大火或令當局收緊工廈用途 Hidden Agenda恐執笠

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This photo taken on June 14, 2015 shows people listening to Hong Kong band DIV, the support act for a double-bill concert with Swedish "post-hardcore" band No Omega, as they perform at Hidden Agenda in Hong Kong. No Omega, a four-piece from Stockholm, finished their tour of China and will head to Japan later in June. AFP PHOTO / RICHARD A. BROOKS

Hidden Agenda不時有外國樂隊表演

牛頭角淘大工業村時昌迷你倉四級大火焚燒兩日兩夜仍未救熄。事發的淘大工業村工廈是香港云云眾多舊式工廈其中之一。這一次長命火不禁令人質疑舊式工廈的安全隱患,以及一旦遇上火警對周邊建築物造成的威脅。

This photo taken on June 14, 2015 shows a man listening to the sound check before a double-bill concert with Swedish "post-hardcore" band No Omega and local band DIV performing at Hidden Agenda in Hong Kong. No Omega, a four-piece from Stockholm, finished their tour of China and will head to Japan later in June. AFP PHOTO / RICHARD A. BROOKS

Hidden Agenda是全港最大型的獨立音樂表演場地

相隔幾條街的Hidden Agenda(HA),有「牛頭角紅館」之稱,是香港最大型的獨立音樂表演場地。它位於牛頭角工廈2樓,於2009年成立。七年來已經接待了超過400隊外國、內地和台灣樂隊來港,演出超過800場。可惜經過兩次搬遷,「Hidden Agenda」仍然不時收到警告信指其違反工廈用途。負責人不時與當局商討,但都無法達成一個共識。

近年香港不少舊式工廈都有不同藝術團體進駐,例如獨立樂隊的band房、藝術家的工作室、影樓等等。然而香港的工廈條例依然非常落後,並無Live House的牌照。政府當局亦無相關法例和安全標準去規管這類音樂表演場地,與其推動文化創意產業的政策自相矛盾。發展局亦無放寬工廈用途的具體措施,「Hidden Agenda」將難逃結業的命運。

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