Vietnam’s iconic annual music event is set to rock the capital of Hanoi on Saturday 2 June at the American Club 19 - 21 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hanoi, with an arsenal of rock, hip hop, reggae and electronic acts.
The organizer of this year’s festival will bring an impressive line-up of talents from around the globe. 2012 Festival international performers include Electric Eel Shock - the Japanese metal granddaddy; Carsick Cars - a mainstay of the Chinese punk rock scene; Turbo Goth - the foremost Filipino electronic duo that has been compared to Bjork; Poubelle International - the three-piece band that has recently taken over the Hong Kong indie scene; Akil the MC - hip-hop royal courtesy of Jurassic 5 together with MC Hydrophonics - one of the brightest hip-hop talents in Asia and the turntable virtuoso DJ Tech 12.
The festival organizers also stay true to their aims of nurturing and showcasing local Vietnamese bands. Homegrown rockers Gỗ Lim, Hanoi-based reggae band Zamina and electronic dance-floor fillers Machete.Sex.Mix are welcome additions to the immersive day of fun.
Together with improving the quality and scope of the lineup, CAMA Festival organizers also seek to upgrade other forms of entertainment and customer service. A wide range of hilarious activities will be provided by various stalls from therapeutic massages, to handicrafts, face-painting and children’s games. In addition, revelers can expect a choice of 5 restaurants, from traditional Vietnamese foods to burgers and chips as well as locally-produced ice-cream and a café. The eclectic array of entertainment and food service ensures that everyone at the festival has the best time possible.
Established in 2008, CAMA Festival is Hanoi’s first ever all-day independent music event to provide a stage for young Vietnamese to be exposed to forms of international music previously off limits. Its success has paved the way for the emergence of other music festivals such as Soundfest in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi Soundstuff. CAMA Festival also has a long history of charitable tradition, to whom many charity organizations benefiting from .
Limited advance tickets go on sale for VND 300,000 from Thursday 24 May at CAMA ATK, No. 73 Mai Hac De Street, Hanoi. Ticket at the door is charged at VND 400,000 with a 50% discount available for those holding a valid Vietnamese student ID card.