Attracted by Hong Kong’s historical significance to the rise of global urban culture, the first-ever ComplexCon outside the US aims to attract 30,000 guests from around the world to witness the latest cultural phenomenon at AsiaWorld Expo
(21 November 2023, Hong Kong) Today, Complex announced its groundbreaking move to bring its iconic cultural World Fair ComplexCon to Hong Kong from 22 to 24 March 2024 as its first-ever ComplexCon Asia Edition (ComplexCon Hong Kong). ComplexCon will bring its unique specialty in international pop and urban culture to Hong Kong Arts Month, broadening the city’s line-up of world-class events in March where tens of thousands of international art and culture enthusiasts and industry practitioners gather to participate in this thriving cultural scene. Projected to welcome over 30,000 guests from all over Asia and the rest of the world to AsiaWorld Expo, which is minutes away from Hong Kong International Airport, ComplexCon Hong Kong will provide an unprecedented experience for global pop culture enthusiasts to participate in this important cultural tentpole moment as part of the international festivities circuit.
First time bringing expertly-curated “festival of future pop culture” to Asia
Hosted in Los Angeles, California since 2016, ComplexCon is an expertly curated festival of the future, bringing together the world's most influential brands and artists for an immersive and unforgettable two days of style, sneakers, art, food, music, inspiration, and more. The festival debuted its first edition with artistic direction provided by Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams, and previous performances included hip hop heavyweights such as Travis Scott, Kid Cudi and Nigo. Last year, ComplexCon’s artistic director, Verdy led a phenomenal event followed by a prolific year art-directing for Coachella and BLACKPINK’s world tour amongst other creative projects. The festival is known for its expert-led curatorial approach, defining the culture of the moment and being the launch pad of what’s coming next across fashion, art, music and technology. Attendees can expect to shop for rare and limited-edition cultural items and join hundreds of celebrities, influencers and artists to celebrate the culture with live musical performances by some of the most sought-after artists of our times.
Supported by the Mega Arts and Cultural Events Fund (Mega ACE Fund) ofby the HKSAR Government (Mega ACE Fund), the first ComplexCon Hong Kong hopes to leverage the unique geographical location of Hong Kong as an east-meets-west platform for cultural exchange between the Greater Bay Area and the rest of Asia and the world. Complex Chinese is also honoured to have the Hong Kong Tourism Board as the event’s supporting organisation, joining hands together to promote the first-ever edition of the event in Asia, which will produce an unprecedented coming together of the most influential artists and creative icons in Asia and its global community.
Spokesperson of ComplexCon Hong Kong said: “With the global appeal of urban culture, we at ComplexCon have set our eyes on becoming an annual festival that defines where the next things begin for our massive community from around the world. Hong Kong has long been at the heart of the global urban culture scene, whose local artists and entrepreneurs collaborate with the international community, to drive cultural conversations in both the East and the West. We are excited to bring ComplexCon to Hong Kong, marking a unique milestone in this increasingly expansive scope of the global phenomenon of culture convergence by bringing in top designers, creatives artists and talents to gather at this 3-day festival.”
The first wave of tickets for ComplexCon Hong Kong will be available from 29 November 2023, while the first drop of headline artists and performances will be in December 2023. Stay tuned for latest information at https://complexcon.complexchinese.com/