CAMA Festival 7
CAMA Vietnam regret to announce that due to the three days of national mourning in memory of General Vo Nguyen Giap, scheduled for Friday 11 – Sunday 13 October, CAMA Festival 7 will not be able to take place this year.
The cancellation of all entertainment events during this period is mandatory and beyond our control.
We have spent the last few days trying to clarify the situation and find alternatives, but unfortunately, there are no other dates on which we can hold the event.
This evening we are informing all festival participants before making a public announcement tonight.
From tomorrow, your help would be greatly appreciated to let as many people as possible know about the cancellation. Attached are two images which may assist with this.
Those who have bought advanced tickets for the event, can claim a full refund at the location where they purchased the ticket. Refunds must be claimed by Friday 11 October, and are only valid at the location where the tickets were purchased.
Thanks for your support in the lead up to the event and your understanding at the cancellation.
CAMA look forward to working with you all again in the future,
Douglas / CAMA
Indochina’s biggest and longest-running international music festival is returning to a green space in the centrE of Hanoi for the seventh time this October, and the line-up is bigger than ever. This year’s event will see 12 acts on the main stage with performers from Australia, India, Germany, Singapore and Brazil playing alongside some of Vietnam’s best artists. The music policy at CAMA is always eclectic and this year will be no different with indie, reggae, rock, folk, punk, metal and electro already confirmed. As always, the magic of the festival is discovering surprising new acts and having one hell of a good time. Indeed, the event’s crowd is almost as much fun to watch as the performances on stage: dancing, fancy dress and stage diving are all par for the course.
Cama 7 will be held on 12 Oct in Hanoi at the American Club, 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Street from 1pm-11pm.
VND 350,000 at the door
VND 300,000 advance
VND 100,000 student
For ticket-selling locations and more details, visit Camafestival.com.
Hanoi Flea Market
This year, CAMA has also teamed up with the Hanoi Flea Market to bring a boutique creative arts market to the centre of the event. Hanoi is home to some of Vietnam’s most creative young people and the Hanoi Flea Market brings them all out to play. Whether you’re looking for handmade clothes and trinkets or kooky antiques, the flea market is where you’ll find them.
This year’s lineup:
The Cairos (Australia)
Brisbane has long been Australia’s most fertile breeding ground for bands, a tradition which The Cairos look intent on continuing. The youthful four-piece bristle with energy and write infectious pop inspired by an upbringing of melodic sixties pop. Add a teenage youth of shoegaze to the mix and you start to see the roots of the group’s upbeat indie which is soundtracking Brisbane’s never-ending summers. Learn some chorus’s by checking out Colours Like Features, their first EP since signing to Island Records, then come sing along with them in Hanoi.
“It’s disgusting how young they are to be sounding this good.” – Rave Magazine
India isn’t renowned for its modern music, but Zoo are going someway to changing that. The polished quintet marry electro, techno, and rock into a series of brooding tracks that build into full-on cut-loose freakouts of electronic rock. Keeping everyone’s attention is charismatic female vocalist Tanya Sen.
Turtle Giant (Brazil)Three-piece indie collective Turtle Giant aren’t nearly as big as they should be. Formed in Macau and featuring two Brazilian natives, the trio blend dreamy vocal harmonies with jangly guitar like a classic British indie band. Look out for single ‘We Were Kids’, its infectiously euphoric chorus would have the likes of Arctic Monkeys nodding in approval.
This reggae duo does much to change perceptions of German culture, by moving away from the country’s trademark electronic sounds into something altogether different. Raggabund have been expressing their love for Jamaican music and socially conscious lyrics since 2000 in a smooth mix of reggae and urban dancehall. At CAMA Festival 7, the group will be providing bassy, ragga grooves to keep dutchies moving and crowds skanking.
The Pinholes (Singapore)
Who would’ve thought Singapore would produce a band making psychedelic 60s pop in 2013? The Pinholes are doing just that. Steeped in the sounds of Syd Barret era Pink Floyd, the group have just released an EP of repetitive guitar riffs that demand floppy-necked dancing and geometric light shows in celebration of youth, sunshine and rock and roll. Dance to the Youth of Gold EP in your bedroom, then break out your moves on the grass and in the afternoon sun of CAMA Festival 7.
As ever, CAMA Festival will showcase some of the best musical talent Hanoi has to offer
In Vietnam rock and metal are massive and the cream of the crop right now are 18+. These five Hanoi kids blew everyone away earlier this year at ASEAN Festival before making it all the way to the finals of Tiger Translate’s Battle of the Bands. In Hanoi venues, 18+ have had young crowds go wild as their heavy sound and brutal vocals have struck the right chord with Vietnam’s youth. 18+ now find themselves one of Hanoi’s biggest bands, but thankfully, these home-grown Nu-Metal heroes have the sound to fill expectations. Ready your metal horns and practice your head-bang for 18+’s performance at CAMA Festival 7.
Since 2000, the Offensive have been mixing sweat, blood and alcohol to bash out party punk rock for Hanoi crowds. Through various incarnations the offensive never fail to get the party rocking, as they showed when supporting Chinese post-punk legends PK14 in Saigon back in 2009. Think Black Flag, The Stooges and The Clash and you get the idea: punked up sounds to jump around to.
Skank the Tank Reggae Soundsystem
Fiyaah! From the early 60s to the future dub sounds of tomorrow, Skank the Tank provide the finest reggae selections in Vietnam’s capital. Bringing heavy tunes, positive vibes and the best of soundsystem culture from Roots and Digital to Dancehall and Dub, the Skank the Tank crew have done more than anyone else to promote reggae music in Hanoi. Earlier this year they opened up for Shabazz Palaces and have since added some live instrumentation to the line-up. Put on your skanking shoes and come inna di dance with a peaceful mind!
Clever songwriting, a fraught voice and emotive piano made Phuong a favourite on the Hanoi music scene and saw her take to the main stage for CAMA Festival 5. The mercurial singer songwriter has taken the last year or so out to give birth to her first child, but is now ready to take to the stage again. Vietnam’s capital is lucky to have her back.
Four strangers from across the globe that sound like best friends having one hell of a good time. The Strangers play alternative rock with a host of ingredients like blues, funk, country and reggae. The band’s original tracks and well-chosen genre-bending covers have seen them blow the roof off Hanoi’s best music venues. Where do you go once you’ve had everybody in Hanoi Rock City, Madake, RockStore and Barbetta dancing like mad to your take on Daft Punk’s Get Lucky? That’s right, you go to CAMA Festival.
Official CAMA Festival 7 DJs
Every festival needs a festival DJ, and CAMA Festival 7 has two!
DJ Cache (Australia)
Australian born DJ CACHE quickly established himself at the heart of Hanoi’s burgeoning music scene back in 2010 by taking his eclectic sets of electronic goodness to every music loving venue in the capital. Cache has shared the bill with some of the biggest international names to play in Vietnam, never failing to impress with choice cuts of downtempo beats, classic hip hop, electro funk, deep house, drum & bass and much more. In 2011 and 2012, Cache rocked Hanoi’s excellent Soundstuff Festival, proving that he has more than earned the right to take center stage at CAMA Festival.
DJ GiGiMiX NoMaD (France)
DJ GiMiX NoMaD is quite rightly considered one of the best DJs on the Hanoi circuit. Inspired by burlesque parties and electro swing, GiGiMiX has filled dance floors all over Vietnam’s capital, earning himself a residency at the Sofitel Metropole. While supporting Soil & “Pimp” Sessions’ Hanoi show, GiGi kept 2,000 people dancing to electro swing, funky beats, disco house, nu-soul and Latin jazz breaks long after the band had left the stage. Soil & “Pimp” Sessions aren’t an easy act to follow, but then, neither is GiGiMiX.
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