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This Phuket beach party at Karon in 2009 was rated a success

Phuket Beach Party Aimed at 80,000

Thursday, July 5, 2012
PHUKET: Planning is underway for a two-day beach concert on Phuket in September or October that one organiser says could attract 80,000 people.

Bangkok-based project manager Kittipong Jeamtrakan told Phuket Governor Tri Augkaradacha this week that backers would spend about 20 million baht and hope to generate 40 to 50 million baht in revenue.

The two day and night event would he held at Karon beach on as-yet unspecified dates, he said.

Top bands from England and Europe were likely to be headliners, with international and Thai DJs.

''It will be positive 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.

Phuket did not want a full moon party style event where alcohol and possibly drugs could be a problem, the governor said.

He added that if the project went ahead, Phuket authorities would need to be consulted about all aspects of security.

Previous beach parties on Phuket have been both widely acclaimed and criticised, mostly for noise in the surrounding neighborhood

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Why not organizing a "Full Moon Party" in Phuket every month in order to compete Koh Phangan?
Hundreds, even thousands of youth people from Phuket, Phang-Nga and Krabi are going every month to Koh Phangan.
Nai Harn Beach would be the most suitable beach in Phuket to organize it as during the monsoon, we have the island in the middle of the salted pond and police will be able to control easily the 2 roads toward Nai Harn Beach about drug, drunkards and so on; also there are no village nearby excepted a temple and 2 hotels which will be happy to get some animations for their guests.

Posted by Whistle-Blower on July 5, 2012 11:36

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Chances are it will have to be cancelled, not a good idea to select the wettest months of the year for an event like this.

Posted by stevenl on July 5, 2012 11:50

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If I was a famous singer or celebrity, I would offer to perform for free on the condition that the authorities would permanently and immediately solve the most pressing problems here from the tourist point of view:

Eliminate the Tuk-Tuk mafia

Complete ban of Jet-Skis

Police force motivated and/or compelled to investigate Thai suspects of crimes against foreigners with the same enthusiasm they show when the opposite is true.

Posted by Andrew on July 5, 2012 23:15

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80,000 partygoers presumably from all over the Island and particularly the west coast resort centres.
What plans are there for parking and shuttles (free?) to and from the event?

Posted by TT on July 7, 2012 12:10


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