Monsoon Music Festival, Vietnam’s biggest music event, will now be celebrated annually as part of an ambitious plan to develop culture in the capital through 2020, with a vision to 2030.

Since its debut in 2014, the monsoon music festival has attracted thousands of music lovers from Vietnam and other Asian countries thanks to its diversity of music styles.

Some international big names have performed at the festival, including the all-female Australian/British string quartet Bond, Grammy-winning soul singer Joss Stone and the famous German rock band Scorpions.

The festival also aims to introduce new music projects and offer a playground for different generations to share their passion for music in the space of a world cultural heritage, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long.-VNA