An artistic programme will kick-start the festival at 8pm on August 28 at Ngo Mon Square, honouring the traditional and contemporary cultural values of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and other regions of Vietnam.
A street carnival will be held every day from 4.30pm from August 29 to September 2 honouring the national dresses of ASEAN countries through costume performances and dances.
A cuisine festival will also be held on those days at Thuong Bac Park, serving famous local dishes.
A music programme featuring famous songs from late, great musician Trinh Cong Son will be held at 8pm on August 30.
Another arts programme will take place at 8pm on August 31, featuring the Huong (Perfume) River, which runs through Hue, while leading DJs in Vietnam and the region will keep electronic music lovers entertained on the evening on September 1.
The closing ceremony will be at 8pm on September 2, together with an “ao dai” performance.
The biennial festival was initially slated for April 1-6 but was postponed due to COVID-19.
The Hue Festival 2018 attracted nearly 1,400 artists and professional performers, including 388 from 24 international art troupes and nearly 1,000 from Vietnam.
Thousands of amateur artists also took part at the festival, which welcomed more than 1.2 million visitors.