News and Events

Watch this space for the latest updates and information about the festival. We’ll be bringing you everything from artist and speaker information, to sneak peeks and insider knowledge, and the best ways for you to get involved. In the meantime, get ready to learn, share, and enjoy Vietnamese culture and what it means to people from all over the world!

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Official Announcement

New video clips of the Gala Concert performances are now available.  We would like to thank Mr Mai San for his videos.

Documentary film Beyond Tradition on exhibition at the 2017 International Council for Traditional Music World Conference in Limerick Ireland


2017 Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music 


The Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music will be held in Paris in 2017.  For more information and registration, please visit the official website: 2017 Paris Festival .

Hope to see you there!

* Poster designed by Nguyễn Thi & Lý Diệu Sang

Documentary Film of the World Festival

img_6738The documentary film of the Gala Concert of the World Festival of Vietnamese Traditional Music Sydney 2015 was launched at the Elder Hall The University of Adelaide on Sunday 16 October 2016. The film will be available for loan to the public from selected Australian libraries.

Photo above: Mr Le-Tuyen Nguyen and MC Thai Phung launching the documentary film at the Elder Hall. Photo courtesy of Tran Dinh Nghi.

Photo below: The DVD cover of the documentary film


Free Exhibition!

Don’t know your dan bau from your dan tranh? Not sure which instruments play tai tu, or how old the dan nguyet is? Come to our free exhibition to find out! More details will be here soon.


Registrations for presentations are now open! Head to the Registration page to find out more.

New Facebook Page

We’re on Facebook! Like our page to get reminders about our upcoming events.

Gala Concert Tickets Now Available!

Tickets for the Gala Conert, Saturday 15th August at 7.30 pm are now available. They are $50. Click here to find out how to buy them!

Preliminary Festival Program

The draft program is now available! Head over here to check out the presenters we will have at our event, what you can learn about, and where to go when for all your favourite events.


Due to a large volume of positive responses, we would like to extend the deadline in order to include a wider range of ideas! We are excited to be able to welcome even more musicians and presenters than we initially anticipated!

We invite you to submit research papers, lectures, or ideas for practical workshops and recitals, which will be presented at the Festival. We ask that entrants submit a 200 word abstract of their topic of presentations or theme of their recitals. For more information on how to enter, click here


Please submit your Performance Requirement forms before Monday 1st June. If this form is not submitted in time, we may not be able to include your performance in the Gala.


Friday 14/8

10.00 am – 11.00 am:        Opening

11.00 am – 12.30 pm:        Presentations

2.00 pm – 5.30 pm:            Presentations

Saturday 15/8

9.30.00 am – 12.30 pm:     Presentations

6.30 – 7.30 pm:                   Exhibition of Vietnamese Traditional Music

7.30 pm – 10.30 pm:          Gala Concert


To find a more detailed plan of events, including rehearsals and meetings, click here.