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Mayday to headline concert in Yilan

By Yu Ching-ming and Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Popular Taiwanese band Mayday plans to hold a benefit concert at Yilan County’s Chung Hsing Cultural and Creative Park on Aug. 8, news that immediately drove up expectations among fans after Yilan County Commissioner Lin Tsung-hsien (林聰賢) announced the event on Facebook.

After repeated requests, the band finally agreed to headline the benefit concert, entitled “Just Love It.” As a perk to Yilan County residents, organizers have set aside 1,000 exclusive tickets, which are to go on sale on June 29 ahead of the public ticket sale.

The exclusive tickets cost NT$1,800 and NT$800, with a limited number of 500 tickets each.

To purchase these tickets, buyers will be asked to provide their ID cards, with numbers headed by the letter “G,” as proof that they are from the county.

Each ID card is eligible for one ticket. Buyers can purchase up to two tickets by providing a second ID card.

Regular tickets for premier seats are to be sold for NT$2,800 or NT$1,800, depending on the location of the seats.

Standing tickets are also available at NT$800.

The public sale begins at 5pm on July 6 at ibon kiosks and online.

All revenue generated from the concert is to be donated to the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families, Taiwan Foundation for Rare Disorders and the Yilan County Government’s special account for financial aid.

The Chung Hsing Cultural and Creative Park is the former site of the nation’s largest paper company, Taiwan Chung Hsing Paper Corp.

The Yilan County Government hopes that Mayday’s appearance will help transform the facility into a cultural and creative hub.

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