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Fireworks festival to kick off with a bang

Update: May, 27/2019 - 09:01
A view of the 2018 Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival. — Photo soha.vn

ĐÀ NẴNG Diva Mỹ Tâm and singer Trọng Tấn will perform songs espousing the beauty of the Hàn River in Đà Nẵng and the Volga of Russia in the opening performance of the Đà Nẵng International Fireworks Festival on June 1.

The general director of the festival, Đỗ Thanh Hải, made the announcement at a press conference in Đà Nẵng yesterday, confirming the art performance will spark the one-month long festival with an amazing water space stage.

He said top Vietnamese singers such as Hồng Nhung, Tùng Dương, Uyên Linh, Phương Vy and Thảo Trang and European artists will also perform.

Hải said the fireworks festival will be promoted by art performances and street carnivals every weekend during the festival between June 2 and July 7.

The festival’s organisers will also host the final round of National Flashmob Contest at Đà Nẵng Sun World Wonders on June 29.

Meanwhile, the Sunshine Dance Festival will be held Sun World’s Bà Nà Hills from May 31 through September 30. More than 200 dancers and artists will offer two performances each day during the period.

The fireworks festival – the 10th edition since 2008 – will feature teams from Russia, Brazil, Belgium, Finland, England, China, Italy and Việt Nam lighting up the Hàn River from June 1 to July 7.

This year’s event, titled ‘Stories by the Rivers’, will see teams describing the beauty and culture of typical rivers in their countries during the month-long festival.

Việt Nam and Russia will perform during the curtain-raiser on June 1, while Brazil and Belgium will take the stage on June 8.

Three-time champions Italy and Finland will play the third night on June 15, while England and China will perform on June 22.

The top two teams will be selected for the final on July 6.

Last year, Italy’s Martarello clinched the title for the third time after winning in 2011 and 2012.

According to the organisers, the fireworks festival drew more than 1.5 million tourists last year. — VNS

 

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