Taoyuan City Prepares for Coldplay Concerts

Taoyuan City government warned commuters and residents that several streets around the outdoor venue for Coldplay concerts will be closed to traffic between 2:00pm and midnight on April 11 and 12.

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A total of 80,000 tickets have been sold for the two concerts to be held in the front square of Taoyuan High Speed Rail Station. Commuters traveling to Taipei Taoyuan International Airport for flights on the 11th and 12th have been warned to leave earlier due to expected congestion on the transport systems.

Concert goers are expected to flood through the High Speed Rail station at Taoyuan, and the Taipei to Taoyuan MRT A18 station. Two-hundred police will be on duty to control pedestrian and vehicular traffic before and after the concerts.

With 80,000 tickets sold, the event constitutes a 20 year record for the biggest concert by an international act to be performed in Taiwan. The concerts are part of the Asian leg of the British band’s Head Full of Dreams tour.

Security measures for the concert are strict with limits on size of bags and other items brought into the venue. Luggage or bags larger than A3 (29.7 x 42cm) are banned from the venue, and the use of any kind of recording equipment including cameras and tablets is also banned.

According to tixCraft, who are responsible for ticket sales for the concerts, pregnant women and children under 7 years old are not allowed into the venue.

Concert venue of Coldplay Taoyuan Taiwan
The venue for Coldplay concerts April 11 and 12, 2017 in Taoyuan City Taiwan. Picture: Liberty Times Network.

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