JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Ho Chi Minh City to host first-ever int’l music festival in December

Ho Chi Minh City to host first-ever int’l music festival in December

Tuesday, October 01, 2019, 14:12 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City to host first-ever int’l music festival in December
Pedestrians watch a music performance at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City is set to play host to its first-ever international music festival late this year, as municipal authorities increase effort and investment to boost the local culture and entertainment industry.

The inaugural Ho Chi Minh City International Music Festival, or HOZO, is slated to take place from December 13 to 15 at Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1, the municipal administration has announced.

Known in Vietnamese as ‘Ho do 2019,’ the live music fest will boast a variety of music genres from world music, jazz, and pop to traditional music, featuring artists from France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Greece, Cuba and Vietnam.

A music contest for young, amateur music bands will also be held, with the best contestant selected to perform at the festive nights.

“The event will be a great opportunity to promote Vietnam’s traditional music and culture to the world while bringing international music closer to the Vietnamese audience,” said Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, deputy director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports.

Ho Chi Minh City have been chosen as the venue for several international music festivals, but these were all held by private companies and HOZO will be the first-ever event to be organized by local authorities.

For instance, Ravolution Music Festival, a famous EDM (electronic dance music) event taking place annually in the southern metropolis, is funded by budget airline Jetstar.

“An international music festival is necessary for any city, and a big economic hub with a vibrant music scene as Ho Chi Minh City should not be an exception,” musician Huy Tuan, music director of HOZO, remarked.

“Such an event is where people explore more music genres and artists that they may have never known before, and is a chance for music industry insiders to show off their works to the audience.”

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News


Read more




Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Latest news