It’s not the first full moon party in Vietnam — there have been a number of these beasts hitting the southern hemisphere of this country over the past few years.But it’s certainly the first full moon party in the North.
Held on Cat Ba Island’s Moonia Beach, five minutes away from Cat Ba Town, the May 1 to May 3, holiday weekend event (camping included) is being dubbed as Vietnam’s answer to Glastonbury, and possibly even Café Del Mar. Expect this one to be bigger than big.
With Day 1 focusing on live bands, the 5pm to 2am festivities will then pass onto to Full Moon Day, aka May 2, where 24 hours of non-stop partying aided by the full festival entourage of face painters, shot girls, DJs, shisha, lasers, dancers, well-stocked bars and much, much more will be on display. And for those who want to chill out after taking it just that little bit too far, Day 3 will bring out the lounge music. Perfect for a little respite before the return trip to Hanoi.
Tickets cost US$50 (VND1.1 million) per person and can be purchased from Simon at Travel Agent Hanoi, 43 Luong Ngoc Quyen, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi or by emailing [email protected] or [email protected] Transport can also be arranged from Hanoi as can tents for the two-night stay.For more information go to www.facebook.com/FullMoonPartyVietnam or fullmoonpartyvietnam.com