Australian Embassy
Vietnam

Media Release - 28/5/2014

Australian band The Love Junkies to rock Hanoi’s youth

 

From 8pm this Friday 30 May at Holyland Rock Club (89 Bui Ngoc Duong, Hanoi), Australian band The Love Junkies, will perform with two local bands, The Offensive and Cát (The Sand). The band, which performed at Asia’s biggest music industry showcase in Singapore last weekend, is coming to Hanoi with the support of CAMA and the Australian Embassy.

Nick Greenfield, from promoters CAMA said: “We’re excited to have The Love Junkies join us for this showcase of some of the best new talent Australia and Vietnam have to offer.”

“We’re thankful for the ongoing support of the Australian Embassy, which allows to bring new music to Vietnamese audiences and provide opportunities for Vietnamese bands to perform alongside great international acts like The Love Junkies.”

“The visit by The Love Junkies is a part of the Australian Embassy cultural program which aims to strengthen people-to-people links between Australia and Vietnam. We are excited to introduce new music to Vietnam and very pleased to be able to support other Australian charity organisations in Vietnam at the same time” said Ms Angela Pickett, First Secretary.

The Embassy is also assisting KOTO, an Australian charity organisation to run a BBQ at the concert with all profits going back to the school which provides hospitality training for underprivileged Vietnamese youth.

During their time in Vietnam, The Love Junkies will also visit Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, an Australian charity that reaches out to kids in crisis throughout Vietnam.

The Love Junkies sound is an explosion of hooky melodies, loud thumping drums and grunge guitar. The band began its journey in late 2009 and since then has released an album and two EPs, winning three Western Australian Music Awards in 2013.

For more information, please see https://www.facebook.com/events/772858849406046 or contact Ms Viet Anh, Public Affairs and Media Liaison Manager of the Australian Embassy at +84 903 423 440 or thi-viet-anh.dinh@dfat.gov.au