Philadelphia mayor warns against crashing Labor Day music festival

A major music festival will take over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this weekend. Those who don’t want to buy a ticket are being urged to stay away.


Mayor Michael Nutter says about 30 artists will perform over the two days of the festival on three separate stages. Approximately 50,000 are expected to attend each day of the festival and the mayor says if you don’t buy a ticket you won’t be able to hear or see the concert.

“The concerts will be secure with two rings of eight foot high fencing spaced 16 feet apart with security patrolling the interior and I believe the exterior areas,” said Nutter.

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The concert’s speakers are being configured to make it tough to hear anything from outside the fence. Mayor Nutter says people shouldn’t try to sneak in either.

“Trespassers or gate crashers without will be subject to prosecution they could be charged with trespassing, criminal mischief or disorderly conduct,” said Nutter.

The city is not putting a price tag on how much the concert is costing or how much promoters are paying the city.

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