CLUBBERS will be back on the dancefloor as a popular warehouse rave is set to return after lockdown restrictions were lifted.

Pro-ject was set to celebrate its new warehouse venue opening last April but the celebrations were cancelled after lockdown was enforced.

It has been a long 15 months with the team keeping the brand going hosting socially distanced events with no dancing.

However, this Saturday that will all change when clubbers take to the dancefloor at Unit Warehouse in Sheriff Street Industrial Estate - as long as they have had a negative lateral flow test.

"We are obviously super excited to be able to invite people to dance again, to provide music and to put on a show," said Pro-ject founder Jay Newman.

"We have kept a real close eye on the Covid rules and will be abiding by them all.

"We're only allowing entry to people who have had a negative lateral flow test.

"We want to keep everything safe for customers and staff."


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Throughout lockdown Pro-ject has held a few socially distanced events at Sixways and a pop up at Hanbao in Foregate Street.

"We fought through it. It was very different because people had to buy tables of six and had to be sat down.

"There was no dancing allowed."

While these events kept the brand name going, Mr Newman is looking forward to returning to some kind of normality on Saturday.

"I think the atmosphere in the room is going to be unbelievable.

"When everyone is through the door and speakers are on full blast, it will be an electric atmosphere."

The ticketed event is limited to just 300 people and there will be hand sanitiser stations around the soundproofed venue.

DJs set to perform a mixture of house, tech-house and underground include Shaaker, Ronan Patrick and Josh Farmer.

While restrictions were lifted on Monday, the nightclub industry face another blow in September.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a surprise announcement that the government would make full vaccination the "condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather."

Mr Newman said: "It's going to be a real challenge for the events and hospitality industry to keep going after that.

"I don't quite know it has just been announced but we will just have to see how it all unfolds.

"We are currently saying that you can only enter if you've had a negative lateral flow test and we've lost a few customers because of that.

"But at the end of the day there is nothing more important to me than to keep my customers and staff safe."

Tickets to Unit Warehouse are available from with doors opening at 9pm.