The Magic of Hue Festival 2024: A Spectacular Light Show Extravaganza

The ancient city of Hue will be illuminated like never before as it hosts an extraordinary light festival, supported by the French Embassy and the French Institute in Vietnam. This spectacular event, part of the Hue Festival 2024, promises to immerse visitors in a fantasy realm where light and sound merge to create an unforgettable experience.


The upcoming event marks the continuation of ‘Hue by Light – The Live Show’, featuring 12 distinct sound and light installations.

According to the French Ambassador to Vietnam, Olivier Brochet, the light festival was conceived in late 2022 during the implementation of ‘Hue by Light – The Live Show’, a project celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between France and Vietnam.

Ambassador Brochet described the festival as a fusion of diverse technologies and creative techniques, offering a journey that is both intellectually stimulating and interactive, with a strong focus on aesthetics.

Each installation has been meticulously designed to immerse viewers in a fantasy universe as they explore the interplay of sound and light.

France, with its wealth of experience in cultural heritage preservation, is eager to share its knowledge with Vietnam, contributing to the preservation of cultural values and the promotion of tourism, Brochet affirmed.

Nguyen Thanh Binh, Standing Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue province, highlighted the artistic direction provided by the French side and the collaborative effort between Vietnam and France in developing content and technical solutions.

The festival is a testament to the dedication of the AC3 Studio team, who have worked tirelessly for over a year to create an exciting experience for visitors walking through the grounds of the Hue Imperial Citadel and Thai Binh Lau.

To bring these installations to life, the creative team crafted a centralized control system with a unique design, comprising nine data servers, 22 electronic cards, miles of cables, and over 4,500 light sources, infusing vitality into the historic surroundings.

A range of technologies, including video mapping and Artnet, have been employed depending on the specific requirements of each installation.

The light festival will commence at 7 pm on June 8 and will be open to the public from 6 pm to 10 pm daily until June 22.

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