CAMA Festival promises 'immersive day of fun'

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The 6th CAMA Festival, Vietnam's biggest annual music event with a line-up of leading rock, hip-hop, reggae and electronic acts, will open in Hanoi at 1 p.m. on June 2, according to a press release from the Club for Art and Music Appreciation (CAMA).

The festival, organized by CAMA at the American Club at 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Street, will feature six international acts and several leading local artists.

Performers will include alternative rockers Carsick Cars (China), globe-trotting "rock monsters" Electric Eel Shock (Japan), electronic duo Turbo Goth (Philippines), the angular guitar pop of Poubelle International (Hong Kong), Asia's favorite DJ Tech 12 (UK) and hip hop royalty courtesy of Jurassic 5's Akil the MC, together with MC Hydrophonics from the US.

They will be supported by leading local talents including Hanoi-based rockers Go Lim, the reggae tinged afrobeat of Zamina and electronic dance-floor fillers Machete.Sex.Mix.

CAMA Festival is "an immersive day of fun for people of all ages," the press release says.

Besides non-stop live music on the main stage, all-day family entertainment will be provided by a number of stalls offering massages, tattoos and caricatures, fashion shopping, tour bookings, information on locally active NGOs, entertainment and games for children, as well as a chill-out cocktail bar and spacious beer garden.

In addition, there will be food and beverages provided by a range of Hanoi's leading restaurants offering the best of Vietnamese and international cuisine.

Hanoi's first independent music promoters, CAMA Vietnam have brought over 70 international acts from more than 10 countries to Vietnam since 2005, including leading rock, hip hop and electronic performers from around the region and across the globe.

A limited number of advance tickets go on sale for VND300,000 from May 24 at CAMA ATK bar, 73A Mai Hac De Street, Hanoi, and other selected outlets across the city. A complete list is available on the CAMA Festival website.

Tickets on the door will be priced at VND400,000 with a 50 percent discount available for those holding a valid Vietnamese student ID card.

For more info on CAMA Festival and the artists, visit www.camafestival.com.

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