Countdown party rings in new year on Nguyen Hue Walking Street hinh anh 1A New Year countdown party will take place in downtown HCM City on Nguyen Hue walking street (Photo: VNA)


HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Thousands of people in HCM City are expected to participate in “Lights 2019”, the New Year Countdown party which will be organised on Nguyen Hue Walking Street from 8pm on December 31 until midnight.

Following the success of the same programme 2018, the progamme this year will be a special countdown event to say goodbye to 2018 and to celebrate 2019.

Performances will include well-known artists Thanh Bui, Soobin Hoang Son, Trong Hieu, Den, Bich Ngoc, Osad, Kimmese, The LYRICÍST, DJ Hoaprox and SlimV.

The event will be hosted by MC Tran Thanh.

The Lights 2019 event will include indie and hip hop music, which was the trend in Vietnam this year and is expected to continue.

Indie and hip hop continue to cross over from underground to mainstream, creating trends inspired from the simple things in everyday life.

The genres bring their own unique and personal perspectives on topics relevant to what goes on in the world today.

The emphasis on freedom has made indie and hip hop contemporary trends that portray the new Vietnamese music scene, to which the world audience is awakening.

Founder of Amberstone Media, Thanh Bui, said: “It’s not about mainstream or indie, it’s about talented Vietnamese artists sharing one stage. In 2018, the national arts scene, especially music, has seen many impressive moves, many events that made us proud to say that we are Vietnamese. I want all the people who come to this year’s Countdown Lights 2019 to feel a sense of pride about Vietnamese talent.”

“Lights 2019 is not only an annual cultural event for the community, but also a stage to bring Vietnamese talent closer to the public,” he added.

Besides indie and hip hop artists, the show will feature famous artists who are adored by fans all over the nation.

Osad and Monstar will perform their latest hits, while two singing sensations from Vietnam Idol, Trong Hieu and Bich Ngoc, will join the countdown event.

The show also features Soobin Hoang Son who will perform his hit songs that have been loved by many in recent years.

A message of peace will be communicated via dance choreography in a special performance by The LYRICÍST dance crew.

The most recognised performance will likely be from the young students of Soul Music & Performing Arts Academy who will play Baby Shark and Pinkfong, two animation characters that have become a family favorite on social media in Vietnam and around Asia in the past few years.

The New Year Countdown Lights 2019 event promises to continue to bring a pioneering musical spirit, and electronic rhythm from DJ Hoaprox and SlimV with their energetic and fiery music, to celebrate the transforming moment with guests on Nguyen Hue Walking Street.

Lights 2019 is organised by Binh Minh Group and powered by Amberstone Media and Novel Production in association with InQ Entertainment and Tech Beat Records.

The main sponsor is Sai Gon Commercial Bank (SCB) with co-sponsors Windsor Property Management Group Corporation (WMC Group), Sunny World Property Development Corporation and Saigon Signature Corporation. –VNS/VNA