VIETNAM TRAVEL NEWS
Hue Festival a mix of old and new
The Hue Festival, a biannual cultural event tobe held next month, will feature contemporary pop, rock and flamenco music inorder to attract young audiences.
"Many audience members feel that the eventis for traditional culture and old values. So we''re making an effort not toexclude young people, " said Huynh Tien Dat, deputy director of the HueFestival Centre, which is organising the event.
Bands from many countries, including Britain, France, Germany and Japan, willperform every night during the week-long festival at An Dinh Palace, located onthe southern bank of the Perfume River opposite the former Imperial Citadel.
They include Micachu from England, Stoffer and Maskinen from Denmark, Gasandjifrom Congo and Tararam from Israel. Deep Blue, which performs unique music onviolin and violoncello and participated in Australia''s Got Talent in 2011, willalso be on stage.
Flamenco will be performed by Ha Noi bands Lang Du, Nam Dong Ke and Co La andFrench songs belted out by Dang Lan.
Dat said a rock show that resembles Rock Storm, a live performance tour aroundthe country by Vietnamese rock bands, would also take place at the event.'