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Vietnamese Festival Canceled Following Death Of Nguyen Giap

HANOI, Vietnam (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers for Vietnam's 1-day CAMA music festival were forced to cancel this year's event due to the death of General Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam's most prominent commanders during the Vietnam war. Giap died on October 4th at the age of 102.

In the wake of his death, Vietnam declared a three-day period of mourning that encompassed the October 12th festival date. The mourning period was mandatory and barred all entertainment events.

The promoter offered refunds from the point of sale for tickets, though the window for claiming refunds was brief and closed on October 11th, the day before the festival was scheduled to take place.

The festival featured a lineup of artists that included The Cairos, The Pinholes, The Ragabund, and The Zoo. Some of the bands managed to perform in Hanoi, at Hanoi Rock City, one of the Vietnamese capital's best known music venues.

2013 would have marked the seventh edition of the popular festival. – Staff Writers