By Mark Armstrong with AFP
May 1, 2021
The event on Friday was one of a series of pilots sponsored by the UK government to test whether covid-19 restrictions can be eased without sparking new outbreaks.
“Feels dead weird to be back around so many people and, like, without masks, without social distancing. Honestly, it feels amazing,” said one young clubber after the event.
A second clubbing event was due to be held in the same venue on Saturday, and 5,000 fans will attend a concert headlined by the band Blossoms at Liverpool’s Sefton Park on Sunday.
The test events will culminate at Wembley Stadium on May 15, where a one-quarter capacity crowd of 21,000 will watch the FA Cup soccer final.