The event will gather about 160 artists from seven ASEAN countries, namely Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Host Vietnam will send some 100 artists from art troupes nationwide to the festival.

Vietnamese singer Trong Hieu at the 2016 ASEAN Music Festival

Aside from the official stage at the Hai Phong Opera House, festival-goers can also enjoy outdoor performances in Le Chan, Do Son and Cat Hai districts during the event.

This year’s festival is organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnam Musicians’ Association, and the Culture and Sports Department of Hai Phong city.

Source: VNA