Music filled the air from north to south as the Pattaya Music Festival roared to life on three beachfront stages.
Mayor Sonthaya Kunplome and top city and Chonburi officials kicked off the annual concert fest June 14 with stages placed at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Central Road and on Jomtien Beach.
Pete Peera got the music started on the Central Road main stage with “Pan Ma Hai Jum” (“Visit for Remembering”), followed by Kwang AB Normal and guitar legend Lam Morrison.
Rocker Rang Rockestra, vocalist Ae Jirakorn and popular rapper Southside took the stage after 9 p.m. with the crowd dancing together though the finale by Carabao.
The music continued Saturday and Sunday with acts such as Playground, Sweet Mullet, Lomosonic, Chill Chill, Pleng Plung, Swagen, Mahahing and more.
Meanwhile, a force of 500 police officers, soldiers and volunteers were on duty to keep things safe.
City hall municipal police chief, Pol. Maj. Jeerawat Sukontasap dispatched the officers before the music started June 14.
Security forces ran checkpoints in six locations, patrolling from three bases and others assisting with traffic snarls resulting from Beach Road’s closure from 4 p.m.