|Spanish band Vocal Tempo will collaborate with artist Ngo Hong Quang at HOZO 2019. — Photo tuoitre.vn|
Relevant authorities, experts and the media attended a press conference on October 18 to discuss the organisation of HOZO, an international music festival organised with Government backing.
Deputy head of the city Department of Culture and Sports, Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, said the festival would not only introduce Vietnamese music to the world but also create a modern music space in the country.
“The festival is part of HCM City’s strategic investment plan to develop the cultural sector.”
She said it would become an annual event to be held every December.
Huy Tuan, a musician and music director of HOZO, said all participants in the festival would bring their newest productions.
French-Vietnamese artist Nguyen Le and his French friends; Vocal Tempo, who won The X-factor Spain and Vietnam All-stars Band, are part of the festival line-up, he said.
In addition to concerts daily between December 13 and 15 on Nguyen Hue Street, Bach Dang Wharf and Hoa Lu Stadium, the festival will also feature food fares, exhibitions and seminars on Vietnam’s evolving music industry.
Deputy head of the tourism department, Vo Ngoc Thuy, said since HOZO is expected to be a significant cultural event both for the city and country, her department has sent its details to other tourism agencies to design tours to HCM City.
“I hope relevant authorities will support the festival to make HCM city a hub for cultural events.” VNS
Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street is set to host an international music festival from December 13-15, according to the Ho Chi Minh City municipal People’s Committee.