Ministry is 18 years old this weekend and to help celebrate this milestone we at The Gallery are kicking off their birthday weekender with a mother of all line-ups. Very few brands and clubs enjoy the world wide recognition and acclaim that Ministry of Sound enjoy. To help blow the candles out on this monumental birthday cake we have invited a typical Gallery line-up of legends to kick start the weekend in style. First up is the universal figure that is Boy George joined by Gallery regular and Radio 1 jock Judge Jules, Gallery main man Tall Paul and residents Gavyn Mytchel and The Viceroy round off the Box.
Inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage, Ministry of Sound’s renowned London nightclub was the brainchild of DJ Justin Berkmann, who set out to create London’s first club devoted to the US house music scenes of New York, Chicago and Detroit, with a room purely dedicated to sound.
Berkmann partnered with James Palumbo and Humphrey Waterhouse to bring the concept to life and a site, a disused bus garage, was located in Elephant & Castle in London.
With the now iconic logo designed by Marc Woodhouse, the doors officially opened on 21 September 1991. With opening sets from US house DJs like Larry Levan, David Morales, C+C Music Factory, Roger Sanchez and Tony Humphries, the UK’s first 24-hour dance license, and a 140dB(A) sound-system designed and installed by Austen Derek. We at The Gallery moved to the world famous Ministry in 2008 and we have loved it ever since, providing the perfect home for our weekly sessions of the best in trance, tech and house.
We are delighted to be welcoming back Boy George . Having proved a sure fire hit on his previous outings for us at The Gallery including the huge Clockwork Orange Birthday in March 2008 at Turnmills we are proud to present the return to the Gallery for none other than Boy George. A true hero of the scene, George blew everyone away on his past two visits to us at The Gallery including live impromptu vocals !!! A djs dj George has forged a career so rich in details we simply don’t know where to begin suffice to say that in the top 100 greatest Britain’s poll conducted by the BBC Mr Boy George was 46!!!
Regular guest Judge Jules is back for his monthly dose of The Gallery. Still rocking on strong after yet another record season in Ibiza with his Judgement Sunday brand as well as his continued Radio 1 show on a Friday night which he will be hosting live before dashing down to the club he is joined by Gallery main man Tall Paul who drops another main room epic set, literally towering over everything The Gallery does Paul will provide the perfect soundtrack to the Birthday celebrations alongside Gallery residents Gavyn Mytchel and The Viceroy.
The Bar is hosted by Grin Recordings with headliners King Roc and Deepgroove whilst residents Jack Michaels, James Edwards, Mark Batch, Yiannis Balkizas and Chris Canning get in on the birthday action!!! Meanwhile the Loft welcomes Plastic Fondu whilst the Baby Box plays host to Evissa.