Liverpools Bramley-Moore Dock to host facemask-free club night event featuring Fatboy Slim – Liverpool Echo

Liverpool will host the UK’s first nightclub event in more than a year next week.

Legendary club night Circus is set to host The First Dance as part of the national Events Research programme (ERP) which will see 6,000 clubbers across two nights take over Bramley-Moore Dock warehouse in an event that requires no social distancing or face coverings.

The lineup for the two-day event includes Liverpool DJ Yousef, Fatboy Slim, The Blesses Madonna and many more.

The event, which will not be socially distanced or require face masks, aims to pave the way for clubs across the country to reopen their doors in the near future.

Matt Ashton, Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, said: “The ERP is all about getting back to doing what we love doing, safely.

“We’re all craving a return to normality and although we know the Covid-19 case rate is currently low – it’s still there, and new variants and international travel are still a real cause for concern.

“Staying in lockdown is not an option, so we need to understand what the best and safest way of reopening key events is.

“Thanks to promoters such as Circus, we are going to be able to gather vitally important scientific research which will provide a blueprint to opening up vital sectors of our economy locally and nationally.

“Events are an important part of the wellbeing, social fabric and economies of communities, particularly in Liverpool and there should be an enormous sense of pride that this city is taking a national lead in this hugely important research programme.”

The event, which will take place at Circus on Bramley-Moore Dock, will run from Friday, April 30 to Saturday, May 1.

In order to be eligible for a ticket to the event, you must be over the age of 18, living in the Liverpool City Region and registered to a local GP, and healthy and showing no signs of Covid-19 symptoms.

Tickets, priced at £32.50, go on sale today for those who have pre-registered. General sale tickets will be available tomorrow, April 22, from 9am via TicketQuarter.

Only one ticket can be purchased per person.

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Ticketholders will have to take a Lateral Flow Test at a community testing site 24 hours before the event and will have to produce a negative result to gain entry. This test has to be taken at one of the city’s community testing sites located here.

Yousef, Circus Founder and DJ, said: “The First Dance is going to be a historic moment for electronic music and all events across the UK.

“As the date nears and the weekend of events becomes closer to a reality, me and the team at Circus all share an almost overwhelming feeling of pride, emotion, excitement and of course responsibility for what lies ahead.

“Together with the team at Liverpool City Council, we have safely crafted these events together, with a singular focus to help the UK get closer to life beyond Covid, which for myself and Circus has been a great honour.

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“We can’t wait to see the dance floor erupt time and time again as it has over the last 18 years!”

Claire McColgan, director of Culture Liverpool, added: “This hasn’t been an easy process, and it’s particularly hard as the night time sector hasn’t been open for over a year.

“It will be a different event to what people are used to – from the ticketing process to getting a negative lateral flow test before you’re allowed entry. But anyone who attends will not only be helping to get clubs up and running in Liverpool, they will be pioneers for the whole country.

“So let’s get the data and play a part in making real change for the better.”

The First Dance at Circus lineups

Friday, April 30

Sven Väth

The Blessed Madonna

Jayda G

Yousef

Lauren Lo Sung

Lewis Boardman

Saturday, May 1

Fatboy Slim

Yousef + special guest

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Enzo Siragusa

Heidi

Jaguar

James Organ

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