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Soaked fans defy rain to party at 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi

Saturday, November 02, 2019, 12:01 GMT+7
Soaked fans defy rain to party at 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi
Fans wear raincoats and hold umbrellas while watching performances at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.

Diehard music fans braved drizzling rain and cold to watch the star-studded performances at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival, one of Vietnam’s biggest music events that kicked off in Hanoi on Friday evening.

Now in its fourth edition, the 2019 festival is running from November 1 to 3 at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long in Ba Dinh District, featuring celebrated artists from Vietnam and foreign countries such as South Korea, Denmark, Lebanon, Thailand, Israel, Indonesia, the United States, and the Republic of Ireland.

The opening night of the festival stunned fans with performances from the emerging Vietnamese singer Vu, as well as international guests including South Korean electronic rock band ADOY, Danish/Lebanese singer Mariyah, and Irish rock band Kodaline.

Fans queue to enter the venue of the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
Fans queue to enter the venue of the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1. Photo: Ngoc Diep / Tuoi Tre

Festivalgoers were not dissuaded by the rain that fell in Hanoi on Friday evening, as they lingered to the last minute to enjoy the feast of music genres, with rock music being the highlight.

On the festival's second night on Saturday evening, featured performers will include Thai singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, Vietnam’s Lu.Tre.Chau and Xinh Xo, Indonesian band Lightcraft, and Israeli singer-songwriter and producer Totemo.

On Sunday, the festival will feature performances by South Korean boy band Hyukoh, American musician and composer Robert Rich, and Vietnamese singers Vinh Khuat and Tien Tien.

The main vocalist of Irish rock band Kodaline performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
The main vocalist of Irish rock band Kodaline performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
Vietnamese singer Vu performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
Vietnamese singer Vu performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
Danish/ Lebanese singer Mariyah performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
Danish/Lebanese singer Mariyah performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
Vietnamese singer Vu performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
Vietnamese singer Vu performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
Danish/ Lebanese singer Mariyah performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
Danish/Lebanese singer Mariyah performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
Vietnamese singer Vu performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
Vietnamese singer Vu performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
The main vocalist of South Korean electronic rock band ADOY performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
The main vocalist of South Korean electronic rock band ADOY performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
Irish rock band Kodaline performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
Irish rock band Kodaline performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.
The guitarist of South Korean electronic rock band ADOY performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo from the organizer
The guitarist of South Korean electronic rock band ADOY performs at the 2019 Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi, November 1, in this photo provided by the organizer.

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