Rotten Head Festival - POSTPONED

a celebration of all things Hong Kong, from music, to food and drink and crafts

Event Details

Due to the recent rise in cases of COVID-19 in Hong Kong, we have taken the decision to move Rotten Head Festival to 16, 17 & 18 April 2021.

Thank you to those who have already bought a ticket. Those tickets will still be valid for the days you have booked and will roll-over to the new dates. For example a Friday ticket is valid for the Friday in April, All-Weekend Pass will be good for the whole weekend in April. All the current acts and entertainers are still keen to play the new dates, and the extra time will give us a chance to make the event even more amazing.

Should you wish to claim a refund you may do so by emailing

We hope you understand the situation is out of our control and we will always put the health of the audience, performers and stuff at the forefront.

We can't wait to see you in April and we hope you and your family stay safe.


Alan and Andrew


Rotten Head Festival is a celebration of all things Hong Kong, from music, to food and drink and crafts. It's designed specifically to be enjoyed by everyone, from young professionals to families. 

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Three days, 20 live music acts and a lot of fun!
Rotten Head Festival held at AIA Vitality Park at the Hong Kong Observation Wheel will run for three days in April - Friday 16th from 5pm - 10pm, Saturday 17 all day from 11am-10pm then a kid-focused Sunday Funday on the 18th from 11-6pm. 
With over 20 live music acts, delicious food, artisanal craft beer from five top Hong Kong breweries, the Hand Made Hong Kong Market, Rotten Head Festival aims to be a celebration and showcase of all things Hong Kong.
'We started with a spark of an idea about creating an event that everyone can enjoy, and now we're so proud of what we've achieved. It's been a long road, with lots of interesting challenges thrown at us, but we persevered and now can't wait for the party'. Said Andrew, co-founder.  
Rotten Head Festival is named after Lantau Peak - Lan Tao literally translates as broken or rotten head and aims to rejuvenate a tired city in a weekend of fun where everyone can come together to experience the best talent from Hong Kong and beyond. 
Each day has been curated to have a distinctive feel. Come on Friday for a sing and dance with a classic rock and pop extravaganza and be blown away by the weird and wonderful Crimes Against Pop as they get you congaing around the festival site led by Paul and Carolyn from RTHK Radio 3's The Pop Fugitives.
Saturday is a whole day of live music and fun, kicking off with a giant mindfulness and yoga class under the shadow of Hong Kong's famous skyline. Bring your yoga mat and centre yourself, before revitalising tired muscles and minds with gourmet food from your favourite restaurants. Wash that all down with an ice-cold drink and while away the afternoon listening to an array of top bands including smooth 2 tone from The Red Stripes, A high-energy DJ set from the powerful Uptown Rockers and be blown away by our headline act ARICLAN; led by Ari Calangi on vocals.
Sunday is kid Funday. We have heaps to keep the little (and big) ones amused whilst you take in some delicious beer and an impressive musical line up. A treasure hunt, The Handmade Hong Kong market, a magical carousel (extra fee), RugbyTots rugby session and Dr Abra the wizard of Lantau - all set to make this a wonderful day in Hong Kong that you won't forget. 
Single-day and weekend passes available. Children 3 and under go free.

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Rotten Head Festival is a Cashless Event

Upon admission to the Venue, you will be provided with a Payment Card (the "RFID/Token Card") to be used solely as a cashless payment system for the purchase of goods at the Event being food, beverages and other merchandise belonging to the Organiser (the "Goods").

The terms of use of the Payment Card are as follows:

• You may visit any top-up location within the Venue and pay by either cash, credit card, Alipay, WeChat Pay, Octopus, Apple Pay or Google Pay to top up your Payment Card with stored value. You can then use the stored value to purchase the Goods within the Venue at the Event with your Payment Card which will be accepted through a Point of Sale device. When your stored value runs out you can return to a top-up location and add more value.

• You may use the Payment Card to purchase the Goods only and it cannot be used as a means of making payments in any other way to the Organiser or for any other purpose whatsoever.

• The Payment Card will only be available for use at the Venue and during the Event. Once the Event is finished, the Payment Card may no longer be used and if you have any unused stored value remaining at that time, the same cannot be spent anywhere or used in any way whatsoever.

• You may apply for a refund of any unused stored value contained on your Payment Card following the Rotten Head Festival held at AIA Vitality Park at The Hong Kong Observation Wheel. Refunds will be available from 10am on Monday the 21 September 2020 until midnight on Monday 28 September 2020. Such refunds may be granted to you at the Organiser’s absolute discretion (on a case by case basis) and the Organiser does not give any undertaking to issue such refunds. Payment Card refunds are available from incur a HK$15 fee

• All purchases of Goods will be subject to availability and the Organiser does not expressly undertake to provide the Goods up to the amount of the stored value contained on the Payment Card.

• Title to and property in the Payment Card belongs to and remains with the Organiser.

• You will be issued with a wristband upon entry to the venue. Each wristband can only be used for the day of entry, except the All Weekend Pass wristband. If a wristband is lost or damaged by no fault of the Venue, a new wristband will need to be purchased at full dat ticket cost. 

• Those without valid wristbands will be refused admission to the Venue or may be removed from the Venue.