Staff to clear crowds from venue before free Mayday Concert

Fans will be admitted to the site of the free concert starting the afternoon on March 29. (photo courtesy of the PSLO)

Fans will be admitted to the site of the free concert starting the afternoon on March 29. (photo courtesy of the PSLO)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--With the free Mayday Concert at Daan Forest Park on March 29 approaching, Taipei City’s Parks and Street Lights Office (PSLO) began to clear the crowds camping out at the venue on Monday morning, to minimize the impact of fans on the surrounding neighborhood.

Fans will be admitted to the site of the free concert starting the afternoon on March 29, according to the city government. City government staff and police officers will be stationed at the site to maintain order.

PSLO Director Huang Li-yuan noted that Daan Forest Park boasts an outdoor concert stage with space capacity for 1,500 viewers (accommodating up to 5,000 if including the surrounding greens). To ensure the least disruption to the neighborhood, the PSLO will work with the police and Bin-Music, the music company responsible for holding the concert, to vacate the site first to ensure fairness of concert seating.

Hawkers, illegal parking, smoking and littering will be fined accordingly, the city government said.

Bin-Music noted that after vacating the venue, the area will be blocked-off to ensure no place-holding can take place. Event staff will patrol the area around the clock and sanitation workers will be dispatched to maintain the cleanliness of the surroundings and public restrooms. A total of 90 portable restrooms will be set up on the day of the event as well, according to the city government.