Festival Republic is to play host to a brand new music festival as part of the national Events Research Programme (ERP).
Festival Republic is delighted to be able to support the Government’s efforts to get the live music industry back up and running and will be producing one of the vital Events Research Programme events on Sunday 2nd May. The event will play host to Blossoms, The Lathums and Zuzu under a huge Big Top tent.
The Sefton Park pilot is a vital, science-led event which will help open up the live music industry in a safe and secure way. Taking place in the Grade I listed Sefton Park, Liverpool, doors will open from 4.30pm and as this event is part of a scientific experiment, tickets can only be purchased by Liverpool City Region residents.
Once through the gates, gig-goers will not have to wear face coverings or maintain social distancing as this forms part of the research on the transmission of Covid-19 in an outdoor, music festival setting.
Festival Republic Managing Director Melvin Benn said:
“This event is not about pushing vaccines or passports , we do not want to limit attendance to our events in any way. Working with the government we want to create a universal blueprint for reopening and demonstrate we can do it safely. Live music is a vital part of so many people’s lives. This event is the first step in getting festivals back on track this year. It’s about demonstrating our absolute commitment that we can and will open on June 21st. We want to get festival fans back at events safely this year. We all need a summer of live music”
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:
“We’re one step closer to a summer of live events now our science-led programme is underway. Testing different settings and looking at different mitigations is key to getting crowds back safely and the Sefton Park pilot is an important addition to the programme.
“After many months without live audiences, Festival Republic are bringing live music back to fans with this very special event and I hope it won’t be too much longer until gigs are back for good.”
Tickets for this event are now SOLD OUT!
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
We strongly advise you should not attend this event if you:
• Have been advised that you are clinically vulnerable
• Are shielding, or someone you live with is shielding
• Are pregnant
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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 Sefton Park Pilot, scientists are looking to see if and how crowds mixing outdoors 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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