The Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival, the only electronic and experimental music event in the country, will hit the capital for the sixth time on April 12 and 13.

Festival organiser Tri Minh said he hopes a unique world of quality electronic and experimental music and art will be created to spur interest among young Vietnamese audiences.

The first day is a sit-down electronic event with a mix of Japanese, Austrian, UK , Sweden and Vietnamese artists, which will take place in the courtyard of the Vietnam National Museum of History.

The second day is a DJ dance event with artists from Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland, Israel and Vietnam. It also includes new short films from Hanoi Doclab, Hanoi Future Shorts and The Onion Cellar. A fund-raising event the same day will support disabled children at Nguyen Dinh Chieu Primary School for Visually Impaired Children.

This year, the festival will also see a number of master classes for musicians and music students in both Hanoi and Hue in collaboration with Hanoi Culture University and the Goethe Institute.

An Art Talk event will also be held in Hanoi on April 11, offering interested audience members the chance to speak with foreign and Vietnamese artists about their experiences as experimental and electronic artists.

Performers include Daito Manabe (Japan), Richard Eigner (Austria), Horacio Pollard (UK), Pitch Tuner (Germany), the group MIMETIC (Switzerland), Glitterbug (Israel) and the Tri Minh Group (Vietnam).-VNA