Phuket Plans Huge Beach Party

The full moon parties on Koh Phangan have long been one of the major attractions for Scandinavians. Phuket is now planning on a two-day beach concert in September or October, aiming to attract over 80,000 people.

Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha was told this week by Bangkok-based project manager Kittipong Jeamtrakan that 20 million baht will be spent with the aim to generate 40 to 50 million baht in revenue.

The two days –two nights concert will be held on Karon beach. Headliners will include top bands from England and Europe and International and Thai DJs.

”It will create a positive image for Phuket after so much bad news,” Khun Kittipong said.  Governor Tri said he liked the idea but wondered whether it was wise to hold such a large free event.

However, Khun Tri said that Phuket doesn’t want to make it a full moon party style where alcohol and possibly drugs are usually the problems.

He added that if the project was to go ahead, Phuket authorities will have to sit together and work on all aspects of required security.


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