It’s time for the party to start as Freedom Day heralds the opening of nightclubs again.
Venues in and around Hull that have missed the buzz of live music nights and dancing the night away until the small hours for many long months are back with a bang, organising “welcome back” events with reopening offers to get everyone in the mood.
Some clubs are celebrating a return to normality, with an end to table service and a “no messing around” message, for example; others are taking a more careful approach to the lifting of almost all Covid restrictions.
But which clubs are opening up in Hull and what can you expect now that Freedom Day has arrived?
The Ferensway dance club and night club has beaten everyone to the chase, with a Freedom Day party that began at the stroke of midnight last night.
Table service was available to customers up to midnight, in line with Covid regulations, then it was “back to normal and partying like it’s February 2020”, the Propaganda team said.
“We’ve loved serving you at the table over the last few months… but we’re now ready to get back to normal. This is the freedom party you’ve been waiting for – and we’re going in with a BANG!”
Clubbers were told to expect “music, confetti, bar service, dancing and tears as we celebrate normality with the most anticipated party of the year” and hailed the return of “no bookings, no tickets, no messing around”.
The lounge bar and after-party destination in Hull city centre is set to welcome the return of its Pounded event – “Hull’s legendary midweek party” – on Wednesdays, from July 21, sharing the “banging party atmosphere” with the city’s Fuel nightclub, with partying in the two venues until 5am.
Propaganda is also open again on Fridays and Saturdays
Billed as “Hull’s wildest club for open minded party people of all sexualities”, the Baker Street club is the only venue open until 6am, ranging across all music genres. It is returning to Wednesday and Saturday openings (beginning with the joint Pounded event with Propaganda this week) “for the parties we’ve all so dearly missed”.
Saturdays at Fuel begin on July 24 with drinks offers and free entry before midnight, with “dance club bangers in the Main Room and Urban / RnB in The Shed”.
The Dagger Lane Dance club and night club is marking Freedom Day with Quids In: The Reopening Party, from 9pm tonight, opening until 3.30am tomorrow (Tuesday, July 20).
“Hull’s biggest Monday night party is back,” the Atik team announced on social media.
“Three rooms of non-stop party and student anthems.”
Atik offers tickets and booth packages in its Main Room, VINYL or Curve.
This buzzing student venue, in Newland Avenue, showcasing live music and themed club nights, with drinks deals and cocktails, is hosting Get Lucky Piper Monday, today, the Courtyard opening from 5pm, and DJ Toots in the venue from 9pm.
The Piper has said: “Throughout this pandemic we have operated the venue safely and cautiously and will continue to do so with the health of our staff and customers at the forefront of everything we do.
“As such the event will run at 50 per cent capacity to help us maintain high standards of health and safety protocol.”
Walk-ins are welcome in The Courtyard; inside the venue will be ticket only.
Old School House
The Old School House and Court Yard, in Malton Street, marked its last night of pods and table service on Saturday, July 17.
“Next week we party,” the venue said. “See you Thursday for TOSH Thursdays, Friday for Two Twenty-Two – Friend Within and on Saturday, The Street Party 2021 with the ShapeShifters
“On July 24, let’s celebrate! We’re having a massive party on the street outside of TOSH with The Shapeshifters.”
The New Adelphi
The New Adelphi Club, in De Grey Street, has said, while full capacity shows are now back on – DJ Endoflevelbaddie headlines on Saturday, July 24 at the Headland Festival Pre-Party Hull – it wants patrons to be mindful of the extra measures that are still going to be in place.
A spokesperson said: “So, the government have finally confirmed that live music and importantly, full capacity can return to cultural spaces from July 19.
“While this is incredible and very welcome news, Covid has not gone away and we wanted to let you all know of some extra measures we are taking to make sure everyone has a safe evening if you are visiting us here at The New Adelphi.
“The safety of our staff, artists, crew and the people visiting us as customers is of utmost importance. The changes made to how we operate will only be successful if we have help from the live music community and the people that come to events here.”
The Adelphi has said that “under no circumstances” should anyone showing Covid symptoms attend a show, and it recommends people ensure they do everything possible to ensure they are not infectious.
Adelphi staff will continue to wear masks during events and extra staff will help keep the venue and surfaces clean; customers are asked to limit the use of cash.
Hull’s legendary night club and live music venue in Beverley Road says it is “bouncing back for a one-off Monday at the Welly” with alternative night, Jelly, from 10pm tonight, while Peter Doherty will be performing an intimate acoustic set at the club tomorrow from 7.30pm.
The Cleveland Street club has previously announced it would not be returning to opening on Saturday, July 24, calling it “irresponsible and uncaring” to do so.
The club has said it will reopen when it is scientifically agreed that the time is right to open safely.