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MTV EXIT Live Pulls 40,000 In Fight Against Human Trafficking

Written by Mike Hohnen on May 28, 2012

Having run for several years, MTV EXIT is a powerful movement in the war against slavery and human trafficking. Set in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, this year’s event took place on May 26 in front of a horde of 40,000 screaming fans in support of the lineup of local and international artists.

Names on the bill included pop punk icons Simple Plan, who were playing for the first time in the country. The band has also confirmed via Twitter that they will be featuring on the up-and-coming MTV Exit Documentary currently being filmed in the Sapa area. The Doco always includes a lineup of massive artists, so I’m sure more names will be coming soon.

All girl group K-Pop also performed on the night, as did our very own Kate Miller-Heidke. Several officials (including AusAid’s Minister-Counsellor; MTV EXIT’s new Celebrity Ambassador to Vietnam, Mỹ Tâm; and Walk Free Ambassador for the global movement to end modern-day slavery, Ta Thuy Minh) also spoke at the event, encouraging people to spread the word, and inspiring youngsters to join the fight against human trafficking.

The show and doco will air on MTV Australia some time around June 24

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