Freespace Jazz Fest is back for its fifth and largest edition this October, offering a week-long celebration of music and the arts. Various stages at Freespace, Art Park, Wonderland, M+, and Xiqu Centre will come alive with top international and local music acts, along with family-friendly activities.
From October 6 to 8, Wonderland becomes the festival’s largest outdoor stage, where headliners like Lawrence Ku Trio, Patrick Lui Jazz Orchestra (featuring Eugene Pao and Ted Lo), The Comet Is Coming, Li Xiao-chuan, Richard Bona, Nduduzo Makhathini, Voision Xi, Kinga Głyk, and Antonio Sánchez will serenade the audience under the stars. Grab your 1-Day Pass Ticket or 3-Day Pass Ticket.
A notable highlight this year is the expansion of the festival into the Grand Theatre at the Xiqu Centre. On October 26, award-winning jazz diva Stacey Kent, accompanied by her trio group, will deliver a highly anticipated one-night-only concert. Get your tickets here before they sell out!
Embracing the true spirit of jazz, The Box at Freespace transforms into a space for improvisation and play. On October 4, Korean jazz sensation Dasom Baek, along with two other Korean musicians, collaborates with Hong Kong composer Olivier Cong for an exciting night of experimental music blending world and electronic music elements (get your tickets here). On October 7 and 8, director Yau Chung-wai and music director Tsui Chin-hung take children on a jazz discovery journey with the original musical “Mischievous Boy” (tickets here).
The Hong Kong jazz collective Fountain de Chopin takes over The Room, offering a series of free programs that delve deep into the world of jazz and improvisation.
For music enthusiasts, there will be free gigs by outstanding musicians in jazz, contemporary, and world music from around the world at the Great Lawn, Harbourside Lawn – West, and M+. These performances will feature artists from Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia, mainland China, and Hong Kong.
For a more intimate experience, Lau Bak Livehouse will host specially curated showcases of local and international bands, along with sharing sessions hosted by pianist Daniel Chu.
The festival also includes DJ booths, an arts and crafts market on the Great Lawn, a wide selection of food and drinks, captivating art installations, and various enjoyable activities for families to enjoy.
Freespace Jazz Fest event details:
Fun for the whole family in one of Hong Kong's newest venues, with lots of space to run around!
Couples and families looking for a relaxed afternoon.
Don't forget your picnic blankets, and hopefully sunscreen!
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