The Lan Kwai Fong Beer and Music Festival – Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16 – is back. This year’s massive street party has an enhanced musical offering, with 22 Hong Kong bands taking to the stage throughout the weekend.

Here are three bands you must catch.

Bamboo Star
An iconic voice, massive guitar, bass that blisters and relentless drums: Bamboo Star is a powerful, hard-driving rock band. To understand where they’re coming from, Bamboo Star was created by Australian-Hong Konger and vocalist Wilfred Chung and Canadian-Hong Konger lead guitarist Terence Ng. Their songs are written in English and Cantonese, and the name Bamboo Star (“jook sing”) plays on the slang for Chinese people who have overseas backgrounds and are trapped between societies. This is what Bamboo Star sounds like.

Dusty Bottle
Somewhere between soul and jazz, Dusty Bottle are a six-piece that get on a groove and explore it. The band was formed by Jason Yeung, Matthew Leung, Jeffrey So and Kay Chan at the end of last year. Their common love of R&B and Hip-Hop held them together and attracted Cherry and Kirk to join the band. They were finalists at this year’s Battle of the Bands. Catch their sound online here.
lan kwai fong beer and music festival live music bands

Nasty Dudes
Nasty Dudes are hard rocking, exceptionally talented musicians, who got together in Los Angeles in 2013. At the time, Terry and Kim pursing advanced studies at arts institutes and got together as a two-man band, the Nasty Brothers. They gigged around, including in a signing contest, before setting about creating the current four-piece line up in 2014 with the addition of Poon and Chiu. The NastyDudes have high hopes of revolutionising the music industry. They’re loud and proud, and sound like this
lan kwai fong beer and music festival live music bands

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