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Fatboy Slim and more confirmed for UK’s first nightclub event in over a year which is happening in Liverpool


The first nightclub event to take place in the UK in more than a year is coming to Liverpool on Friday 30 April and Saturday 1 May.

Legendary club night Circus will be hosting 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 which requires no social distancing or face coverings.

It will pave the way for clubs across the country to reopen their doors in the near future.

Line up

Friday 30 April

Sven Väth

The Blessed Madonna

Jayda G


Lauren Lo Sung

Lewis Boardman

Saturday 1 May

Fatboy Slim

Yousef + special guest

Hot Since 82

Enzo Siragusa



James Organ

Doors will open from 2pm and as this event is part of a scientific experiment, tickets can only be purchased by Liverpool City Region residents.

Today (Wednesday 21 April), tickets will be on sale exclusively to those who have pre-registered. Any remaining tickets will go on general sale from TicketQuarter on Thursday 22 April from 9am. Tickets are from £32.50. Only one ticket can be purchased per person.

Drink and food concessions will be available onsite.


In order to be eligible for a ticket for this event you must be:

  • Over 18
  • Living in the Liverpool City Region and registered to a local GP
  • Healthy and showing no sign of Covid-19 symptoms

You are strongly advised not to attend this event if you:

  • Have been advised that you are clinically vulnerable
  • Are shielding, or someone you live with is shielding
  • Are pregnant

Other Liverpool events which form part of the ERP are:

The Good Business Festival – Wednesday 28 April

Sefton Park Pilot music festival – Sunday 2 May

Luna Cinema on the Waterfront – Friday 14 to Sunday 16 May

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, commencing no earlier than June 21.

The review will be crucial to how venues and events could operate this summer.

For the nightclub pilot, scientists are looking to see if and how crowds mixing and dancing indoors increases the risk of transmission of Covid-19.

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.

As part of the research element of the programme, those attending will be urged to take an at-home PCR test on the day of the event and five days afterwards to ensure any transmission of the virus is properly monitored. This is a non-mandatory but important part of the event research data requested by the scientists.

Vaccine passports are not part of Liverpool’s pilot events programme.

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