The music fest, named ‘Take Me to the Sun,’ was organized at Asia Park in the central coastal city on Saturday evening.

This was one of the major programs within Enjoy Da Nang Summer Festival 2022, set to run from June 11 to August 15 to promote local tourism.

A fireworks show during the Take me to the Sun music festival in Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: S.G. / Tuoi Tre

A fireworks show during the ‘Take Me to the Sun’ music festival in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: S.G. / Tuoi Tre

More than 20,000 residents and tourists participated in the music festival to enjoy the breathtaking fireworks display as well as performances by famous artists, namely Tung Duong, Van Mai Huong, Thu Minh, Only C, and Karik.

Nguyen Thanh Nhan, 34, a visitor from Hanoi, said she was completely surprised by the lively and bustling atmosphere at the event, which is a sign of the substantial recovery of the tourism industry in Vietnam in general and Da Nang in particular.

Artists perform at the Take me to the Sun music festival in Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: S.G. / Tuoi Tre

Artists perform at the ‘Take Me to the Sun’ music festival in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: S.G. / Tuoi Tre

Tourism is one of the five key sectors for economic development in Da Nang, according to vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh.

The city has channeled all resources necessary into reviving the tourism sector and supporting businesses, allowing tourism activities to recover and flourish since March, Minh elaborated.

The audience of the Take me to the Sun music festival in Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: S.G. / Tuoi Tre

The audience of the ‘Take Me to the Sun’ music festival in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: S.G. / Tuoi Tre

A series of large-scale events have been organized in the coastal city, he continued, adding that Da Nang ranked third in the top 10 best cities in Southeast Asia published by Travel + Leisure magazine.

The city was also in the top 25 most popular destinations in Asia in 2022, as announced by TripAdvisor.

Vietnamese singer Thu Minh performs at the Take me to the Sun music festival in Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese singer Thu Minh performs at the ‘Take Me to the Sun’ music festival in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Young people cheer for their favorite artists at the Take me to the Sun music festival in Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

Young people cheer for their favorite artists at the ‘Take Me to the Sun’ music festival in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A dance performance at the Take me to the Sun music festival in Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A dance performance at the ‘Take Me to the Sun’ music festival in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A dance performance at the Take me to the Sun music festival in Da Nang City, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

A dance performance at the ‘Take Me to the Sun’ music festival in Da Nang, Vietnam, July 9, 2022. Photo: Tan Luc / Tuoi Tre

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