Sixty-seven arts troupes from 38 countries and territories across the world will join Vietnamese artists at the 2014 Hue Festival scheduled for April 12-20.

The information was announced by Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of central Thua Thien-Hue province Ngo Hoa, who is head of the festival’s organising board, at a press conference on April 1.

Essential preparations for the festival have been completed, he added. 

A two-day refresher course was opened on March 31, to train security and safety. The festival, themed "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development”, will honour unique cultural and historical values of Hue in particular and Vietnam and other nations in general through art performances.

In the framework of the festival, a range of programmes will be held, including an Ao Dai fashion show, “Dem Hoang Cung” (Royal Night) and “Dem Phuong Dong” (Orient Night) events, Royal Court music and dance performances and traditional songs from Hue.-VNA