CAMA to return Hanoi

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The Zoo from India is one of 12 acts performing this year's CAMA Festival

Indochina's largest and longest-running international music festival is returning to central Hanoi for the seventh time this October and the line-up is bigger than ever, says organizer CAMA (Club for Arts and Music Appreciation) in a press release.

2013's event from 1pm-11pm on Oct 12 at the American Club in Hanoi, will see 12 acts on the main stage with performers from Australia, India, Germany, Singapore and Brazil playing alongside some of Vietnam's most popular new artists.

The music agenda at CAMA is always eclectic and this year will be no different with indie, reggae, rock, folk, punk, metal and electro on the line up. As always, the magic of the festival is discovering surprising new acts and having one hell of a good time.

This year's line-up which may just be the most packed ever, includes The Cairos (Australia); Zoo from India; Turtle Giant (Brazil); Raggabund (Germany); The Pinholes (Singapore); 18+ and The Offensive from Vietnam; Vietnamese pianist Phuong Dang; DJ Cache (Australia) and DJ GiGiMiX NoMaD (France).

India isn't renowned for its modern music, but Zoo are going someway to changing that. The polished quintet marry electro, techno, and rock into a series of brooding tracks that build into full-on cut-loose freak outs of electronic rock. Keeping everyone's attention is charismatic female vocalist Tanya Sen.

Rock and metal have become massive in Vietnam and the cream of the crop right now are 18+. These five Hanoi kids blew everyone away earlier this year at ASEAN Festival before making it all the way to the finals of Tiger Translate's Battle of the Bands. At Hanoi venues, 18+ have had young crowds go wild with their heavy sound and brutal vocals. 18+ now find themselves one of Hanoi's biggest bands, but thankfully, these homegrown Nu-Metal heroes have the sound to fill expectations, according to the release.

American Club is located on 19 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi.


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