Hanoi hosts first international music festival in October

By Trinh Nguyen, Thanh Nien News

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Danish electronic rock band Carpark North will  perform at the Mosoon Music Festival 2014 in October. File photo Danish electronic rock band Carpark North will perform at the Mosoon Music Festival 2014 in October. File photo

Nearly 100 international performers will gather at the imperial citadel in Hanoi for the first international music festival in the capitol's history from October 2- 4.

The Monsoon Music Festival will run from 4-11pm on each of the three days.

The event was jointly-organized by the Ministry of Culture, the municipal People’s Committee, a number of Vietnamese artists and a number of expat cultural organizations in the country.

Artists from throughout Europe and Asia will perform a number of contemporary musical genres.

Monsoon's director, Quoc Trung, said that the organizers don't consider profit a priority. Instead, he said, they hope to change in both musical tastes and lifestyles of Vietnamese youth.

Promotional materials for the event encourage attendees not to litter.

Around 10,000 tickets were sold at quite a soft price of VND 80,000 (US $3,78).

The opening night of the event will be broadcast live on national television.

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