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Monsoon Music Festival just around corner

Released at: 17:34, 06/10/2015

Monsoon Music Festival just around corner

First notes of long-awaited music festival will ring out on Thursday October 8.

by Son Ho

Only two days remain until the Monsoon Music Festival (MMF) 2015 officially begins.

The festival will take place from October 8 to October 11 at the Thang Long Royal Citadel at 19C Hoang Dieu Street in Hanoi. Tickets are selling well as the big day approaches, according to organizers, and can still be purchased.

MMF 2015 will feature nearly 200 musical performers from Vietnam and overseas. Foreign artists have been invited from different countries around world, such as the UK, Denmark, France, Belgium, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, the US, and Iceland, thanks to the efforts of the Embassy of Denmark, the British Council, the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation in Vietnam, the Japan Foundation, and the Korean Culture Center.

The audience will have the opportunity to interact and enjoy performances by professional, international musicians in a range of genres, such as pop, rock, jazz, world music, EDM, soul, R&B, and others.

“When I proposed creating a cultural project and famous festival over five years, which became Monsoon, I received encouragement straight away,” said Mr. Nguyen Quoc Trung, the founder of the MMF. “One day, when there is enough faith, I will hand the festival over to Hanoi.”

Since August, Monsoon Street Shows and Pop-up Shows have been held in different places around the capital as warm-up events for the main festival.

“It’s pretty funny that I’m 23 years old but when I see famous singers like Thanh Lam or Ha Tran singing live I still go totally crazy,” said Mr. Nguyen Minh Khanh, a volunteer at the festival. “I remember last year, at 10pm, when the DJ started to play their music, we were allowed to dance too.” It was fun, even though as volunteers they were still responsible for their jobs, taking care of security and many other things.


This is the second year MMF has been held, following last year's success


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