KAOHSIUNG PRESSURE? Sources said that the Han Kuo-yu administration is investigating his predecessor, while financing for past festivals is being scrutinized
Date: Sep 13, 2019
By: Huang Chia-lin / Staff reporter
There will not be a 12th Megaport Festival next year, event organizers said on Wednesday, whilesources said that the popular music festival was canceled after facing pressure from the administration of Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜).
Organizers said in a statement that it had been feeling growing pressure since the start of this year and they had been asked to submit information on past events.
The festival has become a source of criticism at the Kaohsiung City Council and it is obvious that Han is not interested in supporting it, they said.
This has consistently stalled progress on organizing next year’s event, which has met with many unexpected obstacles and must be canceled, they said. [FULL STORY]