The theme of the 2014 festival is going to be “Cultural heritage with the integrity and development”. Festival Hue 2014 is organized from 12 to 20 April 2014.
This festival is highlighted by the night streets around the Purple forbidden citadel, which is to extend the typical cultural features of Hue to the visitors. The performances will aim to honor the royal court music and Hue traditional folk song.
The 8th festival Hue will have many colorful festivals and cultural community activities with the joining of 30 domestic and international art groups. Especially, the program “My village” will be firstly performed in festival Hue (after successfully performed in Europe for 300 shows).
There are some activities in 9 days of festivals such as: food festival in 6 countries (Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, China), calligraphy exhibition, kite racing, boat racing, music performing, street art, tourist market, festival for underprivileged children.
Together with the main stage in Citadel and An Dinh palace, there are many community stages in the towns and suburbans in Thua Thien Hue. The performing groups will be acting in exchange programs, especially in hospitals, schools, factories, etc.
The general art director of Festival Hue 2014, Mr Le Ngoc Cuong said that, in comparison with 7 previous times, there are lots of new things in this festival 2014. The opening activities are not only for traditional arts but also for the modern world arts. There are alternate shows of Vietnam and international groups in the opening ceremony.
Festival Hue is expected to welcome 200,000 visitors, of which 100,000 are internationally. Main activities:
- 12 April 2014: Opening ceremony
- 15 and 19 April: Royal Palace Nights
- 14 and 17 April: Ao Dai Festival (long dress festival)
- 16 April: Hue songs honoring show
All the 9 days: street festivals with the theme: “Cultural heritage and color”. Besides, there are community festival such as: “ancient villages and features, festive village market, Tam Giang waters, Thuan An sea,etc”.
International dance festival, 6 countries food festival, golf tournament, art exhibitions.