Bands from Myanmar , Thailand , Singapore , the Philippines and Vietnam will take to the main stage for a full day of music at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) music festival next weekend.

Entitled Artwork is Work, the event will be held from 2pm to 11pm on May 11 at the American Club, 19-21 Hai Ba Trung Street , Hanoi by the US Embassy in Hanoi and CAMA Vietnam.

Festival performers include garage rockers Blood Sugar Politik (Myanmar), traditional Thai funk act Molam International (Thailand), the post-rock algorithms of Pulso (the Philippines), nu-metal band 18+ (Vietnam) and genre-defying electronic sound artists Muon (Singapore).

Myanmar ’s Blood Sugar Politik has more than a decade of writing energetic music together. The band is an intoxicating blend of rock, punk, ska and folk with lashings of energy, and subtle undertones of the country’s classic rock.

Pulso does melogy and rhythm, matching patterns and overlaying acoustic harmonies into dreamy post-rock pieces.

Singapore ’s band Muon is a musical collective, delving through electronic experimentation and beat science.

Vietnam ’s MinMetals will open the festival. The band is new on the capital’s music scene but their mix of alternative rock, indie and disco did a lot to impress at rock festivals.

Besides non-stop live music on the main stage, the festival will feature a creative arts market run by the Hanoi Flea Market and a visual arts exhibition curated by Hanoi 's Onion Cellar collective.

As well as promoting pride in the cultural vibrancy of modern ASEAN nations, the festival is also intended to highlight the importance of intellectual property rights enforcement in ASEAN countries.-VNA