Building on the success of last year’s pioneering event, the Monsoon Music Festival returns this year with its strong line-up of Vietnamese and overseas artists. The event last year went so well that it was cited as a 2014 highlight cultural event by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Running for four days, Thursday will be dominated by Vietnamese acts, including the Maius Philharmonic, Slim V & Crazy Monkey, Uyen Linh, and Toc Tien.
On Friday, it is the turn of international acts, including Zara McFarlane from the UK, Samaris (Iceland), Catfish (France), Thomas Oliver (New Zealand), along with Vietnam’s own Spacespeakers.
Saturday sees performances from Joss Stone, and Matt Robertson from the UK, along with DJ Shinichi Osawa (Japan), PAK Band (Vietnam) and Great Mountain Fire (Belgium).
The final day features artists from a wide range of countries including Samsaya from Norway, From the Airport (South Korea), UK string quartet and synthpop outfit BOND, Le Cat Trong Ly from Vietnam and the US/Vietnam’s Demonslayer.
Organisers have their sights set on building this into a prestigious international music festival, and a showcase for culture in Hanoi.
Further information can be found at monsoonfestival.vn or on Facebook at facebook.com/monsoonfestivalvietnam