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Liverpool successfully hosts first nightclub event of 2021

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

1 May 2021

Liverpool yesterday (April 29) successfully hosted the UK’s first official nightclub event since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sven Väth, the Blessed Madonna and Jayda G all performed on Friday night with Fatboy Slim is headlining Circus’s ‘The First Dance club nights’ on Saturday.

Part of the national Events Research programme (ERP), 6,000 clubbers across two nights will take over Bramley-Moore Dock warehouse requiring no social distancing, face coverings or vaccine passports.

The ERP will be used to provide key scientific data into how events for a range of audiences could be permitted to safely reopen as part of the roadmap out of lockdown, scheduled for June 21.

Public health expert Prof Iain Buchan, who is leading the research, highlighted the use of carbon dioxide monitors and small cameras to monitor attendees movement.

He said: “With all of those measures in place, do people still enjoy themselves? That’s a really important part of making these events sustainable”.

Other national ERP events include:
World Snooker Championship, Sheffield Crucible Theatre
League Cup Final
FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium

Although there were no reports of any incidents Merseyside police did receive numerous messages from the public about the event taking place stating as such in a Twitter post.


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