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The organiser of an ‘Ibiza Brunch’ event said it was ‘one of the smallest but certainly one of the toughest’ festivals he’d run as a promoter but that it still went ‘really, really well.’

The day event was held at BuryRugby Club last Saturday and was socially distanced, with partygoers having to stick to a boxed area and remain in social bubbles.

Adam Coulton, one of the organisers, said that while the weather kept some away, the day was a great success considering the circumstances.

There were live DJ's, percussionists and vocalists on the day.	PICTURE: Mecha Morton.
There were live DJ's, percussionists and vocalists on the day. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.

“It went really really well. It’s not normal and not what we are used to but at least it’s something.

“People were really respectful of the rules.”

On the day, there were live DJs, percussionists and vocalists delivering ‘the best in Ibiza-style house music and club classics’ and food and drink was available to purchase on an app.

Jo Luce, Karen Chenery and Caroline Ludkin.	PICTURE: Mecha Morton.
Jo Luce, Karen Chenery and Caroline Ludkin. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.

Adam said they were keen to respect social distancing guidelines, but did not want to nullify the fun in the process.

“What we didn’t want to have was a line of security, that was not what we wanted to create. So we let people have a dance and we would brush them back in line. It seems to have worked.”

Adam started the Ibiza-styled event in Norwich where it is usually held at a rooftop bar, and he also runs the Nearly Festival which was held the day after the brunch at the Bury Rugby Club.

He said that while the event was one of the smallest but toughest he had run, it was a case of taking what they could and said he planned on running some similar events before summer was out.

Main organiser Adam Coulton and Tim Last.	PICTURE: Mecha Morton.
Main organiser Adam Coulton and Tim Last. PICTURE: Mecha Morton.