The festival is anticipated to draw the participation of more than 200 artists from 14 local and foreign art troupes that will feature numerous performances such as dancing and choir singing in different genres of music, as well as a blend of traditional and contemporary styles for visitors to enjoy. Various programmes and repertoires are not limited to topics and must not have participated at previous ASEAN Music Festivals.

The festival aims to highlight Vietnamese culture, the country’s beautiful landscapes, and people, and reflect the solidarity of ASEAN member states and international integration.

The cultural event is expected to boost cooperation in the cultural and art field between Vietnam and other countries throughout the ASEAN region, said Meritorious Artist Tran Ly Ly, acting director of the Performing Arts Department.

It will also act as a bridge for people of the member states to strengthen mutual understanding and solidarity, thereby helping to develop an increasingly prosperous ASEAN community moving forward, she noted.

According to organisers, the event is designed to celebrate the 55th founding anniversary of ASEAN this year, and offer regional artists a platform to gain greater insights into the quintessence of traditional music within the bloc as a whole.

The ASEAN Music Festival 2022 is expected to contribute to the success of the National Tourism Year – Quang Nam 2002, said organisers.