Third round of Mods vs. Rockers event feat. Japan’s Los Rizlaz to take place in Hong Kong.
“Mod Sound Promotions Proudly Present ‘Mods Vs Rockers III’ Live at Grappa’s Cellar Saturday 19th May 2018
Featuring Los Rizlas (Tokyo)/ The Red Stripes/ The Boogie Playboys / DJ Star / Dave ‘Wobbly’ Ross
Whitsun weekend, May 16th, 1964 in Brighton became part of cultural and musical history as it was the meeting ground between two rival factions of UK sub culture. The ‘Mod’, celebrating the music of Ska, Soul and bands such as The Who squared off in what became legendary battles with the ‘Rockers’, reveling in the Rock and Roll and early Rock music emanating from the USA.
Just as diverse as their musical tastes was their style. The Mods looked to Italy, with clean cut suits, short haircuts, Clarks boots all protected by a long green fish tail parka coat. The Rockers with their leather jackets, greased back hair, denim jeans and biker boots cut a very different look. Both factions set off from London to Brighton on the south coast, Mods on their tricked up Italian Vespas or Lambrettas and the Rockers on their Triumphs.
Every year during May countries across the world pay homage to this cultural event with Mods and Rockers evenings featuring live music and fashion. This year, building on the success of the event during the 50th anniversary year in 2014, we are bringing back Brighton 1964 to Hong Kong with Mods vs Rockers III, the third biannual festival or retro vibes.
The event will be held at the legendary Grappa’s Cellar in Central Hong Kong, entry will be free. We are delighted to this year have 4 full size bands facing off against each other with some special surprises along the way.”