Ireland’s first nightclub event in more than 18 months is to be held in Dublin tonight.
450 people have tickets to attend the indoor event in the Button Factory.
All attendees will have to produce a Digital Covid Cert and a negative antigen test. There will be no rule of social distancing once customers are inside the venue.
The line-up features Cailín, R.Kitt, Sunil Sharpe, DART, Kelly Anne Byrne, Sim Simma, Breen, Cáit and Sam Greenwood.
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media hopes that the event will help pilot the logistics of event ticketing, venue admittance, the impact of antigen testing and ventilation to ensure a safe and financially sustainable reopening of the nightclub sector, currently set out in the reopening plan for 22 October. This event is coming at the end of a series of live music pilot events.
Speaking today, Minister Catherine Martin said: “There are many challenges ahead for the live performance sector, particularly in a post Covid-19 context, and it is essential that we continue to learn from pilots such as this one. This pilot is important for this industry to help it plan for a safe full reopening on 22 October, subject to the public health situation.”