The annual Labour Day concert organised by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) is being moved from the usual Macau Forum indoor venue to Hac Sa Beach in Coloane, with Taiwanese singer-actor Richie Jen Hsien-chi headlining the gig, the bureau’s administration committee member Henry Ma Kam Keong said Tuesday.
Ma told a press conference held at the bureau’s head office in the city centre that it will be the first time the bureau has put on the free concert at the beach, which will be held while other beach activities, such as beach football, beach handball and beach volleyball tournaments, a sand sculpting contest, sand treasure hunt, as well as aquatic activities such as banana boating, jet skiing, sailing and a giant float will be available.
The Macau Post Daily quoted Ma as saying that the budget for the “Hac Sa Beach Summer Concert” and the recreation activities is 3.6 million patacas. The concert will be headlined by Jen who will be joined by singers Joanna Wang known for her jazz-pop songs, Alien Huang known for his charismatic personality and Magic Power rock band – all of them from Taiwan.
Dancers from the local Now’z Dance Studio and Macau Aerobics Association (MAA) will also be performing on stage.
Ma said that since free tickets were snapped up so quickly for previous May Day concerts held at Macau Forum which only can hold 4,000 spectators, moving to the beach for an outdoor concert would allow more people to enjoy the show as well as take part in other recreational family activities, which require advance registration, which begins today and ends on April 22.
“The weather was our first consideration when we planned to have the beach concert,” Ma said, adding jokingly, “People will be in their swimming costumes so it should be okay even if it rains on the day.”(macaunews)