Elite Marquees supports ‘The First Dance’

Elite Marquees are pleased to announce we are supporting ‘The First Dance’ taking place on Bramley Moore Dock

Circus Presents The First Dance is an official trial event, part of the Government’s Events Research Programme (ERP). Attendees will play a vital role in this science-led research that will provide key data to support the reopening of live events and venues.

Once again, the spotlight is on Liverpool, and this event will be crucial to how many different venues – from major sport stadiums to theatres, live music spaces, wedding venues to conference centres – could operate this summer.

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 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.

Ticket holders have had to take a lateral flow test 24 hours before the event. This event is to provide vital information ahead of the full lockdown restrictions being lifted on 21st June. 

Potential attendees have also been “strongly advised” not to go if they are clinically vulnerable, shielding or living with someone shielding, or are pregnant. The line-up includes Fatboy Slim, Jayda G and DJ Yousef. 

DJ Yousef said: “The First Dance is going to be a historic moment for electronic music and all events across in the UK. As the date nears and the weekend of events becomes closer to 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. We can’t wait to see the dance floor erupt time and time again as it has over the last 18 years.”

Director of Culture Liverpool, Claire McColgan, 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.”

Elite Marquees are pleased to be providing all tents, including Search Tents, Cloakrooms and the Press Tent. 

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