The line-up for two pilot clubbing test events taking place in Liverpool on April 30 and May 1 has been revealed.
Sven Väth and Fatboy Slim are locked in as headliners of the Friday and Saturday parties respectively, which are being billed as Circus presents The First Dance.
Other DJs set to play include The Blessed Madonna (pictured), Jayda G, Lauren Lo Sung, Lewis Boardman and Yousef, the founder of Circus who are promoting the event, on Friday.
On Saturday Yousef will play back-to-back with a special guest, and there will also be back-to-back sets from Hot Since 82 and Enzo Siragusa, and Heidi and Jaguar, with James Organ completing the line-up.
The parties will take place at Liverpool’s Bramley Moore Dock across 2:PM to 11:PM, with no social distancing required and mask-wearing optional.
3,000 people will be allowed entry. Yousef said that the venue is a “beautiful warehouse” which can hold 6,000 people with an outdoor space with capacity for 10,000.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale today, with general sale starting at 9am tomorrow, April 22, available from ticketquarter.co.uk. They are priced from £32.50.
The events precede a 5,000 non-socially distanced outdoor music festival taking place at Liverpoool’s Sefton Park on May 2.
Ticket holders for both events are required to be from the Liverpool city region.
They are being held as part of the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP), which is studying the viability of reopening the events industry safely with a number of pilot test events.
Venue and safety precaution variables such as layout, mask wearing, ventilation, catering and alcohol sale will also be analysed, with each event overseen by a team of researchers closely assessing crowd movements and interactions.
See the full line-up below.
**LINE-UP REVEALED**— CIRCUS (@CIRCUSmusic) April 21, 2021
CIRCUS presents THE FIRST DANCE w/ @svenvaeth, @FatboySlim, @Blessed_Madonna, @yousefcircus, @hotsince82, @enzosiragusa, @djheidi, @JaguarWorldwide, @laurenlosung & more!
If you’ve signed up to pre-sale then check your inbox for a ticket link before 11am! pic.twitter.com/VKGqsUf2X7
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