International Music Festival this weekend

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It’s that time of year again, when Pattaya’s International Music Festival comes to town.  Dubbed by some as “Pattaya’s International Traffic Jam,” with some predictions putting attendance in the hundreds of thousands, the festival nonetheless promises 3 full days and nights of great music on 4 different stages spread along the length of Beach Road, from the Dolphin Roundabout to the entrance to Walking Street.  For a list of entertainment

Pattaya City has announced that during the Pattaya Music Festival, Beach Road will be closed from Dolphin Roundabout through to the entrance to Walking Street and up to the traffic light at the South Road and 2nd Road intersection, from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. March 22, 23 & 24.

For all 3 days, Central Pattaya Road, from Tops through to the beach, will also be closed to vehicle traffic.

At press time, there was no mention of making 2nd Road 2-way, meaning the major routes from North Pattaya to South Pattaya will be 3rd Road and Sukhumvit Highway.

It’s that time of year again, when Pattaya’s International Music Festival comes to town.  Dubbed by some as “Pattaya’s International Traffic Jam,” with some predictions putting attendance in the hundreds of thousands, the festival nonetheless promises 3 full days and nights of great music on 4 different stages spread along the length of Beach Road, from the Dolphin Roundabout to the entrance to Walking Street.  For a list of entertainmentIt’s that time of year again, when Pattaya’s International Music Festival comes to town.  Dubbed by some as “Pattaya’s International Traffic Jam,” with some predictions putting attendance in the hundreds of thousands, the festival nonetheless promises 3 full days and nights of great music on 4 different stages spread along the length of Beach Road, from the Dolphin Roundabout to the entrance to Walking Street.  For a list of entertainment

Organizers have designated 11 parking areas: Pattaya School 8 in South Pattaya, Wat Chaimongkol, The Avenue Pattaya, Big C North Pattaya, Tesco Lotus North Pattaya, Dusit Thani Pattaya, behind the stage next to the Hard Rock Hotel, Tops Supermarket Central Pattaya, Central Pattaya Road from Tops until the beach, Central Festival Pattaya Beach and Royal Garden Plaza.

The green area of this map designates where roads will be closed to traffic.The green area of this map designates where roads will be closed to traffic.

Chonburi Administration Organization, Director of Tourism and Sports, Darika Surakhaka (2nd from left), Pattaya City deputy mayor, Ronnakit Ekasingh (centre), president of Pattaya City Cultural Council, Sukreep Krajai co-chaired a press conference held at the Hard Rock Café, to announce the Pattaya International Music Festival 2013.

Musicians to attend the festival led by Tono the Star, Girl Group ‘ Skarf Idol’  from Korea and The United from EnglandMusicians at the festival include Tono the Star, Girl Group ‘ Skarf Idol’ and The United from England.

Troop of local and national press attend the conference at the Hard Rock CaféA large group of local and national press attended the conference at the Hard Rock Café.

Sukreep introduces members of his council to the pressSukreep introduces members of the Pattaya City Cultural Council.

Host interviews supporters of the festival that will kick start tonight at 4 main stagesThe MC speaks to supporters of the festival that will kick start tonight at 4 main stages

Deputy mayor Ronnakit poses for a group photograph with entertainersDeputy Mayor Ronnakit Ekasingh poses for a group photograph with the entertainers.

‘Skarf Idol’ introduces themselves to the fans and press‘Skarf Idol’ introduce themselves to the fans and press.

Tono the Star speaks to the fans and press about the performances tonightTono the Star speaks to the fans and press about the performances tonight.

Tono the Star says he is sure it is going to be a magical and fun-filled night tonight for allTono the Star says he is sure it is going to be a magical and fun-filled night tonight for all.

The United is performing for their music fans on SaturdayThe United will perform for their music fans on Saturday.

Deputy Mayor presents a festival symbolic shirt to Tono the StarDeputy Mayor Ronnakit presents a festival themed shirt to Tono the Star

‘Skarf Idol’ receives festival symbolic shirts from deputy mayor Ronnakit‘Skarf Idol’ receives music festival shirts from Deputy Mayor Ronnakit.

The United receives festival symbolic shirts from deputy mayor RonnakitThe United receives music festival shirts from Deputy Mayor Ronnakit.

Pattaya City council member and chairman of sports and tourism committee, Rattanachai Suthidechanai takes a group photograph with Skarf IdolPattaya City council member and chairman of sports and tourism committee, Rattanachai Suthidechanai joins in a group photograph with Skarf Idol.

Deputy Mayor Ronnakit puts his thump up to mark the beginning of the extraordinary 3 days 3 nights of Pattaya International Music Festival, the annual event that attracts most number of visitors to townDeputy Mayor Ronnakit makes a ‘thumbs up’ sign to mark the beginning of the extraordinary 3 days 3 nights of the Pattaya International Music Festival, the annual event that attracts a large number of visitors to Pattaya.