November 5th, 2019
Festival season starts in Ho Chi Minh City, a town now renowned for some of the best niche festivals in Asia. As people are becoming more aware of the effects festivals can have on the environment, most organizers ensure their festival has little impact on the usually surroundings; they adopt more sustainable tactics or dedicate entire festivals to being green and that’s what Ecocentric does.
Ecocentric Festival started as a one-day event in 2017. Today, for its third edition, this annual festival dedicated to a heady mix of music, organic food and forums, will take place this November 9th from 2 pm through the night. Ecocentric, the name sounds whimsical enough for some of us to conjure fantastic images in our heads. But if you should happen to participate in this event, you’ll find it to be even better than you could have imagined.
The aim of this one-day festival is to make attempts to live a life that is in tune with the environment and not against it and to bring people together to share a common objective: a greener future for the planet. Moreover, all profits will be donated to Change, a local NGO promoting environmental protection and education in Vietnam.
But If your idea of a green festival is an event with sound system powered by pedals and composting toilets, then this festival is not for you as Ecocentric defines itself first as an urban green festival with organic products and conferences, but also with fun music and dance: a one day as it should be in Saigon, by the river at the Schiller River Club. Even their lectures add to the general air of merriment!
Visitors will be able to take part in a host of interesting activities, voice their opinion in debates and discussions, eat, drink and purchase organic products, sing, dance and cavort with absolute abandon. As a good festival (even green) should be. Will Rock & Roll save the planet?
November 9th, 2019
From 2PM till late
28 Đường Số 10 P, Khu phố 4, phường Hiệp Bình Chánh, quận Thủ Đức
Ho Chi Minh City