Thirty years of musical magic, immense parties and momentous memories. London’s Ministry of Sound is one of Europe and the world’s longest-standing and most revered club venues & brands.
Inspired by New York’s cavernous house venues, MoS was born from the remains of a derelict bus garage in South London. The first night had no alcohol, three flashing lights, moody security and unless you knew the names of at least half a dozen Chicago house DJs, you were never getting through the menacing, prison-like gates.
Since then, it has grown into one of the biggest electronic music brands in the world. Taking in an incredibly successful record label, global touring brand and most of all, cementing our London club as the most famous nightclub in the world.
This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of its opening in 1991, with three unique parties lined up to celebrate the milestone.
Friday nights at Ministry of Sound are synonymous with Trance, so they’ve assembled the very best names from Trance – old and new. The legend, Paul Van Dyk will be doing a special ’30 years of electronic music set’.
PVD will be joined in The Box by trance heavyweights Aly & Fila, Will Atkinson and John Askew. Over in 103 former residents Judge Jules and Tall Paul head up a celebration of that big room sound that has soundtracked so many nights on Gaunt Street.
Next up in their triple-threat birthday, you can enjoy a full day of back to back old (and not so old) Skool UKG – a genre that grew out of Ministry of Sound afterparties before becoming one of the most loved sounds at the club.
They’ve got very special live guests, Heartless Crew, joining an all-star team of UKG DJs including DJ Zinc, Todd Edwards B2B Majestic, Matt ‘Jam’ Lamont, Zed Bias, Sunship, SHOSH, Martin ‘Liberty’ Larner and Perception.
Finally, Saturday night will take you back to the earliest days of Ministry and the genre most intertwined with their thirty-year history. House music has been their first and most enduring love, so it’s only right that Saturday night sees them welcome back some of the best house selectors of the past three decades.
Few artists have made a bigger impact on house music over the last 30 years than Armand Van Helden, a bonafide legendary producer with a jaw-dropping back catalogue. Joining Armand are one of the biggest UK acts of the past three decades, Groove Armada, with fast-rising star Bellaire and the man who started it all, Ministry of Sound founder Justin Berkmann. The rest of Saturday night will see their full team of residents bring 30 years of bangers to SE1.