With Quest Festival less than a month away, the organizers have put the finishing touches on the schedule.
The latest addition see Ho Chi Minh veteran DJ Jase leads the pack along with Bangkok’s selector Sunju Hargun, electro-funk purveyor Gramophone Children and underground UK outfit Dead Players from High Focus Records who add a splash of hip-hop to the bill.
In all another 40 acts have been added to the lineup, bringing the total to over 150, across a medley of styles from cumbia to dub, techno to psychedelic trance.
“Music has always been the lifeblood of this festival and we’re pleased to be able to introduce such a spectacular roster of talent to Vietnam once again,” said Music Director Luke Poulson. “It’s a testament to the success of the festival that we’re able to bring musical pioneers like The Orb to Hanoi whilst still creating opportunities for some of the region’s brightest lights to shine through our expanded takeover model.”
See the full line-up here.
Artists will play across five hand-crafted stages with the inspiration coming from the festival's theme of the four holy animals, including one by Bangkok lighting installation experts Zieght who have created an illuminated geodesic dome. This year Quest has also added a brand new hand designed stage that will bring the total count to six, along with boat parties that will take guests around the Dong Mo Lake.
Besides its visionary music program, as expected the site will be transformed into a full sensory and immersive experience with roving performance artists, dancers, art, workshops, interactive installations, circus troupes and an upgraded unconventional cinema project. Workshops will run across the course of the festival teaching everything from circus skills to projection mapping, leather working, tie dyeing, how to crochet and yoga.
See the full program here.
Quest Festival returns to Son Tinh Camp, just 40 minutes north of Hanoi, on November 10th to 12th. Tickets to the festival start at 800.000 VND for a one-day pass to 1.600.000 VND for a three-day pass until October 2nd when they go up. Purchase them here.
Last year's edition averaged about 5,000 revelers and to feel the mood you can browse through last year's colorful post-festival photos here. The aftermovie is below.