|English boy band Blue on a poster for 'HAY Glamping Music Festival'. Photo courtesy of The BROS Entertainment|
HÀ NỘI — Four popular boybands from the 1990s and 2000s -- Blue, The Moffatts, A1, and 911 -- will play at the HAY Glamping Music Festival in Hà Nội on August 6.
Following the announcement of the event, Blue posted on Instagram: “Two years ago we almost made it to Việt Nam but the pandemic got in the way. That changes next month as we roll into Hà Nội for the Hayfest on Saturday 6 August 2022.”
Hoàng Linh, founder of The BROS Entertainment, the event's organiser, said that the four groups will perform a series of hits that were once adored by a many Vietnamese fans.
"They will take us all back to our youthful years full of energy and enthusiasm, exactly as this year's music festival's theme is 'Brilliant Youth'," he said.
The organisers had also intended to invite Westlife and the Backstreet Boys, but because they were unable to arrange a schedule to perform, this year's HAY Glamping Music Festival included only four foreign bands.
However, Linh revealed that the event will be held yearly and that other well-known artists would visit Việt Nam in the future.
"For us, a great music festival is not only about selling out all the tickets or obtaining a standing ovation. It's also about the incredible experience that performers have on stage in front of thousands of people. We intend to host multi-day festivals in the future so that this event becomes a destination for art, entertainment, and experiences for friends, families, and international travellers," he said.
Young Vietnamese artists including Ngọt, Chillies, Da LAB, Trọng Hiếu, and Hoàng Dũng will be part of the HAY Glamping Music Festival's line-up.
During the press briefing held on July 28, the organiser also unveiled The Moffatts' tourism-promoting music video project.
At an effort to enhance Việt Nam's image, the group will film four music videos at four of the country's most spectacular tourist destinations.
The Moffatts expressed their joy upon their return to Việt Nam following the project's announcement.
"Việt Nam is a beautiful country. We have performed here before and had wonderful experiences. With this initiative, however, we hope to experience Việt Nam in a slower, deeper way. Through our experience with HAY Festival, we will become tourists who promote the beauty of this place," they said.
HAY Glamping Music Festival will take place at Hà Nội's Yên Sở Park on August 6. VNS