Scores of revellers descended onto the streets of Leeds and Newcastle tonight to toast in the May Bank Holiday and take advantage of the first three-day weekend since Covid rules were relaxed.
Party-goers appeared in hight spirits as they swapped a night in at home to hit the numerous beer gardens and bars in the UK cities and celebrate with their friends into the small hours.
While nightclubs remain closed, pubs and bars drew crowds of people seeking an eagerly awaited night out to their venues.
The scenes come just weeks after coronavirus measures were eased across the country on April 12 as part of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown.
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A group of revellers hit the streets of Leeds as they toast in the May Bank Holiday and take advantage of the first three-day weekend since Covid rules were relaxed
Two party-goers carry a box of Budweiser beer as they prepare for a night out in Leeds city centre tonight following the relaxation of coronavirus measures
Revellers party into the small hours in Leeds as pubs across the UK begin to open and welcome punters to their venues once more
With celebrations under way, thousands of music fans were also seen flooding Liverpool's Sefton Park to attend the UK's first post-lockdown gig headlined by indie band Blossoms today.
In total 5,000 fans were permitted to attend the gig and are not required to wear masks or socially distance during the event.
The line-up included Blossoms, The Lathums and Liverpool singer-songwriter Zuzu and the event formed part of the national Events Research Programme (ERP).
Ticketholders had to take a Lateral Flow Test at a community testing site 24 hours before the event and had to produce a negative result to gain entry.
Attendees will then have to take another test five days after the event as part of the ERP's research.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Last night city centres across Britain were also seen teeming with jubilant revellers toasting in the May Bank Holiday.
In Wallingford, Oxfordshire, diners braved the conditions despite the rain lashing their umbrellas yesterday during a very wet al fresco lunch.
While others were seen hitting the streets of Liverpool as they waited to enter Circus night club to attend a Covid-19 pilot event.
A reveller sits on the pavement as crowds are seen arriving to