Under-18s will be banned from one of the biggest music events of the year. The Step Up Summer music festival will take place on April 11, but teenagers will struggle to be admitted, as the show has introduced Vietnam’s first age limit on admission.
Composer Ho Hoai Anh will be general director and his wife Luu Huong Giang will also perform at the festival
Organisers have taken the contentious decision to exclude younger fans due to the rash of media-generated scandals involving scantily clad pop-singers.
The show, jointly organised by the Hanoi Beer Company and teen-favourite online website mp3.zing.vn, will feature pop and commercial hiphop favourites including Tuan Hung, Doan Trang, Dong Nhi, Luu Huong Giang, Hoang Hai, The Men, M4U, Emily, Justa Tee and Rapper LK.
General Director of the festival, composer Ho Hoai Anh said the event would be unlike anything seen before.
Free tickets will distributed from the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre.