Reaching a milestone few clubs ever reach, it's with a standing ovation we greet Ministry Of Sound's 20th Anniversary. Kicking off the weekend festivities with a line-up fit for the King of clubs, The Gallery explores the past, present and future as part of the TWENTY weekend on Friday 17th September.
In the main room, a melange of electronic heroes including headliner Eddie Halliwell, fresh from landing debut single 'Neon', and Sean Tyas, responsible for arguably the greatest Gallery anthem ever, ‘Lift’. His tough tearing sets now a Ministry mainstay, we’ll let Tyas do the talking with is monolithic records this Friday.
Also in Box, Sied Van Riel will keep it real with his inimitable production style until Armin Van Buuren’s top tip, Jochen Miller, brings the noise following April’s sell-out Brixton Academy show.
While all the hands are in the air in the main room, 103 takes a retrospective look at the best in house. Who better than its founding father, Danny Rampling? Responsible for bringing those Balearic beats to Blighty, the former Radio 1 resident will ensure the party gets started. As if that is not enough, pioneers of the underground scene, deck wizards X-Press 2 will spread their internationally renowned sound - tracks such as 'Smoke Machine' and 'Lazy' - alongside Gallery residents Gavyn Mytchel and Steve Lee B2B, whose combination of anthemic offerings always guarantee a flurry of dancefloor debauchery.
Check the sneaky interview with the main man topping the bill, talking about all the jelly and ice-cream he’s planning to buy for the birthday party (one part of this sentence may be a lie);
The Gallery and Ministry Of Sound. Here’s to another twenty years…
Ministry of Sound103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP10.30pm – Close
Tube: Elephant & Castle
Admission: £15 Members/Students, £20 advance, £25 OTD
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