The festival will open with the theme of “Phố Hàng Nhạc” (Hang Nhac Street), drawing inspiration from the names of 36 streets around Hanoi. This theme is set to create a vibrant atmosphere of traditional music and bring out the unique culture of the capital city. Visitors can look forward to experiencing a variety of traditional activities, such as performances of xẩm (a type of folk music), traditional art exhibitions, and even a parade of traditional costumes. All these activities will help to bring to life the rich culture of Hanoi and its surroundings.
The upcoming music event is set to draw the participation of over 40 local and international artists and bands, offering a total of 70+ performances to enjoy!
Most notably, the spectacular opening ceremony will be held at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square on October 14, with Thang Long imperial citadel poised to provide a majestic backdrop for the closing ceremony on October 22.
The festival will take place across various venues throughout the capital, including Hoan Kiem Lake Pedestrian Street, Hanoi Old Quarter Cultural Exchange Center at No. 50 Dao Duy Tu, Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square, and others.
At each of these night performances from October 15th to October 21st, music lovers in Hanoi will have the chance to revel in the festive atmosphere, with a plethora of thrilling songs and dances from both domestic and international artists.
The festival also featured some of the most popular local acts such as The Sam Willows, Gentle Bones, and Tabitha Nauser.
The Monsoon Music Festival was an annual event that took place between 2014 and 2019, drawing crowds of over 225,000 enthusiastic festival-goers. Featuring a plethora of world-renowned international bands, such as Scorpion from Germany, Lost Frequencies from Belgium, Hyukoh from the Republic of Korea, and Dominic Miller from the UK, the festival also showcased some of the most beloved local acts, including The Sam Willows, Gentle Bones, and Tabitha Nauser.
The event has been postponed for the past three years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will resume this year.