Hanoi, August 23, 2022 – BridgeFest 2022 – The 6th annual music and community festival will take place at Bien Dong Park, Da Nang from 15:00 to 22:00 on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
BridgeFest 2022 – is a free, music and community festival that is open to the public. Popular artists from around the world and Vietnam will perform, including U.S. acapella group BackTrack Vocals, Da LAB, • • • (aka Nikola H. Mounoud) from Switzerland, My Anh, Buc Tuong band, Kimmese, Brainwave, Minh Toc & Lam, Mesid3, and many more.
The theme of BridgeFest 2022 is “Be the Change Toward a Human Economy,” encouraging all to realize the importance of humanity and our shared environment above all else. BridgeFest encourages youth to be change agents to reduce social inequality. This concept has resonated with the Vietnamese public and has become the essence of BridgeFest since its inception.
This year, 32 social organizations, enterprises, and youth clubs came together from across the country to make BridgeFest happen. These partnerships represent a concerted efforts to resolve social problems relating to the environment, education, healthcare, cultural, sexual and gender identity, persons with disabilities, and women and children toward a better future.
After five successful years based in Hanoi, BridgeFest has become an exciting event that young people look forward to every year. The most recent BridgeFest in 2020 was held at Dong Kinh Nghia Thuc Square in Hanoi attracted more than 15,000 people. BridgeFest 2022 marks the first time the festival will be based in Danang, with the hope of spreading a meaningful message to a new audience.
BridgeFest 2022 Music and Community Festival is open to the public at Bien Dong Park, Danang. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a magnificent music experience for free.
Bridgefest is jointly organized and sponsored by Da Nang People’s Committee, Ministry of Cultural, Sports and Tourism, United States Mission to Vietnam, the Swiss Embassy, and Oxfam. U.S. Embassy Counselor for Public Affairs, Pam DeVolder stated: “We see how talented, driven, and ambitious Vietnamese youth are. We hope their participation in BridgeFest will motivate them to become even more active and impactful members of their communities and on the world at large.”
Ms. Vu Thi Quynh Hoa of Oxfam, also underscored the significance of young people: “I feel proud seeing young people who are passionate about music and are enthusiastic and engaged in social activities at BridgeFest. We hope more people, businesses, and organizations participate in social activities to help spread this positive message of moving our society towards a human economy.”
BridgeFest 2022 marks the first year of the Swiss Embassy participating as one of the event organizers: Ms. Nicole Wyrsch – Chargé d’Affaires of the Swiss Embassy shared: “Looking at the six year journey of the program, we think BridgeFest is a really meaningful program that spreads many good messages. The Swiss Embassy and its partners hope that BridgeFest 2022 will be an interesting highlight of summer 2022, not only in terms of music but also in humanistic activities.”
For more information, please contact:
Mr. Vũ Văn Toàn – PR Executive
Tel: 09 8558 1995
Ms. Nguyễn Thị Hồng Phượng
Communications and Media Senior Advisor
Tel: 84-243-945 44 88 (ext. 605)
U.S. Consulate General in HCMC
8th Floor, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, District 1, HCMC
Tel: 84-28-3520 4685 (ext. 4615)
Ms. Trần Thị Khánh Vân
Cultural and Press Office
Embassy of Switzerland in Vietnam
Tel: 024 39346589 (ext. 803972)