Hue Festival 2014 attracts 45 int’l art troupes

So far 45 art troupes from 35 countries and five territories from around the world have registered to participate in the biennial Hue Festival in Hue City of Thua Thien-Hue Province scheduled to take place from April 12-20, according to the organization board of Hue Festival 2014.

The drumming ensemble Batiholic from Japan (Photo:SGGP)

It is the highest-ever number of art groups and countries to participate in the event, presenting various kinds of art.

Many well-known art troupes will take part in the festival for the first time, such as the Sururu Na Roda music band from Brazil, the drumming ensemble Batiholic from Japan, the Palestinian folk dance group- Al Asayel.

Hue Festival Center has received sponsorship money of more than VND20 billion.
In related news, the organizing committee of Hue Festival 2014 and Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Group (VNPT) signed a contract on December 9 whereby VNPT will serve as a Gold Sponsor of the event. Accordingly, the sponsorship agreement will support the nation’s biggest cultural event worth up to VND2 billion.

In addition, the organizing committee of the event and Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) signed a contract on November 13 whereby BIDV will serve as a Diamond Sponsor of the event with the amount of VND3 billion.

Previously, the Management Board of Hue Festival 2014 and the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade (Vietcombank), had signed a sponsorship agreement for support of VND3 billion for the nation’s biggest cultural event.

By Van Thang – Translated by Kim Khanh

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