Set against the backdrop of Ba Vi National Park, Quest Festival, Vietnam’s only multi day camping festival, is set to return for its triumphant fifth edition this November.
Held just a 40 minute drive from Hanoi, Quest Festival is Vietnam’s only weekend camping festival, bringing together locals, expats and visitors alike in a celebration of music, dance, adventure and freedom of expression.
The festival originated with a small gathering of friends looking to escape Hanoi for a weekend of music, camping and getting in touch with nature but as interest grew the festival quickly developed into a phenomena in itself. After three successful years, Quest has grown to become an internationally recognized high-profile festival, attracting artists and performers from across the globe to perform at the bi-annual event.
Quest is guided by five core principles which have determined the direction of the event: collaboration, creative excellence, building local and regional connections, arts and cultural development and continuous development. Following these principles, the founders are committed to sustainable growth, providing opportunities to deliver a bigger and better festival experience but also retaining the community spirit in which Quest was founded.
Festival director Jeremy Wellard has been behind Quest since its inception. “It’s exciting to grow Quest from very humble beginnings and see this idea developing into a weekend that brings a whole community together. it is a real privilege to have the opportunity to showcase some of our favourite local bands and DJs, performers and artists and to help develop new experiences for new audiences.“
The three day event of varied programming will feature a diverse mix of the best local, expat and international DJs and bands with an emphasis on committing a minimum of 50% of the program to local Vietnamese artists. Whilst music is a large component of the 3 day festival, to characterise it just as a music festival does not do Quest sufficient justice. It is the individual elements that define Quest, from innovative decor and interactive workshops to the active participation by attendees that has helped create this boutique festival experience.
Quest draws innovative teachers and performers across multiple disciplines in fire spinning, hooping, dancing, painting, yoga, and more whilst encouraging participatory activities to bring people together and create safe spaces for self-expression. From costume making to parades to collective sculptures festival guests are invited to become active participants in the festival. Bring on November!
Catch the official aftermovie from the 2014 event
Tickets are available through Ticketbox at 700,000 VND for a 3 day ticket and a variety of camping and transport options are available. Stay tuned for further details on the lineup!
6 – 8 November, 2015
Son Tinh Camp, Ba Vi National Park, Vietnam
3 day ticket costs 700,000 VND (US$ 32)
Tickets available at Ticketbox
**Photo credit Viet Le hoang**