Rave Alert: Ministry of Sound's Massive 90s and 00s Parties Are Touring Australia Again in 2024

Kick it back to 90s raves and 00s club life when Ministry of Sound takes its old-school celebrations around the country for another year.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 21, 2024

It's blast from the past time, again — and time to spend a couple of nights journeying back a few decades just by hitting the dance floor. Whether you lived through the 90s rave scene, spent every weekend enjoying club life in the 00s or just wish you were old enough to have ticked both boxes, Ministry of Sound will take you there when its huge Testament parties return for 2024.

Ministry of Sound itself was around through both eras, so you couldn't be in better hands to get retro via old-school 90s and 00s bangers. The Testament events last toured Australia in 2023, and will return for this year from the end of August through to early September — for two nights each in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, plus one-day-only stops on the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

Each evening is devoted to either the 90s or the 00s, so you'll need to attend both if you want to make shapes to tunes from both decades. But it's a choose-your-own-adventure type of affair, so fans of late 20th-century beats can hit up the session dedicated to 90s house, rave, trance and garage tracks if that's all that you're keen on, while lovers of 00s electro and breaks get their own shindig.

More than 80 DJs will be on the decks between Saturday, August 31–Sunday, September 8, with Danny Rampling, Judge Jules and Seb Fontaine joined by Mousse T, Laidback Luke and X-Press 2 on headlining duties. The first three, all from the UK, are all about the 90s — and the second three are no strangers to getting dance floors pumping with 00s tunes.

Australia's own John Course, Mark Dynamix and Dirty South are also on the lineup, alongside over 70 other names across the tour.

And if you went to 2023's events, you'll be making a date with different venues in some cities. In Sydney, the newly reopened White Bay Power Station will host a music party of this type for the first time. In Brisbane, Felons Barrel Hall awaits for letting loose by the river.

Ministry of Sound: Testament 2024 Dates:

Saturday, August 31 — 00s session at White Bay Power Station
Saturday, September 7 — 90s session at White Bay Power Station

Saturday, August 31 — 90s session at The Timber Yard
Saturday, September 7 — 00s session at The Timber Yard

Sunday, September 1 — 00s session at Felons Barrel Hall
Friday, September 6 — 90s session at Felons Barrel Hall

Gold Coast:
Sunday, September 1 — 90s session at Miami Marketta

Sunshine Coast:
Sunday, September 8 — 00s session at The Station

Friday, August 30 — 00s session at Metro City
Sunday, September 8 —  90s session at The Court

Ministry of Sound: Testament 2024 Lineup:

Danny Rampling
Judge Jules
Laidback Luke
Mousse T
Seb Fontaine
X-Press 2

Dirty South
John Course
Mark Dynamix

Alex Taylor
Andy Murphy
Annabelle Gasper
Barking Boy
Ben Korbel B2B Declan Lee
Casey Leaver
Chris Wilson
Craig Obey
Darren Briais
Diamond D
Franky D
Gavin Campbell
General Lee
Greg Sara
Ian Spicer
James A
Jen E
John Ferris
Jumping Jack
Kate Monroe
Matt Kitshon
Matt Nugent
Mike Dotch
Mind Electric
Ming D
Miss Doodes
Mr Sparkles
Pete McNamara
Rachel Harvey
Rob Sharp
Robbie Lowe
Robin Knight
Sam Hill
Sgt Slick
Shamus & Gabby
Spacey Space
Stephen Ferris
Sunshine Sweet Chilli DJ's
Tim McGee
Trent Anthony

Ministry of Sound: Testament 2024 will tour Australia in August and September. For further details, and to buy tickets — with pre-sale registrations until 11.59pm on Tuesday, May 21, then pre-sales from 12pm on Wednesday, May 22 and general sales from 12pm on Thursday, May 23 — head to the event's website.

Images: Rachel Rachel / Ashlea Caygill.

Published on May 21, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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