String of illegal New Year's Eve raves secretly planned across Tier 4 London
A STRING of illegal New Year’s Eve raves is being secretly planned across tier four London, a Sun Online investigation can reveal.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the events which could send Covid spreading even faster through the capital.
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Organisers are not being deterred by the prospect of £10,000 fines and areplanning events similar to those in the summer when a string of illegal raves sent the r-rate soaring.
It comes after illegal raves and warehouse parties were blamed on driving a surge in coronavirus – leading to further lockdown misery.
Three quarters of England is now in tier four, with some 44 million people under the toughest restrictions and household mixing banned.
Doctors have begged Brits not to party with pals on New Year's Eve after hospitals were "wall to wall" with Covid patients on Christmas Day.
Police have threatened Brits with £10,000 fines tonight if they break Covid rules to throw New Year's Eve parties – with the nation being told to stay at home.
Everyone across the country has been ordered to act as if they have coronavirus and to stay within their own households this Christmas.
But one person behind a massive end-of-year bash said they planned to throw a party so people could say “good riddance to 2020”.
Our probe found that one of the largest planned raves is known as the Good Vibez rave, which last took place during the summer at a secret location in east London.
Images posted to social media after the event showed that the event took place close to road flyover.
This time the organisers are advertising a New Year’s Eve event to be held at a secret location.
The only clues organisers will give away is that it will be at a “covered outdoor London location”.
People wishing to attend must sign-up to an Instagram account and provide proof of identification in a private message before buying a ticket.
Top of the bill is a garage set by Mutant, following similar sounds to be played by “Mark H Nostalgic”.
Other acts advertised included an eclectic dance mix by Any Mills and drum and bass sets from Annicca, Myro and Casper.
It is unclear if any of the acts will be there in person or if they are even aware they are being linked to the illegal events.
Earlier this year, a Sun on Sunday investigation found dozens of outlawed parties were super-spreading events which contributed to a 300 per cent spike in cases nationwide with the virus rocketing among 17 to 21-year-olds.
But months later, more parties are planned to see off 2020, with another rave being billed as “Good Riddance 2020 NYE Special”.
While a separate event, known as the Sunday Afters, is currently selling tickets to a secret NYE rave on a website for £30 each.
NEW YEAR, NEW TIER:Areas across England moving to tougher Tiers
To move into Tier 4:
- Leicester City
- Leicestershire (Oadby and Wigston, Harborough, Hinckley and Bosworth, Blaby, Charnwood, North West Leicestershire, Melton)
- Lincolnshire (City of Lincoln, Boston, South Kesteven, West Lindsey, North Kesteven, South Holland, East Lindsey)
- Northamptonshire (Corby, Daventry, East Northamptonshire, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire, Wellingborough)
- Derby and Derbyshire (Derby, Amber Valley, South Derbyshire, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Erewash, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak)
- Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (Gedling, Ashfield, Mansfield, Rushcliffe, Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, Broxtowe)
- Birmingham and Black Country (Dudley, Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton)
- Warwickshire (Rugby, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Warwick, North Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon)
- Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (East Staffordshire, Stafford, South Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Staffordshire Moorlands, Newcastle under Lyme, Tamworth, Stoke-on-Trent)
- Lancashire (Burnley, Pendle, Blackburn with Darwen, Ribble Valley, Blackpool, Preston, Hyndburn, Chorley, Fylde, Lancaster, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre)
- Cheshire and Warrington (Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Warrington)
- Cumbria (Eden, Carlisle, South Lakeland, Barrow-in-Furness, Copeland, Allerdale)
- Greater Manchester (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan)
- Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees )
- North East (County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Sunderland)
- Gloucestershire (Gloucester, Forest of Dean, Cotswolds, Tewkesbury, Stroud, Cheltenham)
- Somerset Council (Mendip, Sedgemoor, Somerset West and Taunton, South Somerset)
- Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
- Isle of Wight
- New Forest
The following local authority areas will move to Tier 3:
- Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin
- Worcestershire (Bromsgrove, Malvern Hills, Redditch, Worcester, Wychavon, Wyre Forest)
- Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, Wirral, St Helens)
- York & North Yorkshire (Scarborough, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Selby, Craven, Ryedale, Harrogate, City of York)
- Bath and North East Somerset
- Devon, Plymouth, Torbay (East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon, North Devon, South Hams, Teignbridge, Torridge, West Devon, Plymouth, Torbay)
Buyers are told that updates and the location of the rave will be revealed in updates sent privately by email.
The organisers operate an Instagram account with 1,629 followers, though it has been running for just over two weeks after its original account was closed by Instagram for “unauthorised activity”.
Another group known as Vox Sound has organised raves during the Covid crisis, including one in August billed as “Birdies Birthday”, and is said to have plans for an end-of-year rave.
A cryptic message on its Facebook page said: “Were not allowed to have fun this year so we will be doing exactly just that.”
Another rave on a river boat is also said to be on the cards.
Organisers have largely stopped advertising illegal raves on social media to avoid tipping off the police and risking £10,000 fines for breaking anti-Covid regulations.
Instead, events arespread by word of mouth or in private groups on the WhatsApp and Telegram networks.
Promoters have warned ravers that Uber drivers are informing police after dropping off people at suspected secret rave locations.
People are being advised to walk to final the leg of the journey to avoid attracting attention by arriving in large groups.
One Facebook user, responding to people asking if they know of raves being organised for NYE, said, with two crying with laughter emojis, “there is loads happening its just not on Facebook”.
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