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Ministry of Sound Is Throwing a Big Three-Night Warehouse Party Over the June Long Weekend

Dance to 90s, 00s and recent tracks spun by more than 70 DJs to celebrate Ministry of Sound's 30th birthday.
By Sarah Ward
May 17, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
May 17, 2021
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Dancing is back in Sydney, again — and if cutting loose in a warehouse in The Rocks for three nights sounds like your ideal way to celebrate, Ministry of Sound has just the solution. The entertainment group has found just the right way to mark the June long weekend and celebrate its 30th birthday, too, thanks to a huge multi-room event that'll have you making shapes to 90s, 00s and recent bangers.

More than 70 DJs will be hitting the decks at Ministry of Sound: Testament — A Warehouse Experience between Friday, June 11–Sunday, June 13 — and enticing you to hit the Campbell's Stores dance floor, obviously. It's a choose-your-own-adventure type of party, so fans of old-school tunes can dance to 90s house, rave, trance and garage tracks on Friday, and lovers of 00s electro and breaks can head along on Saturday. Finishing things up on the Sunday night: all the recent techno and house songs — and EDM anthems — that've been getting a spin lately.

As a result, each evening will see different DJs working their magic, with big names on the bill across the entire lineup. Groove Terminator, Pee Wee Ferris, Nick Law and Robbie Lowe are among the 90s highlights, while Bag Raiders and K.I.M. from The Presets will do DJ sets on Saturday night — before PNAU, Anna Lunoe, Crooked Colours and Yolanda Be Cool head things up on Sunday.

The warehouse party forms part of this year's new Sydney Solstice festival, which is slotting into Vivid's usual June slot to help liven up the city's nightlife when winter hits. It's an apt event, given the fest's broader purpose. As well as helping to mark Sydney's return to normal, it'll have you feeling nostalgic not just about retro tunes, but about the days when banning dancing was relegated to Footloose, not reality.

PNAU. Image: Pat Stevenson

Ministry of Sound: Testament — A Warehouse Experience will take over the Campbell's Stores warehouse in The Rocks from Friday, June 11–Sunday, June 13. For further details, and to buy tickets — with pre-sales available from 9am on Tuesday, May 18 and general sales starting at 9am, Wednesday, May 19 — head to the event website.

Published on May 17, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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