When will nightclubs reopen?


It’s been a long 16 months since nightclubs closed down, but finally, we are moving closer to clubs flinging open their doors and welcoming the public back onto their dance floors. But when exactly can we expect this to happen? Delayed from the original date of 21st June, clubs are now expected to reopen on 19th July, when the UK reaches the much talked about ‘freedom day’. 

The reopening of nightclubs follows a series of successful COVID-19 test events, where 58,000 people took part in a range of events from football matches to festivals, with only 15 positive COVID-19 cases throughout.


The Brit Awards

The Brit Awards took place this year with no masks and mingling allowed between tables, whilst an outdoor music festival in Sefton Park in Liverpool only produced two COVID cases out of a festival of 5,900. When 6,000 revellers packed into a Liverpool nightclub across two days, only nine cases were confirmed across the event. 


Sporting Events

Whilst some major sporting events with mass audiences such as the Euros 2020 and Royal Ascot have continued to take place, nightclubs were forced to close their doors in March 2020, devastating a lot of the hospitality industry. But, listings are now being populated, reopening nights organised, and DJs getting booked as the countdown to the 19th July begins.  

As a celebrity DJ booking agency, we are always working closely with nightclubs across the UK and globally - so what can we expect when nightclubs do finally reopen?


Will you be required to have a COVID test before attending a nightclub?

Michael Gove, the Cabinet Minister who is leading the review, has stated that COVID tests won’t be required as they would be too much of a burden on the general public and the hospitality industry. 


Will you be required to have a vaccine passport to attend a nightclub?

Vaccine passports will not be mandatory to attend a nightclub.


Will you still be required to wear a face mask to attend a nightclub? 

Debates are still continuing about whether we will need to wear masks after July 19th, but it is looking promising that masks may no longer be mandatory and moving forward will be a voluntary measure. 

When will the top UK nightclubs be reopening this summer?

Printworks Celebrity DJ

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Printworks, London

Due to reopen on: Friday, 17th September 

Printworks are delaying their reopening until September 2021, but they’ll be coming back big! The reopening weekend will kick off on the 17th September and feature three shows across three genres - underground, house and drum and bass.   

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Ministry of Sound, London

Due to reopen on: Tuesday, 20th July 

The Ministry of Sound isn't wasting any time, and has lined up a midweek rave on 20th July. Expect hip hop, house, garage, grime and pop playing until the early hours. 

EGG LDN DJ Events London

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Egg LDN, London

Due to reopen on: Sunday, 18th July at 11:59pm
Marking this major occasion, Egg LDN are flinging open their doors at 11:59pm on the 18th July. Aptly naming the night ‘the rebirth’, expect big DJs on the decks until the early hours of the morning.  

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Fabric, London

Due to reopen on: Monday, 19th July
The legendary institution of Fabric will be back on July 19th with their ‘journey to planet 9’. But on the 23rd July they’ll be coming back even harder when they host a weekend of 42 hours of music. DJ names are yet to be announced, but it’s bound to be one to not miss. 

Warehouse Project Manchester DJ Events

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Warehouse Project, Manchester

Due to reopen on: Friday, 24th September
There’s set to be a short delay to Manchester’s Warehouse Project, as it moves location to The Depot. But it’s worth waiting for as they host their opening weekend on 24th September including major names such as Andy C, Modeselektor and Carl Cox.

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O2 Ritz, Manchester

Due to reopen on: Friday, 30th July

One for the pop fans out there, The Ritz will be cracking back into action on the 30th July. Running their Ultimate Power night as their first club night since the reopening. Expect big power ballads.


Mint Warehouse Leeds DJ Events

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Mint Warehouse, Leeds

Due to reopen on: Monday, 19th July

Opening their doors at 12:01am on Monday 19th July, Mint Warehouse is going to be hosting their ‘grand reopening’ party. Underground house and techno DJ, Archie Hamilton will be headlining alongside Annie Errez and Bobby ODonnell. 

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Motion, Bristol

Due to reopen on: Tuesday, 20th July

Motion x Dazed will be hosting a welcome back rave for all those who have missed the dance floor. They are yet to announce who will be playing, though judging from their normal line ups expect big names on the night.  


Noisy Kitchen is a DJ booking agency, representing some of the best celebrity DJs in the industry. Built in partnership with DJ Fearne Cotton, Noisy Kitchen can provide DJs and live talent across a wide range of events including festivals, corporate and private events. 

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