March, 15 2014 10:04:00

Hue Festival a mix of old and new

THUA THIEN–HUE (VNS)—The Hue Festival, a biannual cultural event to be held next month, will feature contemporary pop, rock and flamenco music in order to attract young audiences.

"Many audience members feel that the event is for traditional culture and old values. So we're making an effort not to exclude young people," said Huynh Tien Dat, deputy director of the Hue Festival Centre, which is organising the event.

Bands from many countries, including Britain, France, Germany and Japan, will perform every night during the week-long festival at An Dinh Palace, located on the southern bank of the Perfume River opposite the former Imperial Citadel.

They include Micachu from England, Stoffer and Maskinen from Denmark, Gasandji from Congo and Tararam from Israel. Deep Blue, which performs unique music on violin and violoncello and participated in Australia's Got Talent in 2011, will also be on stage.

Flamenco will be performed by Ha Noi bands Lang Du, Nam Dong Ke and Co La and French songs belted out by Dang Lan.

Dat said a rock show that resembles Rock Storm, a live performance tour around the country by Vietnamese rock bands, would also take place at the event. — VNS

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