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Local and int’l artists to show up at Monsoon Festival 2017
Nguyen Quy
Tuesday,  Nov 7, 2017,23:28 (GMT+7)

Local and int’l artists to show up at Monsoon Festival 2017

Nguyen Quy

Local youths in the capital city gather at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel to wait for music performances at the Monsoon Music Festival 2016 - PHOTO: WEBSITE OF MONSOON MUSIC FESTIVAL

Following the success of its previous events, Monsoon Music Festival 2017, a major music event in the country, is scheduled to make a comeback at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi from November 10 to 12, with many local and international artists taking part.

Since its debut in 2014, the annual international music festival has heaped praise from music enthusiasts at home and abroad and attracted a lot of attention and applause from thousands of audiences every year.  

Leading solo artists and bands from the UK, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, South Korea, Israel, and Vietnam are highly expected to show up at the three-day festival with an aim to bring a fresh breath of modern music to the capital audience.

The festival’s director/musician Quoc Trung said in a statement that he is pinning high hopes to turn the music festival into a unique cultural event of the capital city where local residents and those from abroad come to share the passion and love for music. 

On the opening night on November 10, spectators will have a chance to enjoy music performances in various genres including pop, rock, and jazz by Vietnamese singer Dong Hung, Hanoi-based indie band Ngot (Sweet), together with international artists like the UK female singer Bud and German music band The Other Shi.

Notably, many foreign music bands including Slovak indie pop band Lavagance, Danish music band Lowly, and electronic band I Wear Experiment from Northern Europe, along with Vietnamese underground music band Da Lab, will heat up the stage on the second night on November 11.

Belgian DJ and record producer Felix De Laet, better known by his stage name Lost Frequencies, will be a special guest of the final night of this year’s festival, promising to woo a huge number of music fans.

The 24-year-old Belgian artist has shot to fame in the world of electronic dance music after his song “Are you with me” that debuted in 2014.

His debut album “Less is more” last year was seen as a big turning point in his music career. The young artist has grasped prestigious music awards such as the “Best Breakthrough Artist” at the Red Bull Elektropedia Award in 2015, and “Best Song of the Year” at the ECHO award ceremony.

In addition, other popular foreign artists and music bands – South Korea’s female-vocal rock band Biuret, Israel’s indie pop band Garden City Movement, and Vietnamese-Danish bassist Chirs Minh Doky, will share the stage to showcase their skills and entertain domestic and international music fans on the final night of the festival on November 12. 

Tickets for the upcoming show are on sale at, with prices starting from VND330,000 (US$14.5).

The annual festival will take place at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, 18 Hoang Dieu Street, Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District in Hanoi City, which was recognized by the World Heritage Committee as a world cultural heritage.

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