The Vaccines to Launch International Music Week in Saigon

Saigon-based promoters Loud Minority & Saigon Sound System are teaming up to launch the first SAIGON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WEEK which will kick-off in fine style on 26th November with award-winning UK indie rockers, THE VACCINES.

With the development of Saigon’s live music scene over the last 2 or 3 years, and the rise of Cargo as a bonafide concert space, now seems like the perfect time to launch a ‘music week’. Following The Vaccines’ opening show will be a Vietnamese showcase with Black Infinity and White Noiz, as well as shows from THE LEMONHEADS (USA) and JAGWAR MA (AUS)

Loud Minority promoter, Damian Kilroy, feels it is vital to include local talent in this landmark event.

“It’s important to us that we promote local artists and help develop live music. Hopefully, that mix of people being exposed to international bands and local artists being a part of it, will provide some inspiration for youngsters here. That has to be of benefit to live music in Vietnam.”

Saigon International Music Week may not be on the same playing field as established events such as Clockenflap in Hong Kong, Laneway in Singapore or Urbanscapes in Malaysia, just yet. But, by bagging acts like The Vaccines and Jagwar Ma in its’ first year, this could well be the seed that grows into a widely-recognized event throughout SE Asia.

Shows already confirmed for SIMW are:

26/11  The Vaccines (UK) 500k / 400k (student)

29/11  Black Infinity / White Noiz (VN) 100k / free for students

02/12  The Lemonheads (USA) 350k / 200k (student)

04/12  Jagwar Ma (AUS) 350k / 250k (student)

All shows take place at Cargo Bar. Doors: 7.30pm

*A limited amount of combo tickets for all shows will be available at 1m VND / 750k (student)

*all prices shown are for advance purchase available from

Door prices may be higher.

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