The large warehouse spaces of Bramley-Moore Docks, Liverpool are to be used in the first set of trials for a post COVID event this spring. Running as part of the UK government’s Event Research Programme, the trial has been given the green light to go ahead on April 30th and May 1st. The event is the first of it’s kind in the country, with attendees requiring a negative test result upon entry. Pending the success of the event, the government can increase the speed of reopening the economy, with more events like this across the country.
Hosting this trailblazing event is the Liverpool-based party Circus, who’s bouncy tech house style has seen it host shows around the globe, including nights in Ibiza and stages at some of the world’s top festivals. Talking about the trial, head honcho of the brand Yousef added “The kind of idea of being back into some sort of normality, and especially if you’re into music of any variety, half of the excitement of it is being with other people”. We couldn’t agree more.
The pilot event will see 6000 attendees set foot in the venue, spread over the two days. The method of rapid on-site testing will mean that ravers will be able to party with no social distancing required once inside, providing the test result is negative.
Analysts will be present inside and outside the venue to assess safety precautions such as ventilation, the layout, wearing of masks and the sale of alcohol as well as crowd movements and interactions. After the event, attendees will also be expected to take a further test to track any transmissions of the virus.
Ticket details are expected to be announced soon.
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