Futureboogie, Alfresco Disco and more locked in for Motion reopening partiesPosted on: 08 Apr 2021
Bristol's biggest club venue is returning with a series of socially distanced outdoor events.
Motion have confirmed a lineup for their seated Open Air parties in May and June, enlisting some of Bristol's best-loved promoters and labels to host a series of socially distanced events in the Container Yard.
Events will be divided into afternoon and evening slots, with a range of safety measures in place to minimise risk to visitors, artists and venue staff.
From Bristol stalwarts Futureboogie to Alfresco Disco, French Kiss and Bitch, Please! among others, expect stellar sets and (hopefully) some spring sunshine as the venue makes its long-awaited return.
Kicking off with renowned party collective French Kiss on Saturday 22 May, Motion's Open Air series will run for six weeks, serving as a gradual buildup to the venue's intended full reopening in late June.
The events will showcase an array of forward-thinking crews for successive takeovers, including Dave Harvey's Futureboogie, prime party starters Dad Bod Boogie, award-winning promoters Alfresco Disco and the seasoned Five10 residents.
Revered promoters and pillars of Bristol's LGBTQ+ community Bitch, Please! will also be hosting on Saturday 30 May - check out a full interview with co-founders Liam and Travis here.
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In line with current government guidelines, Motion have introduced a range of new safety measures for their Open Air series, including required wearing of a face mask at all times unless seated, one-way systems throughout the venue and a table ordering service.
Attendees are also required to remain seated at all times unless using the toilet, refrain from mixing with other groups and refrain from raising voices in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Alongside the musical offering, Motion will be running a full bar service and street food stalls across the full series. In the event of bad weather, outdoor seating areas will be fully covered.
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