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April Big Five

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The big five this month


1. Dragon Dash Adventure

HCMC (Apr. 5)


Looking for more opportunities to get covered in dirt and bump into a bunch of man-made objects while running as fast as you can to high-powered house music? Look no further than Dragon Dash. Established by Dare Vietnam, a company that focuses on organising “sport events for the adventure lover”. They also say you should take the opportunity on Apr. 5 to “show your mental and physical strength through various activities including running, jumping, climbing and conquering every single challenge on their five-kilometer race!” We say why the hell not. An unmissable event for anyone interested in team camaraderie and well… getting dirty. Do you dare to enter the Dragon’s Den?


For more info have a look at their site at or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Group bookings attract a discount!



2.Hanoi Sound Stuff 2015

Hanoi (Apr. 9 - Apr. 11)


Three days of experimental music, art and film return to Hanoi from Apr. 9 to Apr. 11 with a line-up of artists from both Vietnam and overseas.

Kicking off on the Thursday at Manzi Art Space (14 Phan Huy Ich, Ba Dinh, Hanoi), on the Friday Sounds Stuff moves to Hanoi Creative City (1 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi) before ending up for the big finale at the Van Ho Exhibition Centre (2 Hoa Lu, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi).

To get the full lowdown, go to



3. Galas and Balls

Hanoi (Apr. 18)


Two balls, two nationalities, different venues, but all on one night. You would have thought the Americans and the Australians would have a working relationship. Well, perhaps they do.

But, if you do have to choose, here are the options. The AmCham Rock ‘n’ Soul Gala will be taking place at the JW Marriott, while the The Australiana Ball is descending on InterContinental Hanoi Westlake.

For more information go to and



4. Back to the Motherlanz

HCMC (Apr. 23)


Too much Aussie and Kiwi music is never enough. Dubbed Motherlanz, this promises to be one ‘mother’ of an event with headliners Tiki Taane of Salmonella Dub fame alongside Anika Moa bringing on the awesome tunes at Cargo Bar. In honour of ANZAC Day, Risky Red, Mark Bowyer and Broken Rice Band, and Keith Pavy and The Anzacs will deliver the patriotic spirit. The whole thing’s sponsored by Harley Davidson, so you can definitely expect it to be a high-octane event!

Motherlanz starts at 7pm at Cargo Bar — 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Q4, HCMC. Tickets cost VND250,000. For bookings and enquiries call Mark on 01238 422999



5. The Belgian Beer Festival

HCMC (Apr. 24)


50 Belgian beers, live Belgian music, Belgian food and a hell of a lot of fun. The Belgian Beer Festival makes its Ho Chi Minh City debut at Cargo Bar, and for a mere VND300,000 you can join in the festivities.


To see more about the festival and to take part in our free ticket competition, go to

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