Ministry of Sound Is Taking Its Huge 90s and 00s Parties Around Australia This Winter
Across two massive weekends, this tour will play ten shows in six Australian cities, paying tribute to 90s raves and 00s club life.
May 29, 2023
Maybe you lived through the 90s rave scene. Perhaps you spent every weekend enjoying club life in the 00s. Or, you might just wish you were old enough to have ticked both boxes. Ministry of Sound was around to see both, and now it's revisiting the experience — bringing back its massive Testament parties for another year, this time touring them around Australia over two weekends.
If cutting loose like you've travelled back in time is your ideal way to mark absolutely anything, then you'll want to make a date with Testament when it hits up six Australian cities. For two nights each in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, plus one-day-only stops in Adelaide and the Gold Coast, the event will have you making shapes to 90s and 00s bangers.
More than 90 DJs will be hitting the decks between Friday, August 4–Sunday, August 13 across the tour. It's a choose-your-own-adventure type of affair, so fans of old-school tunes can hit up the session dedicated to 90s house, rave, trance and garage tracks, and lovers of 00s electro and breaks get their own shindig.
Leading the bill at the 90s parties are Barbara Tucker, Inner City, Phil Hartnoll and Tall Paul, while The Bloody Beetroots, Digitalism, Freq Nasty and Stanton Warriors are their 00s counterparts.
The roster of local DJs varies per show and per city, too, including everyone from Alan Thompson, Jason Digby, Barking Boy, Mark Dynamix and Jen E on the 90s bill, plus Groove Terminator, Goodwill, Kid Kenobi, Bang Gang Deejays and Andee Van Damage on the 00s lineup.
MINISTRY OF SOUND: TESTAMENT 2023 DATES:
Saturday, August 5 — 90s session at Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney
Sunday, August 6 — 00s session at Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney
Saturday, August 12 — 00s session at The Timber Yard, Melbourne
Sunday, August 13 — 90s session at The Timber Yard, Melbourne
Friday, August 4 — 00s session at Warner Laneway, Brisbane
Saturday, August 12 — 90s session at Warner Laneway, Brisbane
Saturday, August 5 — 00s session at Metro City, Perth
Sunday, August 6 — 90s session at Metro City, Perth
Friday, August 4 — 00s session at Unibar Adelaide, Adelaide
Sunday, August 13 — 00s session at Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
MINISTRY OF SOUND: TESTAMENT 2023 LINEUP:
Phil Hartnoll [Orbital]
The Bloody Beetroots
+ 85 local DJs around the country
Ministry of Sound: Testament 2023 will tour Australia in August. For further details, and to buy tickets — with pre-sale registrations until midnight on Monday, May 29, pre-sales from 8am on Tuesday, May 30 and general sales from 8am on Wednesday, May 31 — head to the event's website.
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