BridgeFest 2022, with a theme “Be the change toward a human economy,” encouraging all to realize the importance of humanity and shared environment above all else, will be held from 3pm to 10pm on August 27.
|Popular artists from around the world and Vietnam will perform at the festival. Photo: The US Embassy & Consulate in Vietnam
The sixth music and community festival encourages the youth to be change agents to reduce social inequality. This concept has resonated with the Vietnamese public and has become the essence of BridgeFest since its inception.
At the festival, popular artists from around the world and Vietnam will perform, including US acapella group BackTrack Vocals, Da LAB, • • • (aka Nikola H. Mounoud) from Switzerland, My Anh, Buc Tuong band, Kimmese, Brainwave, Minh Toc & Lam, Mesid3, and others.
This year, 32 social organizations, enterprises, and youth clubs from across the country participating the event, represent a concerted efforts to resolve social problems relating to the environment, education, healthcare, cultural, sexual and gender identity, persons with disabilities, and women and children toward a better future.
BridgeFest 2022 is jointly organized and sponsored by the Danang People’s Committee, the Ministry of Cultural, Sports and Tourism, the US Mission to Vietnam, the Swiss Embassy, and Oxfam.
US Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs Pam DeVolder stated: “We see how talented, driven, and ambitious Vietnamese youth are. We hope their participation in BridgeFest will motivate them to become even more active and impactful members of their communities and on the world at large.”
Vu Thi Quynh Hoa of Oxfam, said also underscored the significance of young people: “I feel proud seeing young people who are passionate about music and are enthusiastic and engaged in social activities at BridgeFest. We hope more people, businesses, and organizations participate in social activities to help spread this positive message of moving our society towards a human economy.”
BridgeFest 2022 marks the first year of the Swiss Embassy participating as one of the event organizers.
Nicole Wyrsch, Chargé d’Affaires of the Swiss Embassy, said: “Looking at the six-year journey of the program, we think BridgeFest is a really meaningful program that spreads many good messages. The Swiss Embassy and its partners hope that BridgeFest 2022 will be an interesting highlight of summer 2022, not only in terms of music but also in humanistic activities.”
There will also be other special events such as dancing flash mobs and fashion shows.
Formerly known as South East Asian Pride 2016 – a music event honoring diversity and equality in society, BridgeFest was held for five consecutive years and has become a signature community event that attracts a large audience and spreads inspirational messages about equality and social integration.
After five successful years based in Hanoi, BridgeFest has become an exciting event that young people look forward to every year. The most recent BridgeFest in 2020 was held at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in Hanoi attracted more than 15,000 people.