14 ‑ 16 Nov 2014 (everyday)
Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
1 Day Pass: HK$ 960 | 3 Days Pass: HK$ 2,300
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North Sea Jazz Hong Kong 2014 cancelled (16 / 9 / 2014)

It is with great regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the North Sea Jazz Hong Kong Festival, originally scheduled for November 14, 15, 16, 2014. One2 Entertainment and Mojo Concerts jointly decided to cancel the event due to unsatisfactory ticket sales and the fact that no more headliners are expected to confirm on short notice.
We would like to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience. Ticket buyers will be fully refunded and contacted by One2 Entertainment/One2 Ticketing as soon as possible. For any questions, please contact One2 Entertainment: [email protected]
We would like to thank all who have supported the festival so far. One2 Entertainment and Mojo Concerts still believe that the festival concept is perfect for the City of Hong Kong and will continue to explore possibilities for a 2015 edition.

“The World’s Best Jazz Festival” Makes Asian Debut in Hong Kong
Twice hailed as “The World’s Best Jazz Festival” by JazzTimes Magazine, the North Sea Jazz Festival will be making its Asian debut in Hong Kong from 14 to 16 November 2014. The three-day world-renowned Dutch export will take place on three outdoor stages at the city’s stunning harbourfront. It will feature some of the biggest names on today’s international jazz and music scenes as well as offer a platform for emerging homegrown talent to shine.

The North Sea Jazz Festival has enjoyed a long and celebrated history in its native Netherlands since 1976. Many a jazz legend – Benny Goodman, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie – have graced its stages. Over the years the festival has presented ever-diversifying genres much to the delight of festivalgoers, including blues, soul, funk, hip-hop, world and pop. This year’s Rotterdam programme is scheduled to feature pop sensations Bruno Mars and Pharrell Williams. Although the full line-up for North Sea Jazz Hong Kong is yet to be announced, audiences have reason to look forward to a phenomenal auditory feast from over 30 concerts.

The festival organisers saw in Hong Kong an ideal counterpart to Rotterdam for the franchise’s first-ever Asian edition. “Calling Hong Kong home for the last three years, and seeing Hong Kong’s growing reputation as Asia’s cultural hub, I felt that this is the best time to bring the North Sea Jazz Festival,” said Robert van Hunsel, CEO and Co-founder of One2 Entertainment, the Dutch-Hong Kong company presenting the festival. “The idea for the future is then to connect more of the harbour cities of Asia – Shanghai, Singapore and Bangkok – with the North Sea Jazz Festival.”

Besides building musical bridges between the east and the west, the Festival will be accompanied by trade initiatives aiming to strengthen economic relations between the two great port cities of Rotterdam and Hong Kong. “This will be an unparalleled opportunity for Rotterdam and Asian harbour cities to strengthen existing connections and seek out creative new synergies in business,” said van Hunsel.

About the North Sea Jazz Festival
Started in 1976, the North Sea Jazz Festival was held in The Hague before moving to its current location in Rotterdam in 2006 to accommodate the growing attendance. The festival boasts a strong line-up tradition and continues to attract many of the biggest stars in music each year. This year the festival anticipates over 1,000 musicians playing in 150 performances at the festival’s 13 stages. Audience numbers have reached a record 70,000, making it the world’s largest indoor music festival, and the third biggest jazz festival after Montreux and Montreal. Following a widely acclaimed launch of its sister festival in the south Caribbean island of Curaçao in 2010, North Sea Jazz Hong Kong marks the franchise’s first venture into Asia.

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