Illegal raves held across the UK during the bank holiday weekend have resulted in fines and clashes with police.
It's reported that police were called out to various events in London, Leeds, and elsewhere, where fines up to £10,000 were issued. In Norfolk, bottles and cans were thrown at police sent to seize equipment and nix the event.
Illegal rave organisers are set to be fined up to £10,000 as part of the UK Government's latest lockdown-easing plans.
An illegal rave in London was shut down by police last weekend.
Following a string of noise complaints, officers were called to an unlicensed music event taking place in Walthamstow Forest on Sunday (9th).
Police arrived at the woodland area, which is in North-East London, at around 12:45AM, where a sound system and lights were set up, as well as around 500 revellers who had attended the gathering.
A DJ who played an illegal NYC rave last weekend has said it was not “worth the risk” performing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last Saturday (1st August), promoters Renegade threw an illegal rave under the Brooklyn side of the Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City, which featured performances from a handful of DJs, including Brooklyn-based Pictureplane, and hundreds of revellers.
Police were called to shut down an illegal rave in London last weekend.
Following a surge in illegal events across the UK during the coronavirus lockdown, police were called to another "unlicensed music event" in Finsbury Park, North London, last Friday (17th July).
Metropolitan Police arrived at Woodberry Down estate at approximately 11PM, and remained at the estate for five hours dispersing crowds. Following the arrival of riot police, an 18-year-old man was arrested for violent disorder and obstructing police, and a 19-year-old was arrested for obstructing police.
Thousands of party go-ers attended an illegal rave at an RAF base over the weekend.
The event took place last weekend (18th July) at RAF Charmy Down, an airfield 3 miles from the city of Bath in England, and despite police arriving on the site within minutes of recieving reports, stages and equipment had been erected and thousands had already gathered at the event.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Las Vegas desert for an illegal, multiple stage rave at the weekend.
Police shut down a 400-person rave in an Essex village this weekend.
As illegal raves continue to take place across the UK, police were called to a remote Essex village on Sunday 5th July where an estimated 400 party go-ers had gathered in Woodland.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of planning an illegal rave over the weekend.
Three men, aged between 21 and 28-years old, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to cause a public nuisance, after police intervened in relation to a planned gathering in Rugeley, Staffordshire.