Ministry of Sound Presents Testament 2023: A Nationwide Tour Showcasing Iconic Warehouse Experiences
Prepare to embark on an extraordinary journey as Ministry of Sound brings its renowned warehouse experience, Testament, to cities across Australia and New Zealand. From August 4 to 13, 2023, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, and Auckland will be immersed in the pulsating beats of electronic dance music.
This momentous tour comprises two thoughtfully curated sessions in each city, each with its own distinctive theme. The first session pays homage to the influential sounds of 90s rave and its diverse manifestations, while the second session delves into the hedonistic club culture of the 2000s.
Immerse yourself in the revival of each city’s local DJ legends from the 90s era, complemented by an illustrious lineup of global icons. The indomitable house music queen, Barbara Tucker (USA), joins forces with Detroit Techno pioneers Inner City (USA), the esteemed English DJ/Producer Tall Paul (UK), and Phil Hartnoll, one half of the iconic UK acid-house-meets-trance duo Orbital. Together, they bring their unrivaled 90s expertise to Session One.
Prepare to be transported back to the vibrant dancefloors of the early 2000s during Session Two. The masked electro-punk trailblazers and American EDM pioneers, The Bloody Beetroots (IT), take center stage, accompanied by the beloved Kitsuné electronica darlings, Digitalism (GER), and the legendary breakbeat masters FreQ Nasty (NZ/UK), Stanton Warriors (UK), and Skool of Thought (UK).
Ministry of Sound Testament 2023 Lineup
Featuring an impressive roster of international talent, alphabetically:
Barbara Tucker (USA)
Inner City (USA)
Phil Hartnoll [Orbital] (UK)
Tall Paul (UK)
The Bloody Beetroots (IT)
FreQ Nasty (NZ/UK)
Stanton Warriors (UK)
Plus, 85 local DJs supporting the tour nationwide.
Joining this nationwide tour are a collective of Australian DJs synonymous with Ministry of Sound. Goodwill, John Course, Groove Terminator, Bang Gang Deejays, and Mark Dynamix have played pivotal roles in shaping the electronic music scene Down Under. Their compilation and mixing efforts have resulted in millions of copies sold across iconic albums such as The Annual, Sessions, Clubbers Guide, Mashed, and more.
Prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience as Ministry of Sound Testament 2023 ignites dancefloors, unites music enthusiasts, and pays tribute to the rich history of electronic dance music. Mark your calendars and be part of this momentous celebration of timeless beats and infectious energy.
Event Dates & Information
Pre-sale registrations close on Monday May 29th @ 12:00 AM (AEST) then general sale starts on Wednesday May 31st. To sign up for pre-sale / grab tickets, visit their website here.
Sydney (The Rocks, 5+6 August)
Melbourne (The Timber Yard, 12+13 August)
Perth (Metro City, 5+11 August)
Brisbane (Fortitude Valley, 4+12 August)
Gold Coast (Miami Marketta, 13 August)
Adelaide (Unibar ADL, 4 August)
Auckland (Studio, 4 August).