Concert under review
Auckland DJ Peter Urlich says he will think twice about performing again at George in the Park after the event was marred by drunken chaos.
The free concert was put on by Auckland Council, at Coyle Park in Pt Chevalier on March 18, as part of its Music in the Parks series, attracting more than 13,000 people.
The family day out turned into drunken chaos with reports of people urinating and defecating on nearby properties.
One man found himself in strife after falling off a cliff into an estuary.
Urlich said he was unaware of the behaviour exhibited both at and after the event but was disturbed by what had happened.
‘‘It was a great day, beautiful park and a great production and it’s a shame a few people can’t be mature enough.’’
Urlich said the local neighbourhood shouldn’t have to put up with poor behaviour.
‘‘We love doing these open air things, but if there’s going to be people that are going to behave like that then we’ll think twice about doing it again.’’
Auckland Council event manager David Burt said council was disappointed at the ‘‘extremely poor behaviour exhibited by some attendees’’.
Auckland Council will conduct a comprehensive review of the event with input from sponsors and police.
A man fell into the estuary after the George in the Park event.