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Rock Rugby Week: Live Match Streams, Live Music and all the Fun of the Fair at the Brand New HK Fan Zone!

By crystal_wilde 19 March 2014
If you’re in Hong Kong for the Sevens but, like many, don’t have a ticket for the Stadium, we bring you a little piece of news that will brighten up your Rugby Week. Introducing the brand new HK Fan Zone, a six-day outdoor extravaganza featuring star-studded rugby clinics, matches on the big screen and a fun fair during the day, and an unmissable line-up of live music at night. And best of all, we’ll be managing the live onsite social media streams. See you there! The idea behind the newly-launched HK Fan Zone - a joint initiative from the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) and the Tourism Board - is to make the Rugby Sevens accessible to all, whether or not you have a ticket to the stadium, whatever your taste in music, whatever your age, and whether or not you even like rugby! Taking place across eight different zones at the 36,000 square-foot Central Harbourfront between Tuesday March 25th and Sunday March 30th, the Fan Zone is set to become the new nucleus of Sevens shenanigans. Antony Phillips, head of events and sponsorship at HKRFU, said “Through the Fan Zone we are looking to reach out to music fans and entertainment fans. If some of those people see the rugby on in the background and all of a sudden become rugby fans, that’s the win for us.”

Khalil Fong

  Although some events will be rugby related – most notably kids’ clinics hosted by the Welsh National Team and Fijian legend Waisale Serevi – the event’s organisers TCOB have also drafted in the minds behind Hong Kong’s biggest music festival, Clockenflap, to secure a stellar line-up of Cantopop and international superstars for the evenings. Representing the local scene will be Khalil Fong, Mister (Mr.) and indie music aficionados The Underground HK, while festival favourites 2ManyDJs and US hip-hop trio De La Soul will all be flying in especially for the occasion.

De La Soul

  “People are going to come here for the Sevens, but the fact that there’s other things to do, particularly in the evenings, is perfect, because if you’ve ever been down into Wan Chai or Lan Kwai Fong after the matches, it’s maxed out!” said Trevor Gregory, chairman of HKFU and the Sevens Organising Committee. For those down to enjoy the softer side of the Sevens, there will also be a completely free Jazz in the Park evening on Wednesday featuring Allen Youngblood, Eugene Pao and the Welsh Male Voice Choir, as well as a Family Extravaganza on Sunday with The Smurfs, CBeebies and the TeleTubbies – god help any hung over parents out there! Daytime admissions to the Fan Zone are free, while evening sessions start from just HK$200. Tickets can be purchased online, and a limited number will be available on the gate. Any surplus money generated by the event will be distributed between HKRFU's affiliated charities. Check Out the Full Programme Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 -Afternoon coaching activities with the Welsh National Team -Opening Night! (tickets HK$300) featuring Mister (Mr.) and Khali Fong Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 -Afternoon kids’ coaching session with Waisale Serevi -Footage of Prudential Beach 5s on the big screens -Jazz in the Park (FREE entry) featuring Allen Youngblood, Eugene Pao and the Welsh Male Voice Choir Thursday, March 27th, 2014 -Footage of the GFI HKFC Tens on the big screens -Thursday night Weekend Kick Off (tickets HK$300) featuring The Cuban Brothers and 2ManyDJs Friday, March 28th, 2014 -Live screening of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on the big screens -Friday Night Rocks (tickets HK$150), featuring Cover Band Happy Hour (5pm-7pm) followed by the Hong Kong Underground 10-year Anniversary Party Saturday, March 29th, 2014 -Live screening of the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens on the big screens -Saturday Night Rewind (tickets $300), featuring The Cuban Borthers, De La Soul and Uptown Rockers Sunday, March 30th, 2014 -Family Extravaganza (tickets HK$200 kids /HK$300 adults) featuring a World Exclusive Live show from The Smurfs, CBeebies, The TeleTubbies and The Zingzillas For more information, visit the HK Fanzone website or Facebook page.  

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