6/F, Ko Leung Industrial Bldg, 25 Tai Yip Street, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong., HK KT, HK
Bio: A Space For Live www.hiddenagenda.hk About us: Some people say: there’s no true music scene in Hong Kong. But indie musicians think other-wise, we do not depend, we make it happen. Hidden Agenda begins in 2009. Couple of post-80s music lovers came up with a crazy thought: transforming a band practice room, which was situated in a Kwun Tong industrial building, into a live house for indie music. A year went by, with lots of trial and error, it became a local band scene’s hot spot, and a nice venue for foreign musicians as they travelling on their Asia tour. However, the so call “Industrial Building Revitalization” act by the government struck, and we were forced to terminate the venue. People wrote their names and words on the main door, and the door was given to the Art Development Council as an artwork after the artists’ parade against revitalization. We found a new location in a very short time, and restart everything once again. With experiences and many helping hands, we managed to make lots of improvements. The new venue can hold more than 300 audiences, a bigger stage was built, and better sound system has been installed. Also we have room to build a lounge for performers, a bar for drinks, and a place for street art products and indie label CDs called Hidden Shop. Within one year, we organized more than 60 music shows for local and international artists, with diverse genre such as rock, heavy metal, jazz, folk, punk, post-rock, reggae, visual rock, hip-hop, experimental noise, techno etc. We include a Sound Engineer and Lighting Technician in every show, and an experienced planner for performances, parties and art events. We want our audience and artists to have the best possible indie experience. In the end of 2010, Hidden Agenda was picked by Time Out Magazine (HK) as the best venue in Hong Kong. In fact, many artists from abroad are taking Hidden Agenda as the local version of the legendary CBGB.