Fridays and Saturdays at Ministry of Sound for the rest of the year are set to be essential events for lovers of everything from house to disco to techno to trance. The special run of events comes under the banner of World Leaders in Dance Music and features heavyweight names from across the globe such as Paul van Dyk, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Joey Negro, Anek, Kenny Dope, Example & DJ Wire, Catz ’N Dogz, Malaa, Dimitri From Paris and The Gallery’s 10 year anniversary at the club.
2018 has been another landmark year for Ministry of Sound. It has hosted the essential and polysexual night He.She.They, which made an immediate mark with its vibrant atmospheres and welcoming dance floor. The club also hosted special events as part of the capital’s first ever London Music Conference, including a ten label showcase across all four rooms, and recurring and iconic nights like The Gallery, disco legends Glitterbox and Ibiza heroes Together, who all brought their own unique musical character to the club, which continues to be a dance music institution more than 27 years after first opening and changing the game forever. While many clubs in London struggle to survive, Ministry of Sound just keeps on getting better.
Fridays between now and December will showcase a typically varied selection of genres with icons like Paul van Dyk, Timmy Trumpet, Cosmic Gate, Bassjackers, ATB, Afrojack, Benny Benassi, Nicky Romero and Ferry Corsten. A blend of names established and new forThe Gallery to end the night’s ‘10 years in SE1’ celebrations.
Saturdays, meanwhile, serve up the cream of disco, house and techno. Highlights include the return of Glitterbox on October 13th with Joey Negro and Horse Meat Disco, a Mad Decent party with NGHTMRE and The Jillionaire on October 20th and a huge Halloween party with Anek on the 27th.
November sees the kings of soulful house Groove Odyssey welcome the legendary Kenny Dope and CJ Mackintosh, whilst Example and DJ Wire host Pandemonium on the 10th. Deadmau5 returns with Knife Party for the mau5trap x Circle Eight x Earstorm label showcase on the 11th whilst on the 17th He.She.They bring Catz ‘N Dogz, Trance Wax and more before Ibiza superbrand Together return on the 24th with What So Not.
December welcomes Tchami x Malaa for some serious bass, the final Glitterbox of 2018 with true DJ royalty in the form of Dimitri From Paris and Todd Terry, then Kungs headlines on the 15th.
Add in a spectacular duo of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day parties and the rest of 2018 is shaping up to be unmissable at the world’s most famous club.
Below: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un go a massive night out in Ministry. Jumping the queue, throwing back shots, dancing on the speakers, chirpsing the ladies, invading the DJ booth, getting caught in the bathroom and finishing the night with a pair of greasy cheeseburgers.
12/Oct Paul Van Dyk
19/Oct Timmy Trumpet
26/Oct Simon Patterson & Orjan Nilsen
09/Nov Cosmic Gate (+ boat pre-party)
07/Dec Benny Benassi
14/Dec Nicky Romero
21/Dec Ferry Corsten
13/Oct Glitterbox – Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco
20/Oct Mad Decent – NGHTMRE, Jillionaire
27/Oct Halloween – Anek
03/Nov Groove Odyssey – Kenny Dope, CJ Mackintosh
10/Nov Pandemonium – Example & DJ Wire
11/Nov mau5trap – Deadmau5, Knife Party
17/Nov He.She.They – Catz ‘N Dogz, Trance Wax
24/Nov Together – What So Not
01/Dec Together – Tchami X Malaa
08/Dec Glitterbox – Dimitri From Paris, Todd Terry