With Hong Kong’s vibrant underground music scene, it’s hardly surprising for Charlie Toller and Roger De Leon, brainchild’s of ALTN8 festival decided to create a new type of festival.
With Hong Kong’s eclectic mix of venues, vibrant underground music scene and a growing community of young, cool and music-savvy consumers, it’s hardly surprising for dynamic duo, Charlie Toller and Roger De Leon, brainchild’s of ALTN8 festival, decided to create a new type of festival.
ALTN8 is Hong Kong’s first indoor, music and arts event that offer guests a unique musical and culinary experience. Galvanising on the city’s already reputable and established restaurant and bar scene, ALTN8 have partnered with 8 of Hong Kong’s coolest venues and secured a stella line-up of both local and international house and hip hop artists, bringing to life a new type of festival format.
Stephan Bodzin, DJ Pierre, The Nextmen and the return of Wendy Wenn, after a 2-year hiatus, to name a few, will take to the decks on 11 March. “There have been some great shows but the festival format focuses on electro music. It hasn’t been done been done in Hong Kong and we’d like to do it in a sustainable way,” explains Charlie.
Dotted across Central, with 8 stages spreading along the walkable streets of Wyndham Street and Lang Kwai Fong, the event runs from noon until late. The team behind ALTN8 have integrated entertainment into F&B venues, so guests can start the day with a Brunch at either Spiga or Fish & Meat before heading off to the other stages shifting towards the main stages. No live act will be missed as the event will be streamlined in various venues so people can watch what’s happening at other venues at all times.
Designed with the aim of being environmentally friendly, to be a carbon neutral event, ALTN8 have created a new kind of clubbing experience to reduce footprints by working with existing venues. “People are always looking for interesting spaces in Hong Kong but a lot of the time, they are under our nose and we need to think creatively how to use them. We have leveraged existing spaces that have infrastructure so don’t need building and development. We are not producing lots of waste and we’re not building a festival from scratch,” explains Charlie.