40,000 FANS JOINED INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL ARTISTS IN SOLIDARITY TO FIGHT HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT THE MTV EXIT LIVE IN HANOI CONCERT ON 26 MAY
International modern-rock band, Simple Plan took center stage and performed to over 40,000 screaming fans at the MTV EXIT Live in Hanoi concert today at Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium. It was the band’s first-ever performance in Vietnam and ignited the concert with hit singles such as Summer Paradise, Welcome to My Life, Perfect, including the first song ever written from hundreds of messages collected from fans via Twitter, This Song Saved My Life. The band also took the stage by storm with a surprise duet performance of the hit single Jetlag with Vietnam’s leading pop star, Mỹ Tâm.
All eyes were on Korean pop group, Brown Eyed Girls who performed to some of the fans’ favorite tunes, such as Six Sense, Hot Shot, Uncomfortable Truth, and Abracadabra. It was their first performance at MTV EXIT’s free concert and shared inspiring messages of what they have learnt about the issue and encouraged Vietnamese fans to join them in spreading anti-trafficking messages to all their communities across the country.
Australian vocal sensation, Kate Miller-Heidke, who previously performed at MTV EXIT’s 2010 concert in Hanoi delivered a spectacular performance to fans, such as Tiger, Caught In The Crowd, and Toxic. A special duet-performance of the song, When The Ship Comes In with Mr. Michael Wilson, AusAid’s Minister-Counsellor, Mekong and Regional, inspired fans with a meaningful message that everyone has a part to play to combat this critical social issue together.
Also, MTV EXIT’s new Celebrity Ambassador to Vietnam, Mỹ Tâm, encouraged fans to spread the awareness on human trafficking and be involved in the global movement to end modern-day slavery on http://www.mtvexit.org and http://www.walkfree.org. Mỹ Tâm is also the host for the new half-hour Vietnamese language documentary film, Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special that showcases a real and rare glimpse into human trafficking and exploitation. The new documentary will premiere on 2 June 2012 on Vietnam Television (VTV1) at 9:30 PM and on MTV Vietnam channel at 11 PM.
MTV EXIT is supported by the following partners: VTV, MTV Vietnam, An Thuan Media, TQPR Vietnam, NCT, Sinh Vien Vietnam, Hoa Hoc Tro, Xone FM, BOO Citi, and Crowne Plaza West Hanoi.
MTV EXIT is produced in partnership with the Government of Vietnam including the full support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST), Ministry of Public Security, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and WALK FREE, the global movement to end modern slavery.
For more details about human trafficking and exploitation in Asia, visit http://www.mtvexit.org/vietnam or follow MTV EXIT on the following social media platforms: Twitter @mtvexit, http://www.facebook.com/mtvexit and http://www.facebook.com/mtvexitvietnam