Croft from the UK.

Venue: PMQ, Central
Date: 20 August
Enquiries: modsoundpromotion@gmail.com
Website: http://www.pmq.org.hk/event/endless-summer-hong-kong-international-reggae-ska-festival/

Dancing Queen

Escape to a Greek island with the musical theatre production Dancing Queen. The musical tells the story of Sophie, who attempts to find out the identity of her father before her wedding day by inviting three of her mother’s past lovers to her wedding. A light and breezy tale filled with laughter, love and friendship, Dancing Queen also features vibrant pop songs.  

Venue: The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Date: August 5
Enquiries: +852 9493 8976
Website: http://www.hkticketing.com/events/WCDANCI0817

Text: Sadia Lima

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